ZAP Jonway Co-CEO to Talk Electric Cars at Global Automotive Forum in Chengdu, China October 12
CHENGDU (October 7, 2011) – Steve Schneider, Co-CEO for automotive pioneer ZAP Jonway (OTC BB: ZAAP), is scheduled to speak at the Global Automotive Forum, October 11-12 in Chengdu, Southwest China as part of an auto show and business forum covering relevant issues and challenges facing the industry today.
The Global Automotive Forum (GAF) has already established itself as one of the leading forums for the automotive industry. The theme for the 2011 forum is: “From Volume Leader to Innovation Leader.” This is Schneider’s second appearance at the Global Automotive Forum, now in its second year. ZAP Jonway is displaying its latest A380 SUV models during the concurrent Chengdu Motor Show. Schneider has more than 30 years experience in the automotive industry.
The program covers the most relevant topics shaping the future of the Chinese and international auto markets. Schneider is scheduled to speak on October 12 in a panel discussion on ‘New Energy Vehicles.’ Other key topics include: ‘The race for electric car leadership;’ ‘What is the future for joint ventures in China’s auto industry?;’ ‘What does China’s 12th 5-year plan mean for the auto industry?;’ ‘Assessing major implications;’ and ‘Global economic trends that will impact the auto industry.’
Top leaders from the automotive industry as well as policy makers, executives from the financial sector and top automotive experts have already confirmed their participation. The 2010 Global Automotive Forum was attended by top executives of companies such as Borg Warner, Bosch, Continental, Magna, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, General Motors, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Hyundai, Volkswagen, Beijing Auto, Changan Auto, Chery, SAIC, Guangzhou Auto, Dongfeng Auto, First Auto Works etc, as well as by the number two of the World Trade Organization and Chinese policy makers with representatives from the central government and local governments.
The first Global Automotive Forum was held in September 2010 in Chengdu and brought together 500 high level participants from the automotive industry and over 250 media attendees. Wang Xia, Chairman of the Automotive Committee of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) remarked: “The First Global Automotive Forum created a great opportunity for Chinese car manufacturers to discuss with their foreign counterparts the issues that are of greatest importance for the future of the industry, and at the same it was a great opportunity for international car manufacturers to strengthen their connections with, and deepen their understanding of, the Chinese automotive industry.”