‘IAA Conference’ is the international stage for mobility decision-makers of tomorrow

  • Top-level speakers: German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, Virginia Rometty (IBM), Ola Källenius (Daimler), John Krafcik (Waymo)
  • Digital companies meet manufacturers, suppliers and other mobility players
  • Alternative powertrains, autonomous and connected driving, urban mobility and new mobility services: wide-ranging topics for all participants on four stages

Frankfurt am Main/Berlin, May 16, 2019 – IAA Conference as a showcase at the IAA – Europe’s leading mobility platform – From September 11 to 13, 2019, projects, visions and solutions for innovative mobility. Multidisciplinary debates between experts from the automotive, digital and energy sectors and from the media, society and politics, on mobility topics of the future: holistic, sustainable and visionary.

IAA Conference: forum for decision-makers, pioneers and visionaries

As one of the four pillars, the IAA Conference program provides the substantive foundation for the IAA. From September 11 to 13, it will host exciting talks, stories, debates and keynote lectures on several stages. The IAA Conference will enhance and intensify the discourse on topics relevant to the future such as artificial intelligence, infotainment, alternative powertrains, solutions for climate change, smart cities and the sharing economy.

More than 200 top CEOs, visionaries, lateral thinkers and inspiring personalities from society, academia, politics, the international automotive business and the hi-tech scene will share their visions and ideas of the future of mobility. The following high-ranking speakers are already confirmed: German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, IBM’s CEO Virginia Rometty, future Daimler CEO Ola Källenius, Waymo CEO John Krafcik, Microsoft Cloud Executive Vice President Scott Guthrie and Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath.

Keynote speakers will also include Magnus Hall, President and CEO of Vattenfall AB; Daniela Gerd tom Markotten, CEO of moovel; Hakan Koç, Co-founder and Co-CEO of AUTO1 Group; Dr. Sigrid Nikutta, Chairwoman of the Management Board at BVG; Nico Rosberg, Formula One World Champion and Greentech Entrepreneur, and Prof. Henning Kagermann from the National Platform Future of Mobility.

“The IAA Conference is a new offering for exhibitors and visitors to enter into a more focused personal discourse. It will welcome top-level speakers from the realms of politics, business, society, industry and startups. Automotive companies will meet new digital players and outline their future scenario for the mobility of tomorrow – in a multidisciplinary, interactive and international setting. Furthermore, we want to expand the panel discussions at the IAA Conference by adding customer groups – such as commuting single parents, single city-dwellers who make a conscious decision not to own a car, and petrol-heads – to give just a few examples. We will also hold discussions with representatives who are critical of automobiles, who are striving for new mobility solutions particularly in towns and cities,” said Bernhard Mattes, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA). He added, “At the IAA 2019, more than ever before the mobility of tomorrow will be experienced, seen, heard and felt with all the senses.”

The IAA Conference will focus on five core topics: Automation, Connectivity, Clean and Sustainable Mobility, Urban Mobility and Mobility-as-a-Service. It follows on from and integrates the successful New Mobility World (NMW) under the umbrella of the IAA. A total of 250,000 people already visited the NMW at the IAA in 2017.

IAA 2019: discussion, network, experience and career formats at one venue

“Driving tomorrow” is the slogan for the IAA 2019 (Frankfurt am Main, September 12 to 22), a meeting place for global players in the automotive industry, providers of new mobility solutions, innovative hi-tech firms and emerging startups. The IAA is the largest mobility event of the year. This year the participants will experience new formats for the first time: the IAA Conference, where pioneers and experts from the mobility industry will discuss future developments; the IAA Exhibition and the IAA Experience with a large number of experiences; and the IAA Career especially for students, career entrants and professionals.