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Program of the Automotive Forum Zwickau

On November 7 and 8, 2023 it's that time again. Together with AMZ, the Chemnitz Chamber of Industry and Commerce invites representatives from the automotive and supplier industry to Zwickau.

1st day of congress, 7th November 2023

from 10.30 am
Welcome Reception 
Venue: Hotel First Inn Zwickau
from 12.00 pm
AMZ Lounge
Exciting impulses and discussion rounds between industry representatives as well as politics and administration await you.
  • Dr. Ing. Oliver Manicke, Head of Energy System and Onboard Network, Skoda Auto a.s.
    "How attractive is Germany/Europe as a location?"
  • Hui Zhang, Vice President Europe NIO GmbH
    "Strategy NIO in Europe"
  • Panel discussion Germany - Location with a future? 
    including Minister of State Martin Dulig
  • Networking plus with workshops
    • Transformation strategies, ITAS - Initiative Transformation Automotive Region Southwest Saxony
    • Value creation perspectives in the hydrogen economy, cH2ance / HZwo e.V.
    • Securing liquidity, HEUKING KÜHN LÜER WOJTEK Partnership with limited professional liability
Venue: D R H Vermögensverwaltung GmbH 
End approx. 16:30 h
from 12.45 pm
Company Visits
Take a look behind the scenes of automotive and supplier companies in the region. 
  • Volkswagen Saxony GmbH
  • Clarios Zwickau GmbH & Co. KG
Meeting point: Hotel First Inn Zwickau
End approx. 16:00
from 4.45 pm
Evening reception I Congress Opening with award ceremony
We welcome you to the champagne reception starting at 4:45 p.m. in the Bürgersaal in the City Hall of Zwickau. 
  • Constance Arndt, Mayor of the City of Zwickau
  • Greeting Max Jankowsky, President IHK Chemnitz
  • Key Note "Global transformation of the automotive industry and the challenges for the Saxon supplier industry"
    Dr. Joachim Lamla, Member of the Executive Board, Porsche Consulting GmbH
  • Award ceremony of the August Horch Honorary Prize
Venue: Bürgersaal, City Hall Zwickau
7.00 pm
Networking evening
  • Theme Tables
  • Dinner Speech
  • Buffet
Venue: Wilder Hirsch, Zwickau
End approx. 23:00

2nd day of congress, 8th November 2023

Venue: Bürgersaal, City Hall Zwickau
from 8.30 am
Registration | Networking I Visit of the trade exhibition

The following exhibitors are waiting for you:
  • HENNgineered
  • HZwo e.V.
  • imk Industrial Intelligence GmbH
  • VibroCut GmbH 
9.00 am
Prof. Dr. Stefan Bratzel, Director, Center of Automotive Managmeent (CAM)
  • Future trends and new business models in the supplier industry
9.45 am
Shaping Change
  • Moritz Krusch, Associate Partner, Porsche Consulting GmbH
    Transformation is more than change in the powertrain
  • Dr. Stefan Fenchel, Project Manager "Green Plant", BMW Group - Leipzig Plant
    On the way to CO2-neutral production with hydrogen
  • Gerhard Meister, Vice President Business Field Electrification, AVL List GmbH 
    Engineering service provider AVL List - Transformation from combustion engines to e-drives
10.45 am
Break I Networking I Visit to the trade exhibition
The following exhibitors are waiting for you:
  • HENNgineered
  • HZwo e.V.
  • imk Industrial Intelligence GmbH
  • VibroCut GmbH 
11.15 am
Future of the supply industry
  • Dr. Harald Straky, Vice President Product Development Electronics & Mechatronics, MAHLE GmbH
    MAHLE Transformation for the Future - Challenges and Opportunities
  • Dr. Carsten Czenkusch, Clustermanager, Vitesco Technologies GmbH
    Transformation in the automotive supply industry
  • Panel discussion
12.45 pm
Lunch Break I Networking I Trade Exhibition
The following exhibitors are waiting for you:
  • HENNgineered
  • HZwo e.V.
  • imk Industrial Intelligence GmbH
  • VibroCut GmbH 
1.30 pm
“Rethough” – Moderated workshops
  • Digitalization of production, imk Industrial Intelligence GmbH
  • Shaping supply relationships, Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
  • Automated driving, FD Tech GmbH
  • B2B talks
2.15 pm
“Future of mobility”
  • Gerd Hahn, Head of the Chemnitz Engine Plant, Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH
    Prospects for the Chemnitz engine plant
  • Dr. Christian Rosenkranz, Managing Director, CLARIOS TECHNOLOGY AND RECYCLING GMBH
    Recyclability in the low-voltage battery - sustainability pioneer in the electric car
  • Rivian Inc. (requested)
5.00 pm
Conference closing


Gunnar Breske

*change of program reserved

Registration & Organizational matters

Participation fee

Evening Reception & Networking Evening: 
119 Euro include 19 % VAT
511 Euro include 19 % VAT
Total Package:* 
599 Euro include 19% VAT
First Inn Zwickau
Kornmarkt 9, 08056 Zwickau
Tel.: +49 375 2792-0
Keyword: IHK Abrufkontingent
*The total package includes participation in the company visits, the AMZ Lounge, the networking event - evening event on 07.11.2023 as well as the trade congress on 08.11.2023..
Register online now.

End of Registration is the 30th of October 2023.