China Auto Night 2019
Frankfurt, 10 September 2019
On September 10th 2019, more than 100 representatives from the OEMs, auto suppliers and media witnessed the first ever China Auto Night in the history at the Marriott Hotel in Frankfurt, Germany.
China Auto Night was organized by Auto Business Review, with support from EFS Consulting and So Car.
Truls THORSTENSEN, President of EFS Consulting, ZHANG Xiaoliang, Founder and CEO of So Car jointly presented a report on China’s Contribution and Strategic Opportunities in the Global Auto Industry.
XU Liuping, Chairman of FAW Group, WEI Jianjun, Chairman of Great Wall Motor, FU Qiang, President of AIWAYS joined the round table discussion hosted by YU Jack, President of Auto Business Review. They shared their opinion on the participation of Chinese auto brands in the global competition and their understanding on the new development of the auto industry.
At the end of the event, the leaders of the three companies, one representing state-owned OEMs (FAW), one representing private-owned OEMs (Great Wall Motor) and one representing start-up OEMs (AIWAYS) jointly signed the “China Auto Night – Frankfurt Initiative”.
China Auto Night, Frankfurt (GER)
The 7th Xuanyuan Award Kick off
Beijing, 2 September 2019
On September 2nd, the 7th Xuanyuan Awards Press conference was held at the Beijing Auto Museum. The organizers Automotive Business Review & EFS Consulting, the supporting partners, partners, independent observers, and the media witnessed the kick off of the 7th Xuanyuan Award.
Xuanyuan Award pursues innovation and development every year. This year the Award has largely expanded its scope in 2 aspects:
- Imported electric vehicles will be allowed to compete in the Award. All EVs and locally produced ICEs launched between November 2018 and October 2019 can be nominated.
- Three new Jury members, one Technical Advisory Board and one Media Advisory Board are added to the Award organization. The evaluation committee has now 10 jury members who are deciding on the winners, a Design Advisory Board made of 10 top designers, a Technical Advisory Board made of 10 top executive from leading supplier companies and a Media Advisory Board made of 30 top Chinese journalists. The advisory boards will be advising the jury members on their final decision.
After the Press Conference, the Xuanyuan Award will go through three and a half months of nomination, preliminary selection, assessment, jury discussion, and finally the award winners will be announced at the Award ceremony on December 14th.
More information on the Xuanyuan Award online.