An agenda written by Automakers for Automakers

Global CEO Day
  • The EV Battle – what does it take to win?
  • Zero Emissions, Circular Economy, and Sustainable Decision Making
  • Creating a Futureproof Supply Chain 
  • Digitization of the Automotive Industry- How are OEMs changing their business model?
  • Convenient and Connected. Pushing the boundaries of personalization, connectivity, and data
Breaking Car Boundaries
  • Data Ownership, Management and Monetization
  • V2X, AI, 5G and more
  • Embrace OTA to Maintain Performance and Safety
  • Connectivity, Data and Security
  • The Road to Autonomous Vehicles
Zero Emissions and Supply
  • Scaling Electric Vehicles
  • Making Consumers Love EVS – what does it take?
  • Delivering a Sustainable End-To-End Carbon Footprint
  • Preparing your Supply Chain for EVs
Customer First
  • Creating the Omnichannel Customer Journey
  • Digitization of the Car Buying Experience
  • The Changing Role of Brick and Mortar
  • Data-Driven Customer First Marketing
  • Creating an inclusive retail experience

October 19Global CEO News & Insights

8:00am – 8:35am (Eastern Time, USA)

Fireside chat with Nissan

Makoto Uchida CEO Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Moderator: Cheryl Thompson CEO Center for Automotive Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement

8:35am – 9:00am (Eastern Time, USA)

Live with Bentley Motors

Adrian Hallmark Chairman and CEO Bentley Motors Ltd

9:00am – 9:20am (Eastern Time, USA)

Peugeot talk Customer Experience

Linda Jackson CEO PEUGEOT

9:20am – 9:40am (Eastern Time, USA)

Shaping E-Mobility in a holistic way

As e-mobility is the new normal, how can one differentiate and stand out from the masses? Markus Duesmann, CEO of AUDI AG, will assess Audi’s holistic approach to e-mobility and Audi’s heritage as base for future differentiation. Audi's product roadmap for full electrification has been drawn up for the next few years. However, more than before, the product alone is not the decisive factor and car manufacturers have to think about e-mobility from a customer's perspective to make it attractive in a holistic way. Audi will therefore create an attractive ecosystem around battery electric vehicles, which will cover everything in perspective – from charging, navigating, parking, services, predictive maintenance and so on.

Markus Duesmann Chairman of the Board of Management and Board of Management Member for Product Lines AUDI AG

9:40am – 10:00am (Eastern Time, USA)

In partnership with Verizon


10:00am – 10:20am (Eastern Time, USA)

Fireside chat with Xpeng Motors

He Xiaopeng Chairman & CEO Xpeng Motors

10:20am – 10:40am (Eastern Time, USA)

In partnership with Telenav

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10:40am – 10:45am (Eastern Time, USA)


10:45am – 11:20am (Eastern Time, USA)

CEO Panel: New World, New Business

The industry has witnessed significant change over the last 18 months, but how are CEOs adapting and creating opportunities for innovation and change? Hear from leading CEOs on how they are adapting and reimagining their OEM model.

Scott Keogh President & CEO Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Thomas Ingenlath Chief Executive Officer Polestar

José Muñoz Global Chief Operating Officer Hyundai Motor Company President and CEO Hyundai Motor North America


11:20am – 11:25am (Eastern Time, USA)


11:25am – 11:45am (Eastern Time, USA)

Live with Aston Martin

Tobias Moers CEO Aston Martin

11:45am – 12:10pm (Eastern Time, USA)

In partnership with VisIC Technologies Ltd

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12:10pm – 12:50pm (Eastern Time, USA)

Chief Diversity Officer Panel

Learn how CDO’s are driving forward diversity, equity and inclusion across their business so you can make real progress.

Sandra Phillips Rogers Group Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Legal Officer and Chief Diversity Officer Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

Lori Costew Chief Diversity Officer and Director of People Strategy Ford Motor Company

Ken Barrett Chief Diversity Officer GM

Moderator: Scotty Reiss Founder A Girls Guide to Cars

12:50pm – 1:10pm (Eastern Time, USA)


October 20Breaking Car Boundaries

9:20am – 9:40am (Eastern Time, USA)


9:40am – 10:00am (Eastern Time, USA)

In partnership with Qualcomm plus Q&A

Nakul Duggal Sr. Vice President & GM, Automotive Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

10:00am – 10:05am (Eastern Time, USA)


10:05am – 10:50am (Eastern Time, USA)

Panel: Connected for the Customer– Delivering new experiences through connectivity

Shifting from car centric to consumer centric. Accelerating connectivity with 5G and voice-activated capabilities to improve the in-car shopping and service experience for the consumer. Hear how 5G is enabling the next generation of in-vehicle experiences and how OEMs are taking the connected experience to a new level.


Dr. Maarten Sierhuis Chief Technology Director, Nissan Research Center, Silicon Valley Nissan North America, Inc.

Dr. Brian GU Vice Chairman and President Xpeng Motors

Moderator: Tanya Gazdik Senior Writer, Automotive Editor MediaPost

10:50am – 11:10am (Eastern Time, USA)

The Undiscovered Value of Autonomous Drive

An undiscovered value of autonomous drive is the step-change in safety that can be delivered in the near term. The most advanced ADAS systems widely available today fall short because they're primarily designed for convenience and ultimately only lessen the severity of a collision. ADAS powered by high-resolution lidar will provide higher confidence detection, faster and farther than camera and radar, enabling proactive collision avoidance at all speeds. Join Luminar’s VP of Software as he ventures into a new level of driving: Proactive SafetyTM.

Christoph Schroeder, Ph.D Vice President of Software Luminar

11:10am – 11:50am (Eastern Time, USA)

CTO Perspective: Pushing the boundaries of personalization, connectivity, and data

One of the biggest challenges for OEMs is remaking vehicle software operating systems to allow over the air upgrades, digital feature delivery after sale, streaming infotainment, warranty, repair data and more to be done efficiently. Hear how CTOs are advancing connectivity to provide the ultimate in-car experiences.

Sajjad Khan Chief Technology Officer, Member of the Board of Management Mercedes-Benz AG

Katrin Matthes Chief Technology Officer Renault Software Factory

Niklas Florén Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer WirelessCar

Moderator: Jeff Gilbert AutoBeat Reporter WWJ Newsradio 950 and CBS Radio Network

11:50am – 11:55am (Eastern Time, USA)


Are you interested in showcasing your latest product launch? Contact Manni Pattar if you would like to be involved

11:55am – 12:15pm (Eastern Time, USA)

Fireside Chat: Streamlining the Entire Customer Experience

Using data analytics to build innovative shopping experiences across all touchpoints including web, mobile, voice, and in-car. How do you elevate and evolve the customer experience and push the boundaries of personalization?

Santiago A. Chamorro Vice President, Global Connected Services General Motors

Moderator: Ed Garsten Senior Contributor

12:15pm – 12:20pm (Eastern Time, USA)


12:20pm – 1:00pm (Eastern Time, USA)

Panel: Advancing Autonomous

Why has the driverless car revolution stalled? A deep dive into the current priorities for progressing AVs, a review on the concept vs reality, and how the industry can help to formalize standards and safety.

Karl Iagnemma President and CEO Motional

Ryan Eustice Senior Vice President, Automated Driving Toyota Research Institute

Qi Hommes Director of SDMA Zoox

Mike Hogan Senior Vice President and General Manager, Automotive, Industrial & Multi-market Strategic Business Unit Global Foundries

Moderator: Neil Kennett Editor

1:00pm – 1:20pm (Eastern Time, USA)

In partnership with R/GA

Ashish Prashar Global Chief Marketing Officer R/GA

1:20pm – 1:40pm (Eastern Time, USA)

Fireside Chat: The Connected Vehicle Ecosystem

Mike Dosenbach Vice President of Cloud and Connectivity Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America

Moderator: Roger C. Lanctot Director Automotive Connected Mobility Strategy Analytics

October 21Zero Emissions and Valie Chain

8:30am – 9:00am (Eastern Time, USA)

Electrification and what does it mean to customers

Ashwani Gupta COO Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Moderator: Jim Henry Contributer Forbes

9:00am – 9:35am (Eastern Time, USA)

Drive to Net Zero

Europe, China and the US have seen increased market penetration with an accelerated investment in electrification. With global targets set, how are OEMs preparing for EV domination?

Henrik Fisker CEO Fisker

Fredrika Klarén Head of Sustainability Polestar

Moderator: Roger Atkins Founder Electric Vehicles Outlook Ltd & Electric & Eclectic Podcast Show Host

9:35am – 9:40am (Eastern Time, USA)


9:40am – 10:00am (Eastern Time, USA)

Fireside Chat: Overcoming Short-Term Risk and Monitoring Management Challenges in the Supply Chain

How has Trade Wars and Covid impacted the industry? What was the reaction and how has the situation been managed? Hear how OEMs are finding solutions to further challenges, including a shortage of semi-conductors affecting the distribution of products.

Jean-François Salles Alliance Global Vice-President, Supply Chain RENAULT Group

10:00am – 10:20am (Eastern Time, USA)

In partnership with Li-Cycle

Kunal Phalpher Chief Commercial Officer Li-Cycle

10:20am – 10:25am (Eastern Time, USA)


10:25am – 10:45am (Eastern Time, USA)

Commercializing EVs

Ted Cannis CEO Ford Pro

Moderator: John Voelcker Auto reporter + analyst specializing in EVs

10:45am – 10:50am (Eastern Time, USA)


10:50am – 11:30am (Eastern Time, USA)

Board Panel: Creating a Flexible Supply Chain

As OEMs adapt their portfolio and increase EV supply, how can industry leaders create a flexible supply chain and adapt to these increasing challenges? Hear how OEMs are rethinking their business model to increase agility towards external factors, delays to vital parts, high fixed and variable costs, and poor-quality manufacturing.

Martin Corner Vice President of Supply Chain Volvo Cars

Michael Bäcker EVP Purchasing Volkswagen China

Jennifer Bisceglie Founder & CEO Interos

Moderator: Ian Riches VP - Global Automotive Practice Strategy Analytics

11:30am – 11:35am (Eastern Time, USA)


11:35am – 11:55am (Eastern Time, USA)

Fireside Chat: Creating a New EV portfolio – what do customers want?

Improving the battery range, decreasing recharge times and reducing the cost of EVs. How are OEMs advancing EV capabilities to meet growing consumer needs.

Peter Rawlinson Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer Lucid

Moderator: Siddharth Vinayak Patankar Vice Chair World Car Awards Editor-In-Chief carandbike

11:55am – 12:15pm (Eastern Time, USA)

In partnership with Sabic

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12:15pm – 12:20pm (Eastern Time, USA)


Are you interested in showcasing your latest product launch? Contact Manni Pattar if you would like to be involved

12:20pm – 12:40pm (Eastern Time, USA)

Partner Presentation

12:40pm – 1:40pm (Eastern Time, USA)

Panel: Delivering a Sustainable End-To-End Carbon Footprint

As we progress EVs, ensure you factor in the entire supply chain of electric cars beyond emissions. How far should OEMs invest across the entire vehicle life cycle to create world change from cobalt to battery recycling to sustainable vehicle materials?

Anirban Ghosh Chief Sustainability Officer Mahindra Group

Gill Pratt Chief Executive Officer Toyota Research Institute

Cynthia Williams Global Director Ford Motor Company

Greg Henderson Senior Vice President, Automotive, Communications, and Aerospace Analog Devices

Moderator: Jeff Gilbert AutoBeat Reporter WWJ Newsradio 950 and CBS Radio Network

October 22Customer First

8:30am – 9:00am (Eastern Time, USA)

In partnership with Treasure Data

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9:00am – 9:20am (Eastern Time, USA)

Live with General Motors

Steve Carlisle Executive Vice President and President GM North America

Moderator: Joe White Global Automotive Industry Editor Reuters

9:20am – 9:25am (Eastern Time, USA)


9:25am – 10:05am (Eastern Time, USA)

Marketing Panel: Push Marketing Boundaries

Hear how OEMs are elevating and evolving the customer experience to push the boundaries of personalization.

Dr. Gilbert Heise Head of Brand Strategy Volkswagen AG

Kim Costello Chief Marketing Officer Pendragon PLC

Bettina Fetzer Vice President Communications & Marketing Mercedes-Benz AG

Treasure Data

10:05am – 10:25am (Eastern Time, USA)

In partnership with Acxiom

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10:25am – 10:30am (Eastern Time, USA)


10:30am – 11:00am (Eastern Time, USA)

How vehicle ownership is changing

Since 2020, more and more consumers want access to mobility, however, not all consumers want the burden that comes with ownership from servicing to high upfront costs. In this panel, we explore how OEMs are creating new business models to attract new customers.

Alain Visser CEO Lynk & Co

Matt Carpenter CEO Silvercar Inc

Moderator: Michelle Krebs Director, Automotive relations AutoTrader

11:00am – 11:05am (Eastern Time, USA)


11:05am – 11:40am (Eastern Time, USA)

The Digital Retail Ecommerce Revolution

Hear how OEMs are increasing their digital solutions to interact with new customers, delivering exceptional digital engagement from web and app to in-car.

Marcus Casey VP Digital, eCommerce and Connected Company BMW Group

Dan Mohnke Vice President, eCommerce Nissan North America


Moderator: Roger C. Lanctot Director Automotive Connected Mobility Strategy Analytics

11:40am – 11:45am (Eastern Time, USA)


11:45am – 12:25pm (Eastern Time, USA)

Panel: Evolution of New Business Models – Omnichannel Car Buying Experiences

Hear how leading OEMs and Dealers are creating a unique car buying experience that is seamless, convenient and customer led.

Robert Kurnick President Penske Automotive Group Inc.

Larry Dominique Senior Vice President and Head of Alfa Romeo North America Alfa Romeo North America

Bill Berman Chief Executive Officer & Interim Chairman Pendragon PLC

Duncan Tait CEO Inchcape plc

12:25pm – 12:45pm (Eastern Time, USA)

In partnership with Salesforce

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12:45pm – 12:50pm (Eastern Time, USA)


12:50pm – 1:10pm (Eastern Time, USA)

Fireside Chat: Create a Brand that Inspires

Kia Motors will reveal their global rollout to reimagine the Kia Brand and adapt to changing customer needs. This live fireside chat will delve into the new brand strategy, what has changed and how Kia is repositioning itself to become a leader in transport.

Russell Wager VP of Marketing Kia America

Moderator: Tanya Gazdik Senior Writer, Automotive Editor MediaPost

1:10pm – 1:15pm (Eastern Time, USA)


1:15pm – 1:50pm (Eastern Time, USA)

Women in Automotive – Making Change

Learn directly from the women shaping the future of automotive, as we deep dive into their personal journeys, successes and how we can continue to inspire the next generation of female leadership.

Jenny Watson Chief Experience Officer Vroom

Dianna du Preez VP Customer Services Mercedes-Benz USA


Moderator: Abby Bassett Editor, Automotive relations Tech Crunch

1:50pm – 2:10pm (Eastern Time, USA)


25 – 29 OctoberInteractive Workshops

In this series we bring you the latest industry insights with intimate 25 person led roundtables to 200+ OEM and Dealer only discussions.

Workshop 1: Advancing Autonomous

This discussion will deep dive into the current priorities for progressing AVs, a review on the concept vs reality, and the latest technologies that will change the game.

Workshop 2: Drive to Net Zero

As automakers bring new EV models to market, we will explore the latest development, strategies and tips so you can ensure your portfolio is competitive and scalable.

Workshop 3: Preparing your supply chain

As external factors continue to disrupt automakers supply chains, in this interactive discussion learn how you can keep ahead by adapting your supply chain to reduce impact and risk.

Workshop 4: The customer-centric connected car

This discussion will delve into the latest connectivity features to offer the ultimate in-car experience. Learn how you can differentiate your in-car experience to become apart of customers lifestyle.

Workshop 5: The evolution of digital retailing

This interactive discussion will delve into balancing both the online and offline car buying experience, to allow for consumers to have more ownership and control over how they wish to shop.

Workshop 6: Customer Experience

This interactive discussion will delve into how industry leaders can create a 360-degree view of the customer, deliver a seamless end-to-end experience and evolve to digital customer needs.

November 2The Future Supply Chain

00:00am – 00:00pm (ET)

PANEL DEBATE: Re-evaluating ‘just in time’: Is it still fit for purpose?

Explore how legacy transportation technology, the limitation of traditional supply chain practices, and a reliance on aggressive JIT models, contributed to the collapse of the automotive supply chain at the height of the pandemic.

00:00am – 00:00pm (ET)

FIRESIDE CHAT: Building a robust supply chain through greater standardization and collaboration

Examine how you can mitigate the impact of chip shortages by collaborating more closely with semiconductor manufacturers and investing in domestic chipmaking capacity.

00:00am – 00:00pm (ET)

FIRESIDE CHAT: Will onshoring prove a successful post-pandemic strategy?

Consider to what extent the reappraisal of geographic links and supply chain vulnerabilities will encourage onshoring of critical component manufacturing.

Enhanced visibility & traceability

00:00am – 00:00pm (ET)

PANEL DEBATE: Creating a new sourcing-strategy to mitigate risk, and secure your supply

Evaluate the changing supplier relationship, as OEMs move towards direct purchases of critical components, and lock-in supplies with advanced purchase guarantees.

00:00am – 00:00pm (ET)

PANEL DEBATE: Real-time visibility: Eliminating supply chain blind spots to ensure reliable supply of core components

Decide how much of the supply chain you need to control, and how much you need to own, to achieve an optimum level of speed and efficiency.

00:00am – 00:00pm (ET)

PRESENTATION: Utilizing blockchain to transform supply chain efficiency, and reduce emissions

Consider how new blockchain technology can significantly reduce costs within your ecosystem, by improving track and trace, inventory management, and facilitating a smoother order/sell process.

EVs & Sustainability

00:00am – 00:00pm (ET)

FIRESIDE CHAT: Developing a robust and flexible EV battery supply chain

Create a sustainable supply chain by integrating ethical and environmentally-responsible practices into a competitive and successful business model.

00:00am – 00:00pm (ET)

PANEL DEBATE: Embracing the EV-era: Building a sustainable supply chain

Maintain profitability in the face of rising raw material costs, by reducing the logistical, structural and financial obstacles to developing and operating parallel supply chains.

00:00am – 00:00pm (ET)

FIRESIDE CHAT: Optimising data sharing to fuel transparency, and operational efficiency

Embrace new data-sharing opportunities to deepen relationships with your suppliers, and ensure greater visibility of inventory, production, and capacity.

Operational & cultural transformation

00:00am – 00:00pm (ET)

PANEL DEBATE: Implementing cybersecurity in the automotive supply chain

Counter the increasingly vulnerability of new connected in-vehicle services and devices by implementing end-to-end data security across all channels and backend infrastructure.

00:00am – 00:00pm (ET)

PANEL DEBATE: Building a consumer-centric supply chain

Embrace new working methods and practices to empower your teams, and ensure your supply chain operation is lean, agile, and better positioned to respond to future disruption.

00:00am – 00:00pm (ET)

FIRESIDE CHAT: Breaking down the silos that are barriers to transformation

Debate how best to reorient your supply chain around customer needs, creating flexible processes that allow greater organizational agility and responsiveness.