Automotive Mobility Conference
April 7 – 9 2025

Automotive Automotive Campus Helmond | Brainport Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Drive Forward, formerly known as Automotive Week, is an (inter)national multi-day conference focused on innovations in automotive mobility that push the mobility transition forward. The conference takes place every two years. The conference’s uniqueness lies in the combination of presentations, interactive panels and deep dives, as well as live demonstrations on the premises and in surrounding test areas. 

This biennial event is set to take place from April 7th to 9th, 2025, at the Automotive Campus Helmond. Drive Forward 2025 is a top-tier European event that brings together visionaries, industry leaders, and cutting-edge technologies from all of Europe. To clarify our ambitions, we have established a vision and mission for this conference.

Focus areas of Drive Forward

The program committee has outlined several key themes based on current and future trends in the fast-paced industry. These themes will be the focus of discussions during the conference, specifically covering topics such as Energy, Logistics, High-tech, Mobility, ICT, and Applications, all in the context of how they intersect with Automotive Mobility.

Topics concerning the future of automotive mobility, include for example connected vehicles, autonomous driving, electrification, shared mobility, and digital services.

Contribution to the Mobility Transition and Livability of Cities

Promoting advancements that enhance urban living and mobility.

Smart, Safe, Sustainable Mobility

Emphasizing intelligent, secure, and environmentally friendly transportation solutions.

Networking Platform

Providing a robust platform for professionals to connect and collaborate.

Demo-Driven Programming and Applied Technology

Experience innovation through practical demonstrations

Knowledge Development and Interaction

Expand your knowledge and interact with other professionals

Visible Innovation (TRL 3 – TRL 8)

Experience the innovations that will shape mobility in the future

Next Generation Focus – Talent

Highlighting and nurturing the next generation of mobility experts.

Systems Approach in Mobility

Applying systems engineering principles to enhance mobility solutions.

(Inter)national Profiling

Engaging an international audience and showcasing global perspectives.

Integrated Approach and Practical Character

Focusing on holistic, practical solutions to mobility challenges.

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Become a partner of Drive Forward 2025

Want to join and become part of Drive Forward?

To discuss and secure an exhibit or sponsorship opportunity, please contact Bram Hendrix.
+ 31 (0)6 28 35 99 64

Sponsors have the unique opportunity to present live demonstrations, sharing the stage with industry leaders and innovators.

With around 1,000 visitors each day, including members from industry, academia, research institutes, and government, the networking potential is immense.

High-profile speakers will share insights, ensuring a rich exchange of knowledge and ideas.

Interactive sessions provide a platform for engagement and collaboration.

Building on the success of previous Automotive Week editions, Drive Forward 2025 is set to be the most ambitious yet

Situated at the Automotive Campus in the heart of the Brainport region, a hub for automotive innovation, the conference leverages its strategic position to attract talent and foster technological advancements.

Organization & Sponsors

Drive Forward is realized in collaboration with public and private partners. The steering committee consists of Brainport Development, RAI Automotive Industry NL, and Convention Bureau Brainport Eindhoven. The Advisory Board ensures expertise from various organizations, including TNO, the Municipality of Helmond, and the Province of North Brabant. Market parties and industry partners are involved in the Advisory Board through sponsorship and/or programming of the conference.