Programme - Leading the mobility transformation: The future of the EU auto industry

Wednesday 4 September 2019, 14.00-21.00, at The Square (3 Coudenberg, 1000 Brussels).


Moderator: Katrina Sichel

13.30 - Welcome coffee and registration

14.00 - Part 1:

  • Setting the scene
    • What the auto industry represents today, Animated video
    • Mobility sector at a tipping point: Threats and opportunities for automotive players, Andreas Tschiesner, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
    • Forward-looking mobility now, Anton Nikitin, Head of Sustainable Urban Mobility, City of Vilnius
    • The policy implications of the mobility transformation, Mervi Kaikkonen, Transport Counsellor, Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU
  • The next five years: ACEA’s manifesto, Erik Jonnaert, ACEA Secretary General

15.15 - Coffee break

15.45 - Part 2:

  • Panel discussion I: The Energy Transition
    • Carla Gohin, Vice President Research & Innovation, PSA Group
    • Artur Runge-Metzger, Director, DG Climate Action, European Commission
    • Max Warburton, Vice President, Sanford C Bernstein
    • Egbert Lox, Senior Vice President Government Affairs, Umicore
    • Julia Poliscanova, Director Clean Vehicles & E-mobility, Transport & Environment (T&E)
  • Signing of call for action on deployment of smart charging infrastructure for electric vehicles
    • ACEA, Eurelectric, Transport & Environment (T&E)

  • Panel discussion II: The Digital Transition
    • Christel Plessers, Head of IT European Markets, Mercedes-Benz, Daimler
    • Herald Ruijters, Director, DG Mobility and Transport, European Commission
    • Olle Isaksson, Principal, Strategic Customer Engagements, Ericsson
    • Stéphanie Leonard, Strategic Business Development Manager, TomTom
    • Joost Vantomme, Smart Mobility Director, ACEA

17.50 - Closing remarks

  •  Erik Jonnaert, ACEA Secretary General

18.00 - End of conference


18.00 - Welcome drinks and registration

18.35 - Words of welcome

  • ACEA Secretary General, Erik Jonnaert

18.40 - Welcome address

  • ACEA President and CEO of PSA Group, Carlos Tavares

18.50 - Dinner is served

21.00 - End of reception