PROGRAM

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9th

8:30 AM

OPENING CEREMONY

9:30 AM

OPENING KEYNOTE - FUTURE 2025

SPEAKERS:

Bernard Swiecki - Senior Project Manager, Economic Development Strategies, Center for Automotive Research

10:30 AM

NETWORKING BREAK

11:00 AM

REGULATIONS - Emissions and Fuel Economy

SPEAKER:

Katherine Blumberg - Senior fellow / Mexico lead, The International Council on Clean Transportation

11:20 AM

REGULATIONS - Safety

SPEAKER: Raúl Chávez - Product Development México, Ford Motor Company

11:40 PM

REGULATIONS - Cyber Security

SPEAKER:

Andre Weimerskirch - Cybersecurity leader, Univeristy of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

12:00 PM

REGULATIONS - Panel Discussion

MODERATOR:

Katherine Blumberg

PANEL MEMBERS:

Andre Weimerskirch and Raúl Chávez

12:30 PM

MAINFORUM TECHNOLOGY FORECAST PRESENTATION SPONSORED BY SOFTTEK

1:00 PM

LUNCH

2:00 PM

LIGHTWEIGHTING - Overview

SPEAKER:

Alan Taub - Former Vice president Global R&D General Motors / CTO American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute

2:30 PM

LIGHTWEIGHTING - Aluminum

SPEAKER:

Mark Keller - Global Manager of Body-in-White Platform, Ford Motor Company

3:00 PM

LIGHTWEIGHTING - Composites

SPEAKER:

Cliff Eberle - Director Materials and Processing, Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI)

3:30 PM

NETWORKING BREAK

4:00 PM

LIGHTWEIGHTING - Engine

SPEAKER:

Dirk Schöneberg - Konstruktion/Mechanik Otto R4 China/NAR, Audi

4:30 PM

LIGHTWEIGHTING - Suspensions

SPEAKER: Eddy Alfaro - Senior Researcher, Rassini

5:00 PM

LIGHTWEIGHTING - Panel Discussion

MODERATOR:

Alan Taub

PANELISTS:

Mark Keller, Juan Pablo Pedraza, Cliff Eberle, Dirk Schöneberg & Eddy Alfaro

5:30 PM

EUROPE'S INFLUENCIE IN THE FUTURE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

SPEAKER:

Terry Spall - Commercial Director, MIRA Technology Park

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THURSDAY, MARCH 10th

8:30 AM

POWERSYSTEMS - Internal Combustion Engine

Speaker:

Wally Wade - Former Technical Fellow and Chief Engineer, Ford

9:00 AM

POWERSYSTEMS - Electric and Hybrid

Speaker:

Mike Harpster - Director - Propulsion Systems Research Lab, General Motors

9:30 AM

POWERSYSTEMS - Engine Components

Speaker:

Tom Reinhart - Institute Engineer Engine, Emissions & Vehicle Research Division, Southwest Research Institute

10:00 AM

POWER SYSTEMS - Panel discussion

MODERATOR:

David Merrion - Former Executive Vice president of Engineering, Detroit Diesel

PANEL MEMBERS:

Wally Wade, Mike Harpster & Tom Reinhart

10:30 AM

NETWORKING BREAK

11:00 AM

MEXICO'S ROLE IN THE GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY 2025

Speaker:

Eduardo Solis - Executive President, AMIA

11:45 AM

THE IMPACT OF MOBILITY TRANSFORMATION IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN

Speaker: Marcos Pérez - Director Product Development Mexico, Ford Motor Company

12:30 PM

FUTURE SOURCES OF INNOVATION PRESENTED BY MFM

1:00 PM

LUNCH

2:00 PM

AUTONOMOUS DRIVING - Future trends

SPEAKER:

McKinsey & Company

2:30 PM

AUTONOMOUS DRIVING - Future of Mobility

SPEAKER:

Elias Mankouche - Senior Business Consultant, Dassault Systemes

3:00 PM

AUTONOMOUS DRIVING - Supplier

SPEAKER:

David Pineda - R&D Business Unit manager Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Continental

3:30 PM

NETWORKING BREAK

4:00 PM

AUTONOMOUS DRIVING - Offroad

SPEAKER:

John Reid - Director Product Technology and Innovation, John Deere

4:30 PM

AUTONOMOUS DRIVING - Proving grounds

SPEAKER:

Andre Weimerskirch - Cybersecurity Leader, UMTRI

5:00 PM

AUTONOMOUS DRIVING - Panel Discussion

MODERATOR:

Alex Foessel - Director Customer Support and Latin American Technology Innovation Center, JOhn Deere

 

PANEL MEMBERS:

John Reid, Elias Mankouche, Andre Weimerskirch and David Pineda

5:30 PM

KEY TECHNOLOGY OPPORTUNITIES 2025

SPEAKER:

Swami Kotagiri - Chief Technology Officer, Magna

6:30 PM

NETWORKING COCKTAIL SPONSORED BY MAGNA

Establish international networks of collaboration to excel your innovation capabilities. Magna invites all the MAINFORUM attendees to enjoy a 2-hour cockatil in the beautiful "La Silla" terrace in Cintermex.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 11th

8:30 AM

EMERGING INNOVATION RESOURCES IN MEXICO - Mexico Technical Center

SPEAKER:

Francisco Sánchez - Government Affairs Director Mexico, Delphi

9:00 AM

EMERGING INNOVATION RESOURCES IN MEXICO - X-eV Electric Pick-up Truck Development

SPEAKER:

Ricardo Prado - Metalsa

9:30 AM

EMERGING INNOVATION RESOURCES IN MEXICO - Collaborative Talent & Technology Development Center

SPEAKER:

Ricardo Apaez - Innovation Director, CLAUT / Director, MAINFORUM

10:00 AM

EMERGING INNOVATION RESOURCES IN MEXICO - Panel discussion

MODERATOR:

Abraham Tijerina, Innovation coordinator, Metalsa / Chairman, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems

PANEL MEMBERS:

Francisco Sánchez, Ricardo Prado & Ricardo Apaez

10:30 AM

NETWORKING BREAK

11:00 AM

TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT COLLABORATION

SPEAKER:

To be confirmed

12:00 PM

INDUSTRY 4.0 / INTERNET OF THINGS

SPEAKER:

Juan Manuel Kuri - VP, Siemens PLM

1:00 PM

FUTURE OF MOBILITY

SPEAKER:

Dirk Wollschlaeger - General Manager Global Automotive Industry, IBM

2:00 PM

CLOSING CEREMONY

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