IndustryForum Automotive

Overcoming Uncertainty And Accelerating Into The New Decade

How far can digitalization go in the automobile industry? What new automotive developments are in store for the future? Join us virtually at IndustryForum Automotive, where we gather top C-level executives and key decision makers from leading organizations in the German sector. Gain insights on the latest developments, from high-tech automotive products to future transport solutions, such as autonomous driving technology and e-mobility. Develop long-term partnerships and growth strategies through pre-booked 1-to-1 virtual meetings for a thought-provoking and riveting online sessions.

December 02, 2020


Speakers & Chairperson

Andreas Klein

Member Digital Thinktank Fraunhofer IEM
Fraunhofer-Institut für Entwurfstechnik Mechatronik IEM

Michael Würtenberger

VP Research E/E Architecture Technologies
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG

Elektra A. Kountouris

Vice President Global Marketing & Communication
Schaeffler AG

Lars Eiermann

Vice President Engineering Strategy & Steering (EZS)
MAN Truck & Bus SE

Christoph Riester

VP Engineering Battery
Dräxlmaier Group

Arno Kühn

Head of Strategic Product and Corporate Design
Fraunhofer-Institut für Entwurfstechnik Mechatronik IEM

Event Attendees Include

Webasto SE
Group Director Purchasing Capital Invest, Services & MRO
Robert Bosch GmbH
Director, Value Stream Management
Magna Steyr AG & Co KG
Head of Strategy
Daimler AG
Head of Transportation Sourcing & Quality/Worldwide Transportation.
Webasto SE
Vice President Battery Systems
Dräxlmaier Group
Head of Corporate Marketing & Communication / Vice President
Audi AG
Head of Supplier Quality Ingolstadt Drive
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG
Business Unit Development BMW Group: Research, New Technologies, Innovations
Volkswagen Original Teile Logistik GmbH & Co. KG, Baunatal
Head of Information Systems
Vibracoustic AG & CO. KG
Senior Director Business Development
Continental Automotive GmbH
Head of Project & Process Management
Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
Head of Functional Safety
Continental AG
Head of Systems Engineering
Fraunhofer-Institut für Entwurfstechnik Mechatronik IEM
Member Digital Thinktank Fraunhofer IEM
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG
Head of Ambient Light, Interieur Light, Nightdesig
Robert Bosch GmbH
Director Purchasing Quality Management (PUQ) Automotive Aftermarket
Volkswagen Bildungsinstitut GmbH
Head of Consultancy Services
Dräxlmaier Group
VP Engineering Battery
Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket GmbH & Co. KG
Head of Quality Management
Faurecia Automotive GmbH
Executive Vice President Group Operations (COO)
Leoni AG
Vice President R&D - Wiring Systems Division
Continental Automotive GmbH
Segment Head Strategy, Sales & Portfolio
Event Themes

In Discussion

The Auto Dealer of Tomorrow - Markets, Services and New Business Models

The Auto Maker of Tomorrow - The Renaissance of The Industry 4.0 Hype or It's Last Days?

The Auto Manager of Tomorrow - Strategies in Times of Uncertainty, Protectionism and Political Instability

The Powertrain of Tomorrow - Overcoming Challenges in Scaling E-mobility

The Car Driving of Tomorrow - Automated or Autonomous?

Event Partners

Solution Providers

Spotlight Videos

Invest Lithuania
T-Systems GmbH
Vodafone Group Services GmbH


Alternative drives: is Germany ready for nationwide e-mobility?
Autonomous Driving: Are all stakeholders ready or is there a lull in the hype?
Breaking up old structures to find an agile way to have a competitive and successful future
Emerging Tech: Where are we moving next?

Speakers & Chairperson

Maria Granberg
Maria Granberg Adventures
Bodo Bokämper
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG
Jan Strobel
BDEW Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft e. V.
Guido Degen
GKN Powder Metallurgy Holding GmbH
Goetz von Esebeck
Andreas Kammel
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Driving The Future: Insights Of The German Automotive Industry

Germany has always been synonymous with the automotive industry. Boasting a massive interconnected web of supply chains, manufacturers, retailers and more, the country has been setting the global pace for innovative and future-oriented car manufacturing.

With roughly 426 billion euros in total sales, 223 billion euros in export value in 2018 and a total workforce of 820,000, the auto market is a key economic factor for the German economy. But as auto trends shift towards greener transportation and smart digitized factories, how is the German auto industry evolving towards change?

Find out the emerging investments and technologies of German auto leaders in our newest trend report, Driving The Future: Insights Of The German Automotive Industry. Discover their business strategies in the development of autonomous and electric vehicles, and be one of the first to learn about their key focus areas and projects.

Here are the report key takeaways:


The call for a connected car ecosystem is giving rise to the use of Internet of Things (IoT) among German car makers.

With the acceleration of IoT, data will be the key factor in improving and advancing the German car industry.

Rapidly evolving technology is shifting traditional car manufacturers to transform into fully digitized smart factories.

German auto leaders are taking a major step forward in optimizing their supply chain and procurement processes.
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