Speaker Biography

European Connected Commercial Vehicle Development Status


Mr Philippe Vangeel, Secretary General, the European Association for Electromobility

With great technology and brilliant people, Philippe Vangeel found his way as Secretary General in one of the fastest changing and growing technologies: e-mobility.

Philippe has always worked as a manager in the sector. Strong of 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, he brought a practical outlook to the association. In his five years, the AVERE’s membership grew significantly, while the association affirmed itself as the go-to expert for e-mobility in Europe.

Autonomous Driving Technology Implementation in Highway Scenario


Mr William Cheng, Sales and Operation, Plus Inc 

Mr Cheng holds a master's degree in automotive engineering from the National Technical University of Belarus and an MBA from the University of Victoria. He has more than 15 years of technical and commercial experience in the automotive industry and has an in-depth understanding of commercial vehicles and automatic driving. He once served as general manager of Daimler commercial vehicle powertrain in Great China, general manager of NavInfo strategic business, CEO of Panasonic NavInfo.

ACE Technology Promotes the Development of Commercial Vehicles

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Mr Des O' Regan, Director of Engineering ZF CVCS APAC  


Competing in China’s Era of Smart EVs and Autonomous Mobility-on-Demand

Bill Russo

Mr Bill Russo, Founder & CEO of Automobility Limited

Bill Russo is the Shanghai-based Founder and CEO of Automobility Limited, a strategy and investment advisory firm helping its clients to create the future of mobility. His over 35 years of experience includes 16 years as an automotive executive, including 17 years of experience in China and Asia. He has also worked nearly 12 years in the electronics and information technology industries. He has worked as an advisor and consultant for numerous multinational and local Chinese firms in the formulation and implementation of their global market and product strategies. Bill is also currently serving as the Chair of the Automotive Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai



China Rubber Industry Association
Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd
China National Machinery Industry International Co., Ltd. (SINOMACHINT)

(Information as of 10 November, 2021)