17 November 2023, Bologna Fiere

Join us at the inaugural FAAS Sustainability Day organised on the 17th of November 2023 in Bologna during the esteemed FUTURMOTIVE Exhibition event.

The occasion will bring together the automotive aftermarket ecosystem leaders and innovators. The platform will provide exciting opportunities for knowledge sharing, network building, and the exploration of cutting-edge green innovations.


The agenda will be led by prominent panels and presentations from organisations such as Bosch, LKQ, Fraunhofer Institute, and many others, focusing on vital topics and challenges while highlighting the innovations necessary to achieve net-zero and other sustainability objectives.
Participants will have the opportunity to network with their peers, valued customers, trusted suppliers, and innovative start-ups from across Europe and beyond. Through these connections, we aim to foster lasting connections and offer opportunities to discover innovative solutions.  

The Sustainability Day will be preceded by a reception and networking dinner on Thursday 16 November 2023 at 19.00 at the Royal Hotel Carlton Bologna (Via Montebello, 8, 40121 Bologna).


Provisional Agenda

8:30 – 9:30 Registrations & coffee

9:30 – 9:45 Welcome

9:45 – 10:15 Keynote – Boston Consulting Group

  • Alexander Brenner
  • Johanna Pütz

10:15 – 11:15 Panel Discussion – Carbon neutral by 2050: Can we make it?

  • Systemiq – Niklas Niemann
  • Inteliam – Antoine Soulier
  • MEKO – Louise Wohrne
  • Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket – Jan Bambas

11:15 – 12:30 Best practices presentation – Reducing carbon emissions in the operations

  • Robert Bosch GmbH – Peter Lukassen
  • Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) – Cor Baltus
  • IBM – Oliver Gahr
  • Polytechnic University of Milan – Gianpiero Mastinu
  • Ricardo – Sam Hinton

12:30 – 13:15 Lunch beak

13:15 – 14:15 Panel Discussion – More sustainable transport of automotive spare parts

  • Vindelici Advisors – Christoph Stuermer
  • LKQ – Richard Brasher
  • BorgWarner – Michael Boe
  • MEMA – John Chalifoux
  • Auto Care Association – Bill Hanvey

14:15 – 15:45 Presentations – Innovating the industry: Green products and services

  • Mobilion Ventures – Avi Feldman
  • ZF Aftermarket – Mathias Lintel-Höping
  • GROUPAUTO International – Robert Stevens
  • Fraunhofer IPA – Jan Koller
  • Oakdene Hollins – Elena Payne

15:45 – 16:00 Closing remarks

Participants’ fees (dinner and conference incl.):

150 euro for FAAS Members

300 euro for non-FAAS Members

1 free ticket per European Association, National Association, and Research Institute

For group discounts, please contact us directly.


A special fare has been reserved for FAAS Sustainability Day participants at the Royal Hotel Carlton Bologna (Via Montebello, 8, 40121 Bologna). Please use the discount code FAAS23 when contacting the hotel (carlton@monrifhotels.it).

How to get to the FAAS Sustainability Day:

You can get to Bologna by high-speed train from the major Italian cities and neighbouring countries. Alternatively, you can fly to the Bologna G. Marconi Airport, with direct connections to European hubs.

Please remember that, in order to access the FAAS Sustainability Day, it is required to register at the Futurmotive – Expo & Talks event. To request your free entrance ticket, please visit the page www.futurmotive.com/ticket, and follow the instructions. Once you’ve filled in all the required fields, you’ll receive a confirmation email with your free entrance ticket. For any further information about your registration at Futurmotive – Expo & Talks, please do not hesitate to contact the show office at the following email: showoffice@futurmotive.com 

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