IFR press release

Joint CRIA-IFR CEO Round Table at CIROS Show in Shanghai on 8th July

Topic: "International Visions on the Robot Market of China"

June 2014

One of the main focal points of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) is the promotion of the global robotics industry.

Since 2010, once a year the IFR organizes a press event called "IFR CEO Round Table" discussion with robot suppliers. The CRIA-IFR CEO Round Table is organized in co-operation with the Chinese Robot Industry Alliance (CRIA) who is sponsoring the event.


8th July 2014, 13:00-15:40 hrs


CRIA-IFR CEO Round Table


International Visions on the Robot Market of China

Sponsored by:

International Federation of Robotics(IFR)
China Robotic Industry Alliance(CRIA)


Kerry Hotel Shanghai Pudong


  • Introduction and Moderation by Song Xiaogang, Executive Chairman and Secretary of CRIA
  • Welcome address by Arturo Baroncelli, President of IFR
  • Welcome address by Dr. Qu Daokui, Chairman of CRIA
  • Presentation of the preliminary results on World Robotics Industrial Robots 2014 by Dr. Andreas Bauer, Chairman Robot Suppliers Group of IFR
  • Presentation of the Chinese robot statistics by Li Xiaojia, Deputy Group Director of CRIA statistics working group
  • Questions of the audience, free talking (45 minutes)

 CEO Round Table panel

Qi Yiqi, Local Product Group (LPG) Manager, ABB Engineering (Shanghai) Ltd.

 Dr. Stefan Sack, CEO, Comau (Shanghai) Engineering Co.

Qian Hui, President, SHANGHAI-FANUC Robotics

Kong Bing, CEO, KUKA Robotics China Co., Ltd.

Seigo Nishikawa, Director General Manager, Robot Business Management Department, Yaskawa Electric (China) Co. LTD.

Dr. Qu Daokui, President, SIASUN 

Li Boji, Assistant Managing Director, GSK CNC Equipment Co., LTD

Xu Lijin, President of Anhui Efort Intelligent Equipment Co.,Ltd

Dr. Wang Jiegao, Vice President of ESTUN Automation Co., Ltd

There will be simultaneous translation English/Chinese.