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6. - 19. Oct 2021 | Virtual Conference


23rd Global Car Body Benchmarking Conference

The development highlights of the year!
This year's edition offers a virtual conference series for defining and discussing the state of the art in modern series car body engineering. On October 6-19, Automotive Circle presents one development highlight of the year within 1,5 hours.

Newest series car bodies, representing the current model year, will be explained to the industry specialists by OEM engineers directly involved in their planning and realisation. Development, material and production concepts of the car bodies will be introduced in detail virtually.

Look forward to these car body presentations:

What does the virtual concept look like?
The virtual edition includes several live conference days, each with one OEM presentation. All OEM speaker teams will highlight one or two particularly challenging technological achievements, product- or process-related, sharing their experiences with the implementation of these technologies.  Results presented will then be discussed with the speakers during the virtual Q&A.

Highlight of the event: All car bodies will be shown virtually.

We are looking forward to meeting you in our virtual environment!

Why you should attend:

Car body presentations

All OEM speaker teams tell their story about car body development, construction and production. They report on challenges and their solutions along the way.

Technology deep dives

Speakers will highlight technological achievements, product- or process-related. They share with you their experience, the do´s and the don´ts.

Virtual hardware shows

All contributions will be followed by the well-known Q&A sessions. During the sessions, the teams will present their latest model virtually and in detail.

Conference Agenda

Wednesday, October 6

12:00h - 13:30h CEST (UTC+2)

Top Hat Benchmark Study


Thursday, October 7

12:00h - 13:30h CEST (UTC+2)
Peugeot 308


Friday, October 8

12:00h - 13:30h CEST (UTC+2)
Chevrolet Corvette


Monday, October 11

12:00h - 13:30h CEST (UTC+2)
Nissan Qashqai


Tuesday, October 12

12:00h - 13:30h CEST (UTC+2)
Opel Mokka, Mokka e


Wednesday, October 13

12:00h - 13:30h CEST (UTC+2)
Zeekr 001


Thursday, October 14

12:00h - 13:30h CEST (UTC+2)
Ford Bronco


Friday, October 15

12:00h - 13:30h CEST (UTC+2)
Rivian R1T


Monday, October 18

12:00h - 13:30h CEST (UTC+2)


Tuesday, October 19

12:00h - 13:30h CEST (UTC+2)
Range Rover


* Subject to change (status as of 23July 2021)


application to participate

Application procedure for the EuroCarBody virtual 2021
EuroCarBody is the world's most important conference in car body engineering. As every year, there is an application process for all companies that are interested in participating at the event.

How do I apply?
Apply now here for a conference place at EuroCarBody 2021. Applications will be accepted either immediately, for example for supporting Advisory Board company members or until 6 September 2021.

Who will receive a place?
Applicants from automotive manufacturers actively supporting the Automotive Circle and EuroCarBody 2021 and exhibitors will be admitted to the conference immediately. Applicants from other companies will go through the official application process and will be collected until 31 August 2021. After this date, at the latest by 6 September 2021, these applicants will be informed by the organizer about their admission to the conference. Only upon acceptance, the invoice will be issued and the credit card will be charged. Please note that the full participation fees must be paid before the start of the conference in order to be admitted to the conference. We look forward to receiving your application.


Prices, Terms & conditions


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

T. +49 511 9910 - 383
F +49 511 9910 - 379

All virtual events take place exclusively in digital form on

Participation Fee

Standard ticket: 990,00 EURO

Brand ticket: 9.900,00 EURO
A brand ticket includes an unlimited number of participants per company/corporate unit, resp. brand. After the brand ticket is booked, we will contact the booking person to provide the names of the participating employees.

Stated conference fees are net prices. VAT may apply if applicable.

All fees are due immediately after the receipt of the official confirmation of participation - in any case before the start of the event - and are to be paid by quoting the invoice number. The corresponding access data for the virtual event will be sent to the participants a few days prior the event. The prerequisite for this is that all payments have been received in full.

Please note that a special application procedure applies for participating in EuroCarBody virtual 2021.

Application procedure
A special application procedure applies for participating in EuroCarBody virtual 2021 as the number of participants is limited due to the capacity of the livestreaming platform:

The application is preferably done via the event's website, alternatively by e-mail or regular mail.  Applicants will not get access on a 'first come, first serve' base. Instead all applications will be collected in a pool until August 31, 2021. Applicants will be informed until September 6, 2021 at the latest about their participation.

Upon receipt of the official confirmation of participation and invoice by email, the participation is guaranteed. Without this confirmation, there is no claim to participate in EuroCarBody virtual 2021. The corresponding access data for the virtual event will be sent to the participant a few days prior the event. The prerequisite for this is that all payments have been received in full.  

The following services are associated with the registration:
-    Participation in the virtual event
-    Participation documents
-    Authorization to download the PDF documents on the Internet
-    Receipt of the list of participants
-    Sponsor information

Language of Communication
All virtual events of the Automotive Circle are held exclusively in English. All documents are predominately composed in the English language.

Technical Platform
All virtual events of the Automotive Circle are planned and conducted using electronic tools and platforms. The following tools are used:
-    doo event management platform
-    GoToWebinar

Each participant is responsible for using these tools. If it is not possible to use them, e.g. due to internal company requirements, this does not entitle the participant to cancel the participation free of charge.

Cancellation / Withdrawal
For cancellations between four and two weeks before the event, a cancellation fee of 50 % of the invoice amount is due. In the event of cancellation later than two weeks before the event or in the event of non-participation without prior cancellation, the full participation fee must be paid. However, it is always possible to name a substitute person. Cancellations and changes must be notified in writing and will be confirmed by the organizer.
If the virtual event has to be cancelled by the organizer due to insufficient number of participants, technical complications or due to illness of one or more speakers, already paid participation fees will be refunded in full. Further claims do not exist.

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.

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, June 2021

International OEM Advisory board

Thomas Hambrecht


Arnold Schenn

BMW Group

Edward Pleet

Ford Motor Company

Thomas Müller

Ford-Werke GmbH

Dr. Ralph Stenger

Geely Auto Group

Gregory Warden

General Motors Company

Masahiko Emura

Honda Motor Co.

Andrew Foster

Jaguar Land Rover Group Ltd.

Ryuji Nonaka

Mazda Motor Corporation

Shinichi Serino

Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.

Klaus-Peter Eckhardt, Opel Automobile GmbH, DE

Klaus-Peter Eckhardt

Opel Automobile GmbH

Jens Thomer

Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche AG

Stéphane Jacque

Renault S.A.S

Matthew Wolfe


Simon Petr

Skoda Auto a.s.

Marcella Verzilli

Stellantis/FCA Italy S.p.A.

Gene Paik

Stellantis/FCA US LLC

Matthieu Barbier

Stellantis/Groupe PSA

Shinichi Akaishi

Subaru Corporation

Hiroo Mizuguchi

Suzuki Motor Corporation

Koichiro Ueno


Dr. Martin Goede

Volkswagen AG

Peter Nyström

Volvo Car Corporation

Conference SponsorS

Atlas Copco IAS GmbH

Atlas Copco IAS GmbH

Your contact:

Olivia Kondratowicz




Your contact:

Diego Pérez Salamanca

EMEA Adhesives Marketing Manager


Gestamp Autotech Engineering Spain, S.L.

Your contact:

Maria Auge Ros

Executive Assistant



Your contact:

Terry Nardone

Structures / Engineering & Sales

Nemak Europe GmbH

Your contact:



Salzgitter AG

Your contact:

Ansgar Geffert

Head of Engineering & Simulation


Your contact:

Marita Hane


thyssenkrupp Steel Europe GmbH

Your contact:

Melanie Dinter

Technical Marketing

become a sponsor

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!

Terms & Conditions

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Your Contact

Imke Rotermund

Sales Manager

Frauke Haentsch

Director Sales

your contacts

Franziska Moennig

Director Presidium

Dr. Dirk Meine


Dr. Sibylle Freitag


Mareike Baeumlein

Senior Event Manager

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