14:00 hr

Tour: Mercedes-Benz Espana, S.A. Plant of Vitoria

This plant produces the Van Vito and Passenger Van Viano.
Space is limited, so sign up quickly.


Guggenheim Museum visit

19:00 hr

Reception and Automotive Intelligence Center tours

20:00 hr

Dinner at the Automotive Intelligence Center

21:30 hr
  • Nick Reilly, President, GM Europe
22:00 hr

Automotive News PACE Awards recognition ceremony

Automotive News Europe/Automotive Intelligence Center L.E.A.D.E.R Awards

Tuesday, 22 June
22:30 hr

Dessert and champagne

08:30 hr

Special Pre-Congress Session:

Euro 5 - An Integrated Marketplace for Information Delivery

Much of the European automotive landscape is being influenced by the impending arrival of the Euro 5 legislation. While many elements of this legislation are not per se new, many players in Europe are having to re-think some of their business models. SPX Service Solutions will present various OE related case studies and generate discussion on how both OEs and the independent aftermarket can benefit from this new world.
Sponsored by SPX.

  • Mr. Gianluca Mainolfi, Director Product Management,
    SPX Service Solutions EMEA.
10:00 hr

Congress opening and welcome remarks

10:15 hr
  • John Fleming, Executive Vice President and Chairman and CEO, Ford of Europe
10:45 hr
  • Arndt Ellinghorst, Global Automotive Sector Coordinator, Credit Suisse
11:15 hr

Special Session:

Supplier/OEM Collaboration

  • Alfredo Altavilla, Chief Executive Officer, Fiat Powertrain Technologies, Executive Vice President Business Development, Fiat Group
  • William L. Kozyra, Chairman and CEO, TI Automotive Ltd.
  • Ignacio Martin, Chief Executive Officer, CIE Automotive, SA
12:45 hr

Automotive News Europe/PricewaterhouseCoopers Shareholder Value Awards

13:00 hr

Lunch - Sponsored by MSX

14:00 hr
  • Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management, Sales and Marketing,
    BMW AG
14:35 hr

Special Session:

Electric Cars and the Sustainable Future

  • Richard Canny, Chief Executive Officer, THINK North America and THINK Global
  • Cristiano Carlutti, Vice President of European Sales and Operations,
    Tesla Motors
  • Dr. Herbert Demel, Executive Vice President, MAGNA International,
    President, Magna China, India, South/East Asia, South America and Africa
  • Peter Fuss, Automotive Leader Germany, Switzerland and Austria,
    Ernst & Young
16:00 hr

Coffee break - Sponsored by Raytheon

16:15 hr
  • Victor Muller, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Spyker Cars and
    Chairman, Saab Automobile AB
16:50 hr
  • Nick Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer, Rolf Group of Companies
17:25 hr
  • Harald J. Wester, Chief Technology Officer, Fiat Group and Fiat Group Automobiles, Chief Executive Officer, Abarth, Alfa Romeo and Maserati
Wednesday, 23 June**
18:00 hr

Wrap up and closing reception

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* Additional speakers to be confirmed. Program subject to change without notice.

** All sessions and events will talke place at the Euskaduna Conference Centre on 23 June.
All times are Central European Time.

  • Exclusive Lead Sponsor

  • Ernst & Young
  • Host Sponsor

  • Automotive Intelligence Center
  • Diamond Sponsor

  • SPX Service Solutions
  • Platinum Sponsors

  • MSX International
  • Raytheon Professional Services
  • Silver Sponsors

  • CIE Automotive
  • Sunderland City Council
  • TRW