Challenge What’s Possible. Inspire the World. Deliver Responsible Solutions.

5000+ global automotive leaders will unite to break news, set benchmarks and showcase innovation
  • 40+Inspiring Automotive speakers
  • 100%Industry Driven
  • 20+CEO/C-Suites Speakers

Setting the automotive agenda

The automotive industry is in flux. Disrupted by COVID-19, technology and new market entrants, it is going to change more in the next 5 to 10 years than it has in the last 50 (Mary T. Barra).

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 strategic congress has been reimagined in the era of social distancing, and we are pleased to announce for 2020, we will be adding a virtual element to our flagship Reuters Events Automotive Summit, via our bespoke digital conferencing platform and live stream.

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Most Senior Collection of Automotive Leaders Ever Seen

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Dr. Youngcho Chi President & Chief Innovation Officer Hyundai Motor Group

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Ola Källenius Chairman of the Board of Management Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG

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Carlos Tavares Chairman of the Managing Board PSA Groupe

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Scott Keogh CEO and President Volkswagen Group of America

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Astrid Fontaine Member of the Board People, Digitalization & IT Bentley Motors

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Daniel Weissland President Audi of America

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Larry Dominique President and CEO PSA North America, Inc.

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Giovanni Palazzo CEO Electrify America

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Ulrich Kranz CEO Canoo

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Carla Bailo President and CEO Center for Automotive Research (CAR)

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Guenter Butschek Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director Tata Motors Ltd

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Ernie Garcia, III Chairman and CEO Carvana

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5 business critical themes chosen by automakers

  • Adjusting to a New World: A review of the challenges, solutions, and future post COVID-19
  • 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

The Industries Chosen Agenda to Deliver the Future of Automotive

The CEO Perspective - Industry Driven Keynotes


Business Critical Strategy

  • Is OEM consolidation inevitable?
  • How far and how fast should we go with electrification?
  • Are Heartland Americans ready for an electric pickup truck?
  • Prepare for Cybersecurity risks in a data-driven ecosystem
  • Who’s driving the future of vehicle technology – regulators or consumers?
  • The increasing role of tech giants in the automotive landscape

The road to zero-fatalities: The latest innovation, vision and journey towards autonomy


The State of The Automotive Industry: COVID-19

  • The Industry Overview: A high level view on how the industry has been impacted, learnings so far and how businesses have adjusted to date
  • COVID-19 Coping Best Practices: Learn from your peers as to how they are tackling the impact of COVID-19 in the medium term and how their learnings can inform your next steps
  • Workforce: How can automotive leaders empower their teams during this time?
  • Post COVID-19: As we takeaway many learnings and a change in public perceptions, how might we need to evolve the future of our industry for the new world and consumer?

Theme 1: 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

Theme 2: 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

Theme 3: 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

Theme 4: 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

The World’s Most Senior Digital First Congress

Our goal is to inspire the automotive industry, challenge what’s possible and provide a platform for the world’s greatest leaders.

We are disrupting the traditional conference model and offering you the ultimate conference experience.

Hear breaking news and industry secrets with our live stream service giving you access to:

Watch Live Watch presentations, fireside chats and panel discussions from top industry thought leaders all day, every day!

Discuss Comment and question in real time. Spark conversations with your 5000+ fellow attendees. Follow up with interesting ideas in the digital networking suite!

Question Get in-depth answers in real-time in our live Q&A sessions in each presentation and panel!

On-Demand Missed a session? Catch-up in your own time through our on-demand service. Imagine Netflix but the best of immersive enterprise thought leadership.

A Brand New Virtual Exhibition If you want to find the solution providers that are driving innovation for autonomous, ADAS, electrification, connectivity, sales, infotainment, marketing and more, you can find your next partner in our digital exhibition. Don’t forget to leave a digital business card!

Audience Interactivity We know that opportunities to interact with your peers are what make events special. That’s why wherever possible and using the latest technology we will continue to deliver live Q&As, breakout sessions & workshops and audience polls.

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Why this conference is the must automotive meeting

5 business critical topics

This meeting is unique in that it brings together a senior network of 5000+ automotive leaders from across different departments, yet maintains an intimate, tailored agenda that was designed by the industry for the industry.

All stakeholders. All functions. 1 place.

The most cross-functional automotive event in the world, giving you the opportunity to network with executive from Leadership, Board, Tech, Innovation, R&D, C.A.S.E, Digital, Experience, Sales, Marketing, Brand and more.

CEO and Board Level News

Access the most exclusive collection of CEO and Board level speakers to get ahead of priorities, next steps and be inspired by the most forward-thinking minds all in one place.

Reuters Editorial Interviews

Our editorial colleagues are keen to drive debate and will leave live fireside chats onstage with the biggest names across automotive. Prepare for household names to take to the stage with direction-setting insights and industry leading analysis

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, President & Chief Innovation Officer Hyundai

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Most Senior Automaker Attendance

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Representatives include:
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Strategy Officer
  • Chief Technology / Innovation Officer
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Partnerships
  • Connectivity & Autonomous
  • R&D
  • Mobility
  • Electric Vehicle Strategy
  • New Business
  • Innovation
  • Customer Experience
  • Digital Strategy
  • Sales Strategy
  • Service Strategy
  • Brand Strategy
  • Product Strategy

From Every Part of the Ecosystem

Real Decision-makers

Mission Statement

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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Uniting The Entire Automotive Ecosystem



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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

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