IBIS Global Summit Agenda

The Agenda for the IBIS Global Summit 2017 is as follows:

Day 1

09.00 Introduction
Jake O’Neill, conference director, IBIS

09.20 Branding and the Customer Experience
Alex Hunter, former global Head of Online for the Virgin Group

10.05 The global political landscape
Thomas Lake, senior analyst, political risk, BMI Research

10.50 Morning Networking Break

11.20 Changing the relationship between OEMs and the industry
Kris Mayer, general director, Wholesale Channel, customer care and aftersales, General Motors Corporation
Guillermo Bill Lopez, general manager & vice president, OEConnection

12.10 Lunch

13.30 Private Equity and the Collision Repair Market
Laurence Vivet-Ract, CEO of Southern Europe for Innovation Group

14.15 Consolidation Panel Session
Steve Grimshaw, CEO of Caliber Collision Centers
Steve Leal, President and CEO of Fix Auto World

15.00 Afternoon Networking Break

15.30 The Connected Car Update
Sean Carey, SCG Management Consultants

Day 2

09.00 Welcome Back

09.10 Apprentices and the Skills Gap
Jeff McFadden, President, Service King

09.55 The future of vehicle technology
Charles Morgan, Advisory Board Chairman, Alcraft Motor Company

10.40 Morning Networking Break

11.15 Teamwork in Formula One
Marc Priestley, former lead race mechanic for McLaren F1 and part of Lewis Hamilton’s 2008 championship win

12.00 Lunch

Continuing recent years’ successful content at the IBIS Global Summit, 2017’s event will explore disruptive technologies and viable business models to provide delegates with the strategic tools that allow them to take control of the future. Each session will also relate to the three pillars at the centre of the IBIS principles: Safety, Skills and Standards – worldwide issues that demand further attention.

The schedule of events (subject to change):

Monday 12 June
7pm until late Welcome Party
Tuesday 13 June
9am-4pm World Class Conference
7pm until late International Dinner at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
Wednesday 14 June
9am-12pm World Class Conference
12pm-2pm Delegates’ Leaving Lunch