Patrons of the IZB 2020
Stephan Weil, Prime Minister of Lower Saxony, Klaus Mohrs, Lord Mayor of Wolfsburg, and Dr. Stefan Sommer, Member of the Board of Management for Components and Procurement at Volkswagen AG, have jointly assumed patronage of the three-day international industry meeting.
This underlines the importance of the IZB for politics, society and the economy.
"The automotive industry is the most important industrial sector in Lower Saxony. We consciously strengthen its innovative power and internationalisation by establishing networks between industry clusters. The IZB is an outstanding platform for such activities. As a stage for new applications in the fields of e-mobility, automated and networked mobility and intelligent traffic control systems, it helps Lower Saxony to maintain its position as a global benchmark for the automotive industry!"
"At the IZB, Wolfsburg becomes the centre of the global automotive industry. The event yet again highlights that our city is the home of mobility research and development. I expect to experience exciting ideas and impetus for our journey towards becoming a model city for digitalisation and electromobility, which not only benefits suppliers and Volkswagen but also the competitiveness of our location on the whole."
"Innovation, connectivity, climate targets and social standards – the demands facing all companies in the mobility industry are high. At the IZB, we are able to see what the partners in our extensively branched automotive supply chain are achieving. The event focuses on future problem-solving approaches and the exchange of ideas and experiences with regard to these approaches. This is important for both suppliers and manufacturers like Volkswagen because it’s all about working together as partners to master current and future challenges."