Between now and when the event takes place on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st June, FEAL 2018 (Forum on European Automotive industry in Lille) is making its final arrangements as it prepares to bring together major players from the automotive sector at Casino Barrière in Lille, France.

The automotive sector is currently going through a revolution, it will be announced, with the emergence and development of technology such as electrification, autonomy, intuitive vehicles, and new mobility on the horizon. To adapt to these trends and overcome new challenges, the most influential figures of the automotive industry must reconsider the way in which they operate.

With a range of round tables, conferences, networking and workshops, the event provides vehicle manufacturers, associations, start-ups and research laboratories with a unique platform for interaction.


High-profile speakers


FEAL will welcome 40 of the most renowned figures from the automotive industry and local region. Among the speakers this year are:


  • Carla Gohin, Vice President, Research, Innovation & Advanced Engineering of the PSA Group
  • Luciano Biondo, President of Toyota Motor Manufacturing France
  • Louis Schweitzer, former President of the Renault Group
  • Xavier Bertrand, President of the Hauts-de-France Region
  • Fabien Derville, CEO of the MOBIVIA Group
  • Luc Chatel, President of the PFA (French Automotive Platform)


Brexit and its effects on the automotive industry


This year, FEAL will present a special conference focussing on the British automotive industry before and after Brexit. What are the geopolitical consequences of Brexit in the global automotive industry? How does Brexit affect investors’ behaviour in the medium and long term? FEAL will offer an in-depth analysis into these questions at a conference with Louis Schweitzer, Luc Chatel, Xavier Bertrand and economist Tommaso Pardi.




If you are a journalist and would like to attend FEAL this year, please get in touch with either Tim or Henry at Torque.


Tim Ricketts | 020 7952 1076 |

Henry Willis | 020 7952 1079 |


FEAL was created in 2013 to better understand the issues and technological challenges that the automotive sector will face in the future. Over the years, it has established itself as an unmissable event for professionals working towards the automotive industry of the future.


This story was written by automotive PR specialists Torque Agency Group.