Auto@2030 Automotive industry future Megatrends convention

Auto@2030 Automotive industry future Megatrends convention

Shifting customer expectations, new mobility offerings, and technological advances such as digitization, vehicle connectivity, and electrification are driving the transformation of automotive retail at an unprecedented speed and magnitude, radically changing the status quo. The current COVID-19 situation is further accelerating the ongoing transformation and leapfrogging the adoption of digitally-enabled car buying and online sales models. Moreover, the current crisis raises the cost consciousness of OEMs and dealers and facilitates critical decisions on further outlet consolidation, leaner retail formats, direct customer access, and alternative sales models. 

Auto@2030 Adria Convention will speak about the megatrends affecting the automotive industry in years to come. As there are differences in current development stages in between markets, the aim of convention is to compare the situation in developed European markets (focus UK) with the Adria region. Auto@2030 is organized as a platform of knowledge bringing together leading European and regional speakers that would add value to convention and bring more clarity how to re-organize automotive business in years to come.


Time: 17.06.2021, 10am-2pm
Location: City plaza, Zagreb, Croatia

Contact Info

SSBM Geneva

Savska cesta 106
10000 Zagreb

+385 (1) 4668 818 (Zagreb office)

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We are excited to announce that Auto@2030 conference is approaching. Be the part of this amazing conference!

Conference Topics

Introductory speech – Future Automotive megatrends


  • European trends and developments
  • Business challenges in Croatia / region
  • The future of electric vehicles and autonomous driving

• Numerous statements from buyers, car dealers and importers on the topic of electric vehicles


PANEL discussion 1: Electric vehicles

Local trends, infrastructure, incentives, usage costs

PANEL discussion 2: Electric vehicles

New sales and aftersales standards, profitability challenges, the impact of Co2 EU regulations on sales targets, how to improve sales


  • Future of digitalization, insights from google global director for automotive industry
  • Growth of online sales in Europe driven by customers needs by European OEM digital expert
  • Story from CARWOW – one of the European fastest growing selling online platform
  • Why many customers choose to buy mobility, presented by UK fastest growing start-up executive
  • Banking and insurance industry digitalization influence on automotive selling online by Croatian top executives
  • Car dealers digitalization acceleration and european best practice
  • Adria region comparisons and examples

• Numerous VIDEO statements from buyers, car dealers and importers from Europe and Adria region

PANEL discussion 3: Online sales

New customers behaviour and needs, technology and Covid influence on investment in digital tools and    people change management. How quickly regional automotive businesses embrace global trends and respond to customers’ needs? Future trends and developments. What could the region learn from best European practices?



Dr. Christian Richter

Director Global Automotive at Google

Mario Zizek

CEO at Addiko Bank Croatia

Rui Ferreira

Chief Commercial Officer at ONTO

Robert Vuckovic

Board Member at Croatia Insurance Ltd. 

Nick White

Commercial Director at Sophus3

Tomislav Miletic

Managing Director for Peugeot/Citroen at Emil Frey

Patrick Fuller

Head of Insights at Sophus3

Ana Zovko

Chief Digital Officer at Croatia Insurance Ltd.

Sepi Arani

Media & Commercial Director, carwow

Damir Gavran

European Customer experience manager at Hyundai Motors Europe, SSBM Faculty



Andreas Barchetti

Chairman Euroda

Ivo Ivancevic

Director Porsche Croatia



Janek Prümmel

Partner/General Manager at Modera

Dean Torti

Head of Marketing and PR for Star Import

Damir Domitran

Director Opel


Darren Bradford

Managing Director at Drayton Motors

Petar Nevistic

Regional director Renault Group

Domagoj Buric

Direktor Hyundai Croatia

Goran Vinovrski

Director Ford Croatia



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Addiko Bank Croatia

Croatia Insurance Ltd.

Emil Frey



American Chamber of Commerce in Croatia




Onto Innovation

Sophus 3


THANKS for participation and help:

Gruppo Barchetti
Drayton Motors Kia
Wallis Adria – JLR and Opel importer for Croatia
Renault Nissan Adria – Renault, Nissan and Dacia importer
Porsche Croatia d.o.o. – VW, Skoda, Seat and Audi importer
Grand Dalewest – Hyundai and Ford importer for Croatia
Distinguished guests and journalists

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