2nd Annual Automotive Plastics Summit

May 2017



Radisson Blu Hotel

Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 3, 10178

About Summit

Our Summit will feature innovative discussions on relevant and critical impacts of the continuous increase in use of plastics in the automotive industry. Through a series of interactive presentations, panel discussions and round-tables, this Summit will focus on automotive plastics insights, challenges and innovations; future trends; sustainability; advanced engineering tools; technological solutions for interior and exterior design; and safety factors.

Who Should Attend

Chief Executives, Directors, Vice Presidents, Department Heads, Leaders, Managers and Scientists specialising in:

  • R&D
  • Innovation
  • Design
  • Autoparts
  • Industry Suppliers
  • Product Development
  • Chemical Companies
  • Plastics
  • Technology
  • Automotive
  • Material
  • Consultancies
  • Business Development
  • Marketing
Key Practical Learning Points of the Summit

Automotive plastics insights, challenges and innovations
Future trends and sustainability
Metal to plastic transformation
Optimising safety and light weighting
Advanced engineering tools
Novelties in laser technology
Technological solutions for interior and exterior design
Green technology
Safety factors
Jeffrey Helms

Global Automotive OEM Corporate Accounts Director Engineered Materials


Dietmar Geiser

Head of Strategy & Planning, Mng. Director Plastics

BASF 3D-Printing Materials

Russell Barry

Global Application Technology Leader

Dow Elastomers

Ferhat Yayman

Production Chief Paint


Klaus W. Bender

Automotive Marketing & Application Development Leader

DuPont, Switzerland

Christian Hainz

Senior Analyst Automotive & Transportation

EY, Germany

Surinder Matharu

Interiors Systems CAE Team Leader

Jaguar Land Rover, UK

Marc Kirchhoff

Head of Industry & Key Account Management

Trumpf, Germany

Jorge Jara

Lead Design Engineer


Nicolas Batailley

Global E-mobility Leader

Solvay Engineering Plastics

Prof. Dr. Andreas Hartwig

Head of Department Adhesives and Polymer Chemistry

Fraunhofer IFAM



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