Dr Qun-Lian Hong
Director and Deputy Researcher of the Industrial Economic Research Institute of the National Development and Reform Commission
Dr Qun-lian Hong, Director and Deputy Researcher of the Industrial Economic Research Institute of the National Development and Reform Commission, member of the Advisory Committee of the National Development and Reform Commission’s Service Industry Experts, and the expert of the National Standards Committee.
He has been involving in economic, industrial policy and research advisory and participated in the drafting of the "13th Five-Year Plan for the Development of Strategic Emerging Industries" and the "Outline of Service Industry Innovation and Development". He has taken part in more than 50 national, provincial and ministerial projects and has published over ten books and 60 papers. The research results were widely recognised by government officials.
Mr David Shaw
Chief Executive of Tire Industry Research (TIRes)
David Shaw is the owner and Chief Executive at a small company called Tire Industry Research (TIRes). He has 30 years' experience of the global tire industry.
TIRes publishes a weekly newsletter on the tire industry in China as well as monthly reports on the global tire industry. His company recently published a market research report titled 'Sustainability in the Tire Industry 2016' and before that the company published China Tire Industry 2015-2018.
He is also managing the Tire Technology conference – the leading conference in the world on tire technology. It takes place in Germany every February.
He regularly advises chief executives and corporate strategists on the future development of the global tire industry.
David regularly presents at conferences and events in Asia, the Americas and Europe.
Mr Huixing Shen
Chairman of Shanghai Quyang Tyre Co Ltd, President of Shanghai Tyre Association
Over 40 years’ experience in tire industry, Mr Shen spent his early career in tyre retreading business. In 1994, he found Quyang Tyre Co Ltd to trade tyre products. It was also the first generation of tyre dealers in China. In 2004, amidst the transformation of aftermarket service sector and the rapid development of service chains, he found "Che Ju Jia", the repair service alliance, and as early as in 2006, the company partnered with China Telecom to start developing their first repair service management system.
Mr Shen is the Chairman of Shanghai Quyang Tyre Co Ltd since 2010. The company trades and supplies tyres and provides installation and maintenance service. He is the President of Shanghai Tyre Association since 2011.
Mr Sandro Garcia Salmones
Project Manager of Valebridge Media Services
Sandro García-Salmones is a professional from the marketing, advertising and corporate communications world, boasting an abundance of experience in the implementation of Asian Tyre Brands in Europe and in international management of client to agency relations.
He graduated with a degree in Business Management and Administration from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, having previously studied at the University of Hogeschool van Amsterdam in Holland. Following this, Sandro pursued postgraduate studies in Corporate Communications Management and in Advertising at the EAE Business School and at the Universidad Camilo Jose Cela.
Throughout his professional career to date, he has worked and collaborated on numerous projects for some of the most well-know global tyre brands in the form of Continental, Michelin, Kumho, the Zenises Group and Falken among others.
Mr Henry Zhao
Senior Vice President of Ji Yi Bing Ding
Henry started his early career with Michelin and after leaving the company as Commercial Director in 2013, he joined PUZHAO GROUP which specialized in tyre supply chain as the Executive Board Member. He is currently Senior Vice President of Ji Yi Bing Ding (JYBD.cn), an integrated B2B2C tyre logistics and supply chain service platform. In 2017, their subsidiaries are found in 15 provinces across China.
Mr Martin von Wolfersdorff
WOLFERSDORFF CONSULTING BERLIN
Martin von Wolfersdorff is a consultant specialising in alternative rubber fillers and tire pyrolysis. He is in contact with over 300 tire pyrolysis companies globally and advises tyre manufacturing associations, tire manufacturers, tire collectors, refineries, pyrolysis technology providers & operators on the global tire pyrolysis industry and the marketing of recovered carbon black from tire pyrolysis.
Previously, Martin worked in the carbon black industry with Cabot, in the custom colour masterbatch industry with Americhem and in the white pigment industry with Huntsman Pigments (now Venator Materials). Martin holds a Dipl. Ing. (Univ.) degree in chemical engineering from the Friedrich Alexander University in Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany.