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


08:15-09:00 REGISTRATION

Collect your badge, enjoy a bite to eat and start the conversation with your fellow delegates

09:00-09:15 WELCOME SPEECH

Peter Lion – Master of Ceremony
Shiro Nakamura – Car Design Forum Tokyo
Abel Sampson – Car Design News

09:15-10:35 SESSION 1 – How CASE will impact on people lives in Japan

Case study: Japan – how will Connectivity, Autonomous, Sharing and Electrification change the design landscape? Using Japan as the case study, this session will extrapolate to the implications world-wide.

Simon Humphries – Toyota
Makoto Iwaki – Honda
Satoru Tai – Nissan

Satoshi Wada – SW Design

10:35-10:55 BREAK

Your chance to discuss the key issues of the day so far with fellow delegates over light refreshments

10:55-12:15 Session 2: Future movements of new energy vehicle in China

China is not just the largest, but leading NEV market. This session will explore how Chinese local brand design will evolve and become established.

Shao Jingfeng – SAIC
Chen Zheng – Changhan

Ichiro Hatayama – Milai Corporation

12:15-12:35 Keynote speech

Muneaki Masuda – Culture Convenience Club

12:35-14:00 LUNCH

Networking lunch break giving delegates plenty of opportunity to meet up with vehicle-makers, logistic service suppliers, infrastructure operators, sponsors and exhibitors

14:00-14:15 Special Partner speech – “Connect … Disconnect”

Andreas Wlasak – Faurecia Clarion

14:15-14:55 Session 3: Designing the car as entertainment

The expert panel will update the forum in-car UX and will discuss the potential for entertainment as a central feature of the autonomous car of the future.

Nori Harada - Zagato
Kazunori Yamauchi - Sony Polyphony

Shiro Nakamura – Shiro Nakamura Design Associates

14:55-15:20 Special partner session

Richard Chung – Toyota Boshoku
Samuel Chuffart – Icona
Abel Sampson – Car Design News

15:20-15:40 Break

15:40-17:10 Session 4: Debating the future of commercial vehicles and Maas

Covering trucks, buses, and agricultural vehicles, what type of commercial mobility solutions are being imagined for the new, interconnected transportation systems envisaged by Maas?

Gustavo Guerra – Volvo
Anthony Lo – Renault
Benoit Tallec – Daimler Trucks Asia
Akira Yamaguchi – Hino

Fabio Filipini – ACCAEFFE LTD

17:10-17:20 Closing

Car Design Forum Tokyo

17:20-19:30 Reception