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Driving the industry: the automotive production summit.

The global automotive industry is currently undergoing the most extensive transformation in its history. This change affects manufacturers and suppliers alike, confronts the industry with great challenges and raises questions that can only be answered in a joint effort. Car manufacturers must enter into cross-brand alliances with suppliers and digital players to implement a fundamental transformation of production and logistics in order to remain competitive. The automotive production summit 2020 will address the steps to be taken.

At the very top of the agenda: The transition towards the age of electromobility and the maintenance of an uncompromised quality level combined with cost reductions and increased efficiency. What does it take? Stable and responsive processes, a flexible supply chain, smart technologies and a high level of environmental responsibility to reduce production-related CO2 emissions. At the automotive production summit 2020, numerous top-level industry experts will analyze and discuss what the transformation towards these goals could look like.

The central editorial office of the Automobil Produktion and automotiveIT trade magazines envisioned the automotive production summit as a cross-brand congress to address economic and strategic topics as well as trends in IT. Therefore, the event considers itself a platform for dialogue between board members, executives and technical departments such as production, logistics, purchasing and IT, as well as IT providers and suppliers of equipment and components.


Date: Monday, 7 December 2020 (Summit) and Tuesday, 8 December 2020 (Guided Tours)
Location: Conference Center North
Language: German and English (simultaneous translation)
Access: Paid registration

Congress: December 7, 2020 in the new Messe München Conference Center incl. presentation of the Production Transformation Award

Guided tours: December 8, 2020 – conducted by Automobil Produktion and automotiveIT

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Speaker Lecture
Speaker Nico Feirer,
Head of Global Series Control, Procurement Processes and Systems at Volkswagen Group Procurement
Lecture Keynote:
"ONE—the new connection between VW and its suppliers"
Speaker Ilka Horstmeier,
Division Manager Engines and Electrical Drive Systems, BMW Group, Munich
Lecture "Production flexibility and scalability in volatile environments"
Speaker Peter Kössler,
Member of the Production and Logistics Board at AUDI AG
Lecture "Production digitalization at Audi: How Humans and smart technologies will cooperate in the factory of the future"
Speaker Dr. Mark Mohr,
Vice President Industrial Technology, Head of Projecthouse Automated Operations, ZF Friedrichshafen
Lecture "The strategic expansion of ZF areas of expertise: The ZF model plant"
Speaker Albrecht Reimold,
Member of the Production and Logistics Board at Porsche AG
Lecture Keynote:
"On the path to the zero impact factory"
Speaker Markus Schäfer,
Member of the Divisional Board Mercedes-Benz Cars, Produktion & Supply Chain Management, Daimler AG
Lecture Keynote:
"Smart production—maximum flexibility, complete transparency and high efficiency."
Speaker Prof. Günther Schuh,
Lecture "Offshoring versus reshoring/smart production in the home market"
Speaker Alexander Wortberg,
Operations Director Project Darwin (TN) Jaguar Land Rover (JLR)
Lecture "Connecting engineering and production processes to reach customers faster"
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