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Leading Industry Executives to Share Insights into China’s Fast-Growing Aftermarket at the Automotive Aftermarket Summit 2018 During Automechanika Shanghai

Date: November 20, 2018

The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association and Messe Frankfurt are co-organizing this unique event

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – 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

Among the presentation topics are:

  • “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 day-long 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. More information about the AASA China Aftermarket Forum is available here or by contacting Terry Sakiewicz or AASA: tsakiewicz@aasa.mema.org.

The Automotive Aftermarket Summit 2018 also is supported by the China National Machinery Industry International Co. and Hangzhou Juqi Network Technology Co.

About AASA China Aftermarket Forum

For more than a decade, the AASA China Aftermarket Forum (CAF) of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) has provided a community for its supplier member executives in China with their peers and other constituencies in the region, facilitating collaboration among the members. Its mission is to support the growth of member companies’ business within the Chinese automotive aftermarket. The CAF accomplishes this mission through offering opportunities to meet with peers and other selected constituencies, facilitating collaboration among the members, and representing member interests via coordinated member participation in relevant industry groups.

About AASA

AASA (www.aftermarketsuppliers.org) exclusively serves manufacturers of aftermarket components, tools and equipment, and related products, an important part of the automotive parts manufacturing industry which supports 871,000 American jobs. AASA is a recognized industry change agent – promoting a collaborative industry environment, providing a forum to address issues and serving as a valued resource for members. AASA is the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). “AASA, The Voice for the Automotive Aftermarket Supplier Industry”

About Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt is the world's largest trade fair, convention and event organizer with its own site. More than 2,400 employees at 30 locations generate annual sales of around 669 million euros. The company group efficiently supports the business interests of its clients by engaging intensively with the various industries involved and maintaining an international sales network. Its comprehensive range of services, both on site and online, guarantees its customers around the world a consistently high quality and flexibility in planning, organizing and implementing events. Services range from convention space rental, exhibition stand construction and marketing services to personnel services and catering. The company's headquarters are located in Frankfurt am Main. The company is owned by the City of Frankfurt, which holds 60 percent of the shares, and the State of Hesse, which holds 40 percent.


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