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The FISITA World Congress 2021 online system is now being populated and made ready for the start of the event on Tuesday 14 September at 09:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST). For an introduction to all the keynotes and technical sessions with links to Q&As with many of the contributors, please take a look at the FISITA Congress 2021 programme introduction Spotlight post. The below explains what to expect in the online system. Scroll down to see information about the online platform, Exhibition, Islands of Excellence, the chat/networking system, and some background on Congress and sponsoring.
Technical sessions start next Tuesday (14 September) at 09:00 CEST with sessions in four parallel themed tracks on Automated and Connected Mobility, Manufacturing Materials and Lightweight Solutions, Advanced Driverline and Energy Management, and Emissions and Pollutants Caused by Vehicles. There is time to connect before and after the sessions with chat rooms open in the breaks. The first Plenary Key Note session is at 12:00 CEST and includes:
Thomas Schäfer, Chairman of the Board at ŠKODA AUTO (since August 2020) presenting NEXT LEVEL ŠKODA 2030: Transformation of a Traditional Brand
Stephan Neugebauer, Chairman of European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC) and Director at BMW presenting The way to carbon-neutral Road Transport – a long-term race over three decades! You can read more about this presentation here
There are three keynote plenary sessions in total – one each day. You can browse the online platform and learn more about the event here: https://fisita2021.gcon.me/page/home. There are links to instructions and other useful information here. The below screenshot shows the home page on the online system with links to all the main event areas.
The system provides both a detailed programme listing with links to discussions for registered users, and a programme overview with sessions arranged by time.
There are areas for the World Congress Exhibition and the Islands of Excellence. Exhibitors in both areas can showcase their latest developments and delegates can access videos, documents and both text and video chat. The Islands of Excellence area is for universities and research institutes to showcase their new and innovative mobility engineering projects as part of the exhibition. As these areas are populated, we will post further information, but it's worth visiting to see what is already available. Ansys, Skoda, TÜV SÜD, and the University of West Bohemia already have multiple assets available publicly with chat and videochat available for registered delegates. Bosch, CTU in Prague, ZF, CzechInvest, the Czech Convention Bureau and the University of Coventry are populating their areas.
The chat system being used during the event is called Wonder.me. This system offers a virtual space in which people can meet and talk. There are several similar systems now in common use and they all allow attendees to move around a space and as they get closer to others, they can join a conversation; leaving the conversation as they move away. It is all permission based and you can customise your avatar and it is up to you how to interact. The video below is a 5 minute introduction to the Wonder.me platform (this link goes to instructions for the platform being used at Congress).
About the FISITA World Congress
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 and special registration rates available until 31 August 2021.
Content from the 2020 FISITA Web Congress is available within the FISITA Technical Library, while material from previous Congress events back to 1998 is available in the FISITA Store. By the time of this year’s Congress, all the content will be available within the FISITA Technical Library, with free access provided to FISITA members.
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 email@example.com.