China Automotive 2016


Date: 20 October 2016
Time: 13:30 - 18:00     Venue: Diamond Ballroom III, 3F, The Westin Bund Centre, 88 Henan Central Road, Shanghai 200002, China


In view of the strong interest in last year's China Automotive conference, which attracted over 110 attendees, Bird & Bird's International Automotive Sector Group and the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China have decided to establish this conference as an annual event.

This year’s conference will focus on the liberalisation of the Chinese aftermarket and the resulting legal opportunities and challenges for automotive companies in China.

The speakers are leading automotive sector experts in their field and include both industry representatives and members of Bird & Bird's offices in China and Europe.

The seminar is aimed at legal experts and business representatives from foreign and domestic automotive and technology companies, in particular in-house counsel of OEMs, suppliers, distributors, technology providers and insurance companies.

View the programme of last year's China Automotive conference >

Download the Bird & Bird China & Automotive brochure >

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The programme

13:30 – 13:45 Coffee & registration
13:45 – 14:00 Welcome & introduction
Sven-Michael Werner, Bird & Bird Shanghai
14:00 – 14:45 Liberalisation of the Independent Aftermarket: Latest regulatory and competition law developments in China ‎and insights from Europe
Serena Du, Bird & Bird Shanghai
Anne Federle, Bird & Bird Belgium
14:45 – 15:15 Liberalisation of the Independent Aftermarket: Challenges and opportunities for automotive suppliers
Serafino Bartolozzi, MAHLE Aftermarket Asia/Pacific
15:15 – 15:45 Coffee break
15:45– 16:15
To what extent can design‎ and trademark rights of OEMs limit Independent Aftermarket activities of automotive suppliers?
Christine Yiu, Bird & Bird Shanghai
16:15 – 16:45 Challenges of setting up an Independent Aftermarket distribution system
Sven-Michael Werner, Bird & Bird Shanghai
16:45 – 17:00 Wrap-up and concluding remarks
17:00 – 18:00 Drinks & canapés

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