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19. - 22. Apr 2021 // virtual

Joining in Car Body Engineering "North America"

as a part of this years' joint, virtual conference week Joining in Car Body Engineering: Detroit meets Bad Nauheim

+++this year as a part of the joint, virtual conference week+++

"Joining in Car Body Engineering: Detroit meets Bad Nauheim"



Body shop joining technologies are key factors for the realization of all current car body projects. They enable the growing number of advanced mixed material concepts, lightweight design concepts, the integration of new materials, car body structures that are adapted to the requirements of electric mobility, and additional components such as battery housings, all of which have their own, new use cases and performance requirements.

While there is a great increase in the complexity of current car body projects, at the same time, when choosing the most suitable joining technology for each given situation, there are also a number of basic constraints. First and foremost, these include putting production efficiency and cost efficiency at the center of attention – without compromising the potential for flexibility.

These are the topics that govern today’s discussions about automotive body shop technologies, and these are among the topics that are addressed at the our North America-based, annual “Joining in Car Body Engineering” conference, where our leading network of expert engineers gets together each year for an exchange of current progress reports from leading OEMs, innovations of important system suppliers and practical ideas of renowned research institutes.

The North America-based Automotive Circle conference Joining in Car Body Engineering focuses on the latest developments and innovations in the field of Joining Technology in the body shop. It offers a program packed with information, innovations, insights, data and facts about the latest car body joining solutions, tailored to North American market requirements. The conference focuses on application-oriented, technical progress reports concerning all relevant joining technologies for series production.

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 joining technology in automotive production.

We are looking forward to your participation and to meeting you virtually!


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


Watch the whole presentations on your own time.


Meet the speakers, your colleagues and experts in virtual chat rooms and ask your individual questions and share your experiences.

The conference addresses

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

All responsible for joining projects in the areas of pre-development, development, planning and production.

International OEM committee

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

Dr. Stefan Baginski


Holger Schubert


Bryan Macek


Jason Balzer

Ford Motor Company

Blair Carlson


Anthony Leanza

Honda R&D Americas

Dr. Christian Schübeler


Request more information

If you have any question or want to request more information, news and/or the program, please contact Annika Filff at or visit our booking page.

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!

Frauke Haentsch

Director Sales

Your Contacts

Dr. Sibylle Freitag


Annika Filff

Senior Event Manager


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