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


1-Day Tour to Qinglong Gorge, May 30

Qinglong Gorge 2

Qinglong Gorge – located about 20 km north of downtown Huairou – has verdant mountains, crystal-clear water and the ancient Great Wall of China. The scenic area with an area of 150 hectares is divided into southern and northern parts by a  big Miyun Reservoir and a majestic dam. The southern one is tranquil flowing stream in which boats can be sailed while the northern is a high ground lake in which boat and ferry services are provided.

This tour is suitable for all ages as participants can choose to relax, e.g. by taking the chairlift to the Enemy Watching Tower which was built in the Ming Dynasty and is well preserved architectural relict on the top of the mountain as well as enjoy exciting and breathtaking activities such as Bungee Jump or cliff climbing.


When: Saturday, May 30, 2015: 8:00 am; Departure at 8:30 am
Meeting Point: East Lake Villa (东湖别墅)
Dongzhimenwaidajie No. 35,

08:30 am: Departure to Qinglong Gorge

10:30 am: Arrival at Qinglong Gorge

Enjoy Qinglong Gorge, e.g.
1. Take Mini Shuttle Bus to the chairlift; take chairlift to the top and have picnic on the top; after going down by chairlift, enjoy the area around the lake.

2. Climb to the top and have picnic there; come down (by walk or chairlift) and then enjoy some activities near that area, quotation and activities are as below.

15:30 pm: Back to city

RMB 190/Person in case of advanced booking and payment by May 26, 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 240/Person in case of registration before May 26 and on-site payment.

Price includes:

  • Local Transportation
  • Entrance ticket to the gorge
  • Private English speaking tour guide

Price excludes:

Individual activities are excluded and can be booked individually at the gorge. Activities incl.

  • Rappel 80 RMB
  • Chairlift round trip 80 RMB
  • Speed boat around lake 60 RMB
  • Bungee jumping 300 RMB
  • Mini shuttle round trip (entrance to chair lift) 20 RMB
  • Bamboo boat 20 RMB

Seats are limited! If you like to attend, RSVP via below form and send to
kathrin@g-i-events.com or lucia@g-i-events.com or register on our website by May 26, 2015.
In case you register but cannot attend, please cancel your reservation before May 26. 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 May 26, 6:00 pm. Any cancellation after May 26 will be charged with the full price of RMB 240.


June Automotive Roundtable in Taicang/Jiangsu Province, June 2

– Electric Vehicles – The Future for China? –


– in cooperation with Autoköpfe –

– Official Supporter: Taicang Investment Promotion Bureau of Suzhou City of Jiangsu Province –

To achieve national “energy saving” strategic objectives, China is actively developing a domestic market for electric vehicles. From the recent national congress, Chinese government will focus more than ever on developing the electric vehicles industry. Could China be the country in which electric vehicles move from the concept stage to mass production? Will the customers accept the electric vehicles? Will electric vehicles be the future cars in China? The June Automotive Roundtable in Taicang will bring you into these discussions on E-Mobility in China.

When: Tuesday, June 2, 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: Welcoming Remarks
By Ms. Lu Yan, Vice Mayor, Taicang City
Graduated from the Foreign Languages Department of Yangzhou University, Ms. Lu Yan worked as an English teacher in high schools for some years, and was transferred to work in the Investment Promotion Bureau of Taicang Port. From 2005, She was elected to be Vice Mayor of Taicang City, in charge of the Foreign-related Affairs.

7:05 pm: Presentation: An Urge Towards Green Drive – From Government Willpower to Consumer Benefits
By Shen Jun, Managing Director, Managing Director, Accenture (China) Strategy
Mr. Shen Jun has more than 20 years of industry and management consulting experience. He is now Managing Director with Accenture (China), leading the Product Strategy practice in Greater China. Before he joined Accenture, Mr. Shen was Senior Partner at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and has been leading the Automotive Competence Center (ACC) in Greater China. Mr. Shen has served many leading MNC/local companies in automotive industry, covering a wide range of topics. Mr. Shen has in-depth knowledge and expertise in the functional areas of corporate strategy, merger and acquisitions, operational benchmark, organizational restructuring and sales and marketing management (especially on branding, channel optimization, pricing and new product launch), etc.

7:15 pm: Presentation: E-Mobility in China – a Customer Perspective
By Mr. Juergen Bauer, Manager – Audi Tongji Joint Lab, AUDI China Enterprise Management Co., Ltd.
Mr. Bauer came to Shanghai in 2010 to run the Audi Tongji Joint Lab. The lab’s projects focus on the fields of (e)- mobility, customer expectations, customer-car interaction, and student engagement. Before coming to Shanghai, he was responsible for Audi models to be built in China, developing the A6L and A4L, making him one of Audis most experienced engineers for tailoring premium cars for China. Prior to working for Audi, Mr. Bauer held various positions in Electronics and Automotive.

7:35 pm: Presentation:
By Mr. Anil Yadav, Head of  Region Asia, Business Unit Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Continental Automotive Holding Co., Ltd: Way to high volume electrification- Electrification tailored to fit
Mr. Yadav has 20 years of International experience in Automotive Industry. He studied Mechanical Engineering and holds MBA from BI-Norwegian School of Management. He has been with Continental since 2006. As Head of Business Unit Hybrid Electric Vehicle, Asia, Mr. Yadav leads the Business Unit in Asia, aimed to support the global & local auto makers with the development of state-of-the-art New Energy Vehicles system solutions. On the personal side, Mr. Anil Yadav has been living in Shanghai since 2008. He is married and has two children. He likes bungee jumping, car rally and enjoys travelling.

7:45 pm: Panel discussion: Electric Vehicles – The Future for China?
Moderator: Mr. Andreas Börner, Director R&D China, EK Design (Taicang) Co., Ltd.
Mr. Andreas Börner is R&D Director of EK Design in China since nearly two Years. He has a total work experience in China of nearly 6 Years. As a member of the competitor and market analysis team of a famous German OEM he is also involved in the benchmark of Electric Cars. He has work experience in technical sales, vehicle development, configuration management, CAX-training and motorsports.

Panel additionally includes:
Mr. Roel van de Pas, Managing Director, e-Traction China
Roel van de Pas is the Managing Director of e-Traction China – a technology leading European Tier 1 – specialized in supplying electric powertrain solutions for the commercial vehicle market. Roel has been with e-Traction for 6 years amongst others in the position of Operations Director. Before joining e-Traction Roel was in charge of New Energy vehicle projects at Veolia Transport Netherlands. Roel holds a DBA from the Polish National Academy of Sciences, a Master’s degree from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) and an engineering degree in Transportation Engineering from the Breda NHTV Polytechnic (the Netherlands).

Ms. Vanessa Moriel, Managing Director Asia, Human Capital Partners
Vanessa Moriel is the Founder and Managing Director of Human Capital Partners (HCP), the most renowned automotive retained executive search & talent management consultancy in China and Asia.  Since founding HCP in 2004, Vanessa has been providing CEO & top management placements and succession expertise for global automotive companies across the region. Ms. Moriel previously worked for Schlumberger, the London Consulting Group, Frito-Lay (Pepsico) and Fiducia Management Consultants. Having studied Chemical Engineering at TEC of Monterrey, Vanessa furthered her business studies at Stanford University in the USA and language studies in Germany, Canada and Switzerland.

8:15 pm: Q&A

Where: Restaurant “Schindlers Tankstelle”, 申德勒加油站西餐厅

(Taicang Hai Yun Di Lu No.86-9, Jiangsu Province)


Fee: 100 RMB/Person, incl. 1 Welcome Drink if registered by June 1, 2015
      200 RMB/Person, incl. 1 Welcome Drink at the door without registration
      Free for Annual Sponsors! 

Language: English

Transportation Tips:

From Shanghai Hongqiao to Taicang

  1. By Taxi;
  2. By direct bus from Honqiao to Taicang;
  3. Take subway line 2 to Jiangsu Road and change subway line 11 to North Jiading Station. Then take the shuttle bus to Taicang;

From Taicang to Shanghai

  1. By Taxi (Prices are negotiable with the drivers, normally RMB200 would be sufficient);
  2. By public transportation: First take taxi to Chaoyang Station ( around RMB10) then take the shuttle bus to Shanghai North Jiading subway station.

Seats are limited! If you like to attend, RSVP via email
kathrin@g-i-events.com or lucia@g-i-events.com by June 1, 2015. 

In case you register but cannot attend, please cancel your reservation before June 1. Otherwise you will be invoiced for the event.


Seminar: Dual University Education for China

– Expectations from German Companies in China, June 2

Dear Ladies & Gentlemen,

In Germany, Dual University education was launched 40 years ago as “Berufsakademie” and nowadays has become an essential part of education system in Germany.
Known from your own experiences, graduates of dual education are qualified both in understanding theories/models and in acting professionally as well as effectively from day 1 of their career.
This is exactly what we all expect in China.
In a joint event of Beijing German-Inspired Events Services Co., Ltd.  and Horizon Dual Education Technology, we would like to kick-off a project to implement Dual University education in China together with you – German Companies in China. Sharing Experiences and Challenges would be the first step of this project. The initial focus would be  technical/engineering education.
To convince Chinese government (MOE) to grant accreditation for this new type of education, it is recommended to call for a joint proposal instead of defining different model by each company individually.
Therefore we cordially invite you to the event “Expectations for talents from German Companies in China” at this highly attractive Automotive Museum in Beijing.
Please RSVP via below form by June 22, 2015. 
For those who would like to visit Beijing Automotive Museum, an exclusive guided tour has been arranged before the discussion.
We look forward to seeing you on June 25.
Best regards,
Kathrin Brueggemeier                     &            Matthias Zeuch
Beijing German-Inspired Events                   Horizon Dual Education******************************************************************

When: Thursday, June 25, 2015
2.30 pm: Departure Shuttle Bus from downtwon
4:00 pm Museum Tour
5:30 pm Seminar starts 

Featured Speakers:
Mr. Arno Röhringer, Former COO of BYD Daimler New Technology, a Joint Venture of BYD and Daimler
Prior to starting his international career, Mr. Roehringer was leading the Projects of Mercedes-Benz C-and E-Class car series. After this, he joined Mercedes-Benz India as head of development and later built up the electric car joint venture of Daimler and BYD “DENZA” in Shenzhen/China including development, production and sales network.

 Ms. Ming Chen, Vice President, Finance and Operations, CSDN Group Limited
A professional manager with over 15 years experiences in Audit, Finance and Business Administration. Ms. Chen served for Siemens HQ and China as Auditor, Business Administration covering controlling, purchasing, logistics for Global Sales and Business Unit before joining CSDN. CSDN is a lifetime partner of IT Developers in China.

Mr. Matthias Zeuch, CEO, Horizon Dual Education Technology (Beijing) Ltd. 
Mr. Zeuch has over 25 years professional experiences in Human Resources Management. He was heading up different Human Resources organizations in Daimler / Mercedes-Benz.  He was responsible for HR Management of more than 40 countries covering North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Great China.

For all program details please refer to below agenda.

Where: Beijing Automotive Museum
No. 126, South 4th Ring West Road, Beijing 北京市南四环西路126号
Shuttle Bus from/to downtown Beijing: Departure time: 2:30 pm
Outside of AHK Beijing 德国工商大会北京代表处

Landmark Tower, No.8, East 3rd Ring North Road, Chaoyang District  北京市朝阳区东三环北路8号亮马河大厦

Participants:   50 German Companies in China

Language:       English

Fee: 250 RMB/Person, incl. shuttle bus to Beijing Museum and back to the city, coffee break and networking dinner
Please RSVP via below form or on our website by June 22.
To attend this event pre-payment via bank transfer by 
June 22 is required. In case you register but can’t attend, please cancel your reservation by June 22. For cancellations after June 22 no participation fee can be refunded. 


Time Description Speaker / Faciliator
15:30– 17:30
16:00 – 17:15
17:15 – 17:30
RegistrationA guided exclusive Museum Tour (Optional)

Coffee / Tea Break

17:30 Introduction of Automotive Museum Ms. Yang Rui Museum Director
18:00 Start Networking Dinner All
19:0019:20 Technical Talent for an Innovative Enterprise in China – Expectations and RealityDual University Education for China Arno RöhringerMatthias Zeuch / Ming Chen
19:40 Group Discussion Matthias Zeuch / Ming Chen
20:30 END

July Automotive Roundtable, July 14th

China’s Used Car Market – Ready for Growth? –

– in cooperation with Autoköpfe –

– Strategic Partner: EU Chamber –

As China grows to the world’s largest vehicle market, the annual sales of new vehicles are increasing. In the meantime the demand of used cars is increasing as well. However due to many influential factors including governmental regulations, tax policy, consumer behavior, trade practices and so on, China’s used car market has not yet reached its optimum.
With major manufacturers got involved in this market, establishing market standards and eroding constraints, the Used Car Market in China could grow rapidly by 2020.
The July Automotive Roundtable provides the platform to discuss the current Used Car Market in China, leading initiatives of OEM’s as well as prospects and challenges.

When: Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 6:00 pm

6:00 – 7:00 pm: Registration and Networking Dinner

7:00 pm: Presentation: Characteristics of China Used Car Market

By Mr. Christian Schröter, Director of Used Car, Beijing Mercedes-Benz Sales Service Co., Ltd.
Mr. Christian Schröter joined Daimler in China in 2002 and was deployed to Beijing Jeep as Head of Retail Network Development &Training for Chrysler, Jeep & Mitsubishi. In 2005 he took over the same function for the newly set-up Mercedes-Benz wholesale organisation. From 2010 to 2013 he was Head of Region North. Since 2013 Mr.Schröter is in charge for Mercedes-Benz used car business development in China.

 7:20 pm: Presentation: Cheyipai.com: Building a “Trade-Service-Finance” Integrated Used Car Eco-System upon the Foundation of “Big Data”

By Mr. Xie Yicheng, Vice President, Cheyipai.com
Mr. Xie joined Cheyipai.com in January 2015. He is currently overseeing the company’s corporate strategy, B2B business, used car inspection technology center, as well as corporate functions including BI and HR. Before that, Mr. Xie worked for McKinsey & Company for nearly 8 years, with rich management consulting experience in corporate strategy, organization development, and operation transformation in multiple industries. Mr. Xie holds a MBA degree from the Wharton School at the Univ. of Pennsylvania, U.S.

7:40 pm: Panel discussion:China’s Used Car Market – Ready for Growth? 

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 leasing and used car expertise, Tobias is part of Accenture’s sales and after sales 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:
Mr. Bertram Kunze, Chief Operations Officer, Chengxin Used Car Operation and Management Co., Ltd.
Mr. Kunze joined Opel/GM in 1995. After several years as sales and dealer business development manager he has been in charge of several marketing and fleet sales functions at Opel headquarter in Ruesselheim for European and German Opel organization. Since 2013 Mr. Kunze joined GM China in Shanghai and he is overseeing GM interests in the used car joint venture as well he is supporting SGM organization to develop and implement used car business strategy for Chevrolet, Buick and Cadillac.   

 Mr. Colum Murphy, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
Colum Murphy is a reporter with The Wall Street Journal based in Shanghai. He covers corporate news focused on the automotive industry. Previously, he was Asia Bureau Chief for the global shipping newspaper Lloyd’s List and deputy editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review. He has also held banking, management-consulting and business-development roles in Asia and Europe. Colum is originally from Ireland and speaks Japanese, as well as some Chinese and Spanish.

8:10 pm: Q&A

Where: Crowne Plaza Beijing Lido, Matrix Restaurant (No.6 Jiangtai Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing)

              北京丽都皇冠假日酒店一层Matrix餐厅 (北京朝阳区将台路6号)

Fee:  190 RMB/Person for annual sponsors,
 incl. five-star hotel buffet, free flow soft drinks, one beer

          290 RMB/Person for non-sponsors, incl. five-star hotel buffet, free flow soft drinks, one beer

   (Please note only cash or pre-payment via bank transfer is accepted) 

Hotel Room Information: The participants of Automotive Roundtable can enjoy the special rate of the hotel room: Superior Room: 800 RMB/night (incl. 1 breakfast). To book the room, please email to: rsvn@cplido.com and indicate rate code of Automotive Roundtable”.

Language: English

Seats are limited! If you like to attend, RSVP via email
kathrin@g-i-events.com or lucia@g-i-events.com by July 13, 2015. 

In case you register but cannot attend, please cancel your reservation before July 13. Otherwise you will be invoiced for the event.

2015 Fair: German Products in Qingdao

Booths available for booking now

The 2015 Fair: German Products in Qingdao will take place in the German Street in Qingdao on September 10th – 14th, 2015.

During its 5th anniversary more cultural activities and special booth areas will be set up in order to enlarge the scope of this fair and herewith give the visitors further opportunities to experience German and European products and culture. There will be three areas: German Brand Pavilion, Food & Beverage Area and European Area.

As innovation for the 5th anniversary European famous products can be additionally sold at the 2015 fair – a special European Area will be set up.

Standard Booth Package includes:

9 sqm booth-tent, 1 table, 2 chairs, light and tap water, electricity.

Price: RMB 1100/9 sqm booth.

Pictures of past Qingdao exhibitions can be found here http://www.g-i-events.com/past-events/other-events-2012-2014/

For the flyers of Qingdao Fair, please click here. QD Flyer_CN_20150330QD Flyer_EN_20150330

For further details and to book your booth, please contact:

Ms. Lucia Liu 刘璐, Project Manager 项目经理

Tel: + 86 10 6410 8459

Mobile: + 86 152 0167 9841

Email: info(at)g-i-events.com