Car Body Xperience 2024

Car Body Xperience 2024

Getting future-ready

With its successful launch in the spring of 2023, Car Body Xperience has established itself as an important industry gathering point for car body engineers in North America and beyond.

There is never a shortage of challenges and uncertainties when it comes to designing and manufacturing new vehicle models. It is car body concepts that meet these challenges, that defy these uncertainties and that lead the industry into the future of passenger vehicle development and production that are at the heart of this conference.

In 2024, the Automotive Circle is once again inviting its international network of automotive engineering experts to come together in Rochester, Michigan and discuss all things Car Body.

  • See and discuss some of the latest Bodies-in-White on site.
  • Enjoy two conference days full of engineering-oriented, technical presentations by engineers from the most relevant OEMs and their suppliers.
  • Meet, connect with, and be inspired by car body engineering experts from all over the world.

Let’s get together from April 23 – 24, 2024 in Rochester, MI, USA to stay up to date with the latest car body projects and experience the latest solutions firsthand! We are looking forward to meeting you in Rochester next spring!

Don’t miss any updates by following our Hashtag: #ACXperience

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Program

The program is scheduled to be published in January 2024. Thank you for your patience.

>> Check out last year’s program

Submit a Paper

Interested speakers are kindly requested to submit an abstract of their suggested contribution via our online form. Based on your input, we will evaluate your suggestion. Presentation time is 25 min, plus 5 min Q&A. Speakers are invited to the full conference.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Deadline for paper submissions: January 15, 2024
  • Notifcation of acceptance: January 2024
  • Publication of the conference program: February 2024
  • Submission of presentation files: April 5, 2024

With this conference, we are addressing the latest developments in car body engineering, planning and manufacturing. We invite you to present your latest innovations in the following felds:

CAR BODY DEVELOPMENT, PLANNING AND PRODUCTION
  • vehicle platform and arch itecture concepts

  • integrating a growing variety of ICE, PHEV, BEV etc.

  • models into the production system

  • enabling flexibility through modularity

  • systems engineering innovations

  • new lightweight design solutions

  • aerodynamics

  • global production strategies

  • optimized and new production processes and technologies

  • fit and finish tolerancing

  • smart factory solutions for the body shop

  • predictive maintenance

 

ELECTRIFICATION AND EV BATTERY INTEGRATION

  • battery integration into the car body structure

  • structural capabilities of the batteries and battery cells

  • battery cases

  • thermal management solutions

  • battery module assembly

Participants

  • Body construction engineers from international automotive manufacturers with project responsibilities in (pre)development, planning and production,
  • as well as relevant system suppliers, within the whole process chain “painted car body”.

Exhibition & Sponsoring

Become a sponsor or exhibitor

Take advantage of the high coverage of the Automotive Circle and profit from the 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!

Please find detailed exhibition and sponsoring options below!

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

Frauke Haentsch

Director Sales

frauke.haentsch@vincentz.net
T +49 511 9910-340

More Information

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

T +49 511 9910 – 378
T +1 313 288 0905
F +49 511 9910 – 379
www.automotive-circle.com
jeanette.timner@vincentz.net

Date & Venue
Conference: April 23-24, 2024

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 180.00 per night (plus tax). Please call or email Royal Park Hotel at +1 (248) 652-2600, reservations@royalparkhotel.net. Please refer to: “Automotive Circle: Car Body Xperience”. Make sure to reserve your hotel room until March 21, 2024 at the latest. Afterwards rooms are only bookable according to availability.

Participation Fee

Trust-Rate
2,099 USD
for registrations received by January 23, 2024
Early-bird
2,199 USD
for registrations received by March 23, 2024
Standard
2,299 USD
for registrations received after March 23, 2024

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 more people from the same company at the same time, or a 15% discount when registering 5 or more people from the same company at the same time. You can choose this option during the registration process.

Participation fee includes
Fees including 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
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. 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.

Cancellations
Fees will be refunded in full if notice of cancellation is received by March 26, 2024. 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 March 26, 2024. Should notification reach us after April 9, 2024, 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.

Invitation Letters
Please contact us if you need invitation letters for visa requirements. We will be happy to assist with this after we have received your registration. There requests are usually handled by us within 2 working days and we typically send the invitation letters out as a PDF file via eMail. If you require an original letter we can send it out by regular mail. Please understand that if you need letters sent via express mail that we have to further the delivery and handling costs to you.

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, Morgan Mickens

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, Germany, October 2023

Car Body Xperience 2023

Photos by Morgan Mickens

Your Contacts

Dr. Sibylle Freitag

Presidium

+49 511 9910-316

Jeanette Timner

Senior Event Manager

+49 511 9910-378

Frauke Haentsch

Director Sales

+49 511 9910-340