Event Details

AmCham Shanghai's Automotive Committee invites you to our event on the Where to Next? Auto Outlook and Investment Strategies Emerging From COVID-19. This will be a live event with an online component for those unable to attend in person. Join us on April 29, from 8:00 am to 9:30 am to analyze the current crisis and how it is impacting the automotive industry.

Our industry insiders will will lead an analytical discussion on the impact of COVID-19 to China's automotive industry. In the short term, sales and production have decreased dramatically. For an industry that was already wrestling with a downturn this crisis will hurt automakers especially hard. However, there can be some optimism if we take a longer view. Success in 2020 will depend on a company's ability to pivot quickly and find opportunities in carefully chosen investments. Following the presentation, our panel will discuss where they see the industry going from here. Join us to evaluate the Q2 forecast according to the latest indicators.

Due to current restrictions on meeting size, physical space for the event is very limited. Availability will be given on a first come, first serve basis.


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  • Yu Zhang (Managing Director of AutoForesight)

    Yu Zhang

    Managing Director of AutoForesight

    Yu Zhang (Yale Zhang) is the founder of AutoForesight . He has 21 years China automotive industry and market research experience.

    Prior to AutoForesight , Mr. Zhang was the Managing Director of a Detroit based global auto industry forecasting firm (CSM Worldwide) for 7 years, in charge of company operation, Greater China light vehicle forecasting, OEM strategy research & consulting. He was also the Director of Automotive Consulting business in Asia Pacific area for the combined operations of IHS/CSM in 2010.

    Prior to joining the Detroit forecasting firm, he has worked as research chief for Automotive Resources Asia, Ltd. in Beijing for 5 years, where he led in depth market studies for major OEMs, and personally interviewed more than 500 dealer sales managers/general managers, local auto experts across over 20 provinces.

    He is a well known, recognized expert in the Asian automotive industry. He is widely quoted in national and international publications. He is a long term columnist of industry magazine China Automotive Review and often presents at key forums.

    He holds a B.A. in economics. Before entering the automotive research field, he has five years′ market research experiences in other industries.

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  • Bill Russo (Founder & CEO of Automobility Limited)

    Bill Russo

    Founder & CEO of Automobility Limited

    Bill Russo is the Shanghai-based founder and CEO of Automobility Limited, a strategy and investment advisory firm helping its clients to create the future of mobility. His over 35 years of experience include 15 years as an automotive executive in China and Asia and nearly 12 years in the electronics and information technology industries. He has worked as an advisor and consultant for numerous multinational and local Chinese firms in the formulation and implementation of their global market and product strategies. Bill is also currently serving as the chair of the Automotive Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. In his current role, Bill advises startups, corporations and investors on how to maximize their participation in China’s Automobility Revolution. Bill was previously the regional head of Chrysler in North East Asia.

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  • Chris Li (Co-Founder & CFO of Neolix)

    Chris Li

    Co-Founder & CFO of Neolix

    Chris Li is the co-founder and chief financial officer at Neolix, a leading autonomous vehicle company in China. He is responsible for Neolix’s finance and fundraising.

    Prior to joining Neolix, Chris was a senior associate of assurance at PWC, served as senior-in-charge for the statutory audit of Xiaomi and NetEase. He then joined China Renaissance as senior associate of investment banking department and joined China Yintai Investment Group as a vice president. Chris led the investment from Yintai during Neolix’s angel round fundraising in April 2018 and then joined Neolix officially in July 2018.

    Mr. Li holds a bachelor degree in Electronics Engineering from Tsinghua University.

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  • Gordon Shaw (Managing Director of Baring Private Equity Asia Limited)

    Gordon Shaw

    Managing Director of Baring Private Equity Asia Limited

    Gordon Shaw is co-founder and Managing Director of Baring Private Equity Asia, a pan-Asian private equity firm with $20 billion of total committed capital. He has been based in Shanghai since 2005. Prior to joining Baring in 1998, Gordon was Director at AIG Investment Corp (Asia) Ltd. Before that, Gordon was Senior Design Engineer at Schlumberger Technologies in San Jose, California. Gordon holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Columbia University.

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7:45 AM - 8 AM
Registration and Networking
8 AM - 8:05 AM
Opening Remarks | Webcast Begins
8:05 AM - 8:25 AM
2020 AutoForesight Outlook
8:25 AM - 8:55 AM
Auto Investment Strategies Emerging From the COVID-19 Pandemic
8:55 AM - 9:30 AM
Panel Discussion and Q&A


Member (Sold Out)
Standard Price Free
Webcast: Member
Standard Price Free
Member Company Employee
Standard Price RMB 200
Webcast: Member Company Employee
Standard Price RMB 100
Webcast: Non-Member
Standard Price RMB 250