On Thursday, March 29th, starting from 2.30 p.m., at the Arena of Bologna Trade Fair Service Centre, inside the MECSPE Exhibition Core, it will be held the Italian-German Forum dedicated to the automotive industry and to the great changes the latter will be called to face within 2035.

The issues will concern frame parts that shall be reengineered with new solutions, innovative and lighter materials that will replace steel, a stronger presence of on-board electronics, the whole power line that will need to be reconceived, control and management of the powertrain that will gain more and more importance, but we will also talk about the new character that supply chains will be expected to acquire.
Experts in technologies and market, through successful best practices and case histories, in collaboration with the Italian-German Chamber of Commerce, the division of industrial exhibitions of Stuttgart Trade Fair, including AMB and Moulding Expo, and Tecniche Nuove Group, will create an afternoon full of ideas and insights, analysing the challenges the automotive industry is called to face, the possible impact of the sustainable mobility on the supply chain and the adoptable measures.

Italian-German Forum:2035 and the automotive chain: changing the manufacturing model to meet a technological transformation

The programme of the Forum coordinated by Alessandro Garnero, editorial director of Tecniche Nuove Group, will be divided into three moments of debate and discussion:

• 2.30 – 3.30 p.m. Plenary session: The automotive scenario in constant evolution.
Moderator of the session will be Alessandro Marino, Secretary General of the Italian-German Chamber of Commerce.
Speeches will be delivered by prof. Karsten Stahl, Director of the Polytechnics and of FZG Institute in Munich; Markus Heseding, Director of the German Precision Tool Association (VDMA); prof. Ciro Attaianese, Director of ELMO Electrification of Mobility Inter-university Consortium and Dino Calia, manager of RD/BDQ Joint Battery – Supplier Quality & Project Safeguarding of Mercedes-Benz AG; Prof. Nicola Amati, Turin Polytechnics.

• 3.30 – 4.30 p.m. Panel 1: The impact of electromobility on the automotive chain and the response of Italy and Germany.
Moderator of the session will be prof. Carlo Gorla of Milan Polytechnics.
The floor will be given to the German and Italian industries of the subcontracting chain. In particular, Claudio Mus, Endurance Overseas; Davor Petrović, Marzocchi Pompe; Mauro Barchiesi, Bora Italia; Jorge Bertsos, Ubiemme Gühring Italia; Claudio Gabos, Mapal Italia; Prof. Lorella Ceschini, UniBS; Enio Gritti, OMR Automotive; Francesco Meroni, KEB e-mobility; Andrea Loi ZF, Paolo Basilico, KraussMaffei Group Italia.

• 4.30 – 5.30 p.m. Panel 2: The measures worth adopting to facilitate the reshoring and the shortening of supply chains, from design to strategic components.
Moderator of the session will be Mr Stefano Colletta, technical director of Meccanica News Journal.
Institutions’ role for the strengthening of the European industry. The collaboration with innovation and technological transfer centres, the new structure of supply chains.
This session will be attended by: Christoph Gelzer, Project Coordinator of Cars 2.0 Cluster Automotive Region Stuttgart; Federico Capucci, Cluster Manager of Clust-ER MECH Mechatronics and Motoristics; Marco Stella, President of ANFIA Components Group and Vicepresident of ANFIA (The Italian Association of the Automotive Industry); Michele Merola, President AIDAM – Italian Association of Automation and Mechatronics; Roberto Frassine, President Assocompositi and President EuCIA (European Composites Industry Association); Marco Gazzaniga, Business development Icona Design Group.