Tomorrow the DVN Tokyo Workshop will get under way with 235 registrations. Automakers, lamp setmakers, light source suppliers, technical standards people, regulators, and academics will all be present.
I must start off with an apology for the crowd; at the start we planned for 180 attendees—already a big increase over the previous Tokyo worshop’s count of 130. We stoped registrations at 210, but day after day, VIPs from around the industry asked to attend and it was difficult to turn them away. So we’ve got a full hundred more people than at the last Tokyo workshop, and things are a little tight in terms of elbow room. We thank all attendees for their gracious patience.
Many interesting lectures will be presented, and attendees will have the opportunity to discover a wide array of new innovations in the 18 expo booths.
In this week’s newsletter, we present Xingyu—the largest domestic vehicle lighting manufacturer in China—and Sally Zhou, their dynamic board chair. Xingyu Lighting was established in 1993. They are a listed company designing and manufacturing automotive lights in Changzhou, 160 km west of Shanghai. By the end of 2012, Xingyu lighting occupied a production area of 7.5 hectares with a workforce of 2300.
They strive to be the leading enterprise of the automotive supply industry in China and to realise their mission, “Xingyu Lighting–Brighten the World”.
Do give a read to the very interesting interview of Sally Zhou.
Also take a few minutes to read one of the most important reports concerning the future of automotive lighting achieved with meetings of our community’s great minds around the world.
DVN Editor in Chief