Conferences

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New in 2019 : TV set will leave room for on-site conferences!

Conferences will take place in the Hall 2.2. You can access them for free, and every lecture will be instantly translated.

Two lectures with a different format will open and cloth each day:

  • THE WARM'UP (opening each day) : a market expert making a presentation (20 minutes)
  • THE DEBRIEF (closing each day) : a journalist from the specialised press making a presentation (20minutes)

Tuesday 15 octobre


10:30 / 10:50 : WARM’UP - Opening of EQUIP AUTO 2019

Speakers: Claude Cham, Chairman of the FIEV / Mario Fiems, Director of EQUIP AUTO
Presented by: Emmanuel Taillardat


11:00 / 11:50 : LUBRICANTS SPECIAL EDITION - Innovating to drive sales

The consumption of automotive lubricants is declining. The market is maintaining value thanks to innovative and effective lubricants.

  • What are the products of the future?
  • How can repair businesses be helped in developing their business?

Speakers: Oil companies and lubrication manufacturers.
Presented by: Emmanuel Taillardat


12:00 / 13:00 : WASHING SPECIAL EDITION - The car wash of the future

The six key points of the car wash of the future:

  • Innovation
  • Assistance and support
  • Digitalisation of services
  • Autonomous car washes
  • Customer relation management
  • Sustainable development.

Focus: HGV washing & Waterless cleaning and renovation of used vehicles

Speakers: manufacturers and leading brands of car washes (personal vehicles and HGVs).
Presented by: Laurent Meillaud


14:00 / 15:15 : International Awards for Automotive Innovation 2019 Edition

The international judging panel for the Equip Auto Awards for Automotive Innovation voted for the eight outstanding innovations at the 2019 edition of the exhibition. The winning equipment manufacturers and distributors present their products.

Speakers: Prize winners, judges.
Presented by: Laurent Meillaud


15:25 / 16:05: SPECIAL EDITION: CAPTIVE PARTS & RE-USE, THE NEW DEAL

A decisive turn of events for “captive” parts (carbody, lamps, bumpers, glazing): the commitment of the French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe to opening the market up to competition. Competition at last? What consequences for the sector?

  • Hot news too for re-used parts: the entry into force on 1 April 2019 of the legislative order providing the list of parts categories from the circular economy which can be offered as re-used parts.

Speakers: cleaning product manufacturers, field-based professionals
Presented by: Emmanuel Taillardat


16:10 / 16:30 : SKILLS/ FUTURE PROS - Being an auto mechanic in 2019

The auto mechanic in 2019 is a versatile worker with a wide skill set: automotive electricity, simple diagnostics, air-conditioning, wheel alignment, maintenance programmes.

Speakers: Gaspard-Monge Technical College from Savigny-sur-Orge / Vehicle repair professionals.
Presented by: Emmanuel Taillardat / Jean-Marc FELTEN


16:40 / 17:00 : DEBRIEF

Guests: Editor-in-chief from trade media / Innovation / Laurent Meillaud
Presented by: Emmanuel Taillardat


WEDNESDAY 16 OCTOBER 2019


10:30 / 10:50 : WARM’UP

The day’s news at Equip Auto

Speakers: Patrick Cholton, Chairman of the FFC / Innovation / Laurent Meillaud
Presented by: Emmanuel Taillardat


11:00 / 12:15 : "Les Rencontres du Journal de l’Automobile" (Meetings) - Tyres-repair businesses: how to retain customers in a highly competitive market driven by loss leaders?

Are tyres still loss leaders for networks? What levers are there to win and retain customers? Through testimonies from retail brands and a manufacturer, professionals will offer insight into offerings and major trends in the tyre sector and how to protect your margins by offering additional services.

Presented by: Romain Baly, editor-in-chief of Pneumatique. 


12:25 / 13:00 : HGV SPECIAL EDITION - The tyre facing up to its future

  • The multi-life/single life tyre
  • Promoting tyre retreading
  • Connectivity and predictive maintenance

Focus: retreading “made in France”

Speakers: HGV maintenance brands / trade organisations SNCP / CNPA / Les Professionnels du Pneu) / tyre retreading businesses
Presented by: Emmanuel Taillardat


14:00 / 14:50 : AJTE – LES RDV DE l’INNOVATION (INNOVATION MEETINGS) - ADAS maintenance

Electronic driver assistance is becoming more widespread. Car body manufacturers are the first affected. The range of recalibration tools is getting larger. How to choose? What training is available?

Speakers: Hella-Gutmann / Texa / Bosch / GNFA / CESVI France
Presented by: Emmanuel Taillardat
Specialist journalist from AJTE: Martial Burat


15:00 / 15:50 : AJTE – LES RDV DE l’INNOVATION (INNOVATION MEETINGS) - LPG, CNG and E85, fuel with ‘purchasing power’

  • Strong growth of E85 ethanol conversion kits.
  • Development of CNG and LPG sectors.
  • What advantages for vehicle maintenance professionals?

Speakers: CFBP, AFGNV, manufacturers of E85 conversion kits, LPG installers
Presented by: Emmanuel Taillardat
Specialist journalist from AJTE: Bertrand GAY


16:05 / 16:30 : SKILLS / FUTURE PROS - Being an automotive after sales engineer in 2019

For 10 years, the aftersales sector has awarded an aftersales engineer degree. Requiring five years of higher education, it has enabled the education of more than 100 young people to be technicians, administrators and managers. What jobs and what companies is this degree required? What career developments are foreseeable?

Speakers: GARAC / CNAM / GNFA / Testimony from aftersales engineer
Presented by: Emmanuel Taillardat / Jean-Marc Felten


16:40 / 17:00 : DEBRIEF

Guests: Editor-in-chief from trade media / Innovation / Laurent Meillaud


THURSDAY 17 OCTOBER 2019


10:30 / 10:50 : WARM’UP

The day’s news at Equip Auto

Speakers: Chairman/Managing Director CNPA / Innovation / Laurent Meillaud
Presented by: Emmanuel Taillardat


11:00 / 12:15 : "Les Rencontres du Journal de l’Automobile" (Meetings) - Tyres – distribution – what convergence for digital and traditional models?

In the past several years, digital technology has earned its place as a retail channel in its own right on the tyre market. Initially undermined by the growth in online retail, the sector’s “traditional” players wasted no time in seizing the opportunities offered by this new channel. What distribution model has emerged from this market transformation, and what are the various strategies adopted by different operators?

Presented by: Mohamed Aredjal, editor-in-chief of J2R


12:25 / 13:00 : A.P.A.M. SPECIAL EDITION - Alliance des Professionnels de l’Automobile et de la Mobilité - Alliance of Automobile and Mobility Professionals

Speakers: Chairmen of FEDA / FNA / SNCTA / SPP / UNIDEC
Presented by: Emmanuel Taillardat


14:00 / 14:50 : AJTE – LES RDV DE l’INNOVATION (INNOVATION MEETINGS) - Electronic maintenance special edition: downloading and telecoding

Workshops are today frequently required to update software. Telecoding is also an increasingly-used action to operate a replacement electronic component. The new generations of diagnostics tools offer interfaces (SAE J2534-Pass-thru) dedicated to downloading from auto manufacturers’ websites. Are these software updates easy for repair businesses to obtain? What are the procedures and technical prerequisites?

Speakers: Manufacturers of ‘Pass-thru’ diagnostics devices/ Trade associations.
Presented by: Emmanuel Taillardat 
Specialist journalist from AJTE: Jean-Marc Felten


15:00 / 15:50 : AJTE – LES RDV DE l’INNOVATION (INNOVATION MEETINGS) - Electrification: 2019, market acceleration

Electrified vehicles make up more than 7% of registrations in France in 2019. The market will be supported by new production lines adding hybrid solutions to combustion powertrains. PSA and Renault will launch their electric passenger vehicle ranges in 2019-2020. These technical developments nonetheless remain core business for all brand repairs. Far from becoming a threat, the profession will gradually cater to these needs through dedicated training.

Speakers: Leading electrification OEMs / GNFA / Purchasing alliances.
Presented by: Emmanuel Taillardat
Specialist journalist from AJTE: Ali Hammami


16:05 / 16:30 : SKILLS/ FUTURS PROS - Being an automotive electronic technician in 2019

The majority of maintenance operations on recent vehicles require a diagnostic and skills in electronic maintenance. Skill requirements are developing fast and the right profiles are becoming rare. What curriculum is needed? What basic training? What career openings for young people?

Speakers: Technopolys Apprentice College, La Motte-Servolex (Savoie).
Presented by: Emmanuel Taillardat / Jean-Marc Felten


16:40 / 17:00 : DEBRIEF

Guests: Editor-in-chief from trade media / Innovation / Laurent Meillaud


FRIDAY 18 OCTOBER 2019


10:30 / 10:50 : WARM’UP

The day’s news at Equip Auto

Speaker: chairman of ANEA / Innovation / Laurent Meillaud
Presented by: Emmanuel Taillardat


11:00 / 12:15 : "Les Rencontres du Journal de l'Automobile" (Meetings) - Tyres - fleet management - how to optimise the Tyres cost centre

All-season tyres appeal to fleet managers since they fulfil the majority of requirements relating to safety and driving comfort. But vehicle manufacturers remain reticent to fitting them as standard on the production line, since they increase carbon dioxide emission values in the homologation procedure. A genuine source of savings for fleet managers, the tyre cost centre is also quite a centre of attention.

Presented by: Damien Chalon, editor-in-chief of Journal des Flottes


12:25 / 13:00 : HGV SPECIAL EDITION - Connected maintenance

Modern heavy goods vehicles can interact remotely with workshops. Remote diagnostics, feeding back vehicle data, has become a reality. HGV operational data combined with satellite positioning, are generating new opportunities for maintenance professionals. How can they act to transform these into new business?

Speakers: HGV maintenance networks, CNPA-HGV branch.
Presented by: Emmanuel Taillardat / Jean-Marc Felten


14:00 / 14:50 : AJTE – LES RDV DE l’INNOVATION (INNOVATION MEETINGS) - Connected diagnostic tools

Repair workshops are becoming connected thanks to communicating garage equipment (including A/C, wheel benches, pollution, headlight control, etc.). The equipment and tools of the near future will all communicate with each other / with workshop customer databases / with technical and repair databases. Which manufacturers are ahead of the rest? What are the benefits for the repair world?

Speakers: Manufacturers of communicating diagnostic tools.
Presented by: Emmanuel Taillardat
Specialist journalist from AJTE: Jean-Marc Felten


15:00 / 15:50 : AJTE – LES RDV DE l’INNOVATION (INNOVATION MEETINGS) - Diagnostic assistance tools for repair businesses

Hotlines / customer experience databases, and, tomorrow, independent technocentres: these are all game changers for all brand repair businesses. Who are these specialised players? What services to the offer? Can professionals make a profit from the services?

Speakers: Specialist OEMs / Independent hotlines / Purchasing alliances.
Presented by: Emmanuel Taillardat
Specialist journalist from AJTE: Muriel BLANCHETON


16:05 / 16:30 : SKILLS / FUTURE PROS - Being a bodywork technician in 2019

Jobs in bodywork are changing profoundly. New materials, new welding methods, work on vehicles fitted with electronic assistance: the required knowledge base is vast. The profession of bodywork technician is looking for talent. What skills are professionals looking for? What training is the most effective?

Speakers: Villeneuve-la-Garenne Apprentice College/ Bodywork networks / FFC
Presented by: Emmanuel Taillardat / Jean-Marc Felten


16:40 / 17:00 : DEBRIEF

Guests: Editor-in-chief from trade media / Innovation / Laurent Meillaud


SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER 2019


10:30 / 10:50 : WARM’UP

The day’s news at Equip Auto

Speakers: Chairman of FRCI / Innovation / Laurent Meillaud
Presented by: Emmanuel Taillardat


11:00 / 11:50 : LIGHT VEHICLE BODYWORK SPECIAL EDITION - Revolution in paint

Modern paints today increasingly dry at low temperatures or cold. New, high-performance and mobile drying devices are coming to workshops. Paint booths must take these developments into consideration. How should paint booths be set up tomorrow?

Speakers: Paint manufacturers / Manufacturers of booths and new equipment.
Presented by: Emmanuel Taillardat / Jean-Marc Felten


12:00 / 13:00 : VEHICLE INSPECTION SPECIAL EDITION - 2019-2022: where is the profession heading?

Vehicle inspections in France underwent major change in their scope in 2018. This is only the first stage in a deep-seated reform, set to take place in three steps. Stricter control of exhaust smoke opacity, then the future control of nitrogen oxides, will widen the scope of the inspection. What conclusions do professionals draw, one year after the beginning of the reform? How do they approach the other changes? Can networks make the money back that they invest?

Speakers: Vehicle inspection networks / Trade associations.
Presented by: Emmanuel Taillardat


13:00 / 13:20 : DEBRIEF EQUIP AUTO 2019 EXHIBITION WRAP-UP

Speakers: Claude Cham, Chairman of the FIEV / Mario Fiems, Director of EQUIP AUTO
Presented by: Emmanuel Taillardat / Laurent Meillaud / Jean-Marc FELTEN