Top Level Speaker

Top-Managers of OEMs, suppliers and governmental authorities will speak. The CAR-Symposium in China follows the German edition, which is one of the most important annual congress events in Germany with top-speakers like Dieter Zetsche (Daimler), Norbert Reithofer (BMW), Carlos Ghosn (Renault-Nissan), Mark Fields (Ford) or Volkmar Denner (Bosch). 

Past keynotes at the CAR-Symposium in China were among others the management board members Ola Källenius (Daimler), Hubertus Troska (Daimler) or Dr. Ian Robertson (BMW), Dr. Ralf Speth (Jaguar Land Rover), Prof. Rupert Stadler (Audi).

Keynote 2018

We feel honored to welcome important keynote speakers and CEOs of the automotive industry. Dieter Zetsche (CEO, Daimler), Freeman H. Shen (Founder, WM Motor) and Carsten Breitfeld (CEO, Byton) will give us an insight on April 26th.

Keynotes and Dinner Speech


Dr. Dieter Zetsche has been a member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG since December 16, 1998, and Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG since January 1, 2006. He is also Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Division.

WM Motor

Mr. Freeman H. Shen is the founder, Chairman and CEO of WM Motor. WM Motor is an emerging EV products and mobility solution provider in China. He was the Group Co-founder and CEO of Pateo Group, a leading vehicle connectivity, telematics and smart car technology company. Before that, he was the Board Member and Group Vice President of Geely Holding Group.

Member of the Board of Management
ERGO Digital Ventures AG

Karsten Crede is CEO of ERGO Mobility Solutions and Board Member of ERGO Digital Ventures AG. Prior to this Crede has been a member of the Management Board of Allianz Versicherungs-AG and CEO of Allianz Global Automotive. Before, he was responsible for global insurance business of Volkswagen Group. Since over 13 years Crede is working on shaping innovative cooperation models between the automotive and the insurance industry.


Dr. Carsten Breitfeld is a world-renowned expert in electric mobility with a PhD in mechanical ,engineering. He spent the past 20 years at BMW, leading a range of key engineering divisions within chassis development, powertrain development and corporate strategy, for more than 10 years as a BMW Group Vice President.

General Manager Global Automotive Industry

In January 2012, Dirk Wollschlaeger was appointed IBM General Manager, Global Automotive Industry. Dirk is now based in Germany after returning from Shanghai at the beginning of 2014.

Vice President Engineering

Dr. Detlef Juerss, born in 1966, is Vice President Engineering & Chief Technical Officer for Adient Ltd. & Co. KG. He has been with Adient and former Johnson Controls since 1995.

Vice President Advanced Engineering

Torsten Gollewski studied at
University of Cooperative Education Ravensburg (Graduate Degree in Telecommunications/Electrical Engineering)
University of Münster (Master of Laws (LL.M.), Mergers and Acquisitions)
Henley Business School (Great Britain Master of Business Administration (MBA))
Torsten Gollewski worked at
DASA (now EADS) Aerospace Industry
TEMIC Automotive (now Continental) Business Development
Industrial Engineering und International Junior Research Group
ZF Friedrichshafen AG

General Manager, Autonomous Driving Series Production and Commercialization

Dr.Xing Yuan, the General Manager of Strategy and Head of Automotive Services of Baidu Intelligent Vehicle, is in charge of the overall strategic planning, business structuring and automotive enterprise services. Under his leadership, Baidu Intelligent Vehicle has established partnership with more than 60 OEMs and multiple upstream/downstream companies.



All his previous experience on OEM best-practice management & knowledge would bring a large fortune to ICONIQ from Product Planning to Manufacturing strategy.

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