Automotive Suppliers Day

November 9, 2018
Esslingen am Neckar (Germany)

On November 9, 2018, the Automotive Suppliers Day Baden-Württemberg 2018 will bring together experts from industry and research to discuss latest developments in automotive business. Trends such as electrification, digitalisation, automated and connected driving or the development of a sharing economy will lead to a substantial transformation process in the automotive and mobility sector during the next years. Especially small and medium-sized companies will have to face significant economic and technological disruptions within this transformation process.

Targeted to automotive producers and suppliers, especially small and medium-sized companies, the Automotive Suppliers Day Baden-Württemberg 2018 will provide information and room for discussion on current developments in the automotive industry as well as chances and opportunities in electrification and digitalisation in the automotive sector. At the same time, the event creates a platform for B2B contacts with innovative automotive suppliers from Baden-Württemberg.

More than 300 representatives from companies, universities and research institutes as well as the public sector are expected to attend the one-day conference event.

Automotive Suppliers_ Day BW 2018 – Invitation

Opening speeches

Minister Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut

Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing Baden-Württemberg

Franz Loogen

President, e-mobil BW – State Agency for New Mobility Solutions and Automotive Baden-Württemberg)


KeyNote speeches

Klaus Bräunig

Managing Director, VDA German Association of the Automotive Industry)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Christian Reuss

University of Stuttgart/Research Initiative UNICARagil


Industry case-studies on transformation in the automotive sector presentations

Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co.
KG and Gehring Technologies GmbH
Finnish ICT region Oulu, Business Oulu


Round table discussions

Financing, business with Finland and internationalisation

Please be aware that the invitation does not cover costs for travel and accommodation.

Costs for travel and accommodation will have to be covered by the individual participants.

Hotels need to be booked soon because of a big fair taking place at the same time.

Das Neckar Forum

Ebershaldenstraße 12

73728 Esslingen am Neckar

Representatives of companies and research institutes that are interested to attend the Automotive Suppliers’ Day are asked to register with Maren Louchet or Stefan Büchele (e-mobil BW).


Maren Louchet & Stefan Büchele