EAWD'19 Program

The EAWD Congress, famous for being the only congress in Europe focusing on all-wheel drive technology, has taken the next level of development. Under the new name “Electrification & All-Wheel Drive Congress”, the conference will explore the future of AWD technology and will be the hotspot for powertrain electrification and hybridization discussions.

Join about 40 international speakers from OEMs, suppliers and universities who will catch a glimpse of the AWD future under the motto "New Energy for All-Wheel Drive", and discuss the automotive industry’s challenges and latest developments.

The program is online now!

We are glad to present Roger Griffiths, CTO and Team Principal Andretti Autosport, who will give a keynote on the topic “Formula E, a case for AWD technology or not”.
In addition, further plenary speeches will talk about “New Energy for All-Wheel Drive”. Interesting technical sessions and a panel discussion will round up the program of the congress.

Take a look at the congress program where you will find the detailed information for the two congress days.
Make sure to visit the website frequently to stay informed on the latest updates to the event.

Congress program May 09, 2019

Plenum / Session Rooms

Time

Accompanying Program

Registration

07:30

Welcome & Opening

Welcome & Opening

08:30

Exhibition

Formula E - a case for AWD technology or not

Formula E - a case for AWD technology or not

Roger Griffiths | CTO and Team Principal

Roger Griffiths has an extensive background in many motorsport efforts, including Formula E, Formula 1, IndyCar, American Le Mans Series, European Le Mans Series and Super Touring Cars.
In 1994, he moved to the prestigious Formula 1 circuit and took a position as track development engineer for Cosworth Racing.
He joined Ray Mallock in 1996, served as a development engineer for the Opel Touring Car Development Team and then joined the Nissan Touring Car Group as a race engineer. In 1998, he was promoted to Senior Design and Development Engineer for RML, where he served as Project Manager for Sports Car Design.
Griffiths returned to Cosworth and Formula 1 in 1999 as project manager for the Minardi F1 organisation.
In 2003 Roger joined the HPD team as Race Team Technical Leader for the Honda project in the IRL Series.
In 2007, he took charge of the major IndyCar engine program project. From 2011 he was appointed Technical Director and took Honda back to the competitive era.
In April 2014 Roger joined Andretti Autosport as Director of Motorsports Development. In 2016, he was elected Chairman of the Formula E Teams Association and held this position for two seasons.
In 2018, with the creation of the new BMWi Andretti Motorsport Formula E Team, Roger was appointed Team Principal.
Roger was elected Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers on April 4, 2019.

08:50

Keynote | BorgWarner

Keynote | BorgWarner

BorgWarner

09:10

Highly efficient drivetrains for the mobility of the future

Highly efficient drivetrains for the mobility of the future

Hannes Prenn | Chief Operating Officer

09:30

New Technologies for All-Wheel Drive - a journey through the challenges of electrified AWD Powertrain

New Technologies for All-Wheel Drive - a journey through the challenges of electrified AWD Powertrain

Harald Naunheimer | Vice President Future Products

Harald Naunheimer

09:50

Coffee Break & Networking

10:10

Panel Discussion: New Energy for All-Wheel Drive

Panel Discussion: New Energy for All-Wheel Drive

10:25

Coffee Break & Networking

11:00

11:30

Lunch Break & Networking

13:00

14:00

Coffee Break & Networking

15:30

16:00

Coffee Break & Networking

17:30

Closing Keynote

Closing Keynote

How Graz became the center of All-Wheel Drive - a success story since 60 years

Prof. Dr. h. c. Jürgen Stockmar | Former Head of Development Steyr-Daimler-Puch, Audi, Opel und Magna International

17:45

Official End of the 1st Congressday

Official End of the 1st Congressday

18:30

Get Together

19:00

Congress program May 10, 2019

Plenum / Session Rooms

Time

Accompanying Program

09:30

Test drives

Coffee Break & Networking

11:00

11:30

Closing Keynote

Closing Keynote

13:00

Resume & Closing Speech

Resume & Closing Speech

Diba Ilunga | Sr. Vice President Driveline Systems, Magna Powertrain

Diba Ilunga

13:30

Lunch Break & Networking

13:45

Official End of the congress

Official End of the congress

16:00

All lectures will be translated simultaneously in German and English.

Please note that at our event photos and videos will be taken which will be published on our website, in social networks, blogs, etc. By attending the congress, we assume that you agree to this.