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Innovations and trends in automotive seating

2nd Annual Automotive Seating Innovations Summit

An innovative approach to maximize networking capabilities through two minute periods, where delegates can meet their peers and exchange business cards before rotating to the next company representative.

New Topics

The highest technology companies and institutions, the most influential leaders and the latest trends all squeezed at #WAS’17

Keynote Speakers

The top automotive seating experts to get you inspired.

Limited Tickets

Non-large scale B2B event for decision makers to maximize networking and business opportunities

“2nd Annual Automotive Seating Innovations Summit” scheduled for the 6th and 7thof April, 2017 in Berlin, Germany.

 

This innovative B2B event will enable the participants to learn about the latest trends and developments in the automotive seating industry.

The Summit will be focusing on the latest trends and tendencies in seat designing and engineering, smart seat manufacturing, developments in ergonomic and comfort solutions, the impact of progress in material manufacturing and lightweight engineering, best practices in virtualization and recommendations for researchers and purchasers.

Seating has slowly been transformed through the years from a simple structure to a complicated technical masterpiece – fit to fill the desires of both the consumer and auto manufactures. Creating a lighter design while decreasing cost is a constant battle for auto manufacturers and Tier 1 companies are experimenting with different designs and materials that will maintain safety but decrease cost.

While safety is the number one concern for OEM companies, that doesn’t mean luxury design needs to take a backseat. Rising customer expectations to increase these designs has strengthened the urgency for OEM and Tier 1 companies to produce a seat that will create a more stress-free environment for their passengers.

SPEAKERS

Talent is the key. With that in mind, we have carefully selected the biggest experts, with a proven-track record of successes in the automotive world.

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Michael Buechsner

ZF TRW

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Marcelo Lóss

Ford Motor Company

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Gabriella Bisci

FCA

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Dr. Reiner Nett

Takata AG

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Dr. Peter Vink

TU Delft

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Dr. Recep Kurt

Martur

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Claire Heidecker

Outokompu

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Bartolomeo Bocchino

Italdesign

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Caroline Borot

ESI Group

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Günter Battenberg

Battenberg Robotic

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Eduardo Rivero

CTAG

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Sandro Laiso

Intertek

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Robbert van den Broek

Snoeks Automotive

PROGRAM

We offer you the most suitable experience to your area of interest.
You can download the summit agenda.

start-51208:20 Registration and Welcome Coffee

08:50 Opening Address from the Chairman

THE IMPACT OF THE HYPER-PERSONALISED DRIVING EXPERIENCE; OUTER THREADS AND TENDENCIES

09:00 CASE STUDY           BARTOLOMEO BOCCHINO

Autonomous vehicle trend: Impact on automotive Seating

 

 

 

 

09:40 SPEED NETWORKING

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10:20 CASE STUDY       DR. MICHAEL BÜCHSNER

Integration of occupant safety systems into the seating environment in the light
of autonomous driving

 

 

 

11:00 MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK

 

11:30 CASE STUDY        GÜNTER BATTENBERG  

Best practices in end of line measuring robotic seat testing

 

 

 

 

12:10 BUSINESS LUNCH

 

AUTOMOTIVE SEAT TESTING & DESIGN

 13:10 CASE STUDY          CAROLINE BOROT

Virtual seat prototyping – from manufacturing to testing.
How to deliver a safe, lightweight and comfortable seat at first try-out using virtual prototypes

 

 

 

13:50 CASE STUDY         MARCELO LÓSS

Interior plastic surface development–from design
concept up to global vehicle launch

 

 

 

14:30 AFTERNOON COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK

 

CONSTRUCTION AND FRAMES

15:10 WORKSHOP         CLAIRE HEIDECKER

Forta H-Series – Innovative MnCr materials
for lightweight seating construction

 

 

 

16:10 INTERACTIVE PANEL

Speech_BubblesWith Speakers of the Day
Moderated by the Chairman

 

 

 

end16:50 CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF DAY ONE

18:00 BUSINESS DINNER

start-51208:20 Registration and Welcome Coffee

08:50 Opening Address from the Chairman

INTELLIGENT SEAT MATERIALS: COVERS AND FOAMS

09:00 CASE STUDY          EDUARDO RIVERO

Development and Design of a new accelerated testing method
for simulating the ingress-egress process in a vehicle

 

 

 

09:40 CASE STUDY      SANDRO LAISO

Impact on Automotive Polymeric Materials due to
Sunscreen – a different approach to find a more generic test method

 

 

 

10:10 CASE STUDY     ROBBERT VAN DEN BROEK

Innovative seating concepts
for Light Commercial Vehicles

 

 

 

10:50 MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK

 

ERGONOMIC, SAFETY AND COMFORT MODULES

11:20 CASE STUDY         PROF. DR. PETER VINK 

A seat design based on human contour
and comforting the human sensors

 

 

 

 

12:00 BUSINESS LUNCH

 

13:00 CASE STUDY          DR. REINER NETT

TAKATA Airpad technology – A new device
to balance Seatcomfort & Crash energy absorption

 

 

 

 

13:40 CASE STUDY           GABRIELLA BISCI        

Rear seatbelt comfort

 

 

 

 

14:20 AFTERNOON COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK

 

 

14:50 CASE STUDY          DR. RECEP KURT

Adaptive seat ventilation and massage system

 

 

 

 

15:30 INTERACTIVE PANEL

Speech_BubblesWith Speakers of the Day
Moderated by thew Chairman

 

 

 

end16:10 CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF SUMMIT

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This event will bring together OEMs, seating experts, interior design, automotive electronics and academia to discuss, hear and learn about their experiences on advance exhaust innovations, to network and enjoy excellent mix of case studies, interactive panel discussions, speed networking and workshops.

We look forward to welcoming you at the Summit in Berlin upcoming April!

venue

RIU PLAZA BERLIN

Martin-Luther-Straße 1
Berlín - Alemania - 10777
Tel: +49 30 280 9000

10 km from Berlin Tegel International Airport (TXL)

22 km from Berlin Schönefeld International Airport (SXF)

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2-day Summit
Discussions with industry experts
Interactive Dinner
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Presentation
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Discount on additional passes 10%
Speaking slot [30min]
 
 
 
Pop-up Stand
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Logo on conference website, program
Discount on additional passes 10%
Promo materials (provided by sponsor) included in conference folder
Pop-up Stand (5 m²)
 
 
Exhibition Booth
2 people attendance
Logo on conference website, program
Discount on additional passes 10%
Promo materials (provided by sponsor) included in conference folder
Recognition on Vonlanthen Group’s SM channels
Ad placed in final conference program 1/4 page
Exhibition Booth with LCD monitor for video presentations (3 m²)

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Logo on conference website, program
Discount on additional passes 20%
Promo materials (provided by sponsor) included in conference folder
Recognition on Vonlanthen Group’s SM channels
Ad placed in final conference program1/4 page
Recognition in chairman’s opening address
Speaking slot [10min]
Pop-up Stand (5 m²)
 
 
Gold Sponsorship
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Logo on conference website, program
Discount on additional passes 30%
Promo materials (provided by sponsor) included in conference folder
Recognition on Vonlanthen Group’s SM channels
Ad placed in final conference program1/2 page
Recognition in chairman’s opening address
Speaking slot [15min]
Pop-up Stand (5 m²)
 
 
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Logo on conference website, program
Discount on additional passes 40%
Promo materials (provided by sponsor) included in conference folder
Recognition on Vonlanthen Group’s SM channels
Ad placed in final conference program full page
Recognition in chairman’s opening address
Speaking slot [20min]
Exhibition Booth with LCD monitor for video presentations (3 m²)
Host own seminar/workshop within the conference [40min]
Recognition in press release

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