At our 6th annual Future of the Car Summit, we zeroed-in on the critical risks and opportunities brought into play by COVID-19, shifts in consumer behaviour, the competition for skills and talent, emerging technologies, new business models, and the move towards a net-zero global economy. Some key observations that ran through many of the conversations are listed below. The agenda and key themes for the 2021 Summit will be announced in the coming weeks and months.

Supply chain shake-up: How has the coronavirus crisis changed supply chain thinking?

Climate-embattled world: How will carmakers sustain the momentum for environmental change precipitated by Covid-19?

Covid-19 is changing automotive decision-makers' thinking around preparedness, global integration, and handling the “unknown unknowns” of the global economy

Carmakers are accelerating their plans to reduce the industry's impact on the environment

The whole car ecosystem is rapidly digitizing and leveraging AI and other emerging technologies, to improve company performance and protect margins in a difficult trading environment.

The talent race: As tech giants seek to develop their own manufacturing capacity, what can carmakers do to retain their existing talent base?

Dealing with disruption: How are carmakers reorganising themselves for business in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world?

Head of Business, Jaguar Land Rover
“The speakers and guests were the top of their profession and of the moment, they were submerged in the subject matter. The moderators were great, kept pace and timing whilst adding their own personality into the mix.”