Program 2016

8th November 20169th November 201610th November 2016


6.00 pm


8.00 pm


steingartGabor Steingart
Chairman of the Handelsblatt publishing group and
Publisher of Handelsblatt

Silicon Valley challenging the Germany Car Industry

Dr. Christoph Grote Johann Jungwirth Sajjad Khan

Dr. Christoph Grote, Senior Vice President Electronics, BMW Group
Johann Jungwirth, Chief Digital Officer, Volkswagen Group
Sajjad Khan, Head of Digital Vehicle and Mobility, Daimler AG

django-asuelThe “Mobility Imperative”
It’s time to stop for a moment and reflect.
Amusing, entertaining and forward-looking.

Django Asül
cabaret artist

End 11.00 pm


Aline von DratelnModeration::
Aline von Drateln

9.30 am

Reception with coffee and tea

10.00 – 10.10 am

Car industry in transition

steingartGabor Steingart

10.10 – 10.30 am

Shaping the future of mobility

Harald KrügerHarald Krüger
Chairman of the Board of Management of

10.30 – 10.50 am

More than just a new drivetrain: Daimler and the future of mobility

Dr. Dieter ZetscheDr. Dieter Zetsche
Chairman of the Board of Management,
Daimler AG, Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars

10.50 – 11.10 am

Making it simple: Why we need to think differently in the new mobility world

Matthias MüllerMatthias Müller
Chairman of the Board of Management
Volkswagen AG

11.10 – 11.40 am

steingartTalk with Gabor Steingart

11.40 am – 12.10 pm

Break with coffee and tea at the exhibition

12.10 – 12.50 pm

Challenges of Decarbonisation

Matthias Wissmann Winfried Kretschmann Sven Afhüppe

Matthias Wissmann, President, VDA
Winfried Kretschmann, Governor Baden-Württemberg
Moderation: Sven Afhüppe, Editor-in-Chief, Handelsblatt

12.50 – 2.00 pm


2.00 – 2.10 pm

Revolution meets evolution: The brain during an autonomous drive

Dr. Henning BeckDr. Henning Beck
Science Slam-Champion

2.10 – 2.30 pm

Rethinking – From automobile manufacture to a connected mobility service provider

Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann

Dr Karl-Thomas Neumann, Chairman of the Board of Opel Group GmbH

2.30 – 2.50 pm

Building a vibrant brand in Europe

Jim FarleyJim Farley
Ford of Europe

2.50 – 3.15 pm

Break with coffee and tea at the exhibition

3.15 – 3.40 pm

The future of the automotive sector: Pirelli’s perspective

Marco Tronchetti ProveraMarco Tronchetti Provera
Chief Executive Officer
Pirelli & C. S.p.A.

3.40 – 4.00 pm

The future of braking and autonomous driving

Roberto VavassoriRoberto Vavassori
Business Development & Marketing Director,
Member of Executive Committee
Brembo S.p.A., President of Clepa

4.00 – 4.30 pm

From push to posh. The future of sales

Dr. Jens Thiemer Hildegard Wortmann
Jochen SengpiehlFrank Dopheide

Dr. Jens Thiemer, Vice President Marketing Mercedes-Benz Cars
Hildegard Wortmann, Senior Vice President Brand BMW, BMW Group
Jochen Sengpiehl, Vice President Marketing/CMO, Hyundai Motor Europe
Moderation: Frank Dopheide, CEO, Handelsblatt Group

4.30 – 5.10 pm

CFO Challenge:
10 ways to finance the future – and unexpected expenses


Peter FußPeter Fuß
Senior Advisory Partner Automotive


Dr. Friedrich Eichiner Bodo Uebber
Hans Günter Wolf

Dr. Friedrich Eichiner, Member of the Board of the Management of BMW AG, Finance
Bodo Uebber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Finance & Controlling and Daimler Financial Services
Hans Günter Wolf, Geschäftsführer Metzler Corporate Finance, B. Metzler GmbH

5.10 – 5.40 pm

Break with coffee and tea at the exhibition

5.40 – 6.10 pm

Shaping the future: The planned revolution

Alexander Mankowsky Matthias Horx Sven Afhüppe

Alexander Mankowsky, Futures Studies & Ideation, Daimler AG
Matthias Horx, Futurologist, Zukunftsinstitut Horx GmbH
Moderation: Sven Afhüppe 

6.10 – 6.40 pm

New Business Intelligence: Data Mining for New Mobility

Kurt Sievers hoheisel
Phil EylerFranz W. Rother

Kurt Sievers, Executive Vice President & General Manager Automotive Business, NXP Semiconductors
Dr. Dirk Hoheisel, Member of the Global Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH
Phil Eyler, Executive Vice President and President Connected Car Division, HARMAN
Moderation: Franz W. Rother, Manager Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt

From 7.30 pm


8.00 pm

Location: BMW Group Classic

Maximilian SchöberlWelcome: Maximilian Schöberl
Head of Communications

BAND MUNIQUE: artists Tommy Reeve and Vanessa Ekpenyong, who are based in Germany, have a wide range of sounds in their repertoire, including soul, RnB, funk, rock and pop. Both of them have performed in various parts of the world and have published and produced songs for various artists. They also had numerous chart successes with their own albums. This band will make your evening unforgettable. The programme is totally different to everything you’ve seen before.


11.00 pm

End of the evening event


Aline von DratelnModeration:
Aline von Drateln

8.30 – 9.00 am

Reception with coffee and tea

9.00 – 9.05 am

Kick Start: “Visions make the world go round”

Sven AfhüppeSven Afhüppe

9.05 – 9.20 am

Shaping the technology of the future

Klaus FröhlichKlaus Fröhlich
Member of the Board of Management of
BMW AG, Development

9.20 am – 1.00 pm


bmw-weltPRODUCTION 4.0:
A tour of the BMW production plant in Munich

Techniques and services for accident-free road traffic

Alternative drives of the future, with a focus on hydrogen

The networked car on tomorrow’s roads

100 years of BMW, 100 masterpieces

1.00 – 2.00 pm

With musical entertainment by Ingrid Arthur plus guitar player

Ingrid Arthur, former singer from The Weather Girls, is internationally renowned as a “goddess of soul, gospel and pop“. During her career, she has worked with greats such as Cissy Houston, Bette Midler and Paul McCartney, was a lead singer on James Last’s European tour and appeared in the supporting programme for President Obama at the Brandenburg Gate.

2.00 – 2.40 pm

Connectivity, Digitalization, Share Economy: Look into our future


Peter SchwarzenbauerPeter Schwarzenbauer
Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG,
MINI, BMW Motorrad, Rolls-Royce, Aftersales


Christoph Weigler Christoph Stadeler Sebastian Hofelich

Christoph Weigler, General Manager, UBER
Christoph Stadeler, Head of Automotive Strategy, Facebook
Sebastian Hofelich,  Managing Director, DriveNow GmbH & Co. KG

2.40 – 3.25 pm

The Future of Mobility. New chances for suppliers

Peter Gutzmer Han Hendriks

Prof. Dr Peter Gutzmer, Deputy CEO and Chief Technology Officer, Schaeffler AG
Han Hendriks, Chief Technology Officer, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors

3.25 – 4.25 pm

Dreamcar 2025: Turning five Designtrends into the Car of the Future

Adrian van HooydonkMichael Mauer Laurens van den Acker
Thomas Ingenlath Franz W. Rother Prof. Paolo Tumminelli

Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President, BMW Group Design
Michael Mauer, Director of Design, Porsche AG and Head of Design, Volkswagen AG
Laurens van den Acker, Head of Design, Groupe Renault
Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President Design, Volvo Cars
Moderation: Franz W. Rother, Special Agent, WirtschaftsWoche
Prof. Paolo Tumminelli, Director, Goodbrands Institute for Automotive Culture

4.25 – 4.40 pm

Mission accomplished: A quick Round-up

Franz W. RotherFranz W. Rother

4.40 pm

End of the Handelsblatt Automotive Summit 2016