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ITAS Future Forum - The Automotive Region Southwest Saxony 2035

How must the automotive region of Southwest Saxony look like and change in order to remain livable, economically successful, sustainable and generation-friendly? These and many other questions were voiced, discussed, rejected, posed anew and, if possible, answered at the ITAS Future Forum on May 16, 2023.

In the first ITAS Future Forum, 50 participants from all districts of the region, from various companies and organizations, from business, science, administration and civil society developed, created, argued, debated and also laughed together, because the joy of thinking about the future and getting into action was always noticeable on a very intensive day.

These initial impulses and thoughts have shaped the start of the mission statement and strategy development:

🤝 learn together: Business and science, employers and employees should learn together about the challenges of the current transformation – learning in mutual exchange creates more acceptable solutions.

👁️ see the other: Entrepreneurs and employees should perceive their respective counterparts with their strengths but also needs. Entrepreneurs bear the risk and responsibility and must be able to calculate how future success can be generated. Employees are the indispensable backbone of all these activities and should be seen as even more supportive in their participation.

🙋🙋‍♂️ strengthen the youth: The generations need to come together again more in discourse. The arguments of the younger generations must be heard more and taken more seriously; it is their future that we are deciding on today as the majority of older people. The fact that young people are currently so much in the minority demographically must be compensated for by giving them more scope to shape the future.

Here are a few statistical facts from the Future Forum room:

– the average age in the room was 44.2 years (Saxony: 46.9 years). The tendency speaks for the term Future Forum ; )
– the question about personal resilience against crises, upheavals and changes was rated on a scale of 1-10 with an average of 7.1. The strength is there, but so is the room for improvement.

The next step on the path will be the ITAS Congress in 08 June 2023 in Chemnitz. Registration will be open on the ITAS website beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, May 19.

More information can also be found on our AMZ website about the ITAS project.


Source Image + Text: ITAS – Initiative Transformation Automotive Region Southwest Saxony

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