21 May 2019
FISITA, the international membership organisation for the automotive and mobility systems engineering profession, today announces China’s premium electric vehicle manufacturer NIO as the FISITA PLUS Headline Sponsor.
FISITA PLUS is the only Europe-based FISITA conference of 2019, delivering another unique engagement opportunity with its exclusive community of automotive and mobility technologists and professionals to ‘explore the future of mobility engineering.’
Founded in 2014, NIO has rapidly developed into one of China’s most innovative vehicle manufacturers, producing the EP9 electric supercar alongside the ES8 and ES6 SUVs each with advanced powertrain, connectivity and autonomy features to enhance the ownership experience.
Niclas Brännberg, director of CAE at NIO joins a speaker line-up from a range of high-profile, international mobility organisations, including Bosch, BMW, BP, Ceres Power, Chemnitz University of Technology, FiveAI, Horiba MIRA, ON Semiconductor, Renault, SF Motors, Thales, Toyota, University of Bath, ustwo and Velodyne.
As part of the exclusive partnership, NIO will also be exhibiting at FISITA PLUS, where its colleagues will be speaking to delegates about how the megatrends of autonomy, connectivity, electrification and user experience will shape the future automotive industry. NIO will highlight how automotive engineers must embrace technologies hitherto unseen in the past 100 years to provide a better ownership experience that users will come to expect.
“The automotive industry now faces not only its greatest challenges but also very exciting opportunities to be more relevant to our evolving mobility needs,” says Dr Angelika Sodian (pictured right), managing director, NIO UK. “In a packed schedule of industry conferences around the world, FISITA PLUS provides a unique real-world industry perspective through its members and participants. As our industry adapts, collaboration through such events is extremely worthwhile.”
Chris Mason, FISITA CEO, said: “It’s with great pleasure that we welcome NIO as Headline Sponsor to FISITA PLUS, our London-based conference, created to support this engineering generation’s development of safe, sustainable and affordable mobility.
“Having welcomed NIO as a Corporate Member to FISITA last year, we are delighted to collaborate further – those attending FISITA PLUS will benefit from valuable engagement opportunities with NIO and industry insight from their leading executives.”
FISITA PLUS will be divided into three main sections:
- The Mobility Eco-System
- Future Technologies
- Energy and Propulsion Systems of the Future
This year, the Leadership Interview will deliver the ‘CTO Panel’, chaired by Ford's former CTO Paul Mascarenas, in discussion with experts from BMW, ON Semiconductor and Velodyne Lidar, while the Closing Headline presentation will be delivered by Yifan Tang, CTO at SERES (formerly SF Motors).
FISITA PLUS takes place on Thursday 11 July at County Hall, London, UK - tickets can be purchased at www.fisita.com/fisitaplus, while a limited number exhibition, sponsorship and advertising opportunities are still available – find out more here.