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Car Body Engineering Insight @ Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover’s Defender – Meeting challenges with material, automation and sustainability

An icon reinvents itself, reimagined for the 21st century: peppered with innovative technologies, visually completely new – and yet clearly recognizable as a Defender. Insight@Jaguar Land Rover 2023 at Nitra, Slovakia, offers you the opportunity to take a closer look at the highlights of the car body and how production meets the current requirements for sustainability, automation and flexibility.

With an investment volume of 1.4 billion euros, the Jaguar Land Rover plant in Nitra marks the latest step in the company’s global expansion strategy. The new 300,000 m² plant with an annual production capacity of 150,000 vehicles occupies a leading position in the use of aluminium in manufacturing and technical design in Slovakia. The plant contributes to the company’s ongoing commitment to delivering high-tech lightweight vehicles to its customers.

The plant is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies and a conveyor system, which offers 30 percent faster transfer times than conventional systems. In addition, it has a highly automated painting process to ensure the highest quality while minimizing environmental impact.

With a view to the future, the factory has been designed flexibly and is prepared for the use of intelligent, networked production technologies such as visualization in manufacturing. The use of real-time data enables improved process efficiency, delivery and quality.

Discuss current developments and projects with experts from Jaguar Land Rover and other OEM.

A special highlight of the conference was the guided tour, which offered participants insights into the production of the Defender.

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Our conference highlights:

Insightful Technical Presentations

Our line up of OEM and industry experts shared their knowledge and vision, shedding light on the latest advancements and emerging trends

Outstanding Networking Opportunities

Automotive engineers, industry pioneers, and decision-makers from leading automotive companies and suppliers worldwide got connected

Accompanying Exhibition

Access to cutting-edge products and services that are relevant for car body engineering was offered

Guided Tour(s)

The production of JLR’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility as well as the plant of Gestamp opened its doors

It was a great conference!

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September 13-14, 2023

Venue & Travel

Jaguar Land Rover, Nitra (Slovakia)

Conference program


Andrew Foster

Jaguar Land Rover, GB

Rob Scott

Jaguar Land Rover, GB

Victor Moreno

Jaguar Land Rover Slovakia S.r.o., SK

  • ADHEX Technologies, FR
  • Alumobility, US
  • Amino North America Corp., CA
  • ArcelorMittal Flat Carbon Europe SA, LU
  • ArcelorMittal France, FR
  • ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks NV, BE
  • Arnold Umformtechnik GmbH & Co.KG, DE
  • Atlas Copco, SK
  • Autoform Engineering Czech Republic s.r.o., CZ
  • BMW AG, DE
  • BMW Group, DE
  • COMAN Software GmbH, DE
  • Cosma Engineering Europe GmbH, AT
  • Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, DE
  • Eines Vision Systems, FR
  • Ferrari S. p. A., IT
  • Gaming Engineering, IT
  • German Aerospace Center, DE
  • Gestamp, ES
  • Honda R&D Co., Ltd., JP
  • Honda R&D Europe (Deutschland GmbH), DE
  • Hydro Aluminium Extrusion Ltd., GB
  • Hyundai Motor Company, KR
  • iLARIZ GmbH, DE
  • Jaguar Land Rover Group Ltd., GB
  • Jaguar Land Rover, SK
  • Magna Steyr Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH & Co KG, AT
  • Mubea Tailor Rolled Blanks GmbH, DE
  • Norsk Hydro, UK
  • Novelis Switzerland SA, CH
  • Nuova Didactica scarl, IT
  • Porsche Werkzeugbau GmbH, DE
  • Rovalma S.A., ES
  • Reell Precision Manufacturing, NL
  • Rovalma S.A., ES
  • Sertec Group Holdings, UK
  • Skoda Auto a.s., CZ
  • Stanley Engineered Fastening, GB
  • Stellantis, FR
  • Stellantis, IT
  • Tata Motors Limited, IN
  • Toyota Motor Europe, UK
  • TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH, DE
  • Tucker GmbH, DE
  • VDL Nedcar BV, NL
  • Volkswagen Poznan Sp.z o.o, PL
  • Volvo Cars, SE
  • Volvo Cars, SK

Exhibition & Sponsoring

Exhibitors and sponsors on site

More information


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

T. +49 511 9910 – 375
F +49 511 9910 – 379

Date & Venue

On site Participation @
Jaguar Land Rover Slovakia
Dolne Hony
94901 Nitra, Slovakia

Participation Fee

On site:

 1.895 €*
 for registrations received by july 13, 2023
 1.995 €*
 for registrations received by august 13, 2023
 2.095 €*
 for registrations received after august 13, 2023

Students will get 50 % discount on standard prices on presentation of a valid student ID.
A 10% group discount on the rate that is valid at the time of registration is available. This will apply when 5 or more attendees from the same company address register at the same time.

* 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

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.


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. Please be aware that the organizer reserves the right to refuse registrations, under certain terms. 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 August 12, 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 August 12, 2023. Should notification reach us after August 29, 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, Jaguar Land Rover


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 2023

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 December 2, 2022

Your Contacts


Exhibition, Sponsoring

Frauke Haentsch

Director Sales

T +49 511 9910-340

Conference Organization

Annika Filff

Senior Event Manager

T +49 511 9910-374


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