Toronto, Ontario -- June 28, 2019--  Although the IBIS global summit wrapped up earlier this June, the messages that hundreds of delegates from the automotive industry heard at the conference will be sticking with them for a long time.

Hosted on Lake Maggiore in Italy, the 19th annual IBIS conference centred around the theme of “passion for progress,” and featured several keynote speakers, networking events, not to mention, some authentic Italian cuisine.

Some notable guests at IBIS were Dr Annette Winkler, former head of the Smart product division at Daimler AG, Hod Lipson, a professor of engineering and data science at Columbia University, Ian Pugh, director of Fix Auto UK and Steve Leal, president and CEO of Fix Network World.

According to IBIS the speakers, “covered topics surrounding global businesses, artificial intelligence (AI), data management, making and maintaining profit, the customer of the future, the motor claims journey, opportunity in disruption, and the skills shortage.”

In between networking sessions and presentations, there were also panel discussions in which WorldSkills winners and representatives from around the globe could chime in on the importance of preparing for youth entering the industry as well as well as industry promotion and the lack of training options.

“We recognise talent and skills on stage while exposing youth to a variety of skills,” said Mirko Cutri, WorldSkills winner at the summit. 

Jason Moseley, CEO of IBIS was the host of the two-day event. He closed the conference by reminding the attendees that, “all of the answers to our industry’s issues lie in this room.”

It was also announced at the event that next year’s IBIS summit will be hosted in Monaco. 

For more information on IBIS and what they do, visit ibisworldwide.com

 

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