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FISITA World Congress Preliminary Programme and Roundtable Discussions

14-16 September 2021, O2 Universum in Prague, Czech Republic and Online

Since 1947, the FISITA World Congress has been the leading international meeting place for industry experts, engineers and executives to exchange ideas and discuss the trends that drive the automotive industry forward. The theme for the 38th FISITA World Congress is 'From automobile to mobility. New roles. New challenges' and it will take place 14-16 September 2021, with the opportunity for the global audience to join virtually available for the first time. Registration is now open, with the Early Bird special registration rates available until 31 August 2021.

Preliminary Programme

FISITA World Congress 2021 Preliminary Programme

Round Table Discussion Programme

Tuesday 14 September 2021

09:00 – 10:35


New Mobility Concepts and Their Affordability

Biagio Ciuffo, Joint Research Center, ITALY

14:00 – 15:20


Educating the Mobility Engineers of Tomorrow

Luděk Hynčík, University of West Bohemia, CZECH REPUBLIC

15:40 – 17:15


Challenges of Future Terrain-Vehicles

Lutz Richter, OHB System, GERMANY

Wednesday 15 September 2021

9:00 – 10:35


C-ITS Deployment: Connecting Vehicles with the Infrastructure as Part of The Evolution of the Transport System. NN, Ministry of Transport, CZECH REPUBLIC

11:00 – 12:20


Testing of Automated Vehicles in a Closed Environment


15:30 – 17:05


Next Generation of Electrified Vehicles and Systems: Case Studies from the European Projects

Valentin Ivanov, Technische Universität Ilmenau. GERMANY

Eric Armengaud, AVL, AUSTRIA

Thursday 16 September 2021

9:00 – 10:35


Non-Exhaust Emissions: A Significant Contribution to Ambient Air Pollution?

Marcel Mathissen Ford Research & Advanced Engineering Europe, GERMANY

13:50 – 15:10


Holistic Assessment of New Vehicle Fleets Federico Millo Politecnico di Torino, ITALY

Key Note Speakers

Patrick Fruth

CEO Division Mobility, TÜV SÜD

Challenges along the lifecycle of future mobility concepts

Markus Heyn

Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH

ADAS/automated driving

Stephan Neugebauer

Chairman, European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC)

Director, BMW AG

The way to carbon-neutral Road Transport – a long-term race over three decades!

Christof Schernus

Vice President for Research & Innovation, FEV Europe GmbH

European research collaboration to fulfil the future safety and environmental objectives for mobility

Partner with us

The FISITA World Congress is one of the most important and prestigious gatherings of mobility engineers and executives in the automotive and mobility calendar. We can offer a number of exceptional promotion opportunities for organisations, associations and companies enabling them to meet their targeted audience and interact with the key decision-makers in and around FISITA 2021.

There are many opportunities to partner with us at the upcoming Congress. Take a look at the virtual prospectus for the full list and easily book a partnership package or virtual booth, or contact Ms. Marie Březinová, Industry Liaison and Sales Manager, Guarant International spol. s r. o., on

What to expect at the virtual Congress 2021

A truly immersive and personalized virtual experience

This will be the first FISITA World Congress that goes on-line, but it will be a one to remember! You will enjoy the new, fully personalized, interactive virtual platform. FISITA World Congress is spread over 3 days filled with inspiration, learning and networking. Take part in plenary sessions, parallel sessions, presentations, round tables and debates. Visit the virtual exhibition hall and network with colleagues from all over the world.

Join Live Sessions and pre-recorded sessions

We have prepared an exceptionally exciting and diverse scientific program, with over 7 different types of sessions that will be available live and on-demand at your convenience! You will be able to access the entire scientific content from the safety and conform of your home or workplace.

Network with your peers

This FISITA World Congress will give you a chance to engage with and learn from world-renowned international practitioners, researchers and professionals. Join chats and video groups, send questions to presenters

Visit the Virtual Exhibition hall

Discover the latest developments from the industry at the booths and speak directly with organisation/company representatives.

Taste virtually

During lunch breaks we will offer our recipes for traditional Czech dishes. So taste virtually Czech favourite dishes with us and later you can try the recipes yourself.

Get stretching

Take a few moments at the start of the day, between sessions and at the end of the day to take care of your health and wellness.

Don't be afraid to ask

There will be a live chat support in the virtual platform lobby with real people to chat with you regarding any technical issues and/ or assist you with any general queries that you may have.

We look forward to seeing you online! Full registration information, including prices and the booking link, can be found here.

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