Bill Russo to Speak on Green Mobility at Automotive Steel Conference

Guangzhou, China, November 21, 2013

In the context of a sustainable world and increasing environmental pressure from the government, green manufacturing has become a prerequisite for all industrial sectors to achieve sustainable development. Steel and automotive sectors are playing a critical role to support the sustainability of the entire society. Regulations on environmental protection are getting increasingly stringent to the two sectors. Facilitating collaboration between the two sectors is becoming an important item in the agenda of relevant government agencies, market players and research organizations.

To promote Green Manufacturing and enhance collaboration between the two sectors, the World Steel Association has decided to hold a conference in Sheraton Guangzhou Hotel on 21 November 2013 in Guangzhou, China. The conference will be co-organized by China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) and the Automotive Council of China Council For The Promotion Of International Trade (AC-CCPIT). The conference will be followed by the 11th China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition (Guangzhou Auto Show) which is one of the most famous auto shows in China.

The theme of the conference is Green Manufacturing – the Future of Steel and Automotive. Invited speakers include some famed experts from the Chinese government, steel producers, automotive manufacturers and research institutes. A focus of the conference is to discuss how the steel industry can support the automotive industry to address the environmental challenges by promoting green manufacturing. Executive level officials from World Steel Association, CISA and AC-CCPIT will preside over the event and deliver keynote speeches. To help the participants have a close look at the most up to date development of the automotive industry, a visit to the Guangzhou Auto Show will be organized on 22 November.

For any questions about the conference, please contact the conference secretariat:

World Steel Association contact:
Ms Grace Liu
Tel: +86 10-64646733 ext. 103, Fax: +86 10-64646744Emailliu@worldsteel.org

CISA contact:
Ms Cheng Hong
Tel: +86 10-65131935, Fax: +86 10 65130074, Email: chengh@mcchina.org.cn
 Provisional agenda

November 20 (Wednesday)
12:00-19:00 Conference registration
19:00-21:00 Welcome buffet (sponsored by Shougang Group)

November 21 (Thursday)

Moderator: Dr. Edwin Basson, Director General of World Steel Association
09:00-09:10  Opening address (Joon-Yang Chung, Chairman of World Steel Association,
                                                   Chairman and CEO of POSCO)
09:10-09:20  Welcome address (Zhang Changfu, Secretary General of CISA)
09:20-09:30  Welcome address (Wang Xia, President of AC-CCPIT)
09:30-09:50  Keynote speech_Trend of materials policy in China (MIIT, TBC)
09:50-10:20  Outlook of China automotive industry (Wang Xia, President of AC-CCPIT)
10:20-10:40  Coffee break
10:40-11:10  Potential improvement in performance of auto steel  (Prof Kang Yonglin, CSM, University of Science & Technology Beijing)
11:10-11:40  Trend in car design concept (Prof Zhao Fuquan, Tsinghua University)
11:40-12:10  New certification system for green design of cars (Zheng Naijin, Chief Engineer
12:10-12:30  Q&A

12:30-14:00  Buffet lunch

Moderator: Mr. Zhang Changfu, Secretary General of CISA
14:00-14:30  Steel’s actions toward greener cars (Bill Russo, Advisor of WorldAutoSteel)
14:30-15:00  Shougang’s achievement in R&D for auto steel (Shougang Group)
15:00-15:30  Coffee break
15:30-16:00  Materials choice – a carmaker’s perspective (a Chinese carmaker)
16:00-16:30  Development of new application for auto steel (POSCO)
16:30-17:00  Sustainable steel solutions for Chinese cars (Baosteel)
17:00-17:30  Q&A

19:00-21:00 Conference dinner (sponsored by Shougang Group)

November 22 (Friday)
09:00-16:00  Visit to Guangzhou Auto Show (by bus organized by the secretariat)

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