2nd Annual Automotive Seating Innovations Summit

April 2017



Hotel Riu Plaza Berlin

Martin-Luther-Straße 1, 10777


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.

Who Should Attend

CEOs, Members of Board, VPs, CTOs, Directors, Department Heads, Project managers, Leads, Engineers, Scientists and Designers dealing with:

  • Car Seats, Interior and Design
  • Seat & Restraints Design
  • Innovations and Technology
  • R&D
  • Seating Systems
  • Injection Molding
  • Ergonomics
  • Safety


  • Automotive Manufacturing
  • Virtual Solutions
  • Research institutions within the industry
  • Automotive Design and Materials
  • Chemical Companies
  • Consultancies

And Developers, Suppliers, Providers of:

  • Seating Systems
  • Trim Materials
  • Coated Fabrics
  • Virtual Testing
  • Ergonomic Solutions
  • Restraints & Airbags
  • Virtual Prototyping
Key Practical Learning Points of the Summit

Innovations and trends in automotive seating
Evolvements in virtualization and simulation
New views on construction processes
Demand for new materials and components
Implementation of new tendencies in ergonomics, safety and seating comfort
Design and engineering development
Claire Heidecker

Senior Technical Manager


Dr. Michael Büchsner

Senior Vice President & General Manager Global OSS


Dr. Reiner Nett

Director EMEA Child Restraint System Business

Takata AG

Gabriella Bisci

System Lead for Seat Controls & Seat Belt Comfort and Controls


Marcelo Lóss

Design Quality Engineer, South America Design

Ford Motor Company

Prof. Dr. Peter Vink

Head of the Department Design Engineering

TU Delft

Bartolomeo Bocchino

Head of Passive Safety Development


Caroline Borot

Worldwide Industry Solutions Marketing & Business Development Manager

ESI Group, France

Günter Battenberg


Battenberg Robotic GmbH

Dr. Recep Kurt

R&D Director

Martur Automotive Seating Systems

Drs. Robbert van den Broek

Marketing & Sales Director

Snoeks Automotive B.V.

Sandro Laiso

Business Development Manager Polymers




Previous Year Attendees
  • ARKEMA France

    Global Market Manager

  • Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. Italy

    Technical Manager

  • BAUMANN Springs Ltd. Switzerland

    Business Development Manager

  • Business Development Manager Spain

    Corporate Technology Director

  • Bayer MaterialScience Germany

    Technical Manager Flexible Foam

  • Bayer MaterialScience Germany

    Head of Textile Coatings EMEA/LA

  • BE Ge Jany A/S Denmark

    R&D and Test Engineer


    Production Planning Manager - Trim & Seats

  • Caligen Europe BV The Netherlands

    Sales Manager

  • Caligen Europe BV The Netherlands

    Technical Manager

  • Canadian General Tower Ltd. Canada

    Vice President Europe, Africa, Mexico, South America

  • Coats Thread Germany Germany

    Accounts Director – New markets

  • Daimler AG Germany


  • ESI GmbH Germany

    Technical Account Manager

  • Eurofoam Deutshland GmbH Germany

    Group Manager Automotive

  • Group Manager Automotive France

    Global Head of Pharmaceutical Engineering

  • Futuris Automotive Interiors Ltd Australia

    Product Engineer


    Managing Partner

  • Hansel Textil GmbH Germany

    Head Research and Development

  • Honda Research & Development Europe Ltd UK

    Senior Project Engineer

  • Huntsman Textile Effects Switzerland

    Global Marketing Director Technical Textiles

  • Huntsman Textile Effects Switzerland

    Global Marketing Manager Digital Printing

  • Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center GmbH Germany


  • Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center GmbH Germany

    Senior Engineer

  • Industrias Ponsa Spain

    Sales Manager

  • Johnson Controls Roth SAS France

    Senior Manager New Technologies

  • Kendrion Kuhnke Automotive GmbH Germany

    Project Manager

  • Kendrion Kuhnke Automotive GmbH Germany

    Key Account Manager

  • Lear Corporation USA

    Senior Comfort Engineer

  • Nutrition & Care, Comfort & Insulation Germany

    Technical Manager Molded Foam

  • Recticel Flexible Forms Spain

    Group Business Manager

  • Recticel Flexible Forms Spain

    International product manager

  • Recticel Iberica s.l. Spain

    Sales Manager Transport Interiors Iberica

  • Semigator GmbH Germany

    Manager Advanced Development Team

  • SHAD Spain

    Technical Director

  • SITECH Sp. z o.o. Poland

    Leading Specialist for Construction

  • SITECH Sp. z o.o. Poland

    Project Engineer

  • The Acme Group USA

    Director of Business Development

  • Trelleborg Automotive Forsheda AB Sweden

    Business Development

  • TWE Group GmbH Germany


  • TWE Group GmbH Germany

    Sales Manager Mobiltech

  • TWE Vliesstohwerke GmbH Co.KG Germany

    Team Leader R&D

  • workNX AG Germany

    Sales Director

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