Aktuell: Automotive Roundtable 2015
Wenn Sie Interesse haben beim Automotive Roundtable mitzuwirken, melden Sie sich bitte bei:

Frau Kathrin Brueggemeier, Managing Director, Beijing German-Inspired Events Services Co., Ltd. kathrin(at)g-i-events.com Mobile: 137 1834 2045


Artikel der Beijing Rundschau zum Automotive Roundtable: http://german.beijingreview.com.cn/german2010/Focus/2014-02/13/content_596127.htm


Veranstaltungen im Februar 2015/Deutschsprachige Events & Sino-European Events in Beijing


March Automotive Roundtable in Beijing, March 17
- Future Cars in China – Outlook and Trends -

As the development of automotive electronics and telematics is gaining speed, intelligent car applications are gradually and successfully integrated in our daily lives.
The numerous advantages of latest technologies do not only include an improved driving experience or enhanced safety, but also the evolution towards less fuel consumption and more sustainable driving.
Therefore, the March Automotive Roundtable will discuss promising trends of future cars in China and its latest applications in several areas, such as Driver Assistance Systems, Autonomous Driving, Automotive Multimedia & Communication, Connected Vehicles and Online Services in China.

Featured Speakers:

  • Mr. Mario Weltermann, Product Marketing Audi connect & equipment, Audi China
  • Mr. Francis Man, Head of Interior Electronics Solutions China, Continental Automotive Holding Co., Ltd.
  • Dr. Guo WenhuiDirector of Strategic Customer Project Management, NavInfo Co., Ltd.
  • Mr. Kuang Xiang, Senior Delivery Manager, Microsoft China

Moderator: Mr. Tobias Hoffmeister, Director, Accenture China

When: Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 6:00 pm
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Registration and Networking Dinner
(costs will be paid by participants separately to the restaurant)

7:00 pm: Presentation: Driver Assistance and Connected Car Functions in China – Key Challenges and Future Outlook

By Mr. Mario Weltermann, Product Marketing Audi connect & equipment, Audi China
Mr. Weltermann began his career in Audi China (Beijing) in 2010 where he built-up the framework for Audi connect. In 2012 Mr. Weltermann was sent to Audi HQ, Ingolstadt to co-design internationalization projects and activities for Audi connect. He subsequently spearheaded the launch of Audi connect in China and Japan when he moved back to Beijing. Since 2014 Mr. Weltermann has taken on additional responsibilities such as driver assistance systems which are designed to enhance the overall driving experience and safety.

7:20 pm: Presentation: How “Always On” and the Connected Car Change the Vehicle

By Mr. Francis Man, Head of Interior Electronics Solutions China, Continental Automotive Holding Co., Ltd.
Francis is leading a central department inside Continental Interior China for cross business unit activities inside division Interior in China include Interior strategy, innovation, HMI&UI, system engineering and system projects since January 2011.
He started as project engineer at Siemens Dematic in Offenbach, Germany; 1998. In 2003 he moved inside Siemens to Siemens VDO and worked in various roles from Project Manager in Huizhou, China, for Navigation Systems to Senior Development Manager for Business Development & Strategy for Connectivity & Telematics in Babenhausen, Germany.
With the integration into Continental, he became a Program Manager in Systems & Technology Automotive for Cross-Divisional projects inside Continental’s Automotive group in Frankfurt, Germany.
Francis studied Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, where he also earned a master’s degree for Electrical Engineering (Diplom-Ingenieur).

7:40 pm: Panel Discussion: The Trends of Future Cars in China 
Moderator: Mr. Tobias Hoffmeister, Director, Accenture China
Tobias Hoffmeister is a director with Accenture Shanghai and responsible for Accenture’s German automotive clients in China. After having studied in Oxford, Madrid, Paris and Berlin, Tobias has spent the past 10 years in automotive strategy consulting, working globally on a large variety of automotive projects, including many after sales and new mobility related topics. Due to his telematics expertise, Tobias is part of Accenture’s connected vehicle practice. Prior to joining Accenture Tobias was managing partner of an international automotive consulting firm in China and founded start-up companies in France, Germany and the U.K.

Panel additionally includes:
Dr. Wenhui Guo, Director of Strategic Customer Project Management, Navinfo Co., Ltd.
Dr. Guo has been working in the electrical map since he worked as the consultant and coordinator in SiemensVDO and Continental in March, 2004.
Since January, 2010 he joined Navinfo in Beijing and worked as the department manager of NDS development and compilation which created the first commercial NDS database in China.  Dr. Guo is German and received the Dr.rer.nat. degree in Freibourg University in Germany.  

Mr. Kuang Xiang, Senior Delivery Manager, Microsoft China
Mr. Kuang Xiang is currently working at Microsoft China Consulting Service as the Senior Solution Architect for Telematics service. Before that, he served as Vice President for Shanghai eBeast Mobile after his career with IBM for 9 years in digital service. He has total 11 years of IT industry experience and holds a Master Degree from East China University of Science and Technology.

8:10 pm: Q&A

Where: Restaurant “Zeit Berlin”
              Beijing Chaoyang District Xiaoyunroad / Xiaoyunli No 6
(inside Royal Palace Hotel) 北京朝阳区霄云里6号 城宝饭店内

Fee: 150 RMB/Person, incl. 1 Welcome Drink if registered by March 16, 2015
        250 RMB/Person, incl. 1 Welcome Drink at the door without registration
        Free for Annual Sponsors!

For all details please visit our website. Seats are limited! If you like to attend, RSVP via email kathrin@g-i-events.com  or lucia@g-i-events.com or on our website by March 16, 2015. 

In case you register but cannot attend, please cancel your reservation before March 16. Otherwise you will be invoiced for the event.


1-Day Tour to Sangyu Village and Lingshui Village, March 21

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Sangyu village is a religious village with over 700 years history. The first missionaries came in 1334, built a Catholic church and the village was built along the hills, with an altar on the top of the mountain to see a bird view of the whole village. The village is hidden well that not many people know about its existence.

Lingshui Village, another ancient village that have many villagers became successful candidates of imperial exam which promised big fortune if people got the first three ranks, it’s also a tranquil village in Mentougou District and has become a more popular tourism destination since Hunan TV’s reality show “Where are we going, dad?” as it was the filming site of the first two episodes of the famous Chinese reality show. The village, about 75 kilometers from downtown Beijing, has a history of more than 1,000 years. It’s famous for its ancient trees, residences, courtyards and temples.


When: Saturday, March 21, 2015: 8:30 am; Departure at 9:00 am
Meeting Point: East Lake Villa (东湖别墅)
Dongzhimenwaidajie No. 35,
09:00 am: Departure to Sangyu Village

11:00 am: Arrival at Sangyu Village

12:30 pm: Departure to Lingshui Village

13:00 pm: Lunch (on your own) and visit in the Lingshui Village

15:30 pm: Back to city
RMB 170/Person in case of advanced booking and payment by March 18, 2015!
If you like to join with children below 1.20 m please contact us!
Pre-payment is possible via bank transfer or in cash at our office. Please let us know about your preference when registering!  

RMB 220/Person in case of registration before March 18 and on-site payment.

Price includes:

  • Local Transportation
  • All entrance tickets
  • Private English speaking tour guide

Seats are limited! If you like to attend, RSVP via below form and send to
kathrin@deutschinbeijing.com or nicole@deutschinbeijing.com or register on our website by March 18, 2015.
In case you register but cannot attend, please cancel your reservation before March 18. Otherwise you will be invoiced for the event.


  1. In case of less than 30 participants and/or bad weather condition, we keep the right to cancel the trip. The respective notice will be sent via text message to your mobile phone.
  2. Insurance Policy: Please purchase your own travel insurance; it’s not included in the participation fee. If you don’t have any insurance, please understand that this trip is on your own risk. The organizer will not be responsible for any safety issues, damages or losses, etc. occurring during the trip.
  3. Lunch is not included. Please bring your own lunch and water.
  4. Cancellation policy: If you wish to cancel the trip, please cancel before March 18, 6:00 pm. Any cancellation after March 18 will be charged with the full price of RMB 220.


Supported Event: 1-Day Seminar: IT-Security in Production Environments, March 27


This seminar provides a comprehensive overview of tools and methods used to analyze and assess your IT-Security risks; how to efficiently introduce counter measures in order to prevent fatal damage caused by cyber attacks, and provides you with the skills and knowledge on how to successfully implement an encompassing and future-proof IT-Security Management.

Organizer: UNITY Business Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. 
In Cooperation with: VDA QMC
Event Partner: Beijing German-Inspired Events 

When: March 27, 20158:30 am -17:30 pm
Where: VDA QMC Beijing Office 
Room 0512, Landmark Tower 2, 8th North 3rd Ring Road, Chaoyang
District, Beijing
Language: English
2,040 RMB/Person
(special rate for participants of German Speakers Events;
           Regular Price: 2,400 RMB/Person);
            Fee includes lunch, coffee breaks and course materials

Please download the flyer for further information. 


Seats are limited and will be distributed on a First-Come-First-Serve base. To book your seat, please RSVP via email
kathrin(at)g-i-events.com or lucia(at)g-i-events.com .