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ERTICO steers discussion at the first Automotive eMotion Summit

February 20 - February 22

The Belgian and Luxembourg Automobile and Cycle Federation (FEBIAC) is pleased to announce the first edition of the Automotive eMotion Summit: Shaping Policies & Fleet Innovations – a brand new event which aims to put the Belgian automotive sector under the spotlight from 20 to 22 February 2024. During three days of the event, FEBIAC expects stakeholders from the automotive sector, representatives of car brands, those responsible for fleet management, representatives of various governments, politicians and opinion leaders to meet in the Skyhall, the former departure hall of Brussels Airport that has now been transformed into an event location. This is a unique opportunity to network, explore shared vision for the sustainable automotive mobility of tomorrow and showcase which models and technologies that will soon be launching.  

This event focuses on industry developments, new technologies, the B2B market, corporate vehicles, mobility services, and their societal impact. Approved by the FEBIAC Board in September 2023, the Automotive eMotion Summit will include a B2G section alongside B2B components. Kris Gysels, Director of Public Affairs at FEBIAC, stresses the sector’s role in policy development, especially during the crucial year of 2024 with the Belgian presidency of the European Council and upcoming elections. FEBIAC, drawing on its exhibition experience, recognizes the importance of key players’ participation, including automobile brands and Mobia. The concept is being finalsed with input from vehicle-importing members who wish to showcase products and technologies.

The Automotive eMotion Summit lasts three days under the mantel ‘Shaping Policies for Futureproof Automotive: Cleaner, Safer, Efficient, Accessible, Circular’. On Tuesday, 20 February, B2G Conference day (Business to Government), focusing on the European regulatory level, including some reflections on the newly published report on Transition to Pathway for the EU Mobility Industrial Ecosystem  (in the morning) and Belgian federal policy (in the afternoon). As part of the first half, ERTICO CEO, Mr Joost Vantomme is set to lead the second Panel discussions on  Car as Data Center in Smart Cities at 12:00 pm. With a focus on the evolving landscape of connected vehicles, Mr. Vantomme will bring his wealth of experience to the forefront, representing ERTICO and its work with +120 Partners. The session also promises to delve into the transformational power of the connected car as a data assembly plant, exploring how it can catalyse the evolution of cities into smarter, safer, and more mobile spaces, all while upholding the paramount values of privacy and security.

As the automotive industry undergoes a paradigm shift towards connectivity, the discussion under Mr. Vantomme’s guidance will unravel the intricacies of leveraging data to enhance urban environments. The panel will dissect the multifaceted aspects of the connected car’s role in shaping smart cities, ranging from efficiency and accessibility to environmental sustainability and circular economy principles. The discourse will extend to how connected vehicles can act as catalysts for urban innovation, contributing to the creation of intelligent transport systems. Furthermore, the conversation will address the crucial need for ensuring the privacy and security of data in the era of interconnected vehicles. Mr. Joost Vantomme’s reputation as a thought leader in the automotive industry, coupled with his role at the helm of ERTICO, positions him as the ideal moderator for this crucial discussion. Attendees can anticipate gaining valuable insights into the strategic intersection of automotive technology, urban planning, and data governance.

The Automotive eMotion Summit 2024 promises to be an enlightening platform where industry leaders, policymakers, and innovators converge to shape the trajectory of the automotive landscape. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this transformative conversation, as Mr. Joost Vantomme guides us through the future of smart cities and connected vehicles.

Discover the Full Programme and learn more about the event here.


February 20
February 22
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