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)

Schedule in progress


Tuesday 15 October


10:30 - 10:50am [Warm’Up] EQUIP AUTO 2019 opening conference

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

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

  • Facilitator
    Laurent MEILLAUD, Automotive journalist

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

  • Facilitator
    Laurent MEILLAUD, Automotive journalist
  • Speakers
    Damien RIOULT, Heurtaux -
    Pierrick BAUDRAIS, Total wash - 
    Fabrice COLLET, Washtec France -
    Jean-Christophe ROGEZ, Hypromat / L'Elephant Bleu -

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

  • Facilitator
    Laurent MEILLAUD, Automotive journalist

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

  • Facilitator
    Emmanuel TAILLARDAT, Automotive industry journalist

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

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

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

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

Wednesday 16 October


10:30 - 10:50am [Warm'Up] Major industry issues special edition - The don't miss innovation

  • Facilitators
    Emmanuel TAILLARDAT, Automotive industry journalist
    Laurent MEILLAUD, Automotive journalist
  • Speakers
    Patrick CHOLTON, FFC - Chairman

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 du Pneumatique - Editor-in-chief
  • Speakers
    Pierre GUIRARD, Wyz Group - CEO
    Frédéric Gaillard, Autodistribution - Managing Director of the light vehicle distribution business unit
    Aymeric Le Her, Speedy - Chief procurement officer

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

  • Facilitator
    Emmanuel TAILLARDAT, Automotive industry journalist

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

  • Facilitator
    Emmanuel TAILLARDAT, Automotive industry journalist
    Martial BURAT, AJTE - Expert journalist

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

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

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

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

Thursday 17 October


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

  • Facilitator
    Emmanuel TAILLARDAT, Automotive industry journalist

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

  • Facilitator
    Mohamed AREDJAL, J2R - Editor-in-chief
  • Speakers
    Christophe ROLLET, Point S - Managing Director
    Dominique STEMPFEL, Allopneus - Public relations Manager 

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 aftermarket innovation in the feminine

  • 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
    Muriel BLANCHETON, AJTE - Expert journalist

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