2009 Global Automotive Sourcing Summit successfully held in Shanghai on April 21
/EIN News/ A grand gathering of elite professionals from 22 OEMs, 101 global tier-1 suppliers, 120 domestic auto parts manufacturers, around 30 supply chain service providers, and remarkably over 150 directors and CEOs — this is a snapshot of 2009 Global Automotive Sourcing Summit, which was held at Shanghai International Convention Center on April 21.
2009 Global Automotive Sourcing Summit has drawn tremendous industry attention thanks to its broadest participation and leading position in the automotive procurement sector. Initiated and organized by the global leading B2B automotive marketplace Gasgoo International, the summit witnessed a spectacular gathering of VIP guests such as Mr. Liu Jian, Deputy Director of Shanghai Economic & Information Technology Commission, Mr. Chen Guangzhu, senior member of the China Automotive Industry Consultative Committee (CAICC), among others. In the mean time, the event has also gained substantial support from professional organizations and media like VDA (Verband der Automotilindustrie), Kingdee, Sina.com and 163.com.
Currently, the global automotive industry is confronted with a tough period due to the global financial crisis. However, the domestic sales of passenger vehicles soars to a new record, despite the fact that China’s auto and auto parts industries are experiencing a short-term downturn as a result of the global markets’ influence. Under this background, what will be the development trends for the global sourcing of China’s automotive industry? What will be the changes for international purchasers’ sourcing in the China market? And how should Chinese suppliers adapt to the new market environment via strategic adjustment? These key issues have become the impetus, objective, and mission for organizing and holding the 2009 Global Automotive Sourcing Summit.
By keynote speech and panel discussion, topics such as “Development & Trend of Future China Automotive Sourcing”, “Key Factors Behind Successful Automotive Sourcing in China for Global Purchasers”, and “Suggestions for Overcoming the Current Challenges of China Sourcing”. were extensively covered by a gathering of auto manufacturers, purchasers, high-level officials, policy makers and related industry experts. The speech and discussion mainly explored the development and trend of automotive sourcing in China, offering insightful advice and practical solution for both purchasers and suppliers.
Most participants in the summit thought that this conference has brought an extraordinary chance for industry leaders, experts and innovators to explore and discuss key issues in the automotive sourcing in China, and that this conference has been an impressive and thought-provoking event. According to the feedback from those who attended the summit, both purchasers and suppliers in the Chinese market believe that such conference is indispensable for the supplying chain optimization in the automotive industry. They look forward to much more ideas, discussion and experience-sharing from multi-dimensional perspectives to assist global buyers and China suppliers with their strategy adjustment.