INNOVATION IN AUTOMOTIVE AND SUPPORT POLICIES: THE AUTOMOTIVE REGIONS EXPERIENCES

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FINAL LARGE CONFERENCE

INNOVATION IN AUTOMOTIVE AND SUPPORT

POLICIES: THE AUTOMOTIVE REGIONS EXPERIENCES

Network of Automotive Regions is a pan-European network of 14 partners from 13 regions established to support car manufacturers and suppliers in facing globalization of the automotive industry, the evolution of the car market and the delocalisation of industrial activities.

The project seeks to develop solutions to the economic, social, environmental challenges facing the automotive industry and find ways to adapt to new realities.

The studyvisits to and seminars in the partner regions are an opportunity for project partners and outsiders to take a look at the local realities by visiting some sites that are part of the automotive industry landscape of the host region.

The event organized in Turin is the final large conference and aims at highlighting the results of the project activities giving the opportunity to bridge the Automotive Network to the future.

This event is free of charge

7-9 November

Turin - Italy

Provincia di Torino

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AGENDA

7 NOVEMBER 2007

16:00 Network Steering Committee Meeting: PROVINCIA DI TORINO headquarters – via Maria Vittoria 12 Torino 18.00 End of the meeting

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Conference Venue:

I3P, Incubatore Imprese Innovative Politecnico,Via Pier Carlo Boggio 59,

Torino THURSDAY 8TH NOVEMBER 2007 MORNING SESSION 09:00 Registration of participants 09:30 Opening session Welcome

Provincia di Torino Councillor, Ms. De Santis 09:50

Round table 1

“Policies supporting the Automotive Sector: European strategies and local public actions”

The round table deals with the strategies adopted by the European Commission for the automotive industry and how they are carried out at regional level. The discussion will focus especially on two tools – the creation of a specific network and the cluster implementation - widely used in Europe by public authorities.

Programme

- Presentation of the Project “Network of Automotive Regions” The Lead Partner, Margo Alofs

- Intervention of an EC representative name to be confirmed

- COFFEE BREAK

- TWG 4 “Territorial intelligence”: presentation of results of activities Mario Lupo (Project Manager for the Province of Turin), Reha Tozun,

Stuttgart Region

- The EASN Network

EASN representative, Rolf Reiner - The CERIS Network

(name to be confirmed) - The Stuttgart’s cluster

Holgher Bach - The Mirafiori Case

Paola Morris

MODERATOR: COUNCILLOR GIUSEPPINA DE SANTIS

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AFTERNOON SESSION

14:00 TW3 “Process innovation”, results of the activities Angela Rowney, Chairwoman of TW3 14:15 TW2 “Product Innovation”, results of the activities

Raul Rodriguez Couto, Co-chairman of TW2 14:30 TWG 1 “Supply Chain”, results of the activities

Wilfried Vehré, Co-chairman of TW1

15.00 Round table 2

“Technological innovation, R&D and cooperation: the Automotive sector strategies in Europe”

Today, within the European Automotive market, there is no doubt that the success key-factors, able to ensure economic growth and competitiveness, are first of all the continuous innovation and R&D.

The round table aims to stimulating the discussion on the crucial function that these two factors can have if combined with another element, i.e. international cooperation.

Programme

- Case history: Infomobility Cluster in the Turin Area Marco Volontà

- The experience of one of the most important Italian Research Centre: CRF Name to be confirmed

- The Virtual Dimension Centre of Stuttgart Andreas Wierse

- The Visio Concept Center of Montbéliard Christophe Bolot (to be confirmed)

- CIDAUT, Research and Development Center in Transport & Energy (Castilla Y Lèon)

Name to be confirmed

- CTAG Technological Automotive Centre of Galicia Ana Paul

MODERATOR: PROF. GIUSEPPE RUSSO – STEP RICERCHE

17:30 End of session

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Conference Venue:

I3P, Incubatore Imprese Innovative Politecnico,Via Pier Carlo Boggio 59,

Torino

FRIDAY 9th NOVEMBER 2007 MORNING SESSION

09:00 TW5 “Labour market issues and training”, results of the activities Diego Borsellino, Chairman of TW5

09:30 Task Force benchmarking: results and comments

Bart Kamp, Resource Analysis

09.45 Main achievements of Interreg III C and insight of Interreg IV C programme Silke Brooks - INTERREG III C West

Joint Technical Secretariat

10:15 COFEE BREAK

10:30

Round table 3

“Competitiveness in the Automotive sector: human factor and knowledge”

" A machine can make the job of fifty common men. No machine can make the job of an extraordinary man." (Helbert Green Hubbard)

Enhancing the human factor and the higher education: the various ways of training.

Programme

- The commitment of the Politecnico di Torino in the higher education related to the automotive field

Prof. Giovanni Belingardi, Politecnico di Torino (name to be confirmed) - Comunimprese Milano

Prof. Letterio Morales

- Local trade union representative (CISL) Giovanni Tosco (name to be confirmed) - The experience of Luton

Prof. Keith Bevis

MODERATOR: PROF. ANGELO PICCHIERRI – IRES PIEMONTE

12:00 Conclusions of the conference

Provincia di Torino Councillor, Ms. De Santis

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Practical information

We offer to the participants the following bus services for the transfer from and to the conference venue.

THURSDAY 8TH NOVEMBER 2007 08:30

Pick up of participants in the city centre (Piazza Carlina) and travel by coach to the Conference Venue

17:30

Participants will go back to the hotel by coach 20:30

Pick up of participants in the city centre (Piazza Carlina) and travel by coach to the Gala Dinner FRIDAY 9th NOVEMBER 2007

08:30

Pick up of participants in the city centre (Piazza Carlina) and travel by coach to the Conference Venue

Network of Automotive Regions

Project management Project secretariat

Limburg Economic Council EURADA

Kunstlaan 18 Avenue des Arts 12 Bte 7

B-3500 Hasselt B-1210 Brussels

Belgium Belgium

Tel.: + 32 11 300 134 Tel.: +32 2 218 43 13

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TIVE REGIONS BETWEEN PAST EXPERIENCE AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES

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REGISTRATION FORM – TO BE SENT BY 15 SEPTEMBER TO:

TESSA ZARAMELLA, FAX +39 011 861 27 75, E-MAIL

TESSA.ZARAMELLA@PROVINCIA.TORINO.IT

ROSALBA LA GROTTERIA, FAX +39 011 812 18 44, E-MAIL

ROSALBA.LA.GROTTERIA@CODEX.IT

PERSONAL DETAILS

Name Organisation

Job title Address

City Zip code

Country Tel.

Email Website

(NO CHARGE) CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION I will attend 7 November 2007 NSC meeting YES NO

I will attend 8 November 2007 YES NO I will attend 9 November 2007 YES NO

MEETINGS AND DINNER 7 November

Network Steering Committee Dinner YES NO

Nr. and names of participants

8 November

Gala Networking dinner (no charge) YES NO

I am vegetarian YES NO

Nr. and names of participants

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel “Amadeus”

YES NO Price € 78,00

Via Principe Amedeo, 41 bis www.hotelamadeustorino.it

Hotel “Le Petit Hotel”

YES NO Price € 80,00

Via San Francesco d’Assisi, 21 www.lepetithotel.it

Hotel “Des Artistes”

YES NO Price € 90,00

Via Principe Amedeo, 21 www.desartisteshotel.it

Hotel “Vittoria”

YES NO Price € 110,00 Via Nino Costa, 4

http://www.hotelvictoria-torino.com Number of nights 1 2 3 4 5 Type of room Single Double

Arrival date, time

In all the hotel arrangements the breakfast is included

DATE: SIGNATURE:

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Network of Automotive Regions

Project management Project secretariat

Limburg Economic Council EURADA

Kunstlaan 18 Avenue des Arts 12 Bte 7

B-3500 Hasselt B-1210 Brussels

Belgium Belgium

Tel.: + 32 11 300 134 Tel.: +32 2 218 43 13

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