AmCham Shanghai Suzhou Center, co-organized with the Singapore Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Jiangsu China cordially invites you to join China's Auto Industry: The Race to a Sustainable Future & The Future of Intelligent Driving on Wednesday, April 10, from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM at Sangha Retreat Auditorium.

The automotive industry has historically been a major driver of innovation and economic development. We are currently facing a shift in the center of gravity for the industry, as new trends and technologies have been commercialized at scale faster in China. Policymakers and industry leaders need to pay attention to this if we in the West intend to sustain leadership in mobility innovation, which has historically been a key driver of economic growth and job creation.

We are facing a secular and generational shift in the automotive and mobility sector. The rise of connected, electric, and autonomous cars requires that key stakeholders control critical technologies and supply chains. These stakeholders include national governments and industries that depend on this sector for their economic sustainability. Over the past decades, China has skillfully navigated its way to leadership in the commercialization of innovative technology solutions linked to the future of mobility.

The topics this workshop will cover:

  • China's Journey from Follower to Innovation "Super Scaler"
  • State of China's Auto Industry
  • Made-in-China Vehicles Going Global
  • EV Development and Landscape in China


1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Presentation and Q&A
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Panel Discussion
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM


  • Bill Russo (Founder & CEO at Automobility Limited, Automotive Committee Chair of AmCham Shanghai)

    Bill Russo

    Founder & CEO at Automobility Limited, Automotive Committee Chair of AmCham Shanghai

    Bill Russo is the Shanghai-based Founder and CEO of Automobility Limited, a strategy and investment advisory firm helping its clients to build and profit from the future of mobility. His over 40 years of industry experience includes 15 years as an automotive executive with Chrysler, including 21 years of experience in China and Asia. He has also worked for nearly 12 years in the electronics and information technology industries with IBM and Harman. 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 a Board Director for AGP Group, one of the world’s leading automotive glazing suppliers. Bill is also the Chairman of the Automotive Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.
    In his current role, Bill advises start-ups, corporations, and investors on how to maximize their participation in China’s Smart Mobility Revolution. To achieve success, he believes they must expand their focus from the product (the automobile) to the utility derived from the product (“automobility”) and create a business model and digital ecosystem optimized to provide digitally enabled solutions for both car owners and mobility services users.
    Bill was previously the regional head of Chrysler in Northeast Asia, where he successfully negotiated agreements with partners and obtained required approvals from the Chinese government to bring six new vehicle programs to the market in a three-year period, while concurrently establishing an infrastructure for local sourcing and sales distribution.
    Mr. Russo has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University in New York, and a Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Mr. Russo is a highly sought-after opinion leader on the development of the China market and the automotive industry.
    Bill is a contributing author to the book Selling to China: Stories of Success, Failure, and Constant Change (2023), where he describes how China has become the most commercially innovative place to do business in the world’s auto industry - and why those hoping to compete globally must continue to be in the market.

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  • Mathias Reimann (Vice President of Regional Business Unit ADAS Systems, Software, Services, Component Cross Domain Computing Solutions (China) at Bosch China)

    Mathias Reimann

    Vice President of Regional Business Unit ADAS Systems, Software, Services, Component Cross Domain Computing Solutions (China) at Bosch China

    Mr. Mathias Reimann has served as the Vice President of Bosch Cross-Domain Computing Solutions China since October 2021. And is now responsible for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS)
    in China.
    Mr. Mathias Reimann graduated from the University of Stuttgart and majored in Electrical Engineering (semiconductor technology) with special rewards. He joined Bosch Group in 2000 as a researcher for MEMS in Radar application. Before his current position, in his career, he served successively as head of Bosch micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) design, Vice President of Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) solutions for automated driving in Germany. He holds 10+ patents in MEMS and semiconductor technology and has published several scientific papers.

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Member Ticket

For AmCham card-holding members to register.

Member Price Complimentary
Member Company Employee Ticket

For AmCham member company employees to register.

Standard Price Complimentary
SingCham Member Ticket

For SingCham members to register.

Standard Price Complimentary
Non-member Ticket
Standard Price RMB 200


Sangha Retreat Auditorium (音昱水中天讲堂)

South Gate. 199 Yangcheng Ring Road Suzhou SIP 苏州市工业园区阳澄环路199号南门
Suzhou, Jiangsu, China

If you have any questions please contact Ailva Tan

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