Google heads to IBIS

Richard Offermann, industry leader automotive at Google, and Tanja Hufschmidt, analytical lead at Google Automotive, will deliver the keynote presentation at the IBIS Global Summit 2016, on 23-25 May at the Hilton Diagonal Mar in Barcelona, Spain.

Google is one of the largest and best-known companies in the world and the most visited website on the planet. To talk of Google is to talk in superlatives.

With business interests in almost every sector that technology touches (from space exploration to ‘curing’ death), Google’s move into automotive and insurance was inevitable and its power to disrupt, change and lead the future of our industry is incomparable.

Richard will be joined by his colleague Tanja in the keynote slot on the morning of the first day of the IBIS Global Summit conference. This year’s theme is ‘changing future landscapes’ and few organisations are as well placed to cover this as Google.

IBIS has also revealed two more sessions: Neil Atherton, sales and marketing director at Autoglass, will be exploring the latest developments in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS); and John Van Alstyne, president and CEO of I-CAR, will discuss the importance of people and training for the good of the collision repair.

Both of these sessions tie into the IBIS principles of safety, skills and standards – a global message IBIS advocates at all of its conferences around the world.

IBIS is possible thanks to the support of its partners, the ranks of which have been strengthened by Belron which joins existing partners 3M, AkzoNobel, Audatex, EMM, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Fix Auto World.

IBIS Global Summit tickets are available for just £1,795 and include full access to the Welcome Reception on 23 May; access to the full day’s conference, including lunch and breaks, on 24 May; the International Dinner on the evening of 24 May; as well as the final half day’s conference and delegates’ lunch on 25 May. The price also includes two nights’ accommodation (23 and 24 May) at the conference venue – the Hilton Diagonal Mar.

To confirm your place, email Nicola Keady Nicola@ibisworldwide.com, call 00 44 (0)1296 642826 or visit our website: www.ibisworldwide.com.