Achieving vehicle optimisation and mass reduction through innovation in automotive engineering, design and manufacturing

19 November 2019

National Conference Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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2019 Speakers Panel

Alan Banks of Ford Motor Company speaking at Future Light Automotive Summit 2019

Alan Banks

Industrial Engagement Advisor

Ford Motor Company

Matthieu Barbier of Groupe PSA speaking at Future Light Automotive Summit 2019

Matthieu Barbier

BIW Body and Trim Design Expert

Groupe PSA

Mustafa Basaran of R&D Center, Ford Otasan Turkey speaking at Future Light Automotive Summit 2019

Mustafa Basaran

Senior Materials and Manufacturing Core Engineer HCV Chassis

R&D Center, Ford Otasan Turkey

Bob Bateman of Nissan Technical Centre Europe speaking at Future Light Automotive Summit 2019

Bob Bateman

Senior Engineer, Research and Advanced Engineering

Nissan Technical Centre Europe

Paul Briskham of Atlas Copco speaking at Future Light Automotive Summit 2019

Paul Briskham

, Rivet Product Manager, Industrial Assembly Solutions

Atlas Copco

Gethin Davies of Jaguar Land Rover speaking at Future Light Automotive Summit 2019

Gethin Davies

Lead Innovation Engineer

Jaguar Land Rover

Dr Shanta Desal of Nissan Technical Centre Europe speaking at Future Light Automotive Summit 2019

Dr Shanta Desal

Lightweighting / Composites Research

Nissan Technical Centre Europe

Simone Gemkow of McLaren Automotive speaking at Future Light Automotive Summit 2019

Simone Gemkow

Principal Passive Safety Engineer

McLaren Automotive

Gabriel Gonzalez Santome of Research Specialist speaking at Future Light Automotive Summit 2019

Gabriel Gonzalez Santome

Research Project Leader Structures

Research Specialist

Nuno Lourenço of Jaguar Land Rover speaking at Future Light Automotive Summit 2019

Nuno Lourenço

Senior Manager Body Engineering,

Jaguar Land Rover

Andrew Mills of Cranfield University speaking at Future Light Automotive Summit 2019

Andrew Mills

Research Group Leader

Cranfield University

Philippa Oldham of APC - Advanced Propulsion Center speaking at Future Light Automotive Summit 2019

Philippa Oldham

Head of National Network Programmes

APC - Advanced Propulsion Center

Adam Ruddle of Pininfarina Automobili speaking at Future Light Automotive Summit 2019

Adam Ruddle

Head of Chassis

Pininfarina Automobili

Henry Sarel-Cooke of CLF - Composites Leadership Forum speaking at Future Light Automotive Summit 2019

Henry Sarel-Cooke

Chairman, Automotive Industry Sector Group

CLF - Composites Leadership Forum

Frédéric Sicard of Jaguar Land Rover speaking at Future Light Automotive Summit 2019

Frédéric Sicard

Subject Matter Expert - Structural Composite Vehicle Engineering - Research Department

Jaguar Land Rover

Hannah Tew of AMRC speaking at Future Light Automotive Summit 2019

Hannah Tew

Partnership Lead, Composite Centre

AMRC

Ian Thompson of Grove Hydrogen Automotive speaking at Future Light Automotive Summit 2019

Ian Thompson

Chief Engineer, Head of Innovationand New Technology

Grove Hydrogen Automotive

Luca Viadana of McLaren Automotive Ltd speaking at Future Light Automotive Summit 2019

Luca Viadana

Head of Government Affairs and Programmes from

McLaren Automotive Ltd

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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 100 mass reduction and lightweighting specialists from leading OEM’s, R&D Institutes and suppliers to:

Forecast future trends and apply the latest innovations that will ensure your strategy is aligned with future possibilities

Strike the balance of cost optimisation strategies for lightweight production, engineering and manufacturing

Establish a lightweighting and mass reduction strategy which ensures the successful planning, implementation and integration of new technology, processes and techniques

Exploit Industry 4.0 and understand how digitalisation will achieve vehicle optimisation

Catch up with colleagues and competitors in an informal setting at the networking drinks reception

Attend and do business at our Networking Lunch

Improve vehicle optimisation by learning how leading manufacturers are capitalising on technology, materials and processes for current and future vehicles

Solve your unique business problems by networking, discussing and collaborating with lightweighting and mass reduction specialists from leading Automotive OEM’s, R&D Institutes and suppliers who have already achieved your objectives

Keep pace with advancements in innovation and remain agile within a rapidly evolving automotive sector

Develop strategies that will reduce overheads, operating and capital costs resulting in increased profitability

Lead business change by creating a leadership, change management, culture and collaborative people strategy to lightweighting

2019 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

“Unusual but more effective way to discuss and learn from specific questions / challenges. The discussion group direction and outcomes are down to the attendees in the each group! The more you contribute the more you get from others enabling you to lean and share with others!”

Frederic Sicard, Subject Matter Expert - Structural Composite Vehicle Engineering - Research Department, Jaguar Land Rover

"I would like to thank you again for all the help and congrats for the meeting organization, the high level of the meetings participants and topics faced"

Alessio Tosini, Weight Management Responsible, Maserati

"I found this event incredibly interesting and well run. Having attended and presented at a lot of events this year, I can say this one was probably the most useful event for my current role. Really appreciate the invite."

Alan Banks, Lightweighting Innovations Manager, Ford Motor Company

“A collection of very knowledgeable industry experts with refreshing outlooks on the current challenges facing the automotive industry”

Richard Douty, Materials / Chassis Design Engineer, Nissan Technical Centre Europe

“The summit is very interesting with a high competence level of discussions and the focus is on real OEM challenges”

Alessio Tosini, Weight Management Responsible, Maserati

“It was great to get lots of feedback and positive discussions on hydrogen fuel cells. Made a few good connections to follow up on. Look forward to the next event!”

Ian Thompson, Chief Engineer and Head of Innovation and New Technology, Grove Hydrogen Automotive

“A great mix of people and experience”

Ian Cowley, Project Manager, DES Composites

“A great mix of people and experience”

Ian Cowley, Project Manager, DES Composites

“2019 saw the Future Light Automotive Summit taking a big step forward in providing stimulating and rewarding discussions for all aspects of automotive development”

Mark Coupe, Senior Engineer - DKV (Mass Planning & Layout), Nissan Technical Centre Europe

“Very insightful day that showed the future industry trends for lightweight solutions”

Tim Edwards, Axle Design Engineer, Nissan Technical Centre Europe

“I enjoyed the overall experience and it was a great way to learn about what the industry focused on and what challenges they face”

Ileana Lupsa, National Network Programme Co-ordinator, Advanced Propulsion Centre

“Good discussions and insights”

Claudio Ponzo, Senior Engineer Vehicle Planning & Layout, Nissan Technical Centre Europe

“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

"Loved it! Very Insightful! Was refreshing and inspiring to share opinions and experiences. Thanks to the AMG World team"

Frederic Sicard, Subject Matter Expert - Structural Composite Vehicle Engineering - Research Department, Jaguar Land Rover

“Enjoyable platform unlike many events I have attended. Good amount of time to network and gain some interesting views and options from suppliers.”

Stuart Richards, Weight Attribute Lead Engineer, Aston Martin Lagonda

“It was great to see so much representation from many OEMs”

Shanta Desai, Research Consultant, Nissan

“Interesting to discuss lightweighting opportunities with other key representatives in the automotive industry with valuable time to network.”

Emma Atkins, Engineer – Material Quality Assurance, Jaguar Land Rover

“Good topics, well presented, good opportunities to network”

Surinder Mathau, Structural Crash & CAE Consultant, Jaguar Land Rover

“It was good to hear what other companies are doing to overcome the issues of light-weighting”

Simon Rowley, Project Senior Manager, Toyota UK

“It was good and not quite what I expected. However, the potential of this event is huge I look forward to seeing this event grow over the years.”

Ioannis Mandroukas, Lead Engineer, Tata Technologies

“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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