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María José Rallo
Secretary-General for Transport and Mobility
María José RalloSecretary-General for Transport and Mobility
General Secretary in the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, responsible for the Spanish Strategy for Safe, Sustainable and Connected Mobility 2030.
Secretary General of Industry and Small and Medium Enterprises
Raúl BlancoSecretary General of Industry and Small and Medium Enterprises
Secretary General of the Industry and SME division of the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Tourism
Alberto Núñez Feijóo
Alberto Núñez FeijóoPresident
President of the Regional Government of Galicia, responsible for initiatives related to innovation, entrepreneurship and internationalization of Galician companies.
Abel CaballeroVigo's Mayor
Mayor of Vigo, birthplace of the automotive industry in the Spanish region of Galicia, where many of the cars that travel the streets of half the world are manufactured in the PSA Peugeot Citroën factory, the first that the firm installed in Spain.
David RegadesState Delegate
Public institution that manages an international trade free zone in the area of Vigo (Spain) and acts as an economic development agency.
Presidente de Asime, organizadora de AutoMob Summit, y Presidente de la empresa Urovesa, contratista de defensa española con larga trayectoria, especializada en la construcción de vehículos especiales de gran tonelaje y capacidad.
La Confederación Española de Organizaciones Empresariales CEOE es una organización empresarial española fundada en junio de 1977 que representa a empresarios españoles, integra a empresas públicas y privadas de todos los sectores de actividad.
Director Industry and Environment
Arancha GarcíaDirector Industry and Environment
Anfac represents the common interests of the manufacturers of vehicles or derivatives thereof, of their engines and components, and of their brands. Anfac researches, deepens and disseminates a better knowledge of the technical, economic and social aspects in order to promote the harmonious progress of the automotive sector, for the benefit of all economic agents
Smart Mobility Director
Joost VantommeSmart Mobility Director
Smart Mobility Director of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), which represents the 16 major Europe-based car, van, truck and bus manufacturers. Joost is Chair of the Strategy Committee of ERTICO-ITS Europe as well as member of its Supervisory Board. He serves also as member of the Board of the European Mobility as a Service Alliance (MaaS). Furthermore, Joost was selected as member of various Commission Expert Groups, among which the Expert Group on B2G data sharing.
Alfonso NogueiroDirector General
Faconauto es la patronal que integra las asociaciones de concesionarios oficiales de las marcas de turismos y maquinaria agrícola presentes en el mercado español. Representa los intereses de 2.152 concesionarios de los que dependen aproximadamente las 3.551 empresas del segundo nivel de distribución (agencias y servicios oficiales).
Iñigo LoizagaEngineering Director
Director of Engineering at CIE Automotive, one of the largest global suppliers of components and subassemblies for the automotive market
Advanced Manufaturing Director
René GonzálezAdvanced Manufaturing Director
Responsible for defining and implementing the roadmap for the incorporation of Industry 4.0 initiatives within Gestamp, an international Spanish automotive engineering group dedicated to the design, development and manufacture of metal components for automobiles.
Emilio TitosDirector General
The Mercedes-Benz plant in Vitoria, where the world's manufacturing of VITO and CLASS-V and its electric variants eVito and EQV is based, has the most advanced manufacturing technologies and is the largest company in the Basque Country, with some 5,000 workers.
Head of External Relations Smart Mobility
Carlos BergeraHead of External Relations Smart Mobility
Iberdrola is one of the main companies dedicated to production, commercialization and distribution of energy. Within its strategy for a decarbonised economy, it is promoting transport electrification with a sustainable mobility plan that will invest €150 million to increase roll-out of electric vehicle charging points in the coming years. The initiative entails around 150,000 charging points in homes, companies and on the public road network in cities as well as on the main motorways and highways over the next five years.
Business Development Global Director at Telefónica IoT & BD
Alfredo SerretBusiness Development Global Director at Telefónica IoT & BD
Telefónica is the most important telecommunications company in Europe and the fifth largest worldwide. Based in Spain, it is one of the leading organizations in innovation and technology. In the field of IoT, they promote the digital transformation and interconnectivity of companies, economy, mobility and other agents of the economy.
Luis MorenoDirector General
The Galician Automotive Technology Centre, CTAG, offers advanced technological solutions to the automotive sector. It supports the sector's industries in their modernization and adaptation to new technologies in their products and manufacturing processes. It promotes several autonomous driving projects such as AUTOPILOT, with which it has carried out parking and autonomous driving tests in the city of Vigo.
VP of Markets
Agustín SáenzVP of Markets
Tecnalia is the first private Technology Centre in Spain and one of the main organisations dedicated to applied research in Europe. In the field of mobility, they promote new concepts that use new materials, integrate communications systems, alternative means of propulsion and interact with the occupants.
Pedro Martínez VergésCEO
General Director of the Marsan Group, a reference in the automotive sector for more than 65 years and with an international presence, and CEO of VMS Automotive, a spin-out of the company that has developed a high-performance, all-electric three-wheeled vehicle with an internationally patented shock absorber system.
Felipe Jiménez Alonso
Director of Intelligent Systems
Felipe Jiménez AlonsoDirector of Intelligent Systems
The University Institute for Automotive Research (INSIA) is a Research Center of the Universidad Politécnica Madrid. It was the first research center in the field of motor vehicles in Spain and from its intelligent systems unit it is currently developing technologies for cooperative autonomous driving, ADAS systems, driver assistance based on automation, vehicle positioning on electronic maps and other elements of the vehicle of the future.
Sumauto is Vocento's B2B engine brand. It brings together its five specialized portals in the automotive market (Autocasión, Autoscout24, Unoauto, Mascus and Motocasión). It offers dealers and dealers the option of becoming your digital knowledge partner and guaranteeing them the maximum return on their investment in digital channels.
Suardiaz es un grupo líder en logística multimodal. Ofrece a sus clientes soluciones integrales con más de 100 años de experiencia y más de 600 empleados en Europa, América y África. En Galicia trabaja intensamente en la logística de automoción y la Autopista del Mar-Corredor del Atlántico.
Business Development Director
Adiel RamosBusiness Development Director
Director of business development for the municipality of Celaya, in the Mexican region of Guanajuato, which has a strong automotive, metalworking and equipment manufacturing industry.
Abdelaziz MeftahDirector General
The Amica (Moroccan Association of the Automobile Industry and Automobile Manufacturers) is a dynamic agent of the Moroccan automobile sector, a growing ecosystem in constant search of investors to support the vigorous evolution of the Moroccan automobile industry.
Fernando GuldrísDirector General
Director del Instituto Gallego de Promoción Económica (IGAPE), la agencia adscrita a la Consellería de Economía, Emprego e Industria, que se encarga del desarrollo económico de Galicia.
Consejero de Industria
Alberto RuizConsejero de Industria
The Permanent Representation (REPER) of Spain to the European Union is an Embassy of the Spanish Government composed of officials from all the ministries, experts in the subjects of their competence, who work in coordination under the instructions of the Ambassadors and their ministries in Madrid.
The mission of REPER is to promote and defend the interests of the Spanish people and of all Europeans as a whole in the decision-making process, to defend the Spanish position and to influence decisions, always with the aim of building a fairer and more balanced Europe for all citizens of the Union. To this end, it has the dual function of forming part of the Council of the European Union and defending Spain's interests before all the Union's institutions.
17 november 2020
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Official opening of AutoMob Summit with institutional representatives.
- Asime: Justo Sierra, President
- CZFV (Free zone consortium Vigo): David Regades, State Delegate
- Xunta de Galicia (Regional Government): Fernando Guldrís, Director General, Igape
- Spanish Government: María José Rallo, Secretary-General of Transport and Mobility
- Vigo’s Mayor: Abel Caballero
International vision and logistics on automotive industry
We analyze with third countries with strong automotive industry how they see the sector evolving and what role logistics play in the current industrial context.
- Permanent representation of Spain in the EU: Alberto Ruiz Rodríguez, Industry and Tourism Advisor
- Municipio Celaya (Guanajuato-México): Adiel Ramos, Business Development Director
- Amica (Moroccan Association of Automotive Industry and Manufacturing): Abdelaziz Meftah, Director General
- Suardiaz: Juan Riva, CEO
Challenges of advanced manufacturing: digital solutions for the automotive industry
The digital transformation of our industry is already a reality. Learn with leading companies how they are doing it in their plants across the world.
- CIE Automotive: Iñigo Loizaga, Engineering Director of CIE Automotive Group and member of the Management Committee
- Gestamp: René González, Advanced Manufaturing Director
- Mercedes-Benz: Emilio Titos, Director General España
- Toyota: Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Guanajuato (TMMGT), Mexico
- Renault: Morocco-Tanger division
The future of mobility: connected, autonomous and electric vehicles
Market evolution: the vehicle of the future from the manufacturers perspective
- ANFAC: Arancha García, Industry and Environment Director
- ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association): Joost Vantomme, Smart Mobiliy Director at ACEA
Electric solutions: a success story
- VMS Automotive-Grupo Marsan: Pedro Martínez Vergés, CEO
Technology advancements and importance of innovation
- Tecnalia: Agustín Sáenz, Vicedirector General of Markets
- CTAG: Luis Moreno, Director General
- INSIA (University Institute of Automobile Research of the Technical University of Madrid (UPM): Felipe Jiménez Alonso, Director of Intelligent Systems
Smart mobily and the cities of the future
Our cities will change radically with the integration of new technologies. The mobility of the future will change the way we move, our production model, logistics, environmental impact and many other areas that we analyze in this panel with experts in the sector.
- Iberdrola: Carlos Bergera, Head of International Relations Smart Mobility
- Telefónica: Alfredo Serret, Director Global de Desarrollo de Negocio de Telefónica IoT & BD
New sales strategies for changing customers
The Covid-19 has opened a new way of selling in the automotive sector, which together with an increasingly changing consumer, is causing companies to adapt their sales strategy to new types of customers and new scenarios such as online sales.
- Faconauto, Alfonso Nogueiro, Director General
- Sumauto: Nicolas Cantaert, Director General
Institutional closing of AutoMob Summit:
- Asime: Justo Sierra, Presidente
- CEOE: Antonio Garamendi, Presidente
- Galician Government: Alberto Núñez Feijóo, President
- Spanish Government: Raül Blanco, Secretary General for Industry and SME, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism