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24. - 25. Mar 2021 // virtual

Joining North America

our North America Network


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 two-day 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.


Meet the speakers and ask your individual question online.

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 experts from the following brands and companies:

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If you have any question or want to submit your paper, please contact Dr. Sibylle Freitag at direktly or use the paper submission form below.

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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

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All prices plus German VAT at the statutory rate. All events in Europe are subject to VAT. To reclaim, please contact your local tax office.

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 by our service partner 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 2020 virtual. These you will find here.

Payment Service Provider
The payment service provider is doo gmbH, Hultschiner Straße 8, 81677 Munich, Germany. The doo company provides the organizer with the platform that enables him to offer and sell events and registrations online and to manage the associated communication and billing tasks. By registering for an event, the customer accepts the terms and conditions for participants on the part of the service provider. They govern the contractual relationship between the participant, the organizer and payment provider.

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.

Programme 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 of the event in printed and digital form within an event app. 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 organiser. 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 authorised parties in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
In addition, the provisions of doo GmbH for payment processing as well as the data protection provisions of the Automotive Circle and doo GmbH apply.

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Dr. Sibylle Freitag


Annika Filff

Senior Event Manager


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