Opening the day, Herbert Diess (CEO VW) will debate with guests on the Mobility Stage on the topic: "European Electrification Infrastructure". This is followed by the first panel discussion on the topic of “Transformation of mobility” at 10:00. This discussion will include Ola Källenius (Board of Management Chairman at Daimler AG), Stefan Hartung (CEO of Bosch) and Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr, among others. Bloomberg will moderate .This will be followed in the afternoon by a panel with Pat Gelsinger (CEO Intel) and surprise guests, concluding the first day of the conference on the Summit Stage.
IAA MOBILITY then officially starts at 14:30: Executive Director of Messe München, Klaus Dittrich, and VDA President Hildegard Müller will open the convention with Minister-President of Bavaria Markus Söder and Mayor of Munich Dieter Reiter, alongside other leading politicians.
The afternoon will include a discussion on the Mobility Stage called “How do we realise this transformation toward sustainable, climate-friendly and fair mobility for all?” with Pat Gelsinger (CEO Intel).
It’s no problem if you can’t make it to the opening ceremony, since it will be streamed on IAA Virtual just like many other event highlights. The contents of the convention will be available there following afterward for anyone with a visitor ticket.
One of the most important CEOs in the automotive industry will also be on the Summit Stage on the first morning: Oliver Blume of Porsche will be speaking with Mate Rimac starting at 10:00. The Croatian inventor and entrepreneur is the founder of electric super sports cars Rimac Automobil.
The Summit Stage on the opening Tuesday will also be about life in the city. What will urban living look like in the future? How will the city become a Smart City, and how will urban mobility work? A panel curated by conference partner Boston Consulting Group (BCG) will include Wee Shann Lam (LTA Singapore), Thilo Zelt (BCG), Nikolaus Lang (BCG), Andreas Herrmann (Uni St. Gallen) and Christian Haas (PTV Group).
Sustainability is a central topic of IAA MOBILITY, and this is reflected in numerous items on the agenda. The most important meeting spot for forward thinkers, sustainability experts and anyone interested in the subject is the Sustainability lounge presented by PwC Deutschland in Hall B3. Mobility expert Hans-Peter Kleebinder has curated the convention schedule for it. His priorities are the circular economy, smart factory and mobility data. In short: sustainable business. Each day of IAA MOBILITY will have multiple 90-minute events with a podium and follow-up discussion.
Visitors will also learn about the ideas developed by the finalists in the #NextLevel IAA MOBILITY Startup Challenge 2021 from PwC Deutschland. Because the mobility transformation requires innovative ideas – and cooperation between established players and start-ups.