China Workshop 2016

Held in conjunction with the ITS Shenzhen Expo on the 17th of June 2016

Partnering with the GNSS & LBS Association of China (GLAC) and the ITS Association of Shenzhen, China co-organised the International Forum of GNSS on June 17th, 2016 in Shenzhen, China. The forum was held in the context of the ITS Shenzhen Expo, which focused on GNSS applications in the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) field. 

Ms. Francine Hadjisotiriou, the General Manager of the South China Office of the European Chamber gave a welcome speech on behalf of Ms. Fiammetta Diani, the Deputy Head of Market Development of GSA briefly introduced the current statues of the Galileo system and its related services, along with the eCall system. Besides, she also presented the potential opportunities for Chinese industry to join the GSA’s Galileo Testing Campaign to optimize Galileo performance, and the international opportunities offered by Horizon 2020 in GNSS R&D cooperation. Dr. Miao Qianjun, the Secretary General of GLAC presented the “One Hundred Cities, One Hundred Applications” Action Plan, which was initiated by GLAC to promote the industry development of GNSS & LBS. He welcomed the European companies to join the plan and to work with Chinese industry emphasising the impotence of cooperation between and GLAC. Global Coordinator of the project, Mr. Rainer Horn then presented an overview of the project followed by selected industry participants from Deutsche Telekom, SAP and several Chinese companies who presented their industry solutions and applications based on GNSS.

Furthermore, one day prior to the forum, the delegation visited the ZTE corporation and met with the representatives from the microelectronics department and NEV Team. An introduction to the project was given and potential opportunities for ZTE to join the GSA’s Galileo Testing Campaign were elaborated.

Following the company visit, the delegation met at a roundtable with GLAC, the ITS Association of Shenzhen and several key industry players. The participants presented their companies and its main business, while actively exploring the opportunities for increased international cooperation with European players.


Finally, meetings with chipset companies for potential involvement in the GSA’s Galileo Testing campaign proved successful. Two Chinese companies, Spreadtrum and Mengxin Technology expressed their strong interests to get involved.
 is funded by the European Union within Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, under grant agreement no 641615.