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Organizing Committee Honorary Chairman
  Mr. Songde Ma     Vice Minister of Ministry of Science and Technology, P.R.C.
  Mr. Jingrong Xie    Vice Director-General of State Bureau of Surveying & Mapping
  Ms. Junqi Yan      Vice Mayor of Shanghai Municipal People's Government

Organizing Committee Co-Chairman
  Mr. Xiaohan Liao    Deputy Director-General of Department of High & New Technology Development and Industrialization, Ministry of Science and Technology, P.R.C.
  Mr. Yongxiong Li     Director General of Department of Map Management, State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping
  Mr. Kehong Chen    Vice Chairman of Science & Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality

Expert Committee Chairman (China)
  Mr. Jingnan Liu    President of Wuhan University; Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering

Expert Committee Chairman (Overseas)
  Mr. Bernhard Hofmann-Wellenhof    Director of the Institute of Navigation and Satellite Geodesy of the Graz University of Technology; Founder of the Austrian Institute of Navigation

Time
  November 16th-17th (Thursday and Friday), 2006

Organizer
  Department of High & New Tech. Development and Industrialization, Ministry of Science and Technology
  Department of Map Management, State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping
  Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality

 
Overview
2006 NaviForum Shanghai & Display of International Individual Navigation and Entertainment Products, following the same event in 2004 and 2005, was successfully held in Shanghai on Dec. 16th – 17th, 2007.
Mr. Jianlin Cao, Vice Minister of Ministry of Science and Technology; Mr. Jingrong Xie, Vice Director General of State Bureau of Surveying & Mapping and Ms. Junqi Yan, Vice Mayor of Shanghai Municipal People's Government gave keynote speeches at the forum, extending the government's close attention to China navigation industry and support to NaviForum. The forum attracted 618 attendees of the domestic and international navigation communities, and 118 of them were foreign guests, accounting for 20% of all the attendees.
A total of 88 speakers gave speeches at the forum, including 36 foreign speakers, which was 41% of the total. The speech, Seamless Connectivity & Always On - Shaping Future Automotive Infotainment, which was given by Dr. Jeff Zhou, Vice President Strategy and Marketing of Division Infotainment Solutions, Siemens VDO was voted by the whole audience as the"Best Speech".
The Display of International Individual Navigation and Entertainment Products held simultaneously won praise from the consumers as well. Over 2000 person-times visited the display during the short period of 2 days. At the Voting for Consumers' Favorite Navigation Product, as IDG's statistics show, the Shinco GM-410C navigator beat other 14 competing products with voting of 20.3% and was crowned the Consumers' Favorite Navigation Product.
The forum, of a large scale and a high level, also attracts attention of quite a few media companies. Only for the 2 day of forum, more than 40 mainstream media companies had interviews at the site, and more than 100 reports and stories described the event. The enthusiasm of the media shall also enhance the popularity of navigation in China, which is quite in accordance with the forum's intention.
Since the establishment in 2004, NaviForum has won its reputation in the industry, and was also highly praised by neutral appraising organizations. At the 2007 China Auto Industrial Exhibition/Conference Estimation released by a renowned Chinese research company in auto industry, NaviForum Shanghai is appraised with "4-star" in all three aspects: organizing, publicity, and business, ranking the 1st in category "automotive forums and symposiums" in China. Additionally, in category "automotive industrial exhibitions and conferences". NaviForum Shanghai ranks the 3rd among the total of about 200, same ranking as the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition, following the well know Shanghai Auto Show and Xiamen International Auto Show.
NaviForum Shanghai 2006 has not only contributed to the cooperation and communication in the international navigation industry and development of Shanghai navigation technology and industry, but also won high opinion from the government, the industrial consortiums, partners, exhibitors, etc.