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4. - 5. May 2021 // Bad Nauheim, Germany

EALA – European Automotive Laser Applications 2021

22nd European Expert Conference


The use of lasers in automotive production has reached a high level of application maturity and quality, especially in car body manufacturing. However, in times of great cost pressure in this area, laser-based joining processes are being called into question as particularly costly – while other processes that are regarded as simpler and more cost-effective are also making steady progress and may offer alternatives.

A completely different view is taken of the powertrain, most prominently in e-mobility, where under high development pressure, high-quality and highly efficient solutions are being sought for difficult and unusual joining tasks – for battery electric vehicles in the battery frame and at the connections of the battery modules and cells, in electric motors (also beyond the hairpin topic) and also in fuel cell production or other areas of the electric powertrain.

In general, it remains clear: Laser beam technologies, be it welding, brazing, cutting or material modification, are extremely fast, highly precise, extremely flexible and can be used in a wide variety of applications - and they are also constantly being developed further in all these areas.

With progress reports from international OEM as well as major system suppliers and renowned research institutions, the EALA, the Automotive Circle´s annual international conference on advances in laser-based manufacturing technology and laser applications in automotive production, will once again be a meeting place for engineers from around the world on 4 and 5 May 2021 to assess these latest development for efficient and innovative laser use.

Hear about latest possibilities directly from the developers involved and be part of this high-level exchange of information in the globally leading network of experts on laser technology in automotive production.

We are looking forward to your participation and to meeting you in Bad Nauheim!



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


Ask your specific questions on current issues and benefit from the answers of the conference´s expert audience!


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

The conference addresses

  • Car body engineers, managers and employees of OEM
  • Suppliers and service providers
  • Experts from institutes 

All working within the field of laser applications.

International OEM committee

The Automotive Circle and OEM Advisory Board of the conference, consisting of experts from the following brands and companies:

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Call for Papers EN

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If you have any question or want to submit your paper, please contact Dr. Dirk Meine at directly or use the paper submission form below.

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If you have any question or want to request the program, please contact Jannike von Kampen at

Become a Sponsor or exhibitor

Take advantage of the high coverage of the Automotive Circle and profit from the 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 a sponsor and benefit from this excellent platform to strongly promote your company’s capabilities as a reliable supplier!

Check out the various sponsoring options!

Imke Rotermund

Sales Manager

Hotel & Arrival

Hotel DOLCE Bad Nauheim

Elvis-Presley-Platz 1 61231 Bad Nauheim Germany


Prices, Terms & Conditions

Registration Procedures   

Vincentz Network GmbH & Co. KG
Automotive Circle
Plathnerstr. 4c
DE-30175 Hannover

T +49 511 9910-384
F +49 511 9910-379

T. +49 511 9910 - 000
F +49 511 9910 - 099

Date & Venue

Conference: 4 -5 May 2021
Technology Briefings: tba

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

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

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 € 145,- to € 165,-, 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



1.795 €*

for registrations received by 3 February 2021


1.995 €*

for registrations received by 3 April 2021


2.095 €*

for registrations received after 3 April 2021

Technology Briefings: tba

Students will get 50 % discount on standard prices on presentation of a valid student ID.

*All prices plus German VAT at the statutory rate. 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 and catering.

Technology Briefings: The participation fee include the attendance in the technology briefings, list of delegates, the proceedings and the coffee break.

Conference Language

The conference will be translated simultaneously into English and German. Please note that the contents of lectures and presentations at simultaneously interpreted conferences are predominately composed in the English language.


Fees will be refunded in full if notice of cancellation is received by 3 April 2021. 50 % of the conference fees will be refunded in case notification of cancellation is received later, but not later than 19 April 2021. Delegates who fail to attend without notifying the organizer will be liable for the whole conference fees. 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 programme 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).

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 of the event in printed. 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-conferences. 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

gerenme/; molotok743/; Vincentz Network

Your Contacts

Dr. Dirk Meine


Jannike von Kampen

Senior Event Manager


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