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Location – The Ritz-Carlton

Located in the heart of the city overlooking Tianfu Square, and in a place that was once the site of an imperial palace, The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu offers guests an ideal base to explore the best of this amazing city. The hotel features unmatched views of downtown Chengdu together with the comfort, privacy and personalized service offered by Ritz-Carlton hotels worldwide. At the same time, the 5-star hotel also enhances a “Sense of Place” by interpreting the unique Chengdu tea culture through a series of themes guests will experience upon arrival, at check-in and during in-house activities.

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Sichuan Opera and the iconic Giant Pandas are just a few of the amazing cultural and natural interests to be discovered in this exciting city


With an informal drinks reception the evening before the conference and a sumptuous Gala dinner the following night, this convivial, high-quality event will provide numerous opportunities to mingle with the key thought-leaders and managers who are shaping tomorrow’s automotive supply chain in one of the fastest-expanding and most exciting markets on earth.

Chengdu, Sichuan province

This year the conference takes place in Chengdu for the first time. It’s China’s fifth-most populous city but Chengdu still leaves plenty of room for what matters most. From endangered giant pandas and an offering of sizzling Sichuan cuisine to a bona fide historical legacy and admirable green spaces, this city in south-west China is packed full of first-class attractions.

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Chengdu is the provincial capital of Sichuan province and is a major city in Western China. Benefiting from Dujiangyan Irrigation Project which was constructed in 256 B.C., Sichuan Province is reputed as “Tian Fu Zhi Guo”, literally a place richly endowed with natural resources. Chengdu, as the capital, is extremely productive. It holds sub-provincial administrative status and is one of the most important economic, financial, commercial, cultural, transportation, and communication centers in Western China.

Chengdu is the earliest settlement in Southwest China and is a famous cultural city with a recorded history of more than 2,300 years, although there is evidence of human habitation there 3,700 – 4,500 years ago. Nowadays however, the city is home to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, one of the 40 busiest airports in the world, and Chengdu Railway Station, one of the six biggest railway stations in China. The city also hosts many international companies and more than 12 consulates. More than 260 Fortune 500 companies have established branches in Chengdu due to huge demand of Western China.

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