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13. - 14. Sep 2022 | Bad Nauheim, Germany

Automotive Interior

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New technologies, new mobility concepts - to offer customers more comfort, flexibility and customization options against this background, automotive manufacturers are redeveloping their interior components. This is having an impact on the design and construction of the components themselves and on the associated production processes.

The brand new Automotive Circle conference "Automotive Interior" gathers for the first time leading players and experts in automotive interiors in Bad Nauheim, Germany. Representatives of international OEMs, suppliers and institutes will explain the latest trends and developments in this exciting future field.

Meet inspiring discussion partners. Discuss together how comfort in the interior can become a distinguishing feature. And actively help shape the next steps towards the vehicle interior of the future.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Bad Nauheim, Germany soon!




Discover future-oriented solutions from managers and specialist engineers from leading automotive manufacturers.


Benefit from the exhibition on site, where topic-specific products and services will be displayed!


During the breaks, the speakers of the immediately preceding block will be available for your individual questions and further discussions.

Conference Agenda

Program at a glance

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

9:00 am

Welcome address and conference introduction

Andrea Huber, Automotive Circle, DE

9:15 am

The future of interior in automotive

Tobias Schneiderbauer, McKinsey & Company, Inc., DE

Session I: Concepts & Trends

9:45 am

New full electric Renault Megane E-tech interior

Isabelle Pimort, Gilles Mulato, Groupe Renault, FR

10:15 am

Exploring the possibilities of automated driving and Steer by Wire-Systems for new HMI and interior designs

Jan Bavendiek, fka GmbH, Automated Driving, DE

10:45 am
Meet the Speakers & Coffee and Contacts


Session I: Concepts & Trends

11:15 am

Advanced foaming in structural and visible plastic applications
Angel Yanev, Daniel Bande, Sabic Bergen op Zoom, NL 

11:45 am

Tailor-made motion control solutions for the next generation of vehicle interiors

Dr. André Gabener, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Pampus GmbH, DE 

12:15 pm

Future In-Car Experience: Designing a more comfortable ride on passenger cars

Andreas Maashoff, Yanfeng International Automotive Technology Europe S.a.r.l. & Co.KG, DE

12:45 pm
Meet the Speakers & Lunch break


Session II: See, hear, smell …

2:00 pm

Convergence of automotive displays with luminous, decorative surfaces

Dr. Derek Peden, Faurecia – designLED Products Ltd., GB

2:30 pm

Interior projection for an advanced driving experience

Dr. Christoph Gärditz, ams OSRAM AMLS GmbH, DE

3:00 pm

Sustainable acoustic treatment for electric cars

Philippe Godano, Autoneum Management AG, CH

3:30 pm
Meet the Speakers & Coffee and contacts


Session II: See, hear, smell …

4.00 pm

What is the smell here? Identification of malodors via GC-Sniffing

Björn Maxeiner, Olfasense Germany, DE

4:30 pm

The potential of additive manufacturing processes in lighting applications at Mercedes-Benz AG

Jan Siemen, Siemen GmbH & Co. KG/ Mercedes-Benz AG, DE; Dr. Michael Lahres, Mercedes-Benz AG, DE

5.00 pm

Presentation of Stellantis


5:30 pm
End of day 1

6:30 pm
Networking Night


Wednesday, September 14, 2022

9:00 am

Interior trends of micro vehicles

Prof. Dr. Andrea Upmann, FH Aachen, Luft- und Raumfahrttechnik, Fahrzeugtechnik, Fahrzeuginterieur, DE

9:30 am

World Coffee Focus Workshops
Co-operations OEM/OES - what challenges and opportunities does the interior of the future offer for collaboration?


10:45 am
Meet the Speakers & Coffee and contacts


Session III: Sustainable Interior Design

11:15 am

Sustainability in interior – challenges and chances

Andreas Vetter, BMW Group, DE

11:45 am

Sustainable lightweighting solutions for the future of mobility

Per Mårtensson, Bcomp Ltd., CH

12:15 pm

Sustainable solutions for an improved automotive interior – from scratch resistance to recycling

Dr. Sebastian Heßner, Evonik Operations GmbH, DE

12:45 pm
Meet the Speakers & Lunch break


Session III: Sustainable Interior Design

2:00 pm

Implementation of sustainable material in body interior trim

Werner Jakobs, Norbert Klar, Ford-Werke GmbH, DE

2:30 pm

NVH soft trim decarbonization solutions to passenger vehicles: An acoustic floor carpet made in a process with reduced energy demand and sustainable material

Karsten Meise, Nelson Dias, Adler Pelzer Group, DE

3:00 pm

Mono-material carpet system – sustainability throughout the whole life cycle

Philippe Godano, Autoneum Management AG, CH

3:30 pm

Conclusion and farewell

Andrea Huber, Automotive Circle, DE

3:45 pm
End of conference


Conference program is subject to change.
Status as of August 2, 2022

The conference addresses

The conference addresses:

  • Automotive engineers and experts at OEMs and OES worldwide who are involved in interior design and development
  • Representatives of relevant academic and related institutes as well as other experts for interior technologies

exhibitors on site

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Pampus GmbH

Your contact:

Sandra Kafi

Marketing Communications


Become a Sponsor or exhibitor

Take advantage of the high coverage of the Automotive Circle and profit from the exhibitions and sponsoring options before and during the events. Show your competence and services, matching the conference subjects, to the numerous car body engineers of international OEM. Thus, you are strengthening your brand awareness in the automotive industry!

Come on board as an exhibitor or sponsor and benefit from this excellent platform to strongly promote your company’s capabilities as a reliable supplier!

Check out the various exhibition and sponsoring options!

Imke Rotermund

Sales Manager

Frauke Haentsch

Director Sales

Exhibition flyer incl. booking form

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Exhibition floor plan

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Terms & Conditions Exhibiton and Sponsoring

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Hotel & Arrival

Hotel DOLCE Bad Nauheim

Elvis-Presley-Platz 1 61231 Bad Nauheim Germany


Travel information

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, please check your countries current requirements at the following website well in advance of your arrival:


GPS-Information: Please insert „Terrassenstrasse“, instead of „Elvis-Presley-Platz”.

From north:

On A5 Motorway Kassel/Frankfurt take exit Bad Nauheim. Turn right, direction Bad Nauheim, until exit Steinfurth/ Eisstadion. Take this exit and turn right at traffic light downhill. Next traffic light turn left and drive until Bahnhofsallee (2nd traffic light). Turn right into Ludwig-/ Parkstrasse and drive approx. 1 km. Turn right at 3rd cross walk into Terrassenstrasse. The DOLCE Hotel Bad Nauheim will appear after 400 m.

From south:

Take exit Ober-Mörlen on A5 Motorway Frankfurt/Kassel.Turn left and then after approx. 500 m turn right at the next traffic light (Bahnhofsallee). On Bahnhofsallee turn right and follow Ludwig-/Parkstrasse. Please follow the street for 1 km and turn right at the 3rd crosswalk (Terrassenstrasse). The DOLCE Hotel Bad Nauheim is located 400 meters in front of you.



From Frankfurt International Airport to Bad Nauheim by train:

Take a DB- or S-train to the main station of Frankfurt/Main. Change to a RB- or RE-train connection to Bad Nauheim (travel time approx. 20min). From the station you can either walk through the park (approx. 15min) or you can take a taxi to the hotel (approx. 5 min; 6 EUR).

From Frankfurt International Airport to Friedberg/ Hess. by train (quickest connection):

From the airport take the S- or DB-train connection to the main station of Frankfurt/ Main. Change to a DB-train to Friedberg/ Hess. From Friedberg/ Hess. take a taxi to the DOLCE Hotel Bad Nauheim (approx. 15min; 12-14 EUR).

From Frankfurt International Airport to Bad Nauheim by car or taxi:

It is a 45-60 min drive from the airport to the DOLCE Hotel Bad Nauheim. The price is approx. 80 EUR. There is a special shuttle service for guests staying at the DOLCE Hotel Bad Nauheim. Please contact Taxi Daschke at phone +49 6032 340522, mobile: +49 171 2864259 or e-mail to: The fare will be approx. 65-70 EUR.



To Bad Nauheim:

Go to Bad Nauheim by a DB-train. From the train station you can either walk to the DOLCE Hotel Bad Nauheim through the park (approx. 15min) or you can take a taxi (approx. 5min, costs approx. 6 EUR).

To Friedberg/ Hess. (quickest train connection):

Take a DB-train to Friedberg/Hess. From Friedberg/ Hess. take a taxi to the DOLCE Hotel Bad Nauheim (approx. 15min, costs 12 EUR).

Prices, Terms & Conditions


Vincentz Network GmbH & Co. KG
Plathnerstrasse 4c
30175 Hannover, Germany    

T. +49 511 9910 - 378
F +49 511 9910 - 379

Date & Venue

Conference: September 13 - 14, 2022

DOLCE Bad Nauheim
Elvis-Presley-Platz 1
DE-61231 Bad Nauheim

T +49 6032 303-0
F +49 6032 303-529

Please take note of the hygienic concept of the conference hotel:

Accommodation is available at the conference hotel.

We kindly ask you to make your own hotel reservation at the conference hotel. Rooms are available from € 147,- to € 167,-, depending on the room category. All rooms include breakfast for a price of € 5,- per person and day. Please refer to: "Automotive Circle".

The following cancellation conditions apply for all categories:

All reservations can be cancelled free of charge up to 4 weeks before arrival. Up to 2 weeks before arrival 50% of the room rate will be due. From 2 weeks before arrival 90 % will be charged.

Participation Fee



1.695 €

for registrations received by June 13, 2022


1.895 €

for registrations received by August 13, 2022


1.995 €

for registrations received after August 14, 2022

A 10% group discount on the rate that is valid at the time of registration is available. This will apply when 5 or more attendees from the same company address register at the same time.
Students will get 50 % discount on standard prices on presentation of a valid student ID.

* All prices plus 19 % German VAT. All conferences in Europe are subject to VAT. To reclaim, please contact your local tax office.

Participation fee includes

Conference: Fees including full conference participation, incl. conference materials and list of delegates, the authority for downloading the presentation on the internet, luncheons, catering and the participation in the evening networking event.


Registration is preferably done via the event's website, alternatively by e-mail or regular mail. The confirmation of participation and invoice will be sent via e-mail. After receipt of payment your registration becomes binding and you will receive a corresponding confirmation of participation. Without this confirmation, there is no claim to participation in the booked event. Registrations will be considered in the order in which they are received, except EuroCarBody. However, the number of participants is limited in all cases.  

Conference Language

The conference is held exclusively in English. All documents are predominately composed in the English language.

Hygienic Concept

Please also note our Hygienic Concept.


Fees will be refunded in full if notice of cancellation is received by August 16, 2022. Please understand that event preparation and organization involve financial and human resources. Therefore a fee of 50% of the participation fee will be charged, if the notification of cancellation is received after August 16, 2022. Should notification reach us after August 30, 2022, or in case of non-participation, 100% of the participation fee will be charged. Substitutions of delegates may be made at any time.

Cancellations and changes must be made in writing and will be confirmed by the organizer. Cancellations due to health reasons can be cancelled free of charge at any time with a medical certificate. If a participant is demonstrably unable to attend due to travel restrictions, he/she has the option of converting the attendance participation into a digital participation (if this is offered). Any cost differences will be reimbursed).

The participant undertakes to follow the instructions of the organizer and the venue. Failure to do so may result in exclusion from the event.

The organizer reserves the right to change the program or to cancel the event in the event of special circumstances (important reason). In particular, the organizer is entitled to take such measures in cases of force majeure, due to official orders, in the event of a situation endangering the life, body or health of the participants. In these cases, the organizer shall not be obliged to pay damages and/or reimbursement of expenses to the participants. This applies in particular to any cancellation fees incurred by third parties (e.g. hotel bookings, train or flight tickets).

Program Changes

Automotive Circle reserve the right to revise event content and change implementation tools. There is no claim to a specific lecture, workshop or references. Registered trademarks: No guarantee is given that the products, processes and other names mentioned are free of third-party property rights.

Data Protection

As participant of an event, you agree that data such as company, address (zip code, city, country), first name, name and job function of the attendee will be published on the list of participants. The list of participants is available to all participants in digital form. The list of participants could also be used by sponsors and exhibitors for advertising purposes. Objection against publication and circulation of your data may be made at any time until 3 weeks prior to the event and has to be made in writing to the organizer. The address data are processed for customer service and information purposes in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Company’s name, city and country might be published on the Internet as reference for upcoming Automotive Circle events. Personal data will be forwarded to the local health authority on request.

Pictures, Videos & Recordings

By registering you understand that your participation and attendance at the event may be videotaped, filmed and/or audio recorded. You agree that the recording may be used for any lawful purposes that Vincentz Network, or its designees, in their sole discretion, may determine.

Picture credits

©Blue Planet Studio -, Vincentz Network


With your binding registration you agree that film, image, word and sound recordings may be made of you during the event. These recordings may be used without restriction by Vincentz Network or authorized parties in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Also have a look at our Privacy Policy.

Hanover, July 2022



Be assured: We have answers to your Corona questions!

We are your host and service provider and we take this responsibility very seriously. We are actively available to answer all your questions about your participation.

As of April 2, 2022 most Covid-19 restrictions on everyday life and for hosting conferences have been lifted. The new nationwide legal framework provides only a few general protective measures. In almost all federal states including Hessen, masks are now mandatory only in doctors’ surgeries, nursing homes, hospitals, buses and trains. The current regulations in Germany and specifically in the state of Hessen do not include any access restrictions. In order to participate in our conferences you currently do not need to show any evidence in form of Covid-19 vaccination, negative tests or similar. In case of changes we will of course inform you in time.

We kindly ask you to make your visit only if you are in good health. If you feel unwell during the conference, please contact us or your hotel reception immediately by phone or email. We will then be happy to help you.

Cancellations due to health reasons can be cancelled free of charge at any time with a medical certificate. If a participant is demonstrably unable to attend due to travel restrictions, he/she has the option of converting the attendance participation into a digital participation (if this is offered). Any cost differences will be reimbursed.


Hand washing

We strongly recommend frequent and thorough hand washing. Hand washing and disinfection facilities designed with social distancing in mind are available for you.


Sneezing and coughing
We kindly ask you to follow the usual etiquette regarding sneezing and coughing.


Disinfection and cleaning
For your safety, we will regularly clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces (e.g. tables, handrails, door handles) as well as our sanitary facilities at more frequent intervals. You will find hand washing and disinfection facilities designed with social distancing in mind at all important places at the conference area.

Status as of April 6, 2022

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