Press release

Design Conference Focuses on Innovative Vehicle Designs and welcomes esteemed Industry Speakers

Munich, July 17, 2023

As part of IAA MOBILITY, the leading platform for mobility, sustainability, and tech, the IAA MOBILITY Design Conference will take place on September 4.

It focuses on the constant changes and new challenges in vehicle design, particularly with regard to the shift towards sustainable, intelligently networked mobility. The conference is organized in collaboration with Konzepthaus and Car Design News (CDN). 

"Vehicle design is constantly changing, and we are seeing a remarkable transformation towards electric mobility and autonomous driving," says Jürgen Mindel, Managing Director of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA). "This directly affects the vehicle layout and interior and brings with it new challenges, including the selection of sustainable materials and the integration of augmented and virtual reality applications in the design process." 

"CDN is very pleased about the continuation of the partnership with IAA MOBILITY. We believe that design is becoming increasingly important in the face of the challenges the industry is confronted with. Putting design at the forefront of the mobility conversation is essential to shaping the future in a way that benefits us all," says James McLachlan, editor at Car Design News. 

"If you are interested in the future of vehicle design, you should not miss the IAA MOBILITY Design Conference," says Tobias Gröber, Head of Consumer Goods at Messe München. "We are thrilled to welcome so many outstanding speakers who will provide insights into areas such as exterior and interior design, user experience (UX), artificial intelligence (AI), material innovation, and much more." 

CDN is proud to present an impressive list of speakers from the automotive industry, including: 

  • Jeremy Offer, Global Head of Design - Volvo Cars 
  • Amko Leenarts, Design Director - Ford of Europe 
  • Pierre Leclercq, Head of Design - Citroën 
  • Wayne J Burgess, Vice President - Design, OLA Electric UK 
  • Oliver Samson, Design Director - Changan 
  • Max Missoni, Design Director - Polestar 
  • Jennifer Kolstad, Global Design and Brand Director - Ford Motor Company 
  • Martin Groschwald, CEO - Konzepthaus Innovation Consultancy 
  • Pratap Bose, Executive Vice-President and Chief Design Officer - Mahindra Group 
  • Danila Giordano, FCA cross brands CMF Concept & Innovation chief designer - Stellantis 
  • Martin M Uhlarik, Vice-president & Head of Global Design - Tata Motors 
  • Matteo Fioravanti, Design Director - Technicon Design 

Participation in the IAA MOBILITY Design Conference is free for all visitors of the IAA Summit, but pre-registration is required. The complete program is available online: For more information, please visit our website.


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