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US-China Clean Truck and Bus Summit 2013 Agenda & Presentations
Building Partnerships in Clean Technologies and Fuels

October 22-24, 2013
Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel
Shanghai, China

DAY 1
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22

9:00 – 9:15 WELCOME REMARKS
Kevin Beaty, Vice President, CALSTART

9:15 – 10:30 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

o    QIAN Minghua, Director, Division of Automotive Industry, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)
o     Ma Xing Fa, Secretary General, Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Commission
o   Bill DING, Global Principal, AT Kearney Consulting

10:30 – 11:15 Hybrid and Electric Commercial Vehicle Policy Trends
A robust discussion among US and China government and industry leaders on the role and impact of government regulatory policy on driving change for cleaner hybrid and electric technologies. What are the current policies in each country and the trends for future policy plans? What are some programs being used to accelerate clean vehicles in the marketplace today?  What have been the successes and challenges?  What longer term policies are being considered for ensuring commercialization of these technologies beyond incentives?

Moderator: John BOESEL, President & CEO, CALSTART

o    Dr. GONG Jun, President, Shanghai eDrive
o    John BOESEL, President & CEO, CALSTART
o    LI Qiang, Managing Partner, O’Melveny & Myers China

11:15 AM – 11:30 COFFEE/TEA BREAK

11:30 – 12:30 Electric and Hybrid Commercial Vehicle Technologies and Products
US and China truck and bus OEMs, suppliers, and fleets assess the current state of technologies and products being developed and manufactured in each country, best “real world” applications, and fleet reactions to using these advanced clean technologies.

Moderator:  Alysha WEBB, Publisher China-EV Blog

o    HUANG Miko , Engineering Manager, Hybrid Power System , Eaton Corporation
o    Rob DELCORE, Director, Business Development, Hydrogenics Power Systems 
o    Tim Reeser, President, Lightning Hybrids
o    SONG Zhongkai, Zhongtong Bus Company

12:30 PM – 13:30 LUNCH and NETWORKING

13:30 – 14:45 Electric and Hybrid Commercial Vehicle Technologies and Products (cont)

US and China truck and bus OEMs, suppliers, and fleets assess the current state of technologies and products being developed and manufactured in each country, best “real world” applications, and fleet reactions to using these advanced clean technologies.

Moderator: Kevin BEATY, Vice President, CALSTART

o    LI Qiao, IP and Project Management Director, Tianjin Santroll Electric Automobile Technology Co.
o    ZHENG Zhuoqun, Technical Director, Hengtong Bus Company
o    WANG Qingsheng, General Manager, TSE Battery Company
o    YU Ping, CEO, Jing Jin Electric

14:45– 15:00 COFFEE/TEA BREAK

15:00 – 16:30 Clean Commercial Vehicle Market Responses

What are the markets for New Energy Vehicles and their various segments?  How are US and China market experiences similar and different?  How have the fleets in each country shaped the market impact of these clean vehicle technologies and fuels?  US and China truck and bus OEMs, suppliers, and fleets discuss how the markets in the US and China have taken shape with each technology and fuel, including the best market opportunities.

Moderator: Bill Van Amburg, Executive Vice President, CALSTART

o    Rob EARLEY, Transportation Program Manager, Clean Air Asia
o    WANG Lixin, Managing Director, CITIC Guangzhou Xintong Logistics
o    CHEN Tianqi, Chief Operating Officer, Shanghai Fucang Logistics Company

16:30 – 18:30 AFTERNOON NETWORKING SESSIONS (Summit sponsors had first priority.

16:30 – 18:30 WELCOMING RECEPTION

SPONSORED BY O’MELVENY & MYERS, LLP

DAY 2
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23

MORNING FOCUS:  Medium and Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Commercial Trucks and Buses – A Look at Policy Trends, Technologies, Products, and Markets in the US and China


9:00 – 9:30 Keynote Speaker
Michael WALSER, Executive Vice President, Enovation Controls

9:10 – 10:30 Natural Gas Commercial Vehicle Policy Trends
Natural gas (NG) use as a transportation fuel has soared in the past few years as global gas supplies have become more abundant.  What policies have helped move NG to the forefront for use in commercial vehicles?  How is each country addressing the use and availability of natural gas for transportation?  What policies are successful and where are improvements needed?  US and Chinese government and industry leaders will explore these questions.

Moderator: YANG Fuyuan, US-China Thrust Area Leader for Clean Combustion, US-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC), Tsinghua University

o    WANG Xueping, Director of Standard and Regulation Research Division, Auto Standardization Research Institute, CATARC
o    MU Yun, Board of Director, OEM GROUP GM, Shanghai Exon Gas Equipment Co, Ltd.,
o    LUI Jun, Vice General Manager , Chongqing Dinghui vehicle gas system Co, Ltd.
o    TAN Jie, Senior Economic Analyst, SINOPEC

10:30 – 10:45 COFFEE/TEA BREAK

10:45 – 12:15 Natural Gas Commercial Vehicle Technologies and Products

US and China truck and bus OEMs, suppliers, and fleets assess the current state of natural gas engines and fuel storage being developed and manufactured in each country and the subjects of price, performance, and availability. There are discrepancies in all three areas – what accounts for this?  What are some opportunities for partnerships between US and Chinese companies to overcome barriers and deploy more natural gas in commercial trucks and buses?

Moderator:  Kevin Beaty, Vice President, CALSTART

o    JIANG Zaixian, Vice President, Powertrain Division, Sinotruck
o    Mats ROSENQUIST, Director, Technology Strategy, Asia, Volvo
o    Liu Kai, Chief Designer, Shanghai Diesel Engine Company
o    YANG Fuyuan, US-China Thrust Area Leader for Clean Combustion, US-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC), Tsinghua University
o    ZHU Bo, Vice President-China, Westport Innovations Inc.
o    Casey MULDER, Casey, Product Line Manager On-Highway Gas Engine Systems, Woodward

12:15 – 13:15 LUNCH AND NETWORKING

AFTERNOON FOCUS:  Medium and Heavy-Duty Clean Diesel Commercial Trucks and Buses – A Look at Policy Trends, Technologies, Products, and Markets in the US and China

13:15 – 14:30 Clean Diesel Commercial Vehicle Policy Trends  

Clean diesel cannot be overlooked as a critical element of a cohesive energy and environmental policy for driving advanced commercial vehicle technologies.  The challenge of implementing low sulfur diesel fuel to enable advancements in engine technology has been successfully addressed in Europe and the US, yet continues to be problematic for China.  

Moderator:  GONG Huiming, Program Director, Transportation, Energy Foundation China

o    DING Yan, Deputy Director, Ministry Environmental Protection – Vehicle Emission Control Center
o    AN Feng, President, Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation (iCET)
o    WU Zhijun, Deputy Dean of School of Automotive Studies, Tongji University

14:30 – 14:45 COFFEE/TEA BREAK

14:45 – 16:00 Clean Diesel Commercial Vehicle Technologies and Products

The lack of availability of low sulfur diesel fuel in China has had a significant impact on the deployment of clean diesel technologies which cannot operate effectively without low sulfur fuel.  What are the fundamental practical problems and possible technology solutions?  How can the US experience provide “lessons learned” for China to consider as it works through the transition to a low sulfur fuel infrastructure? What are the opportunities for US-China partnerships in clean diesel technologies and fuel?

Moderator:  AN Feng, President, Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation (iCET)

o    CHAI Yongquan, Chief Engineer, Cummins Emission Solutions China
o    Dr. Jim YAN , Vice President, Engineering, Navistar China
o    Vanessa SUMMERS, Partner, Global DPF
o    Timothy Lee--Clean Diesel Commericial Vehicle Techs and Products

16:30 – 18:30 AFTERNOON NETWORKING SESSIONS (Summit sponsors had first priority)

18:00 PM Free Evening – Private Company Dinners Encouraged

DAY 3
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24


FOCUS: Technology Tour

Shanghai eDrive Site Visit

8:30 a.m. – Board bus
9:00 a.m. – Depart for Shanghai eDrive
10:00 a.m. – Arrive at Shanghai eDrive
10:00 - 11:00 – Tour Shanghai eDrive
11:00 – Board the bus back to hotel
11:30 – Depart for hotel
12:30 – Arrive at hotel