Visit the Automechanika Academy lectures and events. Second to none as a vision of tomorrow’s world, these lectures, seminars and practical training sessions are provided as part of the trade fair and are unique in terms of their breadth and depth.
Future inspired, technical lectures, panel discussions and presentations are held under the Automechanika Academy umbrella on different stages of the Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre.
In the Festhalle the topic is Mobility of the Future: discover the digitalised and networked world surrounding the motor vehicle, including the future of vehicle servicing and repair. In the Galleria near Hall 8 and the Portalhaus building near Hall 11 the technical lectures and workshops highlight the daily challenges facing workshops, focussing on the vehicle repair business in bodywork and spray painting workshops.
The Automechanika Academy’s scope and content covers many additional professional qualifications. As in previous years, participation in all Automechanika events is free of charge and you are not required to pre-register.
Overview of the stages:
Festhalle (Hall 2.0)
In the Festhalle, everything revolves around the digitalised and connected world of mobility in the future. On the Thursday of the fair (13 September 2018), the focus is on innovative start-ups and their ideas.
For the first time, the car wash, care and reconditioning segments are now to be found in the new Hall 12, together with the Car Wash Podium. There, experts discuss digitalisation, technological developments, trends and the future of the car wash business.
Throughout the fair, the spotlight at a new stage between the REIFEN and Classic Cars segments is on the challenges and opportunities offered by tyres and classic cars.
On the Thursday (13 September 2018), the Connected Mobility Conference in ‘Saal Panorama’ in the Forum discusses a range of subjects including autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, data security, etc.
On the Tuesday (11 September 2018), the ‘Portalhaus’ building hosts a meeting of experts on the subject of classic car repairs and, on the Thursday (13 September 2018), the Collision Talk on topics currently driving the collision-damage market.
Hall 8.1, Symmetrie 2
The new Truck Competence Symposium from 10.00 to 14.00 hrs on the Thursday (13 September 2018) focuses on ‘Truck service trends – how electrification and digitalisation will change the business’.
With our exhibition hall plan you get an overview of the various Automechanika halls and entrances.
All Automechanika Academy events are free of charge for Automechanika visitors. All are welcome to attend the events without prior registration. However, participants who do register in advance will be sent an admission-ticket voucher for Automechanika Frankfurt:
- Connect Mobility Conference, 13 September 2018, Forum, Panorama
- Discover3DPrinting, 12.-13 September 2018, Festhalle, Rotunde
- Mechanic Games, daily, Agora
- Schadentalk, 13. September 2018, Portalhaus
Automechanika also offers the following professional-development events for workshop personnel:
Highlights of Automechanika Academy
Re-inventing mobility: ‘Mobility as a basic need is more than car, bicycle, railway or aircraft. Toyota puts the individual in every life situation at the centre of its strategy – a visionary and pioneering model.’
The impact of future mobility on car-interior design: ‘Reading, working, comfortably eating or playing cards – in future everything will be possible in a car – for the driver, too. What will this mean for the interior? Will the car become our new home?’
The radical impact of digitalisation – How the net is changing the world and what that will mean for our understanding of mobility: ‘Digitalisation cannot take the road away from us. But it can make the road faster, simpler, more attractive and more relaxed. What will that mean for the individual?’
BMW 2021 – strategy and roadmap in terms of autonomous driving: ‘A brave new world in which we will just let ourselves be driven. But what requirements of technology and the car itself does the customer have today, and what in the near future? BMW gives answers.’
The future is electric: How Oslo became the World’s first mass market for electric vehicles: ‘Everyone wants electromobility as quickly as possible. But will that work? A personal report from the city with the highest e-vehicle ratio.’
Digital workshop - more service thanks to vehicle data: ‘Why should we bother to do something that the intelligent car can do itself? In future care and maintenance will be made even simpler – to raise the quality of life.’
Care by Volvo – the new way to own a premium car: ‘The car, as convenient as a Netflix subscription. Volvo wants to make it as simple as possible for the customer – completely reflecting his needs. An interesting model which works.’