The Car Design Tokyo Forum is being held once again at the Andaz Toranomon Hills in Tokyo on Tuesday, 22 October 2019 the day before the Tokyo motor show gets underway.

Presented in association with the Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) and first held in 2015, this exclusive bi-annual event gathers the design leaders of major car manufacturers to present and discuss the challenges and opportunities facing mobility design in 2019.

Much has changed in the two years since we last held this Forum – electric vehicles are now mainstream in China and an autonomous and shared-mobility future draws ever closer.

Can designers predict how the seismic changes shaking the car industry will play out? New platforms, new energy sources, shared mobility and advances in the connected car have created a perfect storm of upheaval. The Tokyo Forum 2019 is where design strategies will be revealed, and where designers discuss overcoming the numerous challenges facing the automotive industry with creative solutions.

Topics for discussion this year include new mobility solutions, putting the emotion in electric vehicles and the interior space.

Confirmed speakers for this year’s Car Design Forum Tokyo include Honda’s Makoto Iwaki, Nissan’s Satoru Tai, Renault’s Anthony Lo, SAIC’s Shao Jinfeng, Toyota’s Simon Humphries and Byton’s Benoit Jacob.

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Anthony Lo

VICE PRESIDENT OF EXTERIOR DESIGN
Renault
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Benoit Jacob

VICE PRESIDENT OF DESIGN
Byton
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Benoit Tallec

Head of Product Design
Daimler Trucks Asia
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Makoto Iwaki

Executive Creative Director
Honda
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Satoru Tai

EXECUTIVE DESIGN DIRECTOR
Nissan
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Shao Jinfeng

VICE PRESIDENT, SAIC MOTOR TECHNICAL CENTRE AND GLOBAL DESIGN DIRECTOR,
SAIC
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Gustavo Guerra

Design Director Volvo CE
Volvo Group
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Fabio Filippini

Founder, Executive Director
ACCAEFFE Ltd
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Simon Humphries

Head of Design
Toyota Motor Corporation
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Samuel Chuffart

Global Design Director
ICONA
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Andreas Wlasak

Faurecia
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Richard Chung

Executive Program/Product Manager Innovation / Design / Business Strategy
Toyota Boshoku Corporation
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Norihiko Harada

Vice President of Design
Zagato
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Chen Zheng

Global Design Chief
Changan
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Abel Sampson

Shiro Nakamura

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There is a wide selection of talks and subjects that will be explored during the conference

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