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30. Nov - 1. Dec 2021 | VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Car Body Engineering INSIGHT @ PORSCHE 2021

Insight Porsche 2021



The automotive industry is in the midst of a transformation. Automobile manufacturers are occupying themselves with finding solutions for alternative powertrains, new concepts and suitable energy storage systems. What are the corresponding car body concepts like? How is the battery integrated? How important is lightweight design? Which materials are used in the car bodies and how can sophisticated designs be achieved?

At Porsche, engineers have worked extensively on these and other challenges. The results of this work have already been presented to the world: Porsche launched its first all-electric sports car, the Taycan. The car body consists of an intensive mix of materials with a high percentage of aluminium and hot-formed steels. For the outer skin, Porsche relies on forming technology with the highest demands and achieves deep drawing depths of over 300 mm.

The aluminium housing of the underfloor battery is an integral part of the vehicle structure. The integration of the new Taycan production line was completed during ongoing production in the already established structure of the Zuffenhausen plant.

The conference offers the opportunity to learn more about new Taycan and its technologies. Discuss current developments and projects with experts from Porsche and other OEM. A special highlight of the conference is the virtual guided tour, which offers participants insights into the production of the Taycan.

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


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A special highlight of the conference is the virtual guided tour through Porsche's new Taycan and 911 body shop.


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


Get in contact with the other delegates in our virtual lobby room.


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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

10:00 AM - CET (UTC+1)
Welcome and conference introduction
Begrüßung und Konferenzeinführung

Andrea Huber, Automotive Circle, DE

10:10 AM

Change is in our genes - Porsche in automotive change
Veränderungen liegen in unseren Genen - Porsche im automobilen Wandel

Albrecht Reimold, Porsche AG, DE

10:30 AM

The Porsche Taycan at the Zuffenhausen plant
Der Porsche Taycan am Standort Zuffenhausen

Jens Brücker, Porsche AG, DE

10:45 AM

The Porsche Taycan – Body and production concept
Der Porsche Taycan – Karosserie und Produktionskonzept

Sebastian Stein, Marco Schmerbeck, Porsche AG, DE
11:30 AM

Focusing on people - Combining information systems for the employee-centric use of artificial intelligence
Der Mensch im Mittelpunkt - Kombination von Informationssystemen zum mitarbeiterzentrierten Einsatz von Künstlicher Intelligenz

Dr. Theo Steininger, Erium GmbH a member of DE group, DE
12:00 PM
Networking Break & Meet the Speakers

Body Shop of the Future: Realizing highest requirements in a flexible, connected and CO2-neutral production


01:00 PM      
Introduction Body Shop Zuffenhausen
Einführung Karosseriebau Zuffenhausen
Outer side panel Taycan and 911
Seitenteil Aussen Taycan und 911
Body 1 Taycan - Flexible assembly line
Aufbau 1 Taycan - Flexible Montagelinie
Body 2 - Roll hemming
Aufbau 2 - Rollfalzen
Body 3 - Laser welding
Aufbau 3 - Laserschweißen

Steffen Soyez

Thomas Müller

Norman Grabau

Norman Grabau, Berfin Küncülü

Dennis Schechtmann

02:15 PM
Networking Break
02:45 PM

Door assembly
Sample - and Test-cell
Muster- und Erprobungszelle
Quality concept - Joining technology
Qualitätsprozesse Fügetechnik
Human-Robot-collaboration in series - Rear end
Serieneinsatz Mensch-Roboter-Kollaboration am Hinterwagen
Meet the Porsche Experts
Porsche Expertenrunde

Dr. Alexander Eckert, Andreas Juchem, Cengiz Yildirim

Tobias Eckert, Markus Kümmel

Oliver Stängle, Thomas Dehler

Miroslav Matijevic

Steffen Soyez, Sebastian Stein, Marco Schmerbeck, Rainer Schäfer, Heiko Koch, Andreas Juchem, Jens Thomer

04:15 PM
Networking Break

04:30 PM Innovative solutions to increase flexibility in car body construction
Innovative Lösungen zur Steigerung der Flexibilität im Karosseriebau
Martin Cüppers, Ingenics AG, DE
05:00 PM

Digital integration of the forming and body shop process chain
Digitale Integration der Prozesskette Umformtechnik und Karosseriebau

Ralf Schmidt, AutoForm Engineering Deutschland GmbH, DE
05:30 PM

Paradigm Shift for Body-in-White Inspection
Paradigmenwechsel für die Inspektion von Body-in-White

Roy Maidment, Jason Ososki, Nikon Metrology, DE

06:00 PM - CET (UTC+1)
End of the first conference day & Meet the speakers


Wednesday, December 1, 2021

10:30 AM

Technical Innovations at Porsche Die Shop
Technische Innovationen im Porsche Werkzeugbau

Carlo Modesto, Lutz Kramer, Porsche Werkzeugbau GmbH, DE

11:00 AM

The new BMW i4
Der neue BMW i4

Dr. Andreas Kaltenbach, BMW Group, DE
11:30 AM

Resource-saving and cost-efficient manufacturing technologies for fiber-reinforced plastics for the automotive industry of tomorrow
Ressourcenschonende und kosteneffiziente Fertigungstechnologien für faserverstärkte Kunststoffe für die Automobilindustrie von morgen

Stefan Weidmann, Leibniz-Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH, DE
12:00 PM

Multi Part Integration – new approach for “simplified and optimized” body structure using breakthrough Laser Welded Blanks & patch solutions
Multi Part Integration - neuer Ansatz für "vereinfachte und optimierte" Karosseriestrukturen unter Verwendung bahnbrechender lasergeschweißter Platinen und Patch-Lösungen

Jessé Paegle, Joel Wilsius, ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks, FR
12:30 PM
Networking Break & Meet the Speakers
01:30 PM
Lightweight aluminium design for BEV’s – Study of economic and ecologic perspectives
Aluminium-Leichtbauweise für BEV's - Studie zu wirtschaftlichen und ökologischen Perspektiven
Dr. Lars A. Moen, Hydro Aluminium AS, NO
02:00 PM
Innovative Laser Technologies – Production of Battery Systems for Electromobility Innovative Lasertechnologien - Produktion von Batteriesystemen für die Elektromobilität
Dr. Mauritz Möller, Trumpf Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH, DE
02:30 PM
Realization of future car body concepts
Realisierung zukünftiger Karosseriekonzepte
Antonio Voci, Sika Automotive AG, CH
03:00 PM
Conclusion & Meet the Speakers & End of conference
Zusammenfassung & Meet the Speakers & Ende der Konferenz
Andrea Huber, Automotive Circle, DE
Program is subject to change
Status as of Novemver 24, 2021


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

All responsible for projects regarding car body engineering in the areas of pre-development, development, planning, production and quality control .


If you have any question or want to request the program, please contact Jeanette Timner 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 event. 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!


Your Contact:

Frauke Haentsch

Director Sales

Sponsoring Flyer incl. booking form

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Terms & Conditions Exhibiton and Sponsoring

PDF | 129.1 KB


Prices, terms & conditions

Registration Procedures
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Participation Fee

  • Standard Ticket: 995 €
  • Brand ticket: 4.950 €
    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 - in any case before the start of the event - and are to be paid by quoting the invoice number. With the confirmation and invoice the participant will receive the corresponding access data for the virtual event. The prerequisite for this is that all payments have been received in full.

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. A special application procedure applies for participation in the EuroCarBody 2021 virtual.  

Participant exclusion
Vincentz Network and Porsche, as organizers, reserve the right to exclude persons or companies from the conference. These persons or companies would be informed of this prior to the start of the event. Registration costs will be refunded in full in this case.

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
The Car Body Engineering Insight @ Porsche 2021 conference will be translated simultaneously into english and german. All written 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:
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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).

Picture credits
Dr. Ing. h.c. F.  Porsche Aktiengesellschaft, Vincentz Network

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Hanover, November 2021

your contacts

Jeanette Timner

Senior Event Manager

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