- Addressing the chip shortage
- Reshoring supply chains
- Digitising supply chains
- The future of global trade
- Creating a circular supply chain
- Finance models and subscription services
- Retail in the Metaverse
- Customer-centric retail: online versus in-person
- Successful fleet management
- In-car payments
- The growing second hand market
- Monetising data
- In-car services
- Cyber security
- The impact of raw material shortages
- Finding the best material for performance
- The future of electric car batteries and regulation
- Circular supply chain and battery recycling
- The rise of gigafactories
- Digital twins and sustainable car design
- Creating smarter and more energy efficient factories
- The future workforce and tackling the skills shortage
- Keeping ahead of innovation and what's next in Web 3.0
- Making autonomous vehicles a reality
- Shared mobility
- Transforming public transport
- Charging infrastructure
- Creating smart and efficient future cities
New for 2023, this years’ agenda will feature parallel streams of content enabling delegates to delve into the sessions most relevant to their line of business.
On top of geopolitical tensions, semiconductor and raw material shortages continue to cause huge delays and disruption to the automotive industry supply chain. The automotive sector needs to shift to a constant state of crisis management and learn how to minimise the impact of future disruptions. What does a future car supply chain look like? Does it involve closer integration between partners and suppliers? How can it become more sustainable?
Audience: Chief/Director/Head of: Supply Chain, Trade, Procurement, Purchasing, Sustainability, Operations, Foresight/Risk, Strategy
Retail business models
The traditional model of car ownership has been challenged by the rise of the subscription era, which has led to an increase in consumer behaviour that favours rental and temporary use of services. OEMs and automakers have a unique opportunity to leverage technology and offer novel experiences through the contractual ownership of cars, flexible and on-demand services and car sharing. As the way people buy and use cars is changing, are OEMs replacing the dealer by selling directly to consumers? What guarantees customer loyalty in 2023?
Audience: Dealerships, Fleet, OEMS: Chief/Director/Head: Digital, Experience, Customer, Strategy, Sales, Marketing, Retail
The connected car
Cars can now connect with multiple active devices and networks in and around them, which alongside IoT and 5G is allowing manufacturers to gather enormous amounts of valuable information on their product’s effectiveness and customer use. How can the connected car help create a smarter, safer and more sustainable road experience? What is yet to be done with car connectivity?
Audience: Chief/Director/Head of: Software, Innovation, Insight, Data, Analytics, Autonomous, Connected Vehicles, Connected Customer, Services, Infotainment
Investments in battery gigafactories have neared hundreds of billions, yet the transition to Electric Vehicles has been stalled by raw material and supply chain shortages, leading many to worry about the impact this will have on the rate of EV production needed to hit net-zero targets. How can OEMs and EV battery manufacturers invest in technology and new resources to respond to these challenges? How do you lower the cost of Battery Electric Vehicles, whilst improving the performance and environmental footprint of EV batteries? Are electric cars actually better for the environment?
Audience: Chief/ Director/Head of: Engineering, Scientist, Battery materials, Battery technology, Battery Recycling, Supply chains, Sustainability, Charging & Energy, Energy Storage, R&D, Manufacturing
Smart factories and advanced industrial technologies will be integral to enabling cost savings and higher returns across the automotive industry. On top of this, having a transparent supply chain and resilient operations that are safeguarded against future global crises is becoming more important than ever. With profitability a top priority during economic volatility, are companies more likely to delay investment in new technologies? What does this wave of innovation mean for traditional roles and future engineers?
Audience: Chief/Director/Head of: Powertrain, Manufacturing, Engineering, R&D, Electrification, Digital, Technology, IT, Autonomous
The next stage of the mobility revolution is already being seen in cities across the world, from self-driving cars of the future to emerging mobility technologies - all of which are creating transformative safety and accessibility improvements in urban environments. How can the public and private sectors work together to respond to changes in citizen needs and bring future mobility solutions to life? Will there be cars in the future?
Audience: Chief/Director/Head of: Transit & Shared Mobility, Autonomous mobility, Charging Infrastructure, Transport, Urban Development, Cities & Local Growth
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