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21. - 22. Mar 2023 | Bad Nauheim, Germany

Smart Production

Digitalizing Automotive Manufacturing

Digitalization solutions across the automotive production chain

Making intelligent use of current and future possibilities of digitization and connectivity in industrial manufacturing processes is one of the major challenges that industries are facing today. In particular, this is true where products and processes are characterized by great complexity, the automotive industry being a prime example. The goal is to create comprehensive digital infrastructures across all departments that significantly increase production and resource efficiency while avoiding needless complexity and cost.

We are happy to announce that the Automotive Circle is launching a new conference series to advance the exchange between experts on this topic. We cordially invite you to join us in Bad Nauheim, where we are going to address these challenges and discuss optimum solutions, with a focus on digitization solutions and their implementation across the entire automotive production chain.

Further information will follow soon.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Bad Nauheim!

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


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


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


Introducing our new conference in 2022

Introducing our new conference in 2022!

The conference addresses

    The conference addresses OEM automotive engineers involved in the design and implementation of digital production solutions and production data management, as well as their counterparts at system suppliers, engineering service providers and relevant research institutions.

    International OEM committee

    Dr. Andreas Listl

    BMW Group

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    Jason Ryska

    Ford Motor Company

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    Dr. Maik Broda

    Ford-Werke GmbH

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    Marcelo Mendoca

    General Motors Company

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    Dalwyn Williams

    General Motors Company

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    Marius Schwarz

    Mercedes-Benz AG

    Dr. Ulrich Walther

    Mercedes-Benz AG

    Become a Sponsor or exhibitor

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

    Detailed exhibition and sponsoring options will follow here soon!

    Your Contact:

    Imke Rotermund

    Sales Manager

    Frauke Haentsch

    Director Sales

    Hotel & Arrival

    Hotel DOLCE Bad Nauheim

    Elvis-Presley-Platz 1 61231 Bad Nauheim Germany


    Please take note of the hygienic concept of the conference hotel:

    Travel information

    Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, please check your countries current requirements at the following website well in advance of your arrival:

    BY CAR

    GPS-Information: Please insert „Terrassenstrasse“, instead of „Elvis-Presley-Platz”.

    From north:

    On A5 Motorway Kassel/Frankfurt take exit Bad Nauheim. Turn right, direction Bad Nauheim, until exit Steinfurth/ Eisstadion. Take this exit and turn right at traffic light downhill. Next traffic light turn left and drive until Bahnhofsallee (2nd traffic light). Turn right into Ludwig-/ Parkstrasse and drive approx. 1 km. Turn right at 3rd cross walk into Terrassenstrasse. The DOLCE Hotel Bad Nauheim will appear after 400 m.

    From south:

    Take exit Ober-Mörlen on A5 Motorway Frankfurt/Kassel.Turn left and then after approx. 500 m turn right at the next traffic light (Bahnhofsallee). On Bahnhofsallee turn right and follow Ludwig-/Parkstrasse. Please follow the street for 1 km and turn right at the 3rd crosswalk (Terrassenstrasse). The DOLCE Hotel Bad Nauheim is located 400 meters in front of you.



    From Frankfurt International Airport to Bad Nauheim by train:

    Take a DB- or S-train to the main station of Frankfurt/Main. Change to a RB- or RE-train connection to Bad Nauheim (travel time approx. 20min). From the station you can either walk through the park (approx. 15min) or you can take a taxi to the hotel (approx. 5 min; 6 EUR).

    From Frankfurt International Airport to Friedberg/ Hess. by train (quickest connection):

    From the airport take the S- or DB-train connection to the main station of Frankfurt/ Main. Change to a DB-train to Friedberg/ Hess. From Friedberg/ Hess. take a taxi to the DOLCE Hotel Bad Nauheim (approx. 15min; 12-14 EUR).

    From Frankfurt International Airport to Bad Nauheim by car or taxi:

    It is a 45-60 min drive from the airport to the DOLCE Hotel Bad Nauheim. The price is approx. 80 EUR. There is a special shuttle service for guests staying at the DOLCE Hotel Bad Nauheim. Please contact Taxi Daschke at phone +49 6032 340522, mobile: +49 171 2864259 or e-mail to: The fare will be approx. 65-70 EUR.



    To Bad Nauheim:

    Go to Bad Nauheim by a DB-train. From the train station you can either walk to the DOLCE Hotel Bad Nauheim through the park (approx. 15min) or you can take a taxi (approx. 5min, costs approx. 6 EUR).

    To Friedberg/ Hess. (quickest train connection):

    Take a DB-train to Friedberg/Hess. From Friedberg/ Hess. take a taxi to the DOLCE Hotel Bad Nauheim (approx. 15min, costs 12 EUR).

    Prices, Terms & Conditions


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

    T. +49 511 9910 - 375
    F +49 511 9910 -

    Date & Venue
    Conference: March 21-22, 2023

    DOLCE by Wyndham Bad Nauheim
    Elvis-Presley-Platz 1
    61231 Bad Nauheim, Germany

    T +49 6032 303-0
    F +49 6032 303-529

    Please take note of the hygienic concept of the conference hotel.

    Accommodation is available at the conference hotel.

    We kindly ask you to make your own hotel reservation at the conference hotel. Rooms are available from € 147,- to € 167,-, depending on the room category. All rooms include breakfast for a price of € 5,- per person and day. Please refer to: "Automotive Circle".

    The following cancellation conditions apply for all categories:

    All reservations can be cancelled free of charge up to 4 weeks before arrival. Up to 2 weeks before arrival 50% of the room rate will be due. From 2 weeks before arrival 90 % will be charged.

    Participation Fee


    tba EUR*

    for registrations received by December 20, 2022


    tba EUR*

    for registrations received by February 20, 2023


    tba EUR*

    for registrations received after February 20, 2023

    Students will get 50 % discount on standard prices on presentation of a valid student ID.
    * All prices plus 19 % German VAT. All conferences in Europe are subject to VAT. To reclaim, please contact your local tax office.

    Participation fee includes
    Fees include full conference participation, incl. conference materials and list of delegates, the authority for downloading the presentation on the internet, luncheons, catering and the participation in the evening networking event.


    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.  

    Conference Language
    The conference is held exclusively in English. All documents are predominately composed in the English language.

    Hygienic Concept
    Please also note our Hygienic Concept.

    Fees will be refunded in full if notice of cancellation is received by February 20, 2023. 50 % of the conference fees will be refunded in case notification of cancellation is received later, but not later than March 6, 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).

    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).

    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, 277355371/; Vincentz Network

    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, May 2022



    Be assured: We have answers to your Corona questions!

    We are your host and service provider and we take this responsibility very seriously. We are actively available to answer all your questions about your participation.

    As of April 2, 2022 most Covid-19 restrictions on everyday life and for hosting conferences have been lifted. The new nationwide legal framework provides only a few general protective measures. In almost all federal states including Hessen, masks are now mandatory only in doctors’ surgeries, nursing homes, hospitals, buses and trains. The current regulations in Germany and specifically in the state of Hessen do not include any access restrictions. In order to participate in our conferences you currently do not need to show any evidence in form of Covid-19 vaccination, negative tests or similar. In case of changes we will of course inform you in time.

    We kindly ask you to make your visit only if you are in good health. If you feel unwell during the conference, please contact us or your hotel reception immediately by phone or email. We will then be happy to help you.

    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.


    Hand washing

    We strongly recommend frequent and thorough hand washing. Hand washing and disinfection facilities designed with social distancing in mind are available for you.


    Sneezing and coughing
    We kindly ask you to follow the usual etiquette regarding sneezing and coughing.


    Disinfection and cleaning
    For your safety, we will regularly clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces (e.g. tables, handrails, door handles) as well as our sanitary facilities at more frequent intervals. You will find hand washing and disinfection facilities designed with social distancing in mind at all important places at the conference area.

    Status as of April 6, 2022

    Your Contacts

    Dr. Dirk Meine


    Dr. Sibylle Freitag


    Maike Jerutz

    T +49 511 9910-375

    Senior Event Manager


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