Connecting the dots between automation & electromobility

Innovation Summit Brussels

With each passing day, vehicles are becoming increasingly connected, electrified and automated. We are witnessing the beginning of a paradigm shift in transport and mobility that will revolutionise how our societies are organised.

Join the Volvo Group at its Innovation Summit 2017 to hear from leaders in the transport sector about the industry’s rapidly digitising future and how the industry can positively impact society. Innovative solutions to increase transport efficiency, lower environmental impact and improve traffic safety will be spotlighted.

Chief Technology Officer Lars Stenqvist, host of the summit, is looking forward to giving you a glimpse of the digital revolution’s impact on transport. You won’t want to miss the insights from our speakers and the live on-site demos that we have planned featuring some of the Volvo Group’s latest innovative transport solutions.

Practical details

Date: Thursday September 7
Time: 9:00 - 13:00
LocationSquare – Brussels Meeting Centre, Rue Mont des Arts, 1000 Brussels, Belgium


08.30    Registration & Coffee

09.00    Introduction by Moderator Dr. Melinda Crane
            Opening remarks and welcome from Lars Stenqvist, Chief Technology Officer Volvo Group

09:15    Key note addresses
                Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President of the European Commission, responsible for Energy Union
                Pirko Konsa, Head of Expert Group for Autonomous Driving, Estonian Presidency

09:35    Panel Discussion: Safety and Environmental impact of Innovative technologies  
            Confirmed participants (alphabetical):
                Robert Missen, Head of Unit for Innovation & Research, DG MOVE, European Commission
                Khalil Rouhana, Deputy Director General, DG Connect, European Commission
                Lars Stenqvist, Chief Technology Officer, Volvo Group
                Didier Thévenard, Global Equipment Director, Eurovia
                Clara de la Torre, Director Transport Section, DG RTD, European Commission
                José Viegas, Managing Partner & Independent Analyst, José M Viegas - Consultores, Lda
            Moderator: Dr. Melinda Crane

10:30    Coffee Break

11:00    François Bellot, Belgium Federal Minister for Mobility and Transport – The Belgian approach

11:15    Panel Discussion: From innovation to market implementation
            Confirmed participants (alphabetical):
                Håkan Agnevall, President Volvo Buses
                Zoltán Donáth, Senior Transport Specialist, Sustainable Urban Mobility Division, European Investment Bank (EIB)
                Johan Nyhus, Deputy Mayor of Gothenburg
                Stephane Ouaki, Head of unit, DG RTD, European Commission   
            Moderator: Dr. Melinda Crane

12:15   Break-out sessions: vehicle demonstration

            Walking lunch to follow demonstrations 


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