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The automotive industry is in flux. Disrupted by COVID-19, technology and new market entrants, it is going to change more in the next 5 to 10 years than it has in the last 50 (Mary T. Barra).

Automakers are now faced with protecting existing business whilst preparing for seismic change. Somethings however are clear; failure to evolve products and business models will prove fatal. And, timing is everything.

Reuters Events Automotive Summit brings together CEOs, Innovators and Disruptors from across the world, as they take to the stage to set the Automotive Industry agenda for years to come.

This 2 day congress has been reimagined in the era of social distancing, and we are pleased to announce for 2020, we will be adding a virtual element to our flagship Reuters Events Automotive Summit (Nov 12-13th, Detroit), via our bespoke digital conferencing platform and live stream. This will allow us to unite 5000+ global leaders, so together we navigate across these focused areas:

  • Adjusting to a New World: A review of the challenges, solutions, and future post COVID-19
  • The Car of the Future: Electrification, road to autonomy and future of design
  • The Car in Context: How Automotive fits into the wider mobility movement
  • Connected Customer Experience: Digitalize the driving, engagement and servicing experience
  • Deliver the Future of Automotive Retail: From transactional to an omni-channel customer-centric experience
Not only Hyundai, but all global auto manufacturers have realized that generating revenue solely from selling vehicles is not a sustainable, viable option. It is better to disrupt than being disrupted Dr. Youngcho Chi
Hyundai Motor Group
President & Chief Innovation Officer

Most Senior Collection of Automotive Leaders Ever Seen

Get ready, for the most senior collection of automotive leadership you have ever seen in once place! Be inspired, be bold, and make change with knowledge from the best.

Dr. Youngcho Chi
Dr. Youngcho Chi

Hyundai Motor Group

President & Chief Innovation Officer

Larry Dominique
Larry Dominique

PSA North America, Inc.

President and CEO

Scott Keogh
Scott Keogh

Volkswagen Group of America

CEO and President


Ernie Garcia, III
Ernie Garcia, III

Carvana

Chairman and CEO

Astrid Fontaine
Astrid Fontaine

Bentley Motors

Member of the Board People, Digitalization & IT


Daniel Weissland
Daniel Weissland

Audi of America

President


Edwin Olson
Edwin Olson

May Mobility

CEO

Giovanni Palazzo
Giovanni Palazzo

Electrify America

CEO

Ulrich Kranz
Ulrich Kranz

Canoo

CEO


Carla Bailo
Carla Bailo

Center for Automotive Research (CAR)

President and CEO


The World’s Most Senior Digital First Congress

Our goal is to inspire the automotive industry, challenge what’s possible and provide a platform for the world’s greatest leaders.

We are disrupting the traditional conference model and offering you the ultimate conference experience.

We will be hosting our flagship Reuters Events Automotive Congress Online to give access to 5000+ automotive leaders worldwide – PLUS the potential to expand to a physical event in Detroit (subject to government guidelines and world recovery) – all of which will take place in November.

What does this mean for you?

Guaranteed Online Learning:

  • Get access to the most senior line-up of speakers ever seen
  • Access all four themes and live discussions online
  • Ask questions and network with our industry peers

In-person attendance upgrade:

In the coming months we will be following government guidelines, and if safe to do so, we will be offering an in-person pass upgrade to allow you to join this senior meeting in Detroit on November 12-13th.

We hope you are excited to be a part of this global automotive movement, because together, we can go further.

Learn from 30+ online sessions and interact with 40+ speakers

Watch Live Watch presentations, fireside chats and panel discussions from top industry thought leaders all day, every day!

Discuss Comment and question in real time. Spark conversations with your 5,000+ fellow attendees. Follow up with interesting ideas in the digital networking suite!

Question Get in-depth answers in real-time in our live Q&A sessions in each presentation and panel!

On-Demand Missed a session? Catch-up in your own time through our on-demand service. Imagine Netflix but the best of immersive enterprise thought leadership.

Reuters Events Automotive Digital Library

Webinars – Fireside Chats – Online Workshops

Reuters Events Automotive is at the center of industry conversations with the most senior executives across the world.

During this time, we want to encourage the automotive industry to continue collaborating and sharing best practices, from the comfort of your own home.

For 2020 we are developing our Reuters Events Digital Library, to unite thousands of leaders in one place to discuss the essential topics of the year.

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Business Critical Agenda: Create the Future of Automotive Together

To truly transform, we must break down silo’s and bring together key discussions to build the future of transport AND exceed customer’s expectations. This comprehensive agenda will address your biggest concerns and challenges across the following key areas:


Agenda at a Glance

The CEO Perspective - Industry Driven Keynotes

The Board Perspective

  • Is OEM consolidation inevitable?
  • How far and how fast should we go with electrification?
  • Are Heartland Americans ready for an electric pickup truck?
  • Prepare for Cybersecurity risks in a data-driven ecosystem
  • Who’s driving the future of vehicle technology – regulators or consumers?
  • The increasing role of tech giants in the automotive landscape
  • The road to zero-fatalities: The latest innovation, vision and journey towards autonomy

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The State of The Automotive Industry: COVID-19

  • The Industry Overview: A high level view on how the industry has been impacted, learnings so far and how businesses have adjusted to date
  • COVID-19 Coping Best Practices: Learn from your peers as to how they are tackling the impact of COVID-19 in the medium term and how their learnings can inform your next steps
  • Workforce: How can automotive leaders empower their teams during this time?
  • Post COVID-19: As we takeaway many learnings and a change in public perceptions, how might we need to evolve the future of our industry for the new world and consumer?

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The Car of the Future

  • How Far and How Fast Can We Go with Electrification
  • Scale, Commercialize and Build the Infrastructure for Electrification
  • The Autonomous Overview: The Road to Zero-Fatalities
  • Active Safety Innovation: Sensors and AI
  • Designing the car of tomorrow

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The Car in Context

  • Mobility as a service – OEMs role in the new mobility mix
  • Diversify and Unlock New Revenue Streams: Subscription, transportation on demand, rental and car sharing models
  • The Future of Mobility is Data, Not Cars
  • The OEM and city relationship to shape the future mobility infrastructure
  • Working with Dealerships to Enable Mobility

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Connected Customer Experience

  • Personalizing the Customer Experience
  • Data Ownership, Management and Monetization
  • The Latest In-Vehicle Infotainment Practices
  • AR, VR, AI, ML, Edge-computing and HP mapping
  • Embrace OTA to Maintain Performance and Safety

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Deliver the Future of Automotive Retail

  • Aftermarket: Deliver the Ultimate Servicing Experience to Drive Loyalty and Retention
  • Rethink Your Selling Process For C.A.S.E
  • Digitalize Vehicle Sales with The Latest Technology, Virtual Reality and AI
  • Deliver a Seamless Online and Offline Vehicle-Buying Experience
  • Dealership Disruption – The Overview

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Our community

C-Suite & Strategy

Delve deeper into board level priorities to ensure together we can set the precedence for the industry now, tomorrow and the future

R&D & Innovation

Hear from your peers who area at the cutting edge of emerging technology, innovative business models and changing consumer demands

C.A.S.E

Learn from those at the forefront of setting strategy and delivery for connectivity, autonomous driving, car sharing and electric vehicles

Retail & Experience

Join those experts who are creating customer-centric strategies to deliver on experience, service and buying

Partners & Solutions

Connect and partner with the entire automotive ecosystem from tech providers to cities, developers, start-ups and dealers

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Women in Leadership

“We are excited to partner with the Center for Automotive Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement to ensure together we are a voice for the industry, and continue to push this important message worldwide” Hayley Dunn, Head of Automotive, Reuters Events

We are dedicated to uniting women in automotive and advocates for diversity within the workplace. Please do get in touch to help us push this agenda forward.

We are delighted to be joined by such inspirational leaders including:

Pamela Cohn
Pamela Cohn

Hyundai

VP Head of Global Operations & Strategy for Hyundai's Urban Air Mobility Unit

Vicki Poponi
Vicki Poponi

American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Vice President, Digital Customer Journey

Michelle Krebs
Michelle Krebs

AutoTrader.com

Director, Automotive relations

Astrid Fontaine
Astrid Fontaine

Bentley Motors

Member of the Board People, Digitalization & IT


Brooke Skinner Ricketts
Brooke Skinner Ricketts

cars.com

Chief Experience Officer

Jessica Stafford
Jessica Stafford

AutoTrader.com

SVP & General Manager

Lou Ann Hammond
Lou Ann Hammond

Driving the Nation

CEO

Cheryl Thompson
Cheryl Thompson

Center for Automotive Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement

Founder

Carla Bailo
Carla Bailo

Center for Automotive Research (CAR)

President and CEO

Audra Fordin
Audra Fordin

Women Auto Know

CEO / Founder

Liza Borches
Liza Borches

Carter Myers Automotive

President and CEO

Scotty Reiss
Scotty Reiss

A girls guide to cars

CEO

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5 Reasons Why Reuters Events Automotive Summit is Unique


1

CEO and Board Level News: Gain access to first-hand insights from the industry’s biggest names on the future of automotive and what is next

2

The ‘Davos’ for Automotive: This is the meeting to shape automotive future, set precedence, improve mobility, deliver responsible solutions and make world change

3

Practical Case Studies: The ONLY meeting to focus and delve deep into practical case studies across C.A.S.E, Customer Experience, Retail and The Future of Mobility

4

Exclusive ‘Chatham House Rule’ Discussions for industry experts who are ready for open and honest conversations to address real solutions

5

Business-to-Business Setting: We stay away from ‘fluff’ to cover hard-hitting topics, push boundaries, and deliver useful and practical takeaways

Industry Chosen Topics: Designed by the Industry for the Industry

Commercializing Electric Vehicles

How far and how fast can we go with electrification? Learn how to scale, commercialize and build the infrastructure for electrification, deliver a sustainable carbon footprint and make Americans love EVS

The Connected Car

Advance your vehicles in a world of big data and connected objects to shape vehicle safety, experience, reliability and proactiveness


The Road to Autonomy and Active Safety

Strategize the urban infrastructure needed, explore political, capital and social hurdles and delve deeper into the latest innovation across sensors, systems, robotic integration, AI/ML and more to build safer roads

Shared & New Business Models

Keep ahead of changing consumer mobility needs, create the infrastructure, collaborate with the cities and identify how OEMs can create new profitable business models for mobility as a service


Strategy & Leadership

Access the latest developments, innovations and strategies at board level. This is a unique opportunity to delve deeper into board level topics across C.A.S.E, Trade, Data, Cyber Security, Capex and more

Digital Customer Journey

Deliver a seamless end-to-end experience. Utilize data and insights to deliver a seamless and personalized shopping, driving and servicing experience


Build Trust, Change Perceptions & Engage

Build trust and develop your brands voice to educate your community about the future of mobility, autonomous driving and electrification

Retail & Dealership Disruption

How OEMS and dealerships can come together to develop new business models in the era of mobility and modernizing the way we sell to benefit the customer


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Hayley Dunn

Hayley Dunn

Head of Automotive
Reuters Events

UK: +44 (0) 207 375 7236

Email: hdunn@fc-bi.com

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Marek Razzouk

Marek Razzouk

Special Projects, Automotive
Reuters Events

UK: +44 (0)20 7375 7572

Email: mrazzouk@fc-bi.com


Manni Singh Pattar

Manni Singh Pattar

Head of Partnerships
Automotive

US: 1 800 814 3459 ex.7151

UK: +44 (0) 207 375 7151

Email: manni.pattar@thomsonreuters.com

Be a part of the industry – for real conversations and strategy

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Be a part of the industry – for real conversations and strategy

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