Leading automotive aftermarket executives will share their insights into China’s fast-growing aftermarket sector with suppliers and channel partners at the Automotive Aftermarket Summit 2018, co-organized by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and Messe Frankfurt on Thursday, Nov. 29 in Shanghai.
“This year’s Aftermarket Summit will attract some of the top executives in China’s automotive industry – suppliers and channel partners both as speakers and attendees,” said Paul McCarthy, MEMA senior vice president and AASA executive vice president. “Our subject matter experts will address areas in which China’s aftermarket is in some ways ahead of the U.S. aftermarket, such as e-tailing and O2O.”
The Summit agenda includes Cai Yongzhi, chief operating officer of New Carzone, participating in a panel discussion of different supply chain platforms and their survival secrets. Jiang Renhai, CEO of Kzmall, will be featured on a panel comparing aftermarket channel development in China, the U.S. and Europe.
Other senior executives participating in the Aftermarket Summit are:
- Chairman and CEO of Autozi.com
- General manager of automotive aftermarket, JD.com
- Director of Peugeot Citroën’s automotive service chain in China
- Director of Tyreplus
Presentation topics will include:
- “The Development of O2O and E-Commerce Model in China’s Automotive Aftermarket”
- “The Impacts and Developments of Independent Automotive Aftermarket with the Entrant of Automakers”
- “How Auto Parts Supply Chain and Service Chains Can Facilitate the Development of Aftermarket”
- “Automotive Megatrends: Impact for the Future of Aftermarket and Particularly for the China Market”
The program includes two additional discussions of current topics by panels of senior industry executives:
- “The Growth and Maturing of Chinese Automotive Service Chains”
- “An Era of Big Data – How to Use Data as a Powerful Weapon”
CAF members, who are executives with top aftermarket suppliers responsible for their company’s China operations, and representatives from Messe Frankfurt created the Summit’s compelling agenda to examine the current trends, challenges and opportunities in the country’s market today.
The daylong event will be held concurrently with Automechanika Shanghai, slated for Wednesday, Nov. 28 through Saturday, Dec. 1 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center. An audience of 300-plus attendees is expected, including more than 100 buyers from the Chinese aftermarket.
The Aftermarket Summit agenda is available here.
and attendees can register online for the event here.
The Automotive Aftermarket Summit 2018 also is supported by the China National Machinery Industry International Co. and Hangzhou Juqi Network Technology Co.