5th Annual Automotive Seating Innovations Summit
25-26

March 2020

Spain

Barcelona

Novotel Barcelona City

Avenida Diagonal, 201, 08018

About

Having run four successful events, we are glad to announce the 5th Anniversary Edition of Annual Automotive Seating Innovations Summit scheduled for the 25-26 of March 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. Following the success of our previous summits (Milan 2019, Munich 2018, Berlin 2017 and 2015) it will be a pleasure to welcome all seating and interiors professionals and industry and market experts now in the capital of Catalonia in 2020. The Summit will be focussing on the latest innovations in automotive seat engineering, interior design, material...

Having run four successful events, we are glad to announce the 5th Anniversary Edition of Annual Automotive Seating Innovations Summit scheduled for the 25-26 of March 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. Following the success of our previous summits (Milan 2019, Munich 2018, Berlin 2017 and 2015) it will be a pleasure to welcome all seating and interiors professionals and industry and market experts now in the capital of Catalonia in 2020. The Summit will be focussing on the latest innovations in automotive seat engineering, interior design, materials advances, electronics adjustments and the latest developments from the perspective of comfort, ergonomics, safety, design, prototyping and manufacturing. This Summit will serve as a platform for networking between an excellent lineup, delegates, sponsors and exhibitors. Do not miss this opportunity to hear from and interact with representatives from top-ranked companies. We are looking forward to welcoming you in Barcelona, again in March!

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Who Should Attend

CEOs, Members of Board, VPs, Directors, Department Heads, Leads, Engineers, Scientists, Designers, Managers, Developers, Suppliers, Providers of and dealing with:

  • Automotive Seating
  • Automotive Design
  • Seat Development
  • Interior Design
  • Layout
  • Control Systems
  • Automotive Innovations
  • Interior Materials
  • Acoustics
  • HVAC
  • Seating design innovations
  • Layout and integration
  • Smart and intelligent seating
  • Human factors
  • Restraint system
  • SRS systems
  • New seat composites and structures
  • Seat electronics
  • Electronic seat modules
  • Textiles
  • Foam
  • Frames
  • Consultancies
  • New Technology
  • Products Development
  • Comfort
  • Occupant Safety
  • Crash Simulation
  • Interior trim
  • CAE
  • Restraints & Airbags
  • Automotive Interior
  • Seating Systems
  • Seat & Restraints
  • Cockpit
  • Quality Engineering
  • Sensors & Electronics
  • Interior Concepts
  • Ergonomics
  • NVH
  • Infotainment
  • Seat construction
  • Interior/cockpit of the future
  • Dynamic and personalised comfort
  • Thermal management system
  • Autonomous driving
  • Headrest and seat belt innovations
  • Lightweight and smart materials
  • HMI
  • In-vehicle infotainment
  • Lightweight
  • Metals
  • Chemical
  • Marketing
  • New Business
  • Business Development
  • Safety
  • Passive Safety
  • Trim Materials
  • CAD
  • Occupants
  • Virtual Testing
Key Practical Learning Points of the Summit

Seating innovations: design, construction, structures and frames; layout, interior design integration, new configurations, re-movable seating, virtual prototyping and seat simulation
Interior design: latest projects and concepts, interior sensors and controls, advanced trim and trim parts, cockpit of the future
Comfort: human factors and ergonomics, dynamic and personalised; posture variations, customised vs. personalised seats, foam characteristics vs. lightweight seat, comfort & wellness solutions
Smart life on board: electronic seat modules, in-vehicle infotainment, smart and intelligent seating, entertaining, massage, relaxed seating, NVH and HVAC innovations, thermal & microclimate comfort, noise & vibration reduction, acoustic advances
Safety: passive, occupant safety, restraint system and autonomous driving impact, SRS systems, headrest and seatbelt innovations, crash simulation and occupants monitoring
From the views of top OEMS: automotive design concepts, future market trends and automakers` and consumers` needs
New materials: lightweight, smart materials, functional covers and upholstery, leather, thermoplastics, polymers and carbon fibre applications, textiles and fabrics, materials validation
Speakers
Dr. Michael Buechsner, DE

CEO

Stabilus Group

Prof. Dr. Peter Vink, NL

Head of the Department / Design Engineering

TU Delft

Patrick Nebout, FR

Director Global Innovation

Faurecia

Johannes Ding, DE

Project Leader Product Area Sensors

Robert Bosch

Pasquale de Luca, IT

Engineering Manager – Seats

Maserati

Dr. Klaus Philipp, DE

Manager of Prototype and Technology / Manager of Advanced Development

Toyota Boshoku Europe

Drs. Robbert van den Broek, NL

Marketing & Sales Director

Snoeks Automotive

Daniel Tyrkas, DE

Director of Automotive Solutions

Mitsubishi Chemical Europe

Dr. Mathieu Lecocq, FR

Research Engineer

Groupe PSA

Chris Hillman, SE

Advanced Design Manager / Product Design

Volvo Group

Roland Bongert, DE

Project Engineer Vehicle Safety

Bertrandt

Daniel Küster, DE

Associate Partner and Global Head of Technology

DHL

Madris Hamitouche, FR

Senior Analyst Component – Auto Component & Technology

IHS Automotive

Dr. Tim Gorjanc, CA

Senior Research Scientist

XSENSOR Technology

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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

  • BENTLEY MOTORS LIMITED UK

    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

    Engineer

  • 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

  • GENERATIONDESIGN GmbH Germany

    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

    Engineer / HMETC ENGINEERING DESIGN TEAM

  • 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

    CCO

  • 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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