AIC-Automotive Intelligence Center, in collaboration with the European Commission – DG Enterprise and Industry, organize the AIC FORUM. Following last year’s success, the conference is going to be held at AUTOWORLD in Brussels on 5th November. The AIC FORUM connects government representatives, vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, universities, research centers, etc. in order to exchange experiences and find common ground in the ongoing evolution of the automotive sector.
On this occasion the theme for discussion is “DIFFERENTIATION AS STRATEGY FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY”.
09:15 - 09:30 Attendee arrival
09:30 - 09:40 Welcome – Ines Anitua, CEO - AIC–Automotive Intelligence CenterGlobal Future of the Automotive Sector and European guidelines to support differentiation strategies
09: 40 - 10:00 Daniel Calleja, General Manager - CE DG Enterprise. EU Policies to develop a strong automotive industry
10:00 - 10:20 Dominique Ristori, General Manager, European Commission - Joint Research Center. Scientific Support to Automotive Sector
10:20 - 10:30 Q&A
Differentiation as strategy in funding / financing and organization
10:30 - 10:50 Thomas Barrett, Director Advisory Services - European Investment Bank. European support for innovation
10:50 - 11:10 Oskar Goitia, Vice-President - Mondragón Automoción & Board Member CLEPA. Mondragon sustainable innovation
11:10 - 11:20 Q&A
11:20 - 11:40 Coffee Break
Differentiation as strategy in product / market / technology
11:40 - 12:00 Mikel Lorente, Technical Manager - AIC-Automotive Intelligence Center. Managing differentiation in the automotive industry: Challenges and opportunities
12:00 - 12:20 Jean Luc di Paola Galloni, Group Corporate Vice-President, Sustainable Development and External Affairs - VALEO. Differentiation as sustainable and innovative Tier 1
12:20 - 12:40 Mark Adams, Vice-President, Strategic Relationship Management, Corporate and Business Planning- TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE. Always a better way!
12:40 - 12:50 Q&A
12:50 - 13:10 Forum debate & conclusions
Conferences moderated by Ivan Hodac, Former ACEA's Secretary General and member of the Board of Directors, Aspen Institute Prague
13:10 - 14:00 Networking lunch
Lmited seating capacity