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Registration is open for the CAR Conference 2013. The CAR Conference (in association with Tracker) takes place at the Johannesburg International Motor Show on Wednesday, 23 October, at the Johannesburg Expo Centre in Nasrec.
With the pace of the development of vehicle technology and innovation accelerating, the automotive industry appears to be on the cusp of a technological revolution, driven to a large degree by changes in consumer tastes and expectations, demands for higher safety standards and the drive towards a low-carbon future. With automotive and technological companies investing in connected and autonomous technologies and applications, the 2013 CAR Conference will consider the change required to meet consumer needs and the fast pace of innovation and technology, and the impact on the automotive industry as a whole.
The CAR Conference is essential for those who are involved at management level in any aspect of automotive and component marketing, exporting, manufacturing and retailing. These include advertising, vehicle finance, fleet managers and buyers, insurance executives, dealer principals, sales and service managers, human-resource managers, shop stewards and other senior staff in the retail side of the motor industry and allied businesses.
The CAR Conference 2013 speaker line-up includes:
- Mr Barlow Manilal – CEO of the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC)
- Dr Johan Van Zyl – President of NAAMSA. President and CEO of Toyota South Africa Motors
- Ms Oona Scheepers – Head: Design Colour/Trim at Volkswagen AG
- Dr Martin Zimmermann – President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz South Africa
- Mr Sizwe Nxedlana – FNB Chief Economist
- Dr Brand Pretorius – Director of companies
- Mr Jakkie Olivier – RMI Chief Executive Officer
- Mr Doug Newcomb – Technology Consultant
- Mr Garth Strachan – Deputy Director-General: Industrial Development Policy Development
The keynote speaker at the CAR Conference 2013 is technology consultant Doug Newcomb, who will be talking on the topic of “the connected car and the shift from steel to silicon, and where the change in innovation will take us”.
Click here to register online.