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Automotive mobility industry gathers in Silicon Valley for FISITA’s global Summit

31 October 2016

The 7th annual FISITA World Automotive Summit will take place in Silicon Valley, United States, this week, where over 100 of the world’s automotive mobility technical leaders will gather, by invitation, in order to add their expertise to discussion and debate generated from this year’s theme, “Leading Disruption in the Automotive Industry”.

The Summit takes place from 2-3 November and will feature significant group dialogue, alongside innovative and inspiring presentations from automotive and partner industries including Facebook, Ford, GM, Stanford University, Toyota, U.S. Department of Energy and the California Air Resources Board.

Key topics include:

  • What changes will Autonomous Driving force?
  • What changes as mobility becomes a product vs vehicle ownership?
  • What impact will the availability of “Big Data” have on usage, ownership and security?
  • What role will zero emission vehicles play in disrupting the industry?
  • How to react to big business disruptions?

Chris Mason, FISITA CEO, said: “Given the rapid pace of innovation within the automotive mobility industry, we’re delighted FISITA’s technical leadership Summit is taking place in Silicon Valley - the perfect setting to discuss the unprecedented changes within our sector, being driven by urbanization, personal mobility, connectivity and autonomous driving.”

“With the introduction of the participative 'World Cafe' session, critical and lively debate will be recorded and delivered in an innovative style. All output from this unique meeting will provide leadership and technical commentary on key topics and challenges affecting our industry.”

The FISITA World Automotive Summit is a unique and exclusive annual meeting that brings together top technical executives from the FISITA Honorary Committee with leading scientists, academics, public policy makers and NGOs to work on an issue critical to the future of our industry. Full details of the FISITA Summit including the programme of speakers is available at: