• Will the trend towards globalisation continue to intensify or decline?
  • What effects on vertical integration and production costs can be expected?
  • How will a change in supply chains change logistics processes in the future, such as “just-in-time” and delivery routes such as air, rail, road and water.


  • Production and supply chains in Germany and China in times of Corona. What experiences have been made in China and Europe?
  • What are the new challenges in the field of logistics?
  • Duisburg Port: Case study on successful German-Chinese cooperation in logistics
  • What possibilities and measures are there to make up for lost potential after the shutdowns?
Zhixin Wu

Zhixin Wu reported on the establishment of a new data management system to optimize and secure supply chains in China, the extension of state BEV funding and announced measures to optimize standards for the European automotive industry.

Erich Staake

Erich Staake reported on the first train that arrived in Wuhan in Duisburg 10 days ago since the outbreak of the COVID crisis, the trend that more finished products are currently being transported by rail to China and the potential for optimizing the capacity utilization of freight trains in both directions.

Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Dudenhöffer

Ferdinand Dudenhöffer predicted that China will emerge stronger from the COVID crisis as the locomotive of the global automotive industry. USA remains unpredictable. Just in time will remain with stronger risk coverage and a digitalization of the logistics chain.

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60% of the participants came from China, 40% from Europe. Representatives from IBM, NIO, BMW, Huawei, CFLD German Desk, China Fortune Land Development, China International Promotion Agency, etc.


How do you personally assess the business development in the next 3 months? (24 participants)


cautiously optimistic


very pessimistic