The recent outbreak of coronavirus has posed tremendous impacts on economic activities at a global scale including in the automotive industry. It also brings drastic changes to our ways of living and doing business. Coping with the changes and reviving businesses are the priorities for all kinds of industries.
In order to help the automotive industry to better grasp the market situation, Automechanika Shanghai has organised a series of webinars, putting together top executives, scholars, specialists and association representatives from different fields to discuss both challenging and positive aspects in the automotive supply chain, shedding light to the future recovery and development of the automotive industry.
The impacts of COVID-19 on the Asia automotive market, implications and opportunities in the post-pandemic era
Date: 9 July 2020 (Thu)
Time: 17:00 Beijing (GMT+8)
With the lockdowns gradually lifted and stimulus packages introduced, automotive markets in Asian countries have been shown signs of recovery with their production resumed and sales orders gradually picking up.
Experts including leading player, association, and consulting firm in the Asian region will come together to discuss the current market situations with latest market data, government policies, distribution channels, and service sector. It will also delve into the new opportunities aftermath of the pandemic in Asia.
*Conducted in English only
17:00 Opening remarks
17:00 Asia’s automotive market updates and outlook
Dr Marco Hecker from Deloitte China will give an update of Asia’s automotive market during the impacts by COVID-19, he will draw on the insights from the aspects of government policies and consumer behaviors, as well as the firm’s prediction of the recovery trajectories of different Asian countries. He also will delve into several influential factors for recovery that shed light on OEMs’ business strategies and opportunities to revive their business.
17:10 A forecast of the automotive market in China
Ms Lang from China Automobile Dealers Association will talk about the impacts of COVID-19 on the Chinese automotive market, the states of recovery, its implications to the market and the forecast in 5 years’ time. She also will delve into the major supportive policies from the government and the new opportunities emerged in the areas of supply chain, used cars and the aftermarket service.
17:20 Case study on the recovery of the automotive aftermarket
Mr Alan Xu from Launch Tech, a revered multinational automobile diagnostic equipment manufacturer, will share their first-hand accounts on both the impacts and recovery of their operations in Asian region. He will also share insights on the ways their company steers across the crisis.
17:30 Panel discussion: The opportunities that lie ahead from OE to the aftermarket
Mr Ricky Wang, a senior level representative from China Aftermarket Forum and BPI will lead the engaging panel discussion to spotlight the new trends and opportunities triggered and accelerated by the coronavirus in Asia and China. Certain hot issues such as digitalisation, new landscapes of vehicle circulations and automotive OE and aftermarket will be covered.
18:15 End of Webinar
Date: 28 July 2020 (Tue)
The coronavirus outbreak disrupts the global automotive supply chain. With foreign trade orders plummeted, automotive manufacturers who depend heavily on exports have encountered great difficulties. Many of them are eager to learn about the situations and recovery of the overseas market especially on the impacts of the automotive service sector, consumption and behaviors of the consumer end.
In this light, we have invited experts of Europe and the Middle East automotive aftermarket to reveal the current market situation and give an outlook on the demand in the second half of this year. An exporting manufacturer will also share their know-how for the ways to find out target exporting markets, turning the “crisis” into “opportunity”.
*English/Chinese simultaneous interpretation is provided
Date: 14 August 2020 (Fri)
Fueled by the increase in car ownership and the number of sales, the automotive aftermarket in China has been undergoing rapid development. However, its service quality and efficiency still have rooms to improve.
The automotive aftermarket consolidation is accelerated especially during the outbreak and leaves many weaker players out of the market. Meanwhile, many digital platform based operators are extending their reach to the chained stores in a bid to offer end-to-end service to their customers. This webinar will invite different kinds of digital platform operators in the aftermarket such as auto parts suppliers for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, tyres, and insurance company to discuss branding strategies, standardization, and resources management.
*Conducted in Chinese
Date: Will be announced soon
With the proliferation of 5G, artificial intelligence, and industrial Internet, the development of vehicle connectivity has entered the fast lane. In recent years, the connected commercial vehicle has become the R&D hotspot. In March 2020, the Chinese government has proposed a "new infrastructure" plan which further supports the development in this area.
Automechanika Shanghai has invited experts, scholars, and practitioners from eminent associations, vehicle companies, and tech firms to discuss the developments of the connected commercial vehicles from the perspectives of market policy, business landscape and economy. In addition, its commercial prospects, challenges, and opportunities in 3-5 years down the road will be further discussed.
*Conducted in Chinese
(Information as of 7 July 2020)