Pavilion 3, Amphitheatre

For decades, the automotive industry has been investing in massive global platforms for design and manufacturing. However, new forms of alternative-energy and hybrid vehicles – from battery, natural gas, hydrogen and others – are challenging the industry to ‘think local’.

1) Are we truly entering the age of alternative energy and hybrid cars? How widespread and how soon will they come to market?
2) How will alternative-energy and hybrid automotives reshape the industry? What are the infrastructure barriers to mass-market acceptance?
3) How are these changes impacting other aspects in automobile manufacturing, such as the use of composite materials?

Mikhail Kovalchuk , President, National Research Centre ”Kurchatov Institute”

Andrei Biryukov , General Manager, YO-AUTO Ltd
Andreas Renschler , Member of the Management Board, Daimler AG
Miguel Sebastian , Minister of Industry, Tourism and Trade of Spain
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)

Ewald Kreid , Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Anatoly Paliy , First Deputy General Director, Gazprom Gazenergoset
Kirill Tomastchuk , Chairman of the Board of Directors, Elton
Tohru Hashimoto , President, Mitsubishi Motor R&D Europe
Frank Henning , Deputy Director, Director Polymer Engineering, Fraunhofer ICT