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14. - 15. Feb 2023 | Rochester, MI (USA) / Online

Joining in Car Body Engineering 2023

THE NORTH AMERICA NETWORK

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MAKING CHANGE WORK

The only constant in life is change. This is certainly true for the automotive industry, which is currently once again reinventing itself on multiple levels – from a global shift toward vehicle electrification, to a huge increase in digitalization, to an ever-growing understanding of the necessity to produce sustainable products in a sustainable way.

All these changes may seem challenging or even daunting at times, but in the end, there is only one productive way to respond if you want to move forward, and that is to make them work.

 

When it comes to the body shop, a key role in making changes work is played by the joining technologies. They enable the growing number of advanced mixed material and lightweight design concepts, as well as the integration of new materials and additional components such as battery housings into the car body structure. They help meet sustainability targets and play an integral role in the growing digitalization infrastructure.

 

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Each year, the Automotive Circle brings together its leading network of international engineering experts at this conference, to share and discuss their latest technical progress reports and application-oriented innovations concerning all relevant joining technologies for series production in the body shop which are relevant to the North American market.

 

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.

 

GROUP DISCOUNTS

Save up to 15%! Benefit from our group discounts when registering 3 or more people at the same time from the same company! For further details, have a look at our "prices, terms & conditions".

 

Let's go viral by using our Hashtag: #ACJoiningUS

 

IN COOPERATION WITH

Ohio State University


PLUS

OEM REPORTS

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

MEET THE SPEAKERS

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

EXHIBITION

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

program

EXCERPT FROM THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Automated vision-based remote laser weld quality system
Gunagze Li, General Motors Company, US

Production flow management
Eric Tiefenthaler, Mercedes-Benz USA, US

Introduction of an innovative, thermally decoupled welding insert to join all multi-material combinations on a standard BIW assembly line
Sean Farrell, Gaming Engineering, FR

Fatigue and corrosion properties of dissimilar aluminum to steel welds joined by ultrasonic interlayered resistance spot welding process
Luke Walker, The Ohio State University, US

Electrode texturing for aluminum-aluminum resistance spot welding
Eric Gindlesberger, KTH Parts Industries, US

Improved joining technologies for high strength 7xxx alloys
Feng Wu, Novelis, CN

Enabling joining of aluminum castings for mixed material design with self-pierce-riveting
Dr. Matthias Wissling, Stanley Engineered Fastening, DE

Joining aluminum castings by flowform and the sealing solutions achieved by flowform with the various sealants
Dr. Xuzhe Zhao, Arnold Fastening Systems, US

Utilizing robot guidance to improve flow drill fastening processes with pre-holes
Ruth Kocsis, Atlas Copco IAS, US

Welding cell 4.0
Raj Bhavsar, Diakont S.r.l., IT

Resistance spot riveting of mixed materials
Taylor Scott, Howmet Fastening Systems, US

Introduction of a new laser-assisted mechanical joining system with industrial production readiness
Dr. Wolfgang Pfeiffer/Klaus Krastel/Georg Meyndt, Tox Pressotechnik/AlphaLaser/IPG Laser, DE

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) as live sensor for quality
Richard Steinbrecht, Lessmüller Lasertechnik, DE

In-process quality monitoring for laser brazing with an AI approach
Jay Flowers, Scansonic, US

Overcoming flow fastener limitations while minimizing cost impact through innovative design changes
Dr. Brandt Ruszkiewicz, Semblex, US

Achieving success with automated fluid dispensing in modern automotive assembly
Michael Bonner, Saint Clair Systems, Inc., US

Adhesive bonding technology for the production of energy storage systems for electric vehicles
Dr. Holger Fricke, Fraunhofer-Institut für Fertigungstechnik und Angewandte Materialforschung IFAM, DE

 

Full conference program to be finished soon. Subject to change (Status as of November 22, 2022).

exhibitors and Sponsors on site

Atlas Copco

Precitec

Precitec, Inc.

Your contact:

Sebastian Moser

Director of Sales

s.moser@precitec.com

www.precitec.com

Become a Sponsor or exhibitor

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

If you have any question or want to request additional information, please contact us.

Check out the various exhibition and sponsoring options!

Frauke Haentsch

Director Sales

Information Exhibition Sponsoring

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Exhibition Floor Plan - Joining in CBE 2023 (US)

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Terms & Conditions Exhibiton and Sponsoring

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Digital Participation

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What can you expect from the digital participation?

  • Follow all presentations live or on demand until 2 weeks after the conference
  • Ask your individual questions to the speakers during the live stream
  • Get in contact with other participants and exhibitors
  • Download of the presentations

Access data to the digital platform will be send out approx. one week before the conference starts.


Technical Platform

This virtual event of the Automotive Circle is planned and conducted using electronic tools and platforms. The following tools are used:

  • Cvent Attendee Website (via browser, compatible with the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Microsoft Edge)
  • Vimeo Player

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 digital participation free of charge.

Hotel & Arrival

Royal Park Hotel

600 E University Drive Rochester, Michigan 48307 United States

+1(248)-652-2600

https://www.royalparkhotel.net/

Hotel Reservation
Accommodation is available at the Royal Park Hotel. We kindly remind you to make your own hotel reservation as soon as possible as the hotel capacities are limited and early booked. The price is USD 173.00 per night. Please make your reservation as soon as possible in order to secure group room rates. After that, room reservations are available at best rate via call to hotel or via the hotel´s website.

Hotel booking (link will be available soon)

For questions or reservations, you may also contact the hotel via email: reservations@royalparkhotel.net

PRICES, TERMS & CONDITIONS

Organizer

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

T +49 511 9910 - 381
T USA +1 248 331 9567
F +49 511 9910 - 379
  
www.automotive-circle.com
sarah.ehrchen@vincentz.net

Date & Venue

Conference: February 14-15, 2023

Digital Participation
or
On site Participation @

Royal Park Hotel
600 E University Drive
Rochester, Michigan 48307
United States

Phone: +1 248-652-2600
Toll Free: +1 800-339-2761

www.royalparkhotel.net

Accommodation is available at the conference hotel.

We kindly ask you to make your own hotel reservation at the conference hotel. Rooms are available for USD 173.00 per night (plus tax). Please use this digital lik for booking: 

Hotel Reservation (online reservation will be available soon)

or call or email Royal Park Hotel at +1 (800) 339-2761, reservations@royalparkhotel.net. Please refer to: "Joining in Car Body Engineering".

Guests may cancel reservations without penalty, ten days prior to arrival.

Participation Fee

On site or digital participation (Choice is all yours):

Trust-Rate

$ 1,999

for registrations received by November 13, 2022

Early-bird

$ 2,099

for registrations received by January 13, 2023

Standard

$2,199

for registrations received after January 13, 2023

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

GROUP BOOKING DISCOUNTS:

Benefit from our group booking rates and get a 10% discount when registering 3 or 4 people or 15% discount when registering 5 or more people from the same company at the same time. The discount refers to the respective participant fee. You can choose this option during the registration process. 

The access data for the digital conference participation will be send out via E-Mail approx. one week prior the conference. The prerequisite for this is that all payments have been recieved in full.

Participation fee includes

On site participation: Fees including full conference participation, incl. conference materials and list of delegates, the authority for downloading the presentation on the internet, luncheons, catering, the participation in the evening networking event and on-demand access to the presentation videos for 2 weeks after the conference.

Digital participation: Fees including full digital conference participation, incl. conference materials and list of delegates, the authority for downloading the presentation on the internet and on-demand access to the presentation videos for 2 weeks after the conference.

Registration

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.

Technical Plattform for digital participation

This virtual event of the Automotive Circle is planned and conducted using electronic tools and platforms. The following tools are used:

  • Cvent Attendee Website (via browser, compatible with the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Microsoft Edge)
  • Vimeo Player

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 digital participation free of charge.

Conference Language

The conference language is English.


Cancellations

Fees will be refunded in full if notice of cancellation is received by January 13, 2023. Please understand that event preparation and organization involve financial and human resources. Therefore a fee of 50% of the participation fee will be charged, if the notification of cancellation is received after January 13, 2023. Should notification reach us after January 30, 2023, or in case of non-participation, 100% of the participation fee will be charged. 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 program 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).

If the digital event has to be canceld 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. 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

Vincentz Network

Miscellaneous
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.

Hannover, Germany, November 2022.

 

Covid-19

While we are very excited for the back in presence conference, we are aware of the concerns associated with the spread of COVID-19 and its variants. That’s why we are initiating new protocols aligned with all oficial, federal and local regulations that hold your health and safety in the highest regard. Please check back frequently for the latest information.

Please read our hygienic concept.

Information on cancellations

Fees will be refunded in full if notice of cancellation is received by January 13, 2023. 50 % of the conference fees will be refunded in case notification of cancellation is received later, but not later than January 30, 2023. 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.

Your Contacts

If you have any question or want to request more information, please contact Sarah Ehrchen at sarah.ehrchen@vincentz.net.

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