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City hosting U.S.-China vehicle summit

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The city of Indianapolis this week will host the first U.S.-China Advanced Technology Vehicle Summit, bringing together dozens of government officials and auto executives from the United States and China.

The event is set for Thursday and Friday at the downtown Marriott hotel. A delegation of Chinese automakers and Indiana manufacturers of components for hybrid and electric vehicles will meet to share information and explore potential business relationships.

“Last year, we took Indiana’s story to China for the first time,” Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said in a prepared statement. “Now, we’ll welcome our colleagues from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce and representatives from some of the country’s major automakers to Indiana for the first time.”

The Chinese delegation will be led by Wang Chao, the country’s assistant minister of commerce. In all, nearly 100 auto executives representing 15 Chinese automobile companies and government officials will attend the summit.

Participating Indiana manufacturers include Indianapolis-based Allison Transmission and EnerDel; Columbus-based Cummins Inc.; Pendleton-based Remy International; and Delphi Automotive Systems of Kokomo. The companies represent a growing cluster of businesses producing advanced batteries, engines, transmissions and electronics for hybrid and electric vehicles.

Daniels will speak at a welcome dinner Thursday evening at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.

The event will be hosted by the Energy Systems Network, a not-for-profit that promotes growth and commercialization within the clean technologies and energy sectors. The network is an initiative of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership.
 

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