Last week brought two highly relevant events in China: the Shanghai auto show, and the dual-track DVN Workshop, live in Shanghai and online for worldwide participants—”Shanghybrid”, in a word.
Today we publish a DVN Report on the 2021 Shanghai Workshop; watch for our DVN Report on the auto show next month. So how did this first-ever hybrid DVN Workshop work out?
We had many more attendees than expected. We blocked the registrations at 200, then 220, and we couldn’t turn away 20 more at the entrance. So 240 attendees were physically present and 80 attendees were on line, most of them from Asia because of the time lag to Europe and the Americas.
Surely the most salient aspect of the event was the content of the 35 lectures. Even for me as the organiser, with knowledge in advance, I got a lot of interesting new information by following them. So many developments and innovations from automakers and suppliers; such fruitful lectures and discussions from regulators. And really a super high level in the Q/A discussions. Yes, I was proud last week of my lighting colleagues.
Another grand success at the Workshop: the expo booths. A video was done in every booth with the presentation of the innovative systems, components, materials, services, and devices. The exhibitors were so happy and we will take all this experience into account to make everything even better for the next DVN Workshop in September near Detroit during NAIAS!
Again, don’t miss downloading the report on the DVN Shanghai workshop. A long report but so fruitful report with all the Q/A discussion at the end of each session summary. A lot of information to get and to share inside your company!