Haitong hosted, on September 7th, in London, the pioneer event Mobility 2.0 where senior executives from leading Chinese and international companies were able to meet and have one-to-one meetings.
Counting with the presence of Haitong Bank's Chairman and CEO, Hiroki Miyazato and José Maria Ricciardi respectively, Mr Jin Xu, Minister Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in UK, Mr Si Bingjun, MD of PetroChina International London and Chairman of China Chamber of Commerce in the UK, among other honourable guests, the event was undoubtedly a great success.
China is fast becoming a leading disruptor in the global car industry as its companies look to develop products in the rapidly expanding markets for electric and driverless cars as well as to invest in companies worldwide that will aid international expansion. Latest figures from Haitong show that, in a heavily subsidised market, the Chinese buy more electric vehicles than any other country (25 Million in 2015, nearly 50% more than the US, the second biggest market). China is home to dozens of automotive start-up companies which will eventually give it the ability to rival current key global players.
The conference was able to facilitate and create dialogue through five panel discussions and numerous one-to-one meetings which focused on the key themes of the conference, such as current trends in China, the expansion of Chinese companies, innovation in mobility and new ideas.
Key companies participating included:Dassault Systemes, Bosch, Continental, NavInfo , ST Micro , Luxoft, Argus Cyber Security, Nordsys, BAIC, Geely, BYD, Tesla, Great Wall, VW, Wanxiang Qianchao, NextEV, Lifan, Renault, BHAP, Minth, BWI Group, Inalfa, Ningbo Huaxiang Electronic Co Ltd., Duerr, Plastic Omnium, GETT, Blue Solutions, China Harmony, BlaBlaCar.