Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference 2021

The entire program at a glance

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The Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference is a two-day event packed with interesting lectures, podium discussions and workshops. In order to offer participants the greatest possible range of information, the event is structured around three thematic pillars: commercial vehicle technology, digitalization and the last mile. You can expect around 80 lectures, podium discussions and keynote speeches. Naturally, we will be offering simultaneous translation of all the lectures (German – English; English – German). The program is also available as a PDF download at the end of this article.

Program at the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference 2021


  • 08.00: Admission, registration and opening of the exhibition
  • 09.00: OPENING SPEECH – Jann Fehlauer, Managing Director, DEKRA Automobil GmbH
  • 09.20: WELCOME BY– Oliver Trost, Managing Director, EuroTransportMedia Verlags- und Veranstaltungs-GmbH
  • 10.00: KEYNOTE: Freight Traffic – Quo vadis? – The path to green commercial vehicles Dr. Kurt-Christian Scheel, Managing Director, German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA)
  • 10.20: KEYNOTE: Tomorrow‘s commercial vehicles – environment and climate-friendly, intelligent and innovative networking Steffen Bilger, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI – Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure)

10.40-11.00: Networking break and exhibition visit

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY: Active safety of commercial vehicles (Session A1)

  • 11.00: Driver Assist Systems: Moving towards Vision Zero
  • 11.25: Truck Emergency Brake Assist: current status and recommendations development and progress
  • 11.50: Results of the VSL field trial using the right-turn assist system
  • 12.15: Digital driver assist systems simply saving life!

DIGITALIZATION: Making the right choice (Session B1)

  • 11.00: Structured selection of a suitable telematics system with eurotransport connect
  • 11.40: Return on invest (ROI) by telematics
  • 12.10: How telematics pays off

THE LAST MILE: Balancing parcel boom and environmental protection (Session C1)

  • 11.00: Impulse lecture “Parcel delivery – the last mile”
  • 11.10: Discussion

12.40-14.00: Lunch, exhibition visit, press conference

  • 14.00: KEYNOTE: Megatrends in the commercial vehicle industry Dirk Hochstein, Vice President E-Mobility, Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
  • 14.20: KEYNOTE: Commercial vehicle innovations – opportunities and chances through electrification, automation and digitalization; Wilhelm Rehm, Member of the Board, ZF Friedrichshafen AG

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY: CO2 framework conditions / political positioning (Session A2)

  • 14.50: KEYNOTE: On the way towards a CO2-free fleet
  • 15.15: Heavy Duty Vehicles CO2 emissions in the context of the European Green Deal
  • 15.40: Impulse lecture: Political and practical framework conditions for emission-free long-distance truck transport
  • 15.55: Discussion: Is the direction of Vecto’s further development practically and environmentally sound?

DIGITALIZATION: Wanted – Uniform standards (Session B2)

  • 14.50: Presentation Ceremony of the German Telematics Award 2022
  • 15.20: Impulse lecture: Why uniform standards are essential
  • 15.30: Discussion: Why non-standardized digitalization is doomed to failure

THE LAST MILE: Best practice and alternative concepts (Session C2)

  • 14.50: Micro-Hubs: E-Drives and smart Solutions: Challenges and Chances for sustainable urban logistics
  • 15.15: Dachser: emission-free deliveries in metropolitan areas
  • 15.40: City semi-trailers in local transport fleet: conclusions after one year
  • 16.05: Innovative vehicle concepts in practical use

16.30-17.00: Networking Break and Exhibition Visit

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY: Fuel cells, batteries and overhead line (Session A3)

  • 17.00: The economic case of zero-emission trucks
  • 17.20: New technologies at Scania
  • 17.40: Dynamic charging: Reaching goals in time
  • 17.50: Hydrogen expansion Europe
  • 18.15: Discussion: Which is the right energy source for freight transport?

DIGITALIZATION: Efficiency is coming (Session B3)

  • 17.00: AI for an efficient fleet management
  • 17.25: Put an end to flying blind: with telematics to an optimised transparency in transportation
  • 17.50: Data from intelligent tachographs: fuel for the digitalization of logistics
  • 18.15: Efficiency and flexibility with advanced telematics data analyzes and reports

THE LAST MILE: Digitalization, efficiency improvements, new business models – new potential for the last mile (Session C3)

  • 17.00: Save on processing costs and new business models through digitalization
  • 17.20: Microdepots and Last Mile
  • 17.40: Smart delivery Last Mile
  • 18.00: The future doesn’t fit on an island – rediscover Logistics and Last Mile
  • 18.20: Discussion

18.40: Day 1 comes to an end

from 19.30-22.30: Reception for guests with aperitifs & finger food and end of day

WEDNESDAY, December 1, 2021

  • 08.00: ADMISSION, registration and opening of the exhibition
  • 08.30: WELCOME BY Oliver Trost, Managing Director, EuroTransportMedia Verlags- und Veranstaltungs-GmbH
  • 08.40: KEYNOTE: Start-up as industrial accelerator; Gerrit Marx, CEO, IVECO S.p.A.
  • 09.00: KEYNOTE: SAF Holland; Thomas Piroth, Vice President Group Digital & Innovation, SAF-Holland GmbH

09.20: Networking Break and Exhibition Visit

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY: CO2 reduction – electric battery/conventional (Session A4)

  • 10.00: Reform of inner-city refrigeration logistics via low-noise and CO2-free solutions
  • 10.25: Digital integration by KRONE – partnerships for disruptive business models
  • 10.50: Good for the environment, good for business – the trailer’s contribution to sustainable transport
  • 11.05: Discussion: Aerodynamics, lightweight and volume – trailer potentials for higher efficiency

DIGITALIZATION: Beyond the comfort zone (Session B4)

  • 10.00: Less paperwork – digital waybill with blockchain
  • 10.30: Digital support for dispatchers – smart freight recommendations using intelligent algorithms
  • 11.00: Digitalization is not an end itself: How Volkswagen digitizes Transport Logistics with ROI

THE LAST MILE: Vehicles for the last mile – alternative OEM drives (Session C4)

  • 10.00: Autonomous Vehicles for Mobility and Parcel Services
  • 10.30: Electrification of the last mile
  • 11.00: Discussion


  • 11.40: The hydrogen motor as modern and efficient drive technology for commercial vehicles
  • 12.05: The energy transition seen by a body manufacturer of refrigerated vehicles
  • 12.30: Supply infrastructure H2, LNG, E-fuels, charging current
  • 12.50: Bio-LNG: an economic value chain for the environment

DIGITALIZATION: On the safe side (Session B5)

  • 11.40: N.N.
  • 12.05: Increase transparency through collaboration of all supply chain partners
  • 12.30: It can affect everyone – work ability after cyber attack

THE LAST MILE: Vehicles for the last mile – newcomers on the block (Session C5)

  • 11.40: Impulse lecture: Freedom of choice: Electrification and Last Mile, Model and Supplier Diversity
  • 11.50: China-brand Maxus. The commercial vehicle and the plan for Europe/Germany
  • 12.00: Logistics of the future: LEVC presents modern electric vehicles and the agenda for Germany
  • 12.10: Better future
  • 12.20: All-round, trouble-free packages: sustainable vehicles and tailor-made services
  • 12.30: Discussion

13.10: Lunch, Exhibition Visit

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY: E-mobility / automation (Session A6)

  • 14.00: Panel discussion: European Clean Trucking Alliance (ECTA)
  • 14.30: First mover in truck dimensions according to EU law: How DAF uses the new dimensions and weights efficiently and safely
  • 14.55: Commercial vehicle electrification: new solutions from ZF
  • 15.20: Autonomous Trucks - Daimler Trucks‘ dual track strategy
  • 15:45: Integration of autonomous trucks into logistics processes

16.10 Uhr Farewell

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