BLOCK I (10:30 - 11:40 Uhr)

Material Innovation & Application I

Rie Kaneko

Key pillars for the transformation to net-zero

Rie Kaneko
Manager Sustainability, Performance Materials Europe

Functional materials for future mobility applications

Bernhard Vreden
Key Account Manager, Bodo Möller Chemie GmbH

Bodo Möller Chemie GmbH
Derrick Zechmair

New technologies for traceability in extruded and free-formed components

Derrick Zechmair
CEO, Fränkische Industrial Pipes GmbH

Fränkische Industrial Pipes GmbH
Dr. Klaus Fellner

Direct processing of recyclates in injection molding – the energy-optimized way

Dr. Klaus Fellner
Team leader Circular Economy, Engel Austria GmbH

BioBoom - Breakthrough in Automotive Bioplastics

Christoph Ganthaler
Senior Manager Product Portfolio Global

Röchling Automotive SE

Intelligent Interior

Joachim Mathes

Fusing exterior and interior cocoon for holistic user experience

Joachim Mathes
CTO, Comfort & Driving Assistance Systems

Jan Piechotta

Changes & Challenges in Interior Lighting

Jan Piechotta
Software Segment Lead Lighting

Elmos Semiconductor SE

The Future of Immersive Entertainment and Voice Communication

Dr. Véronique Larcher
Managing Director

Imke Vogel

Innovative adhesive solutions for the future of automotive interior

Imke Vogel
Regional Director Exterior, Powertrain, Interior & Chassis (Europe)

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

Smart interiors: redefining the driving experience with software-defined vehicles

Thomas Dannemann
Senior Director, Product Marketing

Automation & Robotics

Laser applications in battery manufacturing

Daniel Fuhrmann
Industry Manager Mobility

TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH

Automatisierung und Robotik in der Automotive Supply Chain

Hans-Hermann Seez
Leiter Division Automotive

Würth Industrie Service GmbH & Co. KG

Robotik – wohin geht die Reise?

Dr. Michael Klos
General Manager

Nachhaltigkeit und Cicular Economy – KUKA`s Best Practices

Özhan Oguz
Head of Sales & Proposal Engineering, KUKA Systems GmbH

KUKA Systems GmbH

Resource-efficient plant of the future - planning of an energy-efficient automotive factory

Dr. Christian Imgrund
Senior Advisor

Ingenics AG

Porsche: Syn-Fuels


Fabian Ehrat
Manager eFuels

Dr. Alexander Stubinitzky

SynFuels – Chancen & Risiken

Dr. Alexander Stubinitzky
Head of Hydrogen & Synfuels

Drees & Sommer SE

SynFuels in the ZF driveline mix of the future

Didier Manning
Vice President Electrified Powertrain Technology

ZF Group



Sustainable Surface Material

BMW will discuss together with representatives from the supplier industry about the potential of decarbonization of heavy & light metals.Following the impulse note delivered by BMW, 2-3 enterprises from supplier side will present their take on the topic, ending with a discussion with the audience.

Restricted participant number: 20 persons max.



Rodewig Nägele

Upcycling von Lederabfällen und die Möglichkeit eines geschlossenen Materialkreislaufes durch NABORE

Rodewig Nägele
Head of Sales, Nabore GmbH

Bo Parts Solutions GmbH & Co. KG
Alexander Schieke, Global Market Manager Mobility, Stahl Holdings BV

Touching lives for a better future

Alexander Schieke
Global Marketing Director

Strategic alignment of the Chinese and European automotive industry I

In this session, CIIPA (China Int. Investment Promotion Agency) and Generalkonsulat der Volksrepublik China in Düsseldorf will lead a discussion about the exchange and cooperation between the Chinese and German car industry.

Dialogue: Development opportunities from the high-growth NEV Market in China

Prof. Ferdinand Dudenhöffer
Direktor, Center Automotive Research

Chunguo DU

Chunguo DU
Generalkonsul, Generalkonsulat der VR China in Düsseldorf

Xianghua JIN

Xianghua JIN
Deputy Director General of Tianjin Economic and Technological Development Area Administrative Committee

Johannes Marschall


Johannes Marschall
President Tianjin Branch FAW-VW

Dr. Christian Hort


Dr. Christian Hort
Senior Vice President Automotive

Dr. Holger Hanisch

Chinese-German Cooperation for Rotary Engines as Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles

Dr. Holger Hanisch
General Manager, Wankel SuperTec GmbH

Rolf Hartge

Rolfhartge GmbH

Rolf Hartge
CEO, Rolfhartge GmbH

Rolfhartge GmbH