February 27 February


The Cube (hall 4)

On the VIP Day, the Forum is the place where thought leaders from the automotive, design and technology sectors gather to discuss and debate the future of the automotive industry.

Come and join us for this exclusive proramme:

14:00 – 14:10

Opening Remarks

Natalie Robyn, CEO, FIA

14:10 – 14:50

Charged Conversations: Navigating the Future of Electric Vehicles

As the world strives to address the pressing challenges of climate change and environmental sustainability, the transportation sector plays a pivotal role in shaping a cleaner and greener future. This keynote session will examine how the automotive industry is working to accelerate the electric vehicle revolution and, in doing so, create a more sustainable future.

Luca de Meo, CEO, Renault Group
Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO, Lucid

Silvio Pietro Angori, CEO and Managing Director, Pininfarina Group

14:50 – 15:30

From Sketch to Street: Automotive Design Evolution

This immersive practical session will examine the cutting-edge trends that will shape the futΩure of auto design. We will discuss and illustrate the latest advancements in vehicle aesthetics, technology integration, sustainability, and user experience, and explore the challenges of crafting vehicles that cater to the diverse needs of today’s drivers.

Chris Bangle, Managing Director, Chris Bangle Associates

15:45 – 16:25

Power Surge: Accelerating Innovation in Electric Racing

Formula E is a groundbreaking racing series that has emerged as the global leader in sustainable motorsport. With a focus on advancing electric vehicle (EV) technology and promoting environmental consciousness, Formula E has transformed the landscape of traditional racing, captivating audiences worldwide. In this session, pioneers of electric racing will discuss how this amazing technology will impact our everyday lives and, more importantly, our planet.

Marco Parroni, CMO and Managing Director, Julius Baer
Frederic Bertrand, CEO & Team Principal, Mahindra Racing
Julia Pallé, Vice President Sustainability, Formula E

16:25 – 17:00

Pole to Pole: The Ultimate Electric Vehicle Expedition

This captivating session will explore the remarkable journey of a pioneering expedition, traveling from pole to pole in an EV. Tracing the journey from the Arctic’s icy landscapes to Antarctica’s pristine wilderness, the session will showcase the adaptability and resilience of EVs in diverse and extreme conditions. Our travelers will share first-hand experiences, technological innovations, and lessons learned from this ambitious adventure, highlighting the global potential of EVs beyond urban landscapes.

Chris and Julie Ramsey, Pole to Pole adventurers