The Detroit Chinese Business Association (DCBA) in Troy and the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce in Livonia are hosting the US China Auto Expo Forum from Nov. 7-9 at the Edward Hotel and Conference Center in Dearborn.
According to the DCBA, some 200 attendees will include representative from more than 35 OEM suppliers from China, as well as officials from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and China Auto Industry Investment and Development Ltd. (Wuxi).
Keynote speakers and forum presenters will include David Andrea, executive vice president of research for the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) in Ann Arbor; Michael H. Belzer, associate professor of economics at Wayne State University in Detroit; Jeanne Broad, international trade manager at Michigan Economic Development Corp. in Lansing; among others.
Topics to be addressed include automotive, casting, forging, electronics, plastic molding, tooling, electric charging stations, and more. The three-day event includes a delegation reception and banquet on Nov. 7, an auto trade show, technical conference, and speed matchmaking sessions on Nov. 8, and site visits to select companies, The Henry Ford Rouge Factory Tour, and a farewell reception and dinner on Nov. 9.
“This will be a nearly unprecedented opportunity for Michigan based companies seeking to make the right connections to take their products to the Chinese market or find Chinese investors to expand their operations,” says Brian Gao, president of the DCBA.
Most of the activities are free to those who pre-register at DCBA.