International Forum on "Export of China’s automobiles and the strategic positioning of Hong Kong"
International MotorXpo Hong Kong 2023
14 December 2023 (Thursday)



Moderator and Speaker

13:45 – 14:15

Registration and guest reception

14:15 – 14:20

Forum Opening


14:20 – 14:40

Keynote Speech

“Explore the future: the globalisation Of Chinese automobiles and export of new energy vehicles (Directions)”

  • Dr. Bernard Chan, Under Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development, HKSAR Government

  • Fu Bingfeng, Executive Vice President and Secretary-General, China Association of Automobile Manufacturers

14:40 – 16:00

Session 1:

Challenges and opportunities faced by exports of China’s new energy vehicles


Mainland China has one of the fastest-growing EV markets in the world, thanks to strong government support. Competition in the global automotive industry will intensify, so automakers are aggressively expanding their global footprint. How does Mainland China lead various trends in the process of vehicle electrification? How will it affect the global market? What are the overseas market expansion blueprint and brand strategies of independent brands in Mainland China.


  • Xu Haidong, Deputy Chief Engineer, China Association of Automobile Manufacturers

 Guest Speakers:

  • Luo Hao, Assistant General Manager, Brand & Public Relations, BYD Auto Co. Ltd.
  • Chen Gang, Director, International Branding & Marketing, SAIC Motor Corporation
  • Zack Liu, General Manager, Seres Motor Group Hong Kong
  • Fei Lau, SVP, Sustainability Strategy, BOCHK
  • Zhou Mengxi, Associate Partner, Roland Berger

16:00 – 16:15

Coffee Break

16:15 – 17:35

Session 2:


The Role of Hong Kong in the Blueprint of Chinese Electric Vehicles Going Global


In the process of globalisation of Mainland China’s electric vehicle industry, what is the key market and product positioning in the future? With the growth of China’s electric vehicle industry, how should Chinese car manufacturers deal with the competition of international brands in other aspects?

As an international financial and trade centre, as well as a super middleman, what role can Hong Kong play in the general trend of Mainland China’s electric vehicles “going global”? How to find out our own strategic positioning?


  • Benjamin Wong, Vice President (Advanced Manufacturing and New Energy Technology), Office for Attracting Strategic Enterprises (OASES), HKSAR Government

Guest Speakers:

  • Tae Yoo, Co-Head, Asset Accumulations, Sales and Marketing Department, HKEx (or Representative)
  • Dr Lawrence Cheung, CIO, Hong Kong Productivity Council/ CEO, Automotive Platforms and Application Systems R&D Centre, Hong Kong Productivity Council
  • Dr Lawrence Poon, Head of Innovative Technology and CEO Adviser of Applied R&D, ASTRI
  • Andy Wong, Commercial Director, Inchcape Greater China

17:35 – 18:00

Plaque Unveiling Ceremony

  • For the establishment of China Automotive Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan Centre and New Energy Research Center
  • China Association of Automobile Manufacturers Hong Kong Information Service Centre
  • China Certification and Inspection Group