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Setting the Automotive Agenda

The automotive industry is in flux. Disrupted by technology and new market entrants, it stands at the cusp of entering a connected, shared, autonomous and electric future. For many of its major stakeholders this shift represents an existential threat.

Automakers are now faced with protecting existing business whilst preparing for seismic change. Somethings however are clear; failure to evolve products and business models will prove fatal. And, timing is everything.

Reuters Events Automotive Summit brings together CEOs, Innovators and Disruptors from across the world, as they take to the stage to set the Automotive Industry agenda for years to come.

This 2-day strategic summit and exhibition will help leaders from across the ecosystem to navigate the emerging tech roadmap, identify the optimal moment to pivot business models and select the best strategic partners to keep auto at the center of the mobility revolution.

Over 2 days, this meeting will delve into focused sessions across:

  • The Car of the Future: Electrification, road to autonomy and future of design
  • The Car in Context: How Automotive fits into the wider mobility movement
  • Connected Customer Experience: Digitalize the driving, engagement and servicing experience
  • Deliver the Future of Automotive Retail: From transactional to an omni-channel customer-centric experience
Not only Hyundai, but all global auto manufacturers have realized that generating revenue solely from selling vehicles is not a sustainable, viable option. It is better to disrupt than being disrupted Dr. Youngcho Chi
Hyundai Motor Group
President & Chief Innovation Officer

Most Senior Collection of Automotive Leaders Ever Seen

Over the coming weeks, we will be showcasing the latest speakers to confirm their dedication and commitment to this year’s congress. Get ready, for the most senior collection of automotive leadership you have ever seen in once place!

Dr. Youngcho Chi
Dr. Youngcho Chi

Hyundai Motor Group

President & Chief Innovation Officer

Larry Dominique
Larry Dominique

PSA North America, Inc.

President and CEO

Scott Keogh
Scott Keogh

Volkswagen Group of America

CEO and President

Ernie Garcia, III
Ernie Garcia, III

Carvana

Chairman and CEO


Astrid Fontaine
Astrid Fontaine

Bentley Motors

Member of the Board People, Digitalization & IT


Daniel Weissland
Daniel Weissland

Audi of America

President

Edwin Olson
Edwin Olson

May Mobility

CEO

Giovanni Palazzo
Giovanni Palazzo

Electrify America

CEO


Ulrich Kranz
Ulrich Kranz

Canoo

CEO

Carla Bailo
Carla Bailo

Center for Automotive Research (CAR)

President and CEO


Reuters Events Automotive Digital Library

Webinars – Fireside Chats – Online Workshops

Reuters Events Automotive is at the center of industry conversations with the most senior executives across the world.

During this time, we want to encourage the automotive industry to continue collaborating and sharing best practices, from the comfort of your own home.

For 2020 we are developing our Reuters Events Digital Library, to unite thousands of leaders in one place to discuss the essential topics of the year.

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Business Critical Agenda: Create the Future of Automotive Together

To truly transform, we must break down silo’s and bring together key discussions to build the future of transport AND exceed customer’s expectations. This comprehensive agenda will address your biggest concerns and challenges across the following key areas:


Agenda at a Glance

The Board Perspective

  • Understand the impact and thrive through a trade war
  • Is OEM consolidation inevitable?
  • How far and how fast should we go with electrification?
  • Are Heartland Americans ready for an electric pickup truck?
  • Make Your Investment Count – Make sure your Capex Bet is Going to Win?
  • Prepare for Cybersecurity risks in a data-driven ecosystem
  • Who’s driving the future of vehicle technology – regulators or consumers?
  • Tackling the ownership of data and unlock monetization opportunities
  • The increasing role of tech giants in the automotive landscape
  • How does the Customer-Centric OEM look today?
  • The road to zero-fatalities: The latest innovation, vision and journey towards autonomy

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The Car of the Future

  • How Far and How Fast Can We Go with Electrification
  • Scale, Commercialize and Build the Infrastructure for Electrification
  • The Autonomous Overview: The Road to Zero-Fatalities
  • Active Safety Innovation: Sensors and AI
  • Designing the car of tomorrow

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The Car in Context

  • Mobility as a service – OEMs role in the new mobility mix
  • Diversify and Unlock New Revenue Streams: Subscription, transportation on demand, rental and car sharing models
  • The Future of Mobility is Data, Not Cars
  • The OEM and city relationship to shape the future mobility infrastructure
  • Working with Dealerships to Enable Mobility

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Connected Customer Experience

  • Personalizing the Customer Experience
  • Data Ownership, Management and Monetization
  • The Latest In-Vehicle Infotainment Practices
  • AR, VR, AI, ML, Edge-computing and HP mapping
  • Embrace OTA to Maintain Performance and Safety

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Deliver the Future of Automotive Retail

  • Aftermarket: Deliver the Ultimate Servicing Experience to Drive Loyalty and Retention
  • Rethink Your Selling Process For C.A.S.E
  • Digitalize Vehicle Sales with The Latest Technology, Virtual Reality and AI
  • Deliver a Seamless Online and Offline Vehicle-Buying Experience
  • Dealership Disruption – The Overview

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Uniting Automotives Key Decision Makers

Key leaders transforming the future of Vehicles, Mobility, CX and Retail will come together to set the benchmark for the year to come. This is the meeting that breaks down silos to ensure all core teams come together including:

CEO, C-Suite & Strategy

Delve deeper into board level priorities to ensure together we can set the precedence for the industry now, tomorrow and the future

 
R&D & Innovation

Hear from your peers who area at the cutting edge of emerging technology, innovative business models and changing consumer demands

Tech, Autonomous & Mobility

Learn from those at the forefront of setting strategy and delivery for connectivity, autonomous driving, car sharing and electric vehicles

Marketing, Sales, Brand & Experience

Join those experts who are creating customer-centric strategies to deliver on experience, service and buying

 
Partners

Connect and partner with the entire automotive ecosystem from tech providers to cities, developers, start-ups and dealers

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Logo of: Bentley Motors
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Logo of: Karma Automotive

Group Rates and Company Tables Available:

Ensure your entire team is present to benefit from learnings across all key departments and all core topics. Group discounts start from 2+ attendees and our company tables (8+ attendees) allow you to bring your company together, and unite leaders at this important congress. For more information contact us here

Women in Leadership

“We are excited to partner with the Center for Automotive Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement to ensure together we are a voice for the industry, and continue to push this important message worldwide” Hayley Dunn, Head of Automotive, Reuters Events

We are dedicated to uniting women in automotive and advocates for diversity within the workplace. Please do get in touch to help us push this agenda forward.

We are delighted to be joined by such inspirational leaders including:

Pamela Cohn
Pamela Cohn

Hyundai

VP Head of Global Operations & Strategy for Hyundai's Urban Air Mobility Unit

Vicki Poponi
Vicki Poponi

American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Vice President, Digital Customer Journey

Michelle Krebs
Michelle Krebs

AutoTrader.com

Director, Automotive relations

Astrid Fontaine
Astrid Fontaine

Bentley Motors

Member of the Board People, Digitalization & IT

Brooke Skinner Ricketts
Brooke Skinner Ricketts

cars.com

Chief Experience Officer

Jessica Stafford
Jessica Stafford

AutoTrader.com

SVP & General Manager

Lou Ann Hammond
Lou Ann Hammond

Driving the Nation

CEO

Cheryl Thompson
Cheryl Thompson

Center for Automotive Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement

Founder

Carla Bailo
Carla Bailo

Center for Automotive Research (CAR)

President and CEO

Audra Fordin
Audra Fordin

Women Auto Know

CEO / Founder

Liza Borches
Liza Borches

Carter Myers Automotive

President and CEO

Scotty Reiss
Scotty Reiss

A girls guide to cars

CEO

Key features at Automotive 2020

4 essential topics

This meeting is unique in that it brings together a senior network of automotive leaders from across different departments, yet maintains an intimate, tailored agenda just for you. You’ll spend most of the conference in one of four themes with sessions that hit all your buttons.

All stakeholders. All functions. 1 place.

The most cross-functional automotive event in the world – executives from leadership, board, tech, innovation, R&D, C.A.S.E, Digital, Experience, Sales, Marketing, Brand and more.

More than just conference sessions

Sometimes, the best ideas don’t come from the stage. They come from those chance happenings when you joined a roundtable or went to a networking evening.

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5 Reasons Why Reuters Events Automotive Summit is Unique


1

CEO and Board Level News: Gain access to first-hand insights from the industry’s biggest names on the future of automotive and what is next

2

The ‘Davos’ for Automotive: This is the meeting to shape automotive future, set precedence, improve mobility, deliver responsible solutions and make world change

3

Practical Case Studies: The ONLY meeting to focus and delve deep into practical case studies across C.A.S.E, Customer Experience, Retail and The Future of Mobility

4

Exclusive ‘Chatham House Rule’ Discussions for industry experts who are ready for open and honest conversations to address real solutions

5

Business-to-Business Setting: We stay away from ‘fluff’ to cover hard-hitting topics, push boundaries, and deliver useful and practical takeaways

You won’t find your next big idea at home. Make the most of the networking with:

networkers Everyone in automotive in one place

15+ hours
of networking

1 conference app Connecting you with fellow attendees

Total interaction Roundtables, workshops and break-out sessions.

Industry Chosen Topics: Designed by the Industry for the Industry

Commercializing Electric Vehicles

How far and how fast can we go with electrification? Learn how to scale, commercialize and build the infrastructure for electrification, deliver a sustainable carbon footprint and make Americans love EVS

The Connected Car

Advance your vehicles in a world of big data and connected objects to shape vehicle safety, experience, reliability and proactiveness


The Road to Autonomy and Active Safety

Strategize the urban infrastructure needed, explore political, capital and social hurdles and delve deeper into the latest innovation across sensors, systems, robotic integration, AI/ML and more to build safer roads

Shared & New Business Models

Keep ahead of changing consumer mobility needs, create the infrastructure, collaborate with the cities and identify how OEMs can create new profitable business models for mobility as a service


Strategy & Leadership

Access the latest developments, innovations and strategies at board level. This is a unique opportunity to delve deeper into board level topics across C.A.S.E, Trade, Data, Cyber Security, Capex and more

Digital Customer Journey

Deliver a seamless end-to-end experience. Utilize data and insights to deliver a seamless and personalized shopping, driving and servicing experience


Build Trust, Change Perceptions & Engage

Build trust and develop your brands voice to educate your community about the future of mobility, autonomous driving and electrification

Retail & Dealership Disruption

How OEMS and dealerships can come together to develop new business models in the era of mobility and modernizing the way we sell to benefit the customer


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Break News and Showcase your Latest Vehicle

Reuters Events Automotive Summit is offering you the opportunity to showcase your most exciting vehicle yet. Share your breakthrough innovations, introduce new vehicles to market and show off the latest technology applications. This is your opportunity to end the year with a bang and raise the bar for the entire industry as we work towards self-driving, electric and connected vehicles.

Automakers will convene in Detroit November 12-13th, 2020 to tackle core challenges with world-class experts, hear about the latest disruptive tech, vehicle innovation and meet and form partnerships.

If you’re an OEM and want to showcase your latest concepts or vehicle, or you supply solutions to the automotive ecosystem, make sure you join us!

Unveil Your Latest Concept

Demonstrate the future of automotive and showcase your biggest idea yet!

The Latest Vehicle Tech

Be the first to hear the latest vehicle technology announcements in self-driving, concept and connected vehicles

The EVS Consumers Will Love

Showcase your latest design efforts to bring to life electric vehicles, and build the consumer-centric car of the future

“Reuters Events is best positioned to create a stage for design and technology innovation. Given our principles, we aim to serve the automotive industry with deep industry insights, and a B2B platform to explore the latest vehicles“

Mission Statement:

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The automotive industry is in flux. Disrupted by technology and new market entrants, it stands at the cusp of entering a connected, shared, autonomous and electric future.

Our mission is to help you navigate this landscape and keep auto at the center of the mobility revolution. The 2020 stage will unite the most influential CEOs and automaker leadership teams ready for real business discussions to develop solutions, tackle challenges and set benchmarks.

TOGETHER we can set the Automotive Industry agenda for years to come.

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Hayley Dunn

Hayley Dunn

Head of Automotive
Reuters Events

UK: +44 (0) 207 375 7236

Email: hdunn@fc-bi.com

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Marek Razzouk

Marek Razzouk

Special Projects, Automotive
Reuters Events

UK: +44 (0)20 7375 7572

Email: mrazzouk@fc-bi.com


Manni Singh Pattar

Manni Singh Pattar

Head of Partnerships
Automotive

US: 1 800 814 3459 ex.7151

UK: +44 (0) 207 375 7151

Email: manni.pattar@thomsonreuters.com

Be a part of the industry – for real conversations and strategy

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Be a part of the industry – for real conversations and strategy

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