Tomorrow's European Automotive Market (San Francisco)

08 October 2019

5pm - 8pm

The Lounge @ 44 Montgomery Street,
44 Montgomery Street, 3rd Floor,
San Francisco, CA 94104


Choose your location! Come join us in San Francisco on Tuesday October 8th or Palo Alto on Thursday October 10th to discuss Tomorrow's European Automotive Market.

Globalization of the mobility market continues to evolve: international production, delivery, supply, data processing, communication, and management are increasingly influencing the markets for autonomous driving, connected vehicles, eMobility, shared services, mobility-on-demand and other emerging innovations.

Crossing borders means exposure to foreign regulations, unfamiliar legal structures, and different risk factors. For mobility businesses in the EU, the regulatory framework is intricate and the legal environment can seem daunting, but there is vast potential in this big market.

This international mobility workshop is designed to provide you with a practical and industry focused overview on the legal environment of today's and tomorrow's mobility market in the EU and will showcase how to mitigate possible challenges. Our overview will be followed by a dynamic panel discussion with expert mobility executives sharing market driven solutions and advice on how to benefit from the enormous opportunities in the automotive and wider mobility industry in Europe and beyond.

Join in the discussion and network with our expert panellists including:


Jérôme Juan
Director Innovation and Operation, 
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance 
Innovation Lab Silicon Valley

Amir Kabir
Munich RE Ventures

Yvonne Lutsch Noriko Morimoto
Dr. Yvonne Lutsch
Investment Principal, 
Robert Bosch LLC
Noriko Morimoto
Chief Marketing Officer,
Boosted Inc.
Dr. Kilian von Neumann-Cosel
Director Business Development, 
Brose Automotive Silicon Valley
Dr. Ulrich Quay
Managing Partner, 
BMW i Ventures
Dirk Remde
Head of R&D Center Silicon Valley, 
Jeff Russakow
Boosted Inc.
Ashika Schroll  
Ashika Schroll
Director of Business Development,
AEye, Inc.


We are pleased to be working in collaboration with the following organizations on these events: ACGSV, BABC, Business Sweden, eitDigital, GABA California, GACC West, invest in Bavaria, and the Nordic Innovation House Silicon Valley.

Automotive Market

We look forward to welcoming you to our horizon scanning sessions on EU mobility. Please feel free to share this invitation with colleagues and others interested in this topic.

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The programme

5:00 pm

5:15 pm

5:20 pm
Navigating regulations & mitigating risks in the mobility business

  • Autonomous Driving - safety, type approval, compliance, road testing
  • eMobility - batteries - market authorization, take-back, second life handling
  • Products - recalls, liability, supply chain, OEM trends

Dr. Christian Kessel, Head of Bird & Bird's International Automotive Group

6:00 pm
Panel: Opportunities in Tomorrow's European Automotive Market (Panelists vary by location) 

Moderator: Dr. Kai Westerwelle, Partner, Bird & Bird, San Francisco

7:00 pm
Networking and drinks

8:00 pm
Event close

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