June 6th

CAR Symposium 2024

RuhrCongress Bochum

08:00

Arrival of the guests / trade exhibition

08:30

Welcoming by CAR Directors

Prof. Dr. Helena Wisbert
Director Center Automotive Research

Beatrix C. Keim
Director Center Automotive Research

Dirk Wollschläger
Director Center Automotive Research

Strategies for Transformation

08:40

Sigrid De Vries

Opportunities and challenges for the European automotive industry

Sigrid De Vries
Director General, ACEA

09:00

Ola Källenius

One on One Chat on transformation at Mercedes Benz Group

Ola Källenius
Chief Executive Officer, Mercedes-Benz Group

09:30

Stan Zurkiewicz

How Can We Secure Tomorrow? Building Trust in Disruptive Times: The Role of Testing, Inspection, and Certification in Future Mobility

Stan Zurkiewicz
Chief Executive Officer, DEKRA e.V. & DEKRA SE

09:50

The Transformation of the Automotive Industry: Volkswagen's Case

Gunnar Kilian
Board Member for HR and Truck & Bus, Volkswagen AG

10:20

Green steel for sustainable automotive production and a resilient domestic supply chain

Bernhard Osburg
Chief Executive Officer, thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG

10:40   Coffee Break | Press conference

11:15

DEEP DIVE I | PARALLEL TRACKS

China Forum

Invest Huangpu (Guangzhou), Burkardt + Partner,
FTI ANDERSCH, ASQMS

ESG Guidelines

Progenium

Transformation for sustainability

11:20

Eelco Spoelder
Chief Executive Officer, Autoneum

11:35

Jörg Grotendorst

Car of the Future

Jörg Grotendorst
Senior Vice President, Corporate R&D, Magna International Inc.

11:50

Dr. Sandra Tostar

Volvo Cars' strategy and outlook of automotive plastics

Dr. Sandra Tostar
Technical Leader in Polymer and Biobased Materials Applications, Volvo Cars

12:00

Panel discussion: Transformation for Sustainability

Jörg Grotendorst

Jörg Grotendorst
Senior Vice President, Corporate R&D, Magna International Inc.

Dr. Sandra Tostar

Dr. Sandra Tostar
Technical Leader in Polymer and Biobased Materials Applications, Volvo Cars

Han Hendriks
Chief Technology Officer, SVP, Trinseo

12:25

Achim Bothe

Aral turns 100 - On our way to net zero

Achim Bothe
Chief Executive Officer, Aral AG

12:45

Reconciling plastics circularity and adhesives

Dr. Rainer Schoenfeld
Global Market Strategy Head Exterior, Powertrain, Interior & Chassis, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

13:00 LUNCH

13:30

STUDENT WORKSHOP

Transformation in the automotive industry

FTI-Andersch

14:15

DEEP DIVE II | PARALLEL TRACKS

Smart & sustainable industry

HAITIAN, tk Automotive, Outokumpu, Fränkische Industrial Pipes, WiFö Bochum, Swiss RE

Smart mobility

DEKRA, Magna Electronics, Excellitas Technologies
Asahi Kasei Microdevices Europe GmbH,P3 Group GmbH,
WiFö, Bochum/Voltavision

Sustainable materials

Fränkische Industrial Pipes, Trinseo, Henkel, Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH, Trelleborg, MAGNA, Galoo

Transformation through digitalization

14:00

Peter Fintl
Vice President Technology and Innovation, Capgemini Engineering

14:15

Accelerating Digital Transformation: Generative AI & the Evolution of Next-Generation In-Vehicle Experiences

Enrico Salvatori
Senior Vice President and President, Qualcomm Europe

14:30

Tobias Nadjib

Tobias Nadjib
Managing Director, Volkswagen Infotainment

14:45

Transforming the Automotive Value Chain with GenAI - Key Use Cases and Business Potentials

Joachim Franz
Automotive Lead, Microsoft Deutschland

15:00

Speed up with platforms - speed up with pragmatism (tbc)

Jan Becker
Chief Executive Officer, Apex AI

15:30

Panel discussion

16:15

Reception | Exhibition & Networking

17:00

End of Congress

11:50

Info Shop Block II (Parallel Tracks)

"Presentations by our partner companies on technology and strategy solutions
(e.g. Material Innovation & Circular Economy, Smart Technologies for Interior & Design, Manufacturing Digitalization, Green Industry, Low Carbon Steel, E-Mobility, BMW & Porsche Workshops)"

11:50

Info Shop Block II (Parallel Tracks)

"Presentations by our partner companies on technology and strategy solutions
(e.g. Material Innovation & Circular Economy, Smart Technologies for Interior & Design, Manufacturing Digitalization, Green Industry, Low Carbon Steel, E-Mobility, BMW & Porsche Workshops)"

14:00

Info Shop Block III (Parallel Tracks)

"Presentations by our partner companies on technology and strategy solutions
(e.g. Material Innovation & Circular Economy, Smart Technologies for Interior & Design, Manufacturing Digitalization, Green Industry, Low Carbon Steel, E-Mobility, BMW & Porsche Workshops)"