Automotive World Conference Networking Opportunities

The rapid transition to a new generation of EV, autonomous, and ICEV platforms, architectures, and lightweight structures is creating both opportunities for advanced technology adoption and engineering innovation and disruptive challenges for vehicle designers, engineers, and suppliers.

With a new agenda, the Summit offers crucial insights through technical sessions, case study-led presentations, and interactive panel discussions on pressing issues, promoting greater interaction between speakers and delegates than ever before.

GALM HIGHLIGHTS ON ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION, MANUFACTURABILITY AND ENGINEERING INNOVATION

  • Maximizing Value from Innovations in Lightweight Materials: Learn how to combine lightweight materials like Gen 3 and other high-strength steels, aluminum 6000 and 7000 series, carbon fiber, and lower plastic composites for enhanced manufacturability.
  • Realizing the Potential of Digitalization and Manufacturing 4.0: Discover integrated design and manufacturing improvements, enhanced throughput, and optimized production systems.
  • New Approaches to EV Body Structures: Compare methods for developing EV body structure/body in white and battery integration for durability, crashworthiness, and intrusion protection.
  • Advances in Forming, Joining, and Testing Processes: Adopt the latest processes in forming, joining, welding, adhesive bonding, castings, extrusions, and testing to reduce vehicle mass and costs.

UNRIVALED NETWORKING AND INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION

Meet technical leaders and chief engineers from leading OEMs and EV, autonomous vehicle start-ups who specialize in advanced design, body engineering, simulation and predictive modeling, lightweight high-strength metals and composites, manufacturing processes, and automation.

WHY THIS EVENT IS UNIQUE

The largest automotive OEM-led lightweight materials, structures, and manufacturing summit returns to COBO Center Detroit, featuring a new program focused on implementing lightweighting innovations and optimizing multi-material architectures for EVs, autonomous vehicles, and next-gen ICEVs.

Summit participants will benefit from:

  • New Agenda Topics and Themes: Reflecting the evolution to a new generation of vehicles and overcoming the design and technical challenges posed by EVs in terms of costs and margins.
  • Informative Mix of Sessions: Practical in-depth technical sessions, case study-led presentations, and forward-looking panels with leading OEMs, supplier innovations, technical experts, and engineering professionals.
  • Technology Innovation Showcase: World-leading providers of advanced materials, technologies, manufacturing solutions, and BIWs with live demonstrations in the adjoining exhibition hall.
  • Unrivaled Networking Opportunities: Interactive gatherings during lunches, coffee breaks, and receptions for engineers from OEMs, leading suppliers, and technology innovators.