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Joining in Car Body Engineering

The North America Network

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.

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The conference will take place from February 27-28, 2024 in Rochester, MI, so mark this date already in your calendar!

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Insightful Technical Presentations

Our line up of industry experts will share their knowledge and vision, shedding light on the latest advancements and emerging trends.

Outstanding Networking Opportunities

Connect with fellow automotive engineers, industry pioneers, and decision-makers from leading automotive companies and suppliers worldwide.

Accompanying Exhibition

Gain direct access to cutting-edge products and services that are relevant for car body engineering.

Meet the Speakers

Receive access to renowned speakers and thought leaders and also have the unique opportunity to personally engage with them.


February 27-28, 2024

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Venue & Travel

Royal Park Hotel

Rochester, MI, USA


  • 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 Advisory board “North America”

The Automotive Circle and OEM Advisory Board of the Joining in Car Body Engineering Conference, consisting of experts from the following brands and companies:

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

    T +49 511 9910-340

    Participation Details


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

    T +49 511 9910 – 378
    T USA +1 248 331 9567
    F +49 511 9910 – 379

    Date & Venue

    February 27-28, 2024

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

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


    Accommodation is available at the conference hotel.

    We kindly ask you to make your own hotel reservation at the conference hotel. Rooms rates and reservation information will be available soon.

    Participation Fee

    Pricing will be announced in September 2o23.

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

    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.


    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 language is English.


    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

    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, May 2023.

    Be assured: We have answers to your Corona questions!

    Conferences thrive on common ground, on discussions and encounters. This also applies in times of pandemics and for Automotive Circle. We will make sure that all this takes place with the usual intensity and emotionality by creating safe, contemporary conditions. Thus, Automotive Circle conferences remain an experience for everyone!

    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. We want you to feel comfortable, from the moment you decide to take part in conference until long after your departure. We will organise a professional and practical framework so that you can relax and enjoy your participation. We always do this, but this time of course with even more emphasis in view of the pandemic situation.

    We have developed a comprehensive, reliable and practicable concept. Our bundle of measures takes the official requirements as a starting point and implements them intelligently.

    Simultaneously we support ALL parties effectively that are involved in each conference – visitors and exhibitors, set-up teams, service providers and partners. We do not leave you alone with Covid-19 but offer an allround service. Together we will plan for a modern, successful and safe conference.

    What we do for you as a participant:

    • We implement Covid-19 requirements effectively, intelligently and practically. Your conference experience takes centre-stage.
    • We are making more space available – for conversations, encounters and movement.
    • Highest hygiene-standards: It goes without saying that we provide comprehensive security everywhere on the conference area, for everyone – visitors, exhibitors, service-teams. All of them. Always. Everywhere.

    As the conditions adapt very quickly to the current pandemic situation, we will inform you about the current regulations approximately 2-3 weeks before the conference in detail.

    Documents needed for admission

    No special documents needed for admission.

    Social distancing
    We will ensure that your participation in the conference is safe – from the individual planning of the entrance situation and the enlargement of areas to optimised entrance and exit management for the conference area.

    Face coverings
    Please note that the regulations regarding the obligation to wear masks are continuously adapted to the current legal requirements. Therefore, please inform yourself about the current regulations promptly before the start of the event. We will continuously check whether and to what extent it is necessary to wear a face covering.

    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.

    Make your visit only if you are in good health. If you have been in contact with anyone infected with SARS-CoV-2 within the past 14 days or if you have symptoms of a respiratory tract infection or have an elevated temperature, this will unfortunately preclude you from attending the conference. 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.

    Together with the conference venue, we have drawn up a comprehensive concept of catering during the conference that at least meets the legal requirements of the current situation.

    Status as of December 2, 2022


    Learn more about the previous Joining in Car Body Engineering 2023.

    Your Contacts


    Dr. Sibylle Freitag


    T +49 511 9910-316

    Conference Organization

    Annika Filff

    Senior Event Manager

    T +49 511 9910-374

    Exhibition, Sponsoring

    Frauke Haentsch

    Director Sales

    T +49 511 9910-340


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