Car Design Night Beijing 16




The entire team at Car Design News would like to thank you for attending this year's Car Design Night Beijing. We hope you had a fantastic evening with industry friends and colleagues.

Your feedback and suggestions are important to us so please contact any of us if you have any comments or suggestions.

To view the library of photographs from the event please click here.

We look forward to seeing you in Shanghai next year.


To ensure we provide a networking event of the highest level, entrance to this event is closely managed using an approval process.

Car Design Night is specifically for designers from OEMs and guests must be aware that entrance on the night is restricted to this group. CDN therefore reserves the right to refuse admission.


Car Design Night presents:


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What does luxury mean today? It stands for an extraordinary voyage through products and experiences, celebrating the most precious beauty, the highest levels of performance, the most outstanding creations, and a more recent but fundamental element - respect for the environment.

Alcantara is a material which graces the most luxurious creations in various fields of application. It is used in the seats and upholstery of modern cars, for public and private furniture, and as articles of clothing and accessories. Being refined, elegant and available in a wide range of colours and textures, Alcantara is a natural choice for those who want to get the most from the products they use every day.

Its beauty is not something ephemeral or delicate, but persists over time; its softness to the touch is not lost, even after many washes.

Alcantara’s environmental credentials are attested by its coveted Carbon Neutrality certification, awarded since 2009 to a company which quantifies, reduces and compensates for all the CO2 emissions deriving from the whole product lifecycle, from cradle to grave.

It’s hard to imagine a world without Alcantara.

Alcantara. Can you imagine?

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Gold Partners


Autodesk helps people imagine, design and create a better world. Everyone - from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists - uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges.

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The Foundry is a leading global developer of creative software used to deliver high-end visual and 3D effects for the design, visualization and entertainment industries. We create innovative, cross-departmental software solutions for design-driven organizations that tighten, quantify and enrich the feedback loop throughout the design process. Our approach provides insight and then employs a unique combination of experience, technology and knowledge to ensure the most efficient and creative outcomes.

Clients include Pixar, Mercedes-Benz, ILM, Double Negative, The Moving Picture Company, Walt Disney Animation, Weta Digital, Framestore, Sony Pictures Imageworks and Skullcandy.

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Applus IDIADA, a global partner to the automotive industry worldwide provides design, engineering, testing and homologation services that fit our customer needs. Our success in product development is built on a blend of highly experienced and motivated engineers and state-of-the-art test and development facilities ensuring our clients receive fast and customized services. We have an international network of subsidiaries and branch offices in 23 countries including Spain, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Belgium, UK, Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, China, India, Malaysia, Brazil, USA and South Africa. 

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Link Motion is a spin-off out of software and hardware companies who have worked in the automotive industry for over a decade. Link Motion is an optimized software and hardware vehicle platform, which helps car manufacturers in the creation of cost-optimized and secure in-car infotainment systems. We employ around 60 people and our product development center is located in Finland. Our goal is to provide mobility for everyone in a cost-efficient and secure way, and become a leading in-vehicle platform provider.

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Silver Partner



Founded in 2009 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Bitauto Holdings and voted the ‘No. 1 Brand among China's Automobile Virtual Image Application Solution Providers’, our specialists have provided design, marketing and PR teams with the latest in interactive virtual reality and alternative reality experiences for point-of-sale showrooms, online and offline product configurators, TV commercials, web specials, and world premiere product launches on more than 240 vehicle lines for more than 50 automotive brands. While rooted in the automotive industry, we have rapidly expanded our offerings to include the yacht and boat, railway, aviation, architecture, fashion and apparel, feature film, and consumer electronics industries. WE ARE BITONE.

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BASF is the world’s leading chemical supplier to the automotive industry. With the most extensive chemical product portfolio in the industry, BASF develops chemistry-driven innovation for lightweighting, electromobility, lower emissions and greater design freedom.

At BASF, we don’t do design, but we make design projects more successful with the right materials. Our design consultation centre designfabrik® offers support in every phase of the design process that extends beyond the material selection to component design, the right processing methods as well as the choice of surfaces and colours. You can count on our chemistry and expertise to bridge the gap between the creative ideas of designers and the possibilities of materials.

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Xiaopeng Auto is an innovative internet based electric car company founded in mid-2014. We aim to integrate 'internet plus', 'big data' and ‘O2O' (online to offline). We are dedicated to using new technology, craftsmanship and business models to make future vehicles for the young generation. We are committed to creating a whole new experience for our customers, from when they buy their cars to when they drive them.

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Venue Support





Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts,
No 8 Huajiadi Nan Street, Chaoyang District,
Beijing 100102

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Image gallery from CDN Beijing 2016


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