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Materials in Car Body Engineering

The latest material developments will again be presented and discussed during the 2023 edition of Automotive Circle’s international conference Materials in Car Body Engineering, returning to Bad Nauheim, Germany, on May 9-10, to gather its international network of expert automobile engineers.

Be part of this network and these discussions – we are looking forward to welcoming you there!

Date

May 9-10, 2023

Venue & Travel

Conference Agenda

Sustainable aluminum for bodyshop and holvolt storage at BMW
Dr. Marc Reinstettel, BMW Group, DE

Coating Free Press Hardened Steel: Introduction and applications
Sarah Tedesco, Jianfeng Wang, General Motors Company, CN (Online Presentaiton)

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Dr. Sebastian Heibel, Mercedes-Benz AG, DE

Eco-design technical solutions for a sustainable mobility
Daniele De Caro, Stellantis NV, IT; Bernardo Barile, ArcelorMittal, FR

Large in-house HPDC aluminium casting for next generation body in white design at Volvo Cars
Michelle Khoo, Volvo Car Company, SE

How the demand for sustainability is changing aluminum casting materials for structural components
Dr. Stuart Wiesner, Aluminium Rheinfelden Alloys GmbH, DE

Durability as key to reusable components
Dr. Stefan Caba, EDAG Engineering GmbH, DE

Hot stamping of high-strength 6XXX and 7XXX aluminum alloys
Aitor Ormaetxea, Fagor Arrasate S. Coop., ES

Thermosets in EV battery production
Dr. Florentin Pottmeyer, Hennecke GmbH, DE

Driving higher recycling rates with HFQ technology for aluminium sheet
Adrian Tautscher, Impression Technologies Ltd, UK

The limits of strength and performance in UHS automotive steels
Prof. Hardy Mohrbacher, Niobelcon b.v., BE

A roll formed multi-hollow profile for crash
Dr. Axel Förderreuther, Milan Felberbaum, Novelis Deutschland GmbH, CH

New stamping technology for lightweight materials – Application of warm forming for high strength aluminium
Jens Aspacher, Schuler Pressen GmbH, DE; Dr. Li-Liang Wang, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK

Lightweight with extreme opportunities
Nabil Al Kabir, svt Products GmbH, DE; Jan Hindahl, Saertex GmbH & Co. KG, DE

Pathways into a resource-efficient production technology – Innovative approaches for manufacturing sustainable and high-performing car body components
Prof. Marion Merklein, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Manufacturing Technology (LFT), DE

*The full conference program will be available latest by mid February 2023 – so stay tuned.

Participants

  • Car body engineers, managers and employees of OEM
  • Suppliers and service providers
  • Experts from institutes

All responsible for projects regarding Materials in Car Body Engineering in the areas of pre-development, development, planning and production.

International OEM Advisory Board

The Automotive Circle and OEM Advisory Board of the conference consisting of the following experts:

Exhibition & Sponsoring

Become a sponsor or exhibitor

Again you will have the chance to 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!

If you have any question, please contact us:

Imke Rotermund

Sales Manager

imke.rotermund@vincentz.net
T +49 511 9910-343

Participation Details

Organizer

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

T. +49 511 9910 – 380
F +49 511 9910 – 379
www.automotive-circle.com
amanda.beyer@vincentz.net

Date & Venue

Conference: May 9 -10, 2023

Digital Participation
or
On site Participation @
DOLCE by Wyndham Bad Nauheim
Elvis-Presley-Platz 1
DE-61231 Bad Nauheim

T +49 6032 303-0
F +49 6032 303-529
info@dolcebadnauheim.com
www.dolcebadnauheim.com

Please take note of the hygienic concept of the conference hotel: https://www.dolcebadnauheim.com/en/sanitary-measures.html

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 € 150,- to € 170,- 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 60% of the room rate will be due. From 2 weeks before arrival 80 % will be charged.

Participation Fee

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

 Trust-Rate
 1.895 €*
 for registrations received by February 9, 2023
 Early-bird
 1.995 €*
 for registrations received by April 11, 2023
 Standard
 2.095 €*
 for registrations received after April 11, 2023

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.
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.

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 will be translated simultaneously into English and German. Tutorials are only in English. Please note that the contents of lectures and presentations at simultaneously interpreted conferences are predominantly composed in the English language.

Hygienic Concept

Please also note our Hygienic Concept.

Cancellations

Fees will be refunded in full if notice of cancellation is received by March 28, 2023. 50 % of the conference fees will be refunded in case notification of cancellation is received later, but not later than April 9, 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).

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.

Hanover, November 2022

What can you expect from the digital participation?
  • Follow the live stream of all presentations or on demand* until 2 weeks after the conference
  • Ask you individual questions during the Q&A session to the speakers during the live stream
  • Exhibitor forum and the possibility to get in touch with the exhibitors
  • Messaging and chat functions to get in touch with others
  • Download of the presentations

*Will be provided after the conference

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

Technical Plattform

The virtual event of the Automotive Circle is planned and conducted using electronic tools and platforms. The follwoing 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 technical company requirements, this does not entitle the participant to cancel the digital participation free of charge.

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.

Health
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

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Your Contacts

Program
Coordinator

Dr. Dirk Meine

Presidium

dirk.meine@vincentz.net
T +49 511 9910-319

Conference Organization

Amanda Beyer

Director Event Management

amanda.beyer@vincentz.net
T +49 511 9910-380

Exhibition, Sponsoring

Imke Rotermund

Sales Manager

imke.rotermund@vincentz.net
T +49 511 9910-343

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