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)

The EQUIP AUTO speakers

Schedule in progress


Tuesday 15 October


9:15 - 10:05 CHINA BRAND SHOW CONFERENCE

  • Facilitator
    Changying SONG, Siromachint - Assistant General Manager
  • Speakers
    Guoyong JIA, MOFCOM Development bureau - Deputy Director General
    Ruhua CHEN, Ambassade de Chine en France - Sales Advisor
    Claude CHAM, FIEV - Chairman
    Charles ARONICA, FIEV - General Delegate
    Bin LIU, CCPIT Shangai

10:30 - 10:50am EQUIP AUTO 2019 opening conference

  • Facilitator
    Emmanuel TAILLARDAT, Automotive industry journalist
  • Speakers
    Claude CHAM, FIEV - Chairman
    Philippe BAUDIN, President of EQUIP AUTO 
    Patrick NARDOU, FFC - VP

11:00 - 11:50am [Lubricants special edition] Innovating to drive sales

  • Facilitator
    Laurent MEILLAUD, Automotive journalist
  • Speakers
    Ludovic RIGOT, BARDAHL - Sales Director
    Abdellatif DAKKAK, LIQUI MOLY - Chairman
    Sébastien LE POLLES, FlexFuel Energy Development - Chairman
    Olivier BERGER, ECOTEC - Market and product development manager

12:00am - 1:00pm [Car wash special edition] The car wash of the future

  • Facilitator
    Laurent MEILLAUD, Automotive journalist
  • Speakers
    Damien RIOULT, Heurtaux - Sales Manager
    Pierrick BAUDRAIS, Total wash France - PDG 
    Fabrice COLLET, Washtec France - 
    Jean-Christophe ROGEZ, Eléphant Bleu - Responsable Développement Commercial
    Thomas COGAN, LAVANCE group - Sales and Development Director

2:00 - 3:15pm International Grands Prix for Automotive Innovation Award Ceremony

  • Facilitator
    Laurent MEILLAUD, Automotive journalist
  • Speakers
    Julien DOISNE, ITALCAN – Project manager
    Gregory GAUTHÉ, SOGEFI Filtration - Innovation product manager
    Giovanni BARRET, Kärcher - Industrial Product Manager
    Alexis GHYSELINCK, ZF Aftermarket France - Marketing Manager France
    Jean-Pierre DESHAYES, Mahle Aftermarket
    Romain CARRÉ, Lacour Concept - Project director
    Bart DEMAN, Groupe PAC – General manager

3:25 - 4:05pm Parts from the circular economy: the new deal

  • Facilitator
    Emmanuel TAILLARDAT, Automotive industry journalist
  • Speakers
    Patrick POINCELET, CNPA – Chairman of the end-of-life vehicle recycling business line
    Olivier COR, INDRA AUTOMOBILE RECYCLING - PRECIS and Recycled Materials Business Unit Manager 
    Joël HOUDART,
    Emilie REPUSSEAU, Fédération Nationale de l’Automobile – Deputy Secretary General of FNA 
    Laurent ASSIS-ARANTES, Opisto - Chairman & Co-founder
    Frédéric DUPUIDS, Carrosserie varennoise - Director
    Michel ROUX, AUTORECYCLAGE - Editor in Chief

4:15 - 4:40pm [Skills / Future pros] Being an auto mechanic in 2019

  • Facilitators
    Emmanuel TAILLARDAT, Automotive industry journalist
    Jean-Marc FELTEN, Independent journalist
  • Speakers
    Gérald SGOBBO, FNA – 
    Dominique BADET, Technopolys - Director
    Philippe DEBOUZY, CNPA - National Chairman of Dealer & Independent Repairer Branch & Official Citroën Dealer

4:50 - 5:10pm [Preparing tomorrow] Body parts - Where is the market heading ?

  • Facilitators
    Emmanuel TAILLARDAT, Automotive industry journalist
    Laurent MEILLAUD, Automotive journalist
  • Speakers
    Pascal BRETHOME, CNPA - National Vice-President Delegate for Trades
    Alain LANDEC, FEDA - Chairman
    [Innovation live] Laurent MEILLAUD, Automotive journalist

Wednesday 16 October


10:30 - 10:50am [Warm'Up] Major industry issues special edition

  • Facilitators
    Emmanuel TAILLARDAT, Automotive industry journalist
  • Speakers
    Francis BARTHOLOMÉ, CNPA – National Chairman
    [The don't miss innovation] Laurent MEILLAUD, Automotive journalist

11:00am - 12:15pm [Les Rencontres du Journal de l’Automobile] - Tyres-repair businesses: how to retain customers in a highly competitive market driven by loss leaders?

  • Facilitator
    Romain BALY, Journal de l'Automobile Group - Editor-in-chief of Pneumatique
  • Speakers
    Pierre GUIRARD, Wyz Group - CEO
    Frédéric GAILLARD, AUTODISTRIBUTION - Head of Light Vehicles Business Activities
    Aymeric LE HER, Speedy France - Director of Purchasing and Business Strategy
    Patrick AUDOUIT, CENTARAUTO  - Directeur
    Guillaume BARBET, NISSAN  - Directeur Après-Vente

12:25 - 1:00pm [HGV special edition] The tyre facing up to its future

  • Facilitator
    Emmanuel TAILLARDAT, Automotive industry journalist
  • Speakers
    Stéphanie DECOMPOIS, EUROMASTER
    Bruno MURET, SNCP - Head of economic and communication department
    Régis AUDUGÉ, Syndicat des Professionnels du Pneu - General Manager

2:00 - 2:50pm [AJTE – Innovation meetings] ADAS maintenance

  • Facilitator
    Emmanuel TAILLARDAT, Automotive industry journalist
    Jean-Marc FELTEN, Independent journalist
  • Speakers
    Eric BLAIZEAU, CESVI France – Manager of the mechanical and electronic pole
    Jean-Pierre DESHAYES, MAHLE AFTERMARKET - Consultant
    Francis PEGUES, TEXA – Director
    Etienne GYONGOSI, Robert Bosch France - Product Manager Diagnostic & ADAS
    Michaël VERCHERE, GNFA - Automotive systems Product Manager
    Eric ROBIN, HELLA GUTTMAN – Head of Sales
    Eric BRUN, ACTIA - IAM Solution Manager

3:00 - 3:50pm [AJTE – Innovation meetings] - Synthetic diesel, E85, Biofuels V2, alternative fuels

  • Facilitator
    Emmanuel TAILLARDAT, Automotive industry journalist
    Bertrand GAY, AJTE - Expert journalist
  • Speakers
    Alexis LANDRIEU, BIOMOTORS – General Manager
    Fabrice DEVANLAY, FORD France - Public Affairs Manager
    Pascal SIGRIST, Groupe IDLP - Technical Director
    Sébastien LE POLLES, Flexfuel Energy Development – Chairman
    Jean-Claude GIROT, AFGNV – Chairman
    Joël PEDESSAC, CFBP – General Manager

4:05 - 4:35pm [Skills / Future pros] Being an automotive electronic technician in 2019

  • Facilitators
    Emmanuel TAILLARDAT, Automotive industry journalist
    Jean-Marc FELTEN, Independent journalist
  • Speakers
    Laurent ROUX, GARAC – General Manager
    Ugo CRISTANTE, PAROT VI - After-Sale Manager
    Annick RAZET, Ecole d'Ingénieurs du Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers - Director

4:50 - 5:10pm [Preparing tomorrow] The rise of eco maintenance

  • Facilitators
    Emmanuel TAILLARDAT, Automotive industry journalist
  • Speakers
    Jacques RIFFLART, ECO ENTRETIEN – General Delegate
    Etienne DIOT, ECO ENTRETIEN – Executive officer
    Georges PETELET, CAPELEC – Business developer & chairman  of the emission group at EGEA
    [Innovation live] Laurent MEILLAUD, Automotive journalist

Thursday 17 October


10:30 - 10:50am [Warm’Up] Bodywork network special edition

  • Facilitator
    Emmanuel TAILLARDAT, Automotive industry journalist
  • Speakers
    Patrick CLERIS, FRCI - Chairman
    Alain BESSIN, AXALTA - President of GIE Five Star
    Stéphane MONTAGNE, Carrosserie AD
    Jean-Pierre RICAUD, AXIAL – Chairman
    [The don't miss innovation] Laurent MEILLAUD, Automotive journalist

11:00am - 12:15pm [Les Rencontres du Journal de l’Automobile] - Tyres – distribution – What convergence for digital and traditional models?

  • Facilitator
    Mohamed AREDJAL, Journal de l'Automobile - Editor-in-chief of J2R
  • Speakers
    Julien DUBOIS, Parts Advisor
    Christophe ROLLET, Point S - Managing Director
    Gaël ERARD, Distri Cash - Sales Director
    Dominique STEMPFEL, Allopneus.com - Public and press relations

12:25 - 1:00pm [A.P.A.M. Special edition] Key issues for preparing tomorrow

  • Facilitator
    Emmanuel TAILLARDAT, Automotive industry journalist

2:00 - 2:50pm [AJTE – Innovation meetings] - Electronic maintenance - Pass THRU - Downloading - Telecoding

  • Facilitators
    Emmanuel TAILLARDAT, Automotive industry journalist
    Jean-Marc FELTEN, Independent journalist

3:00 - 3:50pm [AJTE – Innovation meetings] Electrification: 2019, market acceleration

  • Facilitators
    Ali HAMMAMI
    Betrand LARGY

4:00 - 4:25pm [Skills / Future pros] Being an automotive aftersales engineer in 2019

  • Facilitators
    Emmanuel TAILLARDAT, Automotive industry journalist
    Jean-Marc FELTEN, Independent journalist

4:35 - 5:10pm Women in the automotive industry

  • Facilitators
    Emmanuel TAILLARDAT, Automotive industry journalist
    Laurent MEILLAUD, Automotive journalist

Friday 18 October


10:30 - 10:50am [Warm’Up] Vocatonal trainin special edition - The don't miss

  • Facilitators
    Emmanuel TAILLARDAT, Automotive industry journalist
    Laurent MEILLAUD, Automotive journalist

11:00am - 12:15pm [Les Rencontres du Journal de l'Automobile] Tyres - fleet management - How to optimise the Tyres cost centre

  • Facilitator
    Damien CHALON, Journal des Flottes – Editor-in-chief

12:25 - 1:00pm [HGV Special edition] Connected maintenance

  • Facilitators
    Emmanuel TAILLARDAT, Automotive industry journalist
    Jean-Marc FELTEN, Independent journalist

2:00 - 3:00pm [AJTE – Innovation meetings] Connected diagnostic tools - Diagnostic assistance - Independent technocentres

  • Facilitators
    Emmanuel TAILLARDAT, Automotive industry journalist
    Jean-Marc FELTEN, Independent journalist

3:10 - 3:50pm [AJTE – Innovation meetings] Startups 100% useful to repair businesses

  • Facilitators
    Emmanuel TAILLARDAT, Automotive industry journalist
    Romain THIRION, AJTE -

4:05 - 4:30pm [Skills / Future pros] Being a bodywork technician in 2019

  • Facilitators
    Emmanuel TAILLARDAT, Automotive industry journalist
    Jean-Marc FELTEN, Independent journalist

4:40 - 5:10pm [Preparing tomorrow] Workshop management software, new developments 2019-2020 - Innovation live

  • Facilitators
    Emmanuel TAILLARDAT, Automotive industry journalist
    Laurent MEILLAUD, Automotive journalist

Saturday 19 October


10:30 - 10:50am [Warm’Up] Auto experts special edition

  • Facilitators
    Emmanuel TAILLARDAT, Automotive industry journalist
    Laurent MEILLAUD, Automotive journalist

11:00 - 11:50am [Light vehicle bodywork special edition] Revolution in paintwork / Electronics in the worshop

  • Facilitators
    Emmanuel TAILLARDAT, Automotive industry journalist
    Jean-Marc FELTEN, Independent journalist

12:00am - 1:00pm [Vehicle inspection special edition] 2019-2022: Where is the profession heading?

  • Facilitator
    Emmanuel TAILLARDAT, Automotive industry journalist

1:10 - 1:30pm Debrief EQUIP AUTO 2019

  • Facilitator
    Emmanuel TAILLARDAT, Automotive industry journalist