Tuesday, 5 June:

1:30 PM Guided tours of Italdesign

Italdesign is one of the world’s leading companies in the provision of development services for the automotive industry. The mission of Italdesign is to provide a wide range of services dedicated to the development of new vehicles and industrial products, ranging from styling to engineering and from prototypes manufacturing to testing and validation.

With its fifty-year experience the company, founded in 1968 by Giorgetto Giugiaro and Aldo Mantovani, works closely with car makers starting from the first product definition to the start of production.

Tours include:

  • Virtual Reality Center
  • Styling & Modeling
  • Engineering & Prototyping

Tours space is limited. Sign up early to reserve your space.

6:00 PM Automotive News Europe Rising Stars Awards Night arrivals begin at the Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile
6:15 PM Tours of the Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile The National Automobile Museum, opened in 1932 and refurbished in 2011, boasts a collection of over 200 models of the highest quality and historical value from various countries. Their exhibition extends over three floors and takes visitors on an emotional journey among vintage vehicles and dream cars, important prototypes and iconic models. (Tour time is approximately 1 hour)
6:45 PM Pre-dinner reception
7:45 PM Dinner and Automotive News Europe Rising Stars Awards program
10:00 PM Afterglow reception
11:00 PM Conclusion of Rising Stars Awards gala evening

Wednesday, 6 June:

Automotive News Europe Congress – all programming takes place at Italdesign Headquarters.
8:30 AM Registration opens - sponsored by Thompson Reuters
8:45 AM Continental breakfast available - sponsored by MSX International
9:30 AM Welcome
9:45 AM Andy Palmer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd.
10:15 AM Lapo Elkann, Founder and CEO, Garage Italia
10:45 AM Annette Winkler, Vice President, Daimler AG, Head of smart
11:15 AM Networking break - sponsored by MSX International
11:35 AM Mobility Panel

  • Arantxa Alonso, Business Development, SEAT
  • Mark Cousin, Senior Vice President Head of Flight Demonstrators, Airbus
  • Ponz Pandikuthira, Vice President, Product Planning, Nissan Europe
  • John Simlett, Associate Partner Strategy Practice, EY
12:30 PM
  • Filippo Perini, Head of Design, Italdesign
  • Massimo Bovi, Head of Pre-Series Center, Italdesign
  • Antonio Casu, Chief Technical Officer, Italdesign
1:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM Diesel Panel

  • Pierpaolo Antonioli, Managing Director & Executive Director Global Diesel Sector, General Motors
  • Greg Archer, Director, Clean Vehicles, Transport & Environment
  • Roberto Vavassori, President, CLEPA
2:45 PM Max Warburton, Head of Global Automotive Research, Bernstein.
3:15 PM Xavier Peugeot, Director of Product Planning, Citroën
3:45 PM Networking Break - sponsored by MSX International
4:15 PM Thomas Ingenlath, Chief Executive Officer, Polestar
4:45 PM Peter Mertens, Member of the Board of Management - Technical Development, AUDI AG
5:15 PM Conclusion of daytime programming/relaxation station available - sponsored by Brembo
7:15 PM Networking reception - sponsored by Brembo
8:15 PM Dinner - sponsored by Dana
9:15 PM Automotive News Europe L.E.A.D.E.R. Awards
9:30 PM John Krafcik, CEO, Waymo
10:00 PM Afterglow
  • Bus transportation will be provided between the host hotels and the Congress and Rising Stars venues each day.

Exclusive Lead Sponsor:

Ernst & Young

Host Sponsor:


Diamond Sponsors:


Platinum Sponsors:


Gold Sponsors:

MSX International

Silver Sponsors:


Bronze Sponsors:

Johnson Controls
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