Automotive Connect 2015


Date: 16 June 2015
Time: 09:00 - 19:00    Venue: Klassikstadt, Orber Strasse 4a , 60386 Frankfurt am Main, Germany


 

Bird & Bird in association with AmCham Germany and the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) have the pleasure of inviting you to Automotive Connect 2015, an international automotive conference led by both legal and non-legal experts from the industry.

This full-day conference, comprised of four main sessions that each includes a panel discussion, will focus on specific aspects that are changing the automotive industry in a fundamental way or are bound to do so in the near future:

• Standard Essential Patents
• OEM procurement terms at the interface between civil law, competition law and IP
• The booming Asian market
• Big Data and Connected Car

In this collaborative endeavour we are delighted to have the support from Dr. Martin Koers, Head of the Department of Economic and Climate policy at the German Association of the Automotive Industry, and Bernhard Mattes, President of AmCham Germany and CEO of Ford Germany, as well as from other leading industry experts.

The programme

9:00 - 9:30
Registration

9:30 - 9:40

Word of welcome

Dr. Alexander Schröder-Frerkes, Senior Partner at Bird & Bird, and

Dr. Peter Veranneman, Partner and Head of the International Corporate Group at Bird & Bird

9:40 - 10:10
Keynote speech
TTIP and the automotive industry Bernhard Mattes, President of AmCham Germany and CEO of Ford Germany

10:10 - 10:30
Automotive industry - a sector in flux
Dr. Martin Koers, Head of the Department of Economic and Climate policy at the German Association of the Automotive Industry

10:30 - 11:45

Session A
Standard Essential Patents – terra
incognita for the automotive industry
Karsten Pothmann, BG Intellectual Property Director at Valeo Schalter und Sensoren GmbH
Felix Rödiger and Dr. Jörg Witting, Partners at Bird & Bird

11:45 - 12:00
Coffee break

12:00 - 13:15
Session B
The struggle between business models
Anne-Marie Garner, Divisional Legal Director at Johnson Matthey,
Patrick Nettesheim, Group Vice President and General Counsel - Automotive Experience at Johnson Controls, Inc.
Dr. Christian Kessel and Anne Federle, Partners at Bird & Bird

13:15 - 14:00
Lunch

14:00 - 15:15
Session C
Asia - the new centre of gravity
Stefan Land, former CEO of Roof Systems Germany GmbH (Inteva),
Dr. Sven-Michael Werner and Dr. Alexander Schröder-Frerkes, Partners at Bird & Bird

15:15 - 15:45
Coffee break

15:45 - 17:00
Session D
Connected drive – new horizons vs. privacy and security
Michele Bertoncello, Associate Principal at McKinsey & Co
Dr. Alexander Duisberg and Sven-Erik Heun, Partners at Bird & Bird

From 17:00 - 19:00
Drinks & Canapés

Contact / Registration

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We look forward to you joining us for a day of exciting debates on some of the most impactful topics for the industry.