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IAA Daily

Sep 11, 2019

One day before the IAA opening, we present the new newsletter-format: the IAA Daily.

Dr. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany at the 67th IAA Cars opening ceremony
Dr. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany at the 67th IAA Cars opening ceremony

Suggestion of the Day

On September 12, 2019, Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel will officially open IAA 2019 in Frankfurt.

This year, the motto “Driving tomorrow” focuses on the future and the transformation of mobility. Prosperity, growth, and technological developments will lead towards a more mobile society and new mobility options. The big changes that are happening lead to important questions: Which central role will Germany have for mobility and traffic of the future? Which accomplishments of the past can be transferred into a sustainable mobile future? Dive into the fascinating mobility of the future with Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and Waymo CEO John Krafcik. Please be aware that the accreditation for journalists for the IAA Opening is closed - the registration is no longer possible.

(from left) Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG & Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars; Virginia „Ginni“ Rometty, CEO and Chairwoman of the Board IBM

Topic of the Day

Opening of the IAA Conference with VDA President Bernhard Mattes, IBM CEO Virginia “Ginni” Rometty, and Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG & Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars.

What will the mobility of the future look like? Which profound changes and undreamt-of perspectives will new technologies open up for the automotive industry? With answers and solutions to these and other exciting questions, IBM CEO Virginia “Ginni” Rometty opened the IAA Conference today at 01.00pm in the Great Auditorium.

Afterwards, Rometty and Källenius discuseed chances and challenges of the mobility of the future and which influence newest technologies - Artificial Intelligence, Cloud, or Blockchain - may have in store for competition, customers, and partners.

Impressions 10.September 2019

Tomorrow at IAA 2019

Aside from Dr. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, Volker Bouffier, Prime Minister of Hessen, and John Krafcik, CEO of Waymo, other high-profile guests will be present on Thursday at IAA 2019.

Robert Habeck, Leader of Alliance ‘90/The Greens will be visiting IAA 2019.

Daniel Caspary, MEP and Leader of the CDU/CSU delegation in the European Parliament, will visit from Brussels.

Klaus Ernst, Member of the Bundestag for The Left, will be at IAA 2019 between 02.00pm and 05.00pm.

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