Enhancing performance and mass reduction through design, production and engineering

November 2019

National Conference Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom

SUPPORTED BY

2018 Speakers Panel

Garry Wilson of Advanced Propulsion Centre speaking at Future Light Automotive Summit 2018

Garry Wilson

Director – Business Development, Marketing & Communications

Advanced Propulsion Centre

Andrew Mills of Cranfield University speaking at Future Light Automotive Summit 2018

Andrew Mills

Research Group Leader

Cranfield University

Luca Cornero of FCA Fiat Chyrsler Automobiles speaking at Future Light Automotive Summit 2018

Luca Cornero

R&D, Product Development Interiors - Cockpit

FCA Fiat Chyrsler Automobiles

Frank Henning of Fraunhofer ICT speaking at Future Light Automotive Summit 2018

Frank Henning

Deputy Director

Fraunhofer ICT

Ambrose Taylor of Imperial College London speaking at Future Light Automotive Summit 2018

Ambrose Taylor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Imperial College London

Steve Currie of Independent Consultant speaking at Future Light Automotive Summit 2018

Steve Currie

Consultant

Independent Consultant

Andrew Barlow of Jaguar Land Rover speaking at Future Light Automotive Summit 2018

Andrew Barlow

Evoque Programme Manager

Jaguar Land Rover

Gethin Davies of Jaguar Land Rover speaking at Future Light Automotive Summit 2018

Gethin Davies

Lead Innovation Engineer

Jaguar Land Rover

Surinder Matharu of Jaguar Land Rover speaking at Future Light Automotive Summit 2018

Surinder Matharu

Structual Crash and CAE Consultant

Jaguar Land Rover

Ian Thompson of Karma Automotiv speaking at Future Light Automotive Summit 2018

Ian Thompson

Director of Vehicle Interiors

Karma Automotiv

Lewis Butler of Mahindra Racing speaking at Future Light Automotive Summit 2018

Lewis Butler

Technical Director

Mahindra Racing

Peter Sendall of Nissan speaking at Future Light Automotive Summit 2018

Peter Sendall

Manager – Performance Planning

Nissan

Allan Hutchinson of Oxford Brookes University speaking at Future Light Automotive Summit 2018

Allan Hutchinson

Head of Sustainable Vehicle Engineering Centre

Oxford Brookes University

Mustafa Basaran of R&D Center, Ford Otasan Turkey speaking at Future Light Automotive Summit 2018

Mustafa Basaran

Senior Materials and Manufacturing Core Engineer HCV Chassis

R&D Center, Ford Otasan Turkey

Mark Preston of TECHEETAH Formula E Racing Team speaking at Future Light Automotive Summit 2018

Mark Preston

Team Principal

TECHEETAH Formula E Racing Team

Dr Dezhi Li of University of Warwick speaking at Future Light Automotive Summit 2018

Dr Dezhi Li

Senior Research Fellow

University of Warwick

What is unique about our event?

Mass reduction and lightweighting vehicles is a huge challenge that consists of large complex teams working on separate elements to achieve the same goal. This highlights the need for collaboration, and to gain an understanding of every aspect from mass planning, cost reduction, design, materials selection and engineering.

Understanding this, the format is designed to drive value through the power of discussion, leaning on mass reduction and lightweighting experts to structure separate conversations and lead them according to the objectives of the participants. This allows discussion to flow more seamlessly and create an opportunity to work through current problems by using the collective experience, not just from the facilitator, but all participants who have varying backgrounds and skills sets.

Format explained:

  • Keynote presentation focused on macro issues and the future of the industry
  • Thirty roundtable discussions to choose from with six different opportunities throughout the day
  • Five different themes throughout the day
  • Five pre-scheduled face-to-face meetings between vendors and delegates open to every attendee
  • Networking drinks reception

What is unique about our event?

Mass reduction and lightweighting vehicles is a huge challenge that consists of large complex teams working on separate elements to achieve the same goal. This highlights the need for collaboration, and to gain an understanding of every aspect from mass planning, cost reduction, design, materials selection and engineering.

Understanding this, the format is designed to drive value through the power of discussion, leaning on mass reduction and lightweighting experts to structure separate conversations and lead them according to the objectives of the participants. This allows discussion to flow more seamlessly and create an opportunity to work through current problems by using the collective experience, not just from the facilitator, but all participants who have varying backgrounds and skills sets.

Format explained:

  • Keynote presentation focused on macro issues and the future of the industry
  • Thirty roundtable discussions to choose from with six different opportunities throughout the day
  • Five different themes throughout the day
  • Five pre-scheduled face-to-face meetings between vendors and delegates open to every attendee
  • Networking drinks reception

We will unite over 120 mass reduction and lightweighting specialists from leading operators, service companies and technology providers to:

Gain an industry forecast of the automotive market, innovation occurring within the sector and how it is expected to evolve over the next 12 months to ensure your strategy is aligned to future possibilities

Work through unique challenges by networking, sharing, discussing and collaborating with mass reduction, lightweighting, manufacturing

Network with CAE and materials specialists from leading OEM’s, academics, researchers an product suppliers that have successfully solved your problems

Balance cost, efficiency, functionality, aesthetics, comfort, high performance & handling whilst meeting strict emissions standards

Improve safety and crashworthiness of vehicles through innovative materials, design and testing

Explore the latest and most innovative materials that will positively impact lightweighting vehicles now and in the future

2018 Sponsors

Gain an industry forecast of the automotive market, innovation occurring within the sector and how it is expected to evolve over the next 12 months to ensure your strategy is aligned to future possibilities

Work through unique challenges by networking, sharing, discussing and collaborating with mass reduction, lightweighting, manufacturing

CAE and materials specialist from leading OEM’s, academics, researchers an product suppliers that have successfully solved your problems

Balance cost, efficiency, functionality, aesthetics, comfort, high performance & handling whilst meeting strict emissions standards

Improve safety and crashworthiness of vehicles through innovative materials, design and testing

Testimonials

“Meeting and Exceeding regulation as well as working with and creating new lightweight materials, is one of the things that will boost automotive manufacturing”

Department for International Trade

“Changing customer demands is one of the big challenges facing the automotive industry. Advancements in CAE – modelling, simulation and testing in order to help us find ways to innovate and reduce weighting”

EDAG Engineering

“The use of Innovative materials will have the most positive impacts on mass reduction and lightweighting and this will see us increase budgets on these areas”

Modena Sport

“Electronic vehicles pose a big challenge for the automotive industry and the use of new innovative materials across automobiles will help reduce weight”

Lead Engineer

“Advancements in CAE – Modelling, simulation and testing will have the most positive impacts on mass reduction and lightweighting. Areas we look to invest in to help contribute to lightweighting are materials – steel, aluminium, plastics, carbon fibre composites”

Mercedes AMG F1 Team

“Budgets are increasing for lightweighting and mass reduction and this will go into the use of innovative materials and also the use of new processes”

Advanced Technology and Application Manager, Gestamp

“One of the biggest challenges ahead for the automotive industry is cost optimisation. Budgets are increasing for lightweighting and I believe that lightweight interiors will have a positive impact on mass reduction”

Technology Manager - Methods and Materials, Jaguar Land Rover

“Improved production engineering and manufacturing as well as increased investments in materials, as well as early vendor engagement will make the biggest positive impact on lightweighting”

Lydall

“The use of innovative materials will have the biggest positive impact on lightweighting. However it is important that there is a bredth of solutions rather than depth as no single lightweighting solution fits all”

Innvovation Manager, Bentley

“Improved production engineering and manufacturing will have the most positive impact on mass reduction. Working together on material characterisation and data sharing for new materials is the way forward to improve mass reduction and lightweighting”

Voith Composites

“The use of innovative, smart materials that meet customer demands but that deliver lightweighting is important”

Innovation Leader, Renault

“Regulatory Compliance is a big driver for reducing weight. Advancements in CAE – modelling, simulation and testing will have the most positive impacts on lightweighting”

Technical Expert Plastic Technology, Brose Fahrzeugteile

“CAE will have a great impact on mass reduction”

ATESTEO GmbH

“New innovative materials and the need to meet customer demands is driving increased lightweighting action and so we are increasing budgets in this area”

Industrial Director, SNOP

“Innovative materials are helping to inspire the automotive industry”

Trelleborg Applied Technology

“Autonomous vehicles are a future challenge for the industry but improved manufacturing and engineering techniques plus new and improving materials are helping in lightweighting. It is really positive”

Managing Director, KW Special Projects Ltd

“New and Innovative materials are helping reduce fuel consumption through lightweighting”

Expert for Product Development in Surface Technology, MAHLE

“Meeting customer demands is the biggest driver for reducing weigh

3T

“The drive to meet customer demands and the availability of more innovative materials means positive impacts on mass reduction”

Managing Director, MarchantCain Design Ltd

“The biggest driver for reducing weight is the need for enhanced fuel consumption, plus the increasing availability of smarter materials”

Strategy Manager, Continental

“The Regulatory landscape is the biggest driver for reducing weight. The increasing numbers of innovative materials will have a massive impact on mass reduction and lightweighting”

CEO, Pressmark Pressings Ltd

“One of the biggest reasons for lightweighting is increased and improved handling and performance”

Site Logistics Manager, BMW

“Weight reduction and lightweighting has to happen to meet meet regulations. Innovative materials will help this”

Managing Director, Axon Automotive Ltd

“Improvements in CAE- will bring positive impacts on lightweighting”

Jaguar Land Rover

“Enhanced fuel consumption is the biggest challenge ahead for the future of the industry”

Head of Material and Process Development Mahle Behr

“Meeting Regulatory compliance is a big driver for reducing weight”

Buyer Mclaren Automotive

“New smart and innovative materials are driving weight reduction”

Section Leader, Honda Trading

“Meeting customer demands is the biggest driver for reducing weight”

Global Volvo Production Systems Director, Volvo

“Improved performance of vehicles through lightweighting is a big thing in the industry currently”

Executive head of R&D and Processing Technologies, BIA Kunststoff – und Galvanitechnik GmbH & Co. KG

“Lightweighting of interiors is positive for the industry”

Vice President of Global Design, Srton Autoleather GmbH

“We are certainly looking at lightweighting interiors sue to changing consumer demands”

Material Control and Planning Manager. Mclaren Automotive Ltd

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