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5th Annual Automotive Seating Innovations Online Summit

  • 4th – 5th November 2020
  • Hopin flag Hopin
  • ONLINE

Having run four successful events, we are glad to announce the 5th Anniversary Edition of Annual Automotive Seating Innovations Summit. This summit will serve as a platform for networking, between an excellent line-up, delegates, sponsors, and exhibitors. 

What awaits you? Multiple case study presentations, dynamic panel discussions, and interactive breakout sessions tailored to fit your needs. Hear and learn from the top-ranked companies' representatives.

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About

Are you ready for a truly unique experience? Automotive Seating Innovations Summit 2020 is making its way online. It is designed to facilitate cooperation among the top OEMs, Tiers, and industry professionals. This summit will imitate a traditional in-person event with opportunities to interact with speakers with the goal of creating lively online interactions.  

What is the forecast for the future of the industry and the market? Let’s learn about the latest trends and developments in automotive seating covering topics such as seat engineering, interior design, materials advances, electronics adjustments and the latest developments from the perspective of comfort, ergonomics, safety, design, prototyping and manufacturing. 

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

Key Practical Learning Points

  • Seating system design innovations; seat construction, layout and integration
  • Safety: passive, occupant safety, restraint system and AD
  • Smart and intelligent seating. NVH innovations. Noise and vibration reduction
  • Alternative vision: aircraft seating approach
  • Interior of the future and interior design innovations. Advanced trim
  • SRS systems, headrest and seatbelt innovations
  • Comfort seating. Customised vs. Personalised seats
  • Seat and HVAC; thermal management systems, microclimate comfort
  • Dynamic and personalised comfort: human factors and ergonomics
  • Seat electronics, HMI, electronic seat modules, in-vehicle infotainment
  • From the views of top OEMS: future trends
  • New materials and composites: lightweight and smart materials

Dr. Michael Buechsner, DE

CEO

Stabilus Group

Prof. Dr. Peter Vink, NL

Head of the Department / Design Engineering

TU Delft

Prof. Peter Vink is an author of more than 250 papers in the field of comfort and design. His latest book is titled ‘Vehicle Seat Comfort and Design’. He now works with colleagues, PhD students and master’s students on vehicle interiors and seats on projects for companies like BMW, Grammer, Boeing, Savas Seating, KLM and SNCF. He also develops comfort models and perception models.

Pasquale de Luca, IT

Engineering Manager – Seats

Maserati

Pasquale de Luca has been in the automotive seating business for nine years, first as project manager at Isringhausen in the LCVs market and then at Alfa Romeo for the development and launch of the new Giorgio platform. He currently leads seat engineering in Maserati. He holds a master’s in mechanical engineering from Politecnico di Bari (2003) and a doctorate in motorcycle engineering from University of Padua (2006).

Dr. Klaus Philipp, DE

Manager of Prototype & Technology Center / Manager of Advanced Development

Toyota Boshoku Europe

Drs. Robbert van den Broek, NL

Marketing & Sales Director

Snoeks Automotive

Robbert van den Broek, aged 49, graduated in business economics at R.U.G. in Groningen. He has spent the last 24 years working at Snoeks Automotive, a Dutch company developing and supplying concepts for light commercial vehicles. Over the last decade, Snoeks moved from converting vehicles themselves to designing, developing, and producing kits for installation by LCV manufacturers. The concept which is most known in Europe is the crew van, a second seating row in an LCV including all the needed interior parts from B-pillar to C-pillar. Apart from a lightweight, comfortable seat construction, Snoeks also specialize in load shifting protection. Snoeks has extensive experience working with all major European LCV manufacturers, offering them a variety of relatively low volumes.

Daniel Tyrkas, DE

Director of Automotive Solutions

Mitsubishi Chemical Europe

Daniel Tyrkas is the director of automotive solutions at the regional headquarter EMEA of Mitsubishi Chemical. He drives collaboration, innovation, and solutions across all business units of Mitsubishi Chemical EMEA to meet customers’ needs across multiple automotive segments and material classes. Daniel received his master’s in mechanical engineering/Dipl.-Ing. from the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg. His studies focused on plastics, composites, processing, manufacturing, and design engineering. Previously, Daniel worked as business development manager automotive at the carbon fiber and composites division of Mitsubishi Chemical, focussing on materials and processes that enable high volume manufacturing of CFRP-composite parts. Before joining Mitsubishi Chemical, Daniel has held various technical and commercial positions within the plastics/composites/automotive industry ranging from technology consulting to sales and marketing director, engineering, application, and business development, contributing to the success of companies like Altran, General Electric Plastics and SABIC. Daniel has gathered more than 18 years of experience in composites and other high-performance materials and components, mainly in the automotive industry.

Chris Hillman, SE

Expert in transport innovation, user experience, product development and design leadership

Wim Tinke, NL

Physiotherapist and Human Factor Specialist

Qumulus Seating

Marco Pieterse, NL

Venture Developer and Technology Licensing Specialist

Qumulus Seating

Srdjan Tadich, DE

Technical Service Team Leader Seating

Huntsman

Dr. Timothy C. Gorjanc, CA

Senior Research Scientist

XSENSOR Technology

Emanuel Martonca, RO

Sales Manager

Thagora

Dr. Michael Buechsner, DE

CEO

Stabilus Group

Prof. Dr. Peter Vink, NL

Head of the Department / Design Engineering

TU Delft

Pasquale de Luca, IT

Engineering Manager – Seats

Maserati

Dr. Klaus Philipp, DE

Manager of Prototype & Technology Center / 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

Chris Hillman, SE

Expert in transport innovation, user experience, product development and design leadership

Wim Tinke, NL

Physiotherapist and Human Factor Specialist

Qumulus Seating

Marco Pieterse, NL

Venture Developer and Technology Licensing Specialist

Qumulus Seating

Srdjan Tadich, DE

Technical Service Team Leader Seating

Huntsman

Dr. Timothy C. Gorjanc, CA

Senior Research Scientist

XSENSOR Technology

Emanuel Martonca, RO

Sales Manager

Thagora

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Leman Ozen

TOFAŞ/FCA

"A great couple of days in Milan for the 4th Automotive Seating Innovation Summit - some fantastic presentations and new contacts made."

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Paul Crabtree

Quick Release (Automotive) Ltd

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Pasquale de Luca

Maserati

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Drs. Robbert van den Broek

Snoeks Automotive

"Really interesting talks and equally interesting people discussing the future of the industry."

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Quick Release (Automotive) Ltd

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Instituto de Biomecánica (IBV)