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Automechanika Kick Off: CEO Breakfast with Formula One Pros

Formula One racers Mika Häkkinen and Mark Gallagher will discuss the right mindset for adapting to changing technologies.


Automechanika Frankfurt announced it will kick off its trade fair, that runs from Sept. 13-17, with a CEO Breakfast on the first day of the fair featuring Formula One greats Mika Häkkinen and Mark Gallagher.


The two racing pros will be talking about the right mindset for adapting to rapidly changing technologies, delving into lean and agile management, and exploring the team spirit necessary for people to work together and achieve their aims even under extreme pressure, Automechanika Frankfurt says.

“We created the new CEO Breakfast format to offer a new opportunity for dialogue and inspiration. With these two guests from the world of Formula One, we want to help supply fresh insights for the industry,” said Detlef Braun, member of the Executive Board of Messe Frankfurt.

“It’s up to us to leverage the opportunities that lie in the future challenges of our industry by working together to continue the servitization orientation of the mobility ecosystem,” said Philippe Colpron, head of ZF Aftermarket.


The new interactive format is aimed in particular at exhibitors and at decision-makers, wholesalers, consultancies and associations in the automotive aftermarket who would like to invite their customers to this exclusive event. Tables can be booked in five different price categories. Mahle, Continental, Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket, LKQ Europe and DEKRA have already confirmed their participation.

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