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6th Automotive Seating Innovations Hybrid Summit

  • 23rd – 24th November 2021
  • Hybrid flag Hybrid Zoom & Barcelona, Spain
  • Novotel Barcelona City Avinguda Diagonal, 201, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
Broaden your seating industry knowledge with an incredible spectrum of topics, including automotive seat engineering, sustainability concepts as well as data collection seat sensors.
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About 6th Automotive Seating Innovations Hybrid Summit

Eager to learn what the future of automotive seating will look like? What are the most wanted options to calculate and reduce carbon emissions in the seating industry? What is the circular design within the new sustainability? How will the new autonomous driving concept influence seating design and functionality?

The 6th edition of the Automotive Seating Innovations Summit is here with the most up-to-date hybrid format.

Who Should Attend

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

  • Automotive Seats
  • Automotive Interior
  • Automotive Design
  • Autonomous Vehicle
  • Seating Systems
  • Seat Development
  • Seat & Restraints Design
  • Quality Engineering
  • Control Systems
  • Seating Systems
  • Innovations
  • Interior Technologies
  • Interior Materials
  • Ergonomics
  • Infotainment
  • New Technology
  • New Business
  • Products Development
  • Business Development
  • Comfort
  • Safety
  • Marketing
  • Ergonomic Solutions
  • Trim Materials
  • CAD
  • CAE
  • Coated Fabrics
  • Restraints & Airbags
  • Virtual Testing
  • Virtual Prototyping
  • Virtual Solutions
  • Applications
  • Automotive Manufacturing
  • Interior Design
  • Textiles
  • Lightweight
  • Foam
  • Metals
  • Frames
  • Chemical
  • Consultancies
  • Sensors
  • Electronics
  • Integration
  • Validation
  • Composites
  • Structures

Register now and get 500€ discount

The Early Bird Offer expires in 4 days!

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KEY PRACTICAL LEARNING POINTS

  • People’s behaviour with the seat
  • Comfort by posture variation
  • Move towards a service-oriented architecture
  • Competing views on sustainability
  • Seating configurations and service as the product
  • Required sustainability contributions from the automotive industry
  • Autonomous driving trends, opportunities, and reality checks
  • Automotive seating market outlook
  • Enabling an interactive experience through seat electronics
  • New seat structures, components, and composites
  • Safety aspect of seating structure concepts
  • Occupant safety with autonomous driving

Register now and get 500€ discount

The Early Bird Offer expires in 4 days!

Dr. Michael Büchsner, DE

CEO

STABILUS S.A.

As one of the world's leading suppliers of gas springs, damping solutions, and electromechanical drives, Stabilus has for eight decades been demonstrating its expertise in the automotive industry and a variety of other sectors. Gas springs, dampers, and electromechanical POWERISE drives from Stabilus optimize opening, closing, lifting, lowering, and adjusting operations and also protect against vibrations. Employing a workforce of more than six thousand worldwide, the company has its operational headquarters in Koblenz. Stabilus reported sales revenues of EUR 822.1 million in the 2020 fiscal year. Stabilus has a global production network encompassing plants in eleven countries. Additionally, the Group maintains regional offices and relations with sales partners in over fifty countries in Europe, North, Central, and South America, and the Asia Pacific. Stabilus is listed in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and included in the SDAX index.

Dr. Ralf Drauz, FR

Managing Director & Global Account Director

Faurecia

Dr. Ralf Drauz is the Managing Director of Clarion Europa GmbH, part of Faurecia Clarion Electronics. Shaping the future of mobility and a passion for digital products is what drives him professionally. Doing so, he supports German OEMs with electronics, software, and systems integration as Global Account Director German OEMs. Ralf has started in the management of Faurecia in 2015, focused on Seating, shifting thereafter to Electronics. Prior to this, he worked in management consulting companies and the automotive industry. He received a Ph.D. at RWTH Aachen University in the subject area of manufacturing strategy.

Giulio Fioretto, IT

Project Chief Seating Systems

Maserati

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.

Chris Hillman, SE

Chief Design Officer

Atlantiska Byrån AB

Mr. Chris Hillman is a design professional with over 18 years in the automotive field, working with brands in the Americas and Europe in key global roles as diverse as Design Director, Chief Designer, and Advanced Design Manager. Having earned, in 2001, his “Transportation Design” degree from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Chris, in 2021, completed the first-of-its-kind “Circular Economy and Sustainability” Program from the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. In 2020, Chris founded “Atlantiska Byrån” (Swedish for “The Atlantic Agency”) as a design firm focused on Sustainability and Circular Design. He serves as its principal and Chief Design Officer.

Claudio Buccini, IT

Owner

Sintec - SeatBridge

Claudio is the chairman and vice chairman of Italian and European associations and a university professor of logistics and product support. After attending Italian Navy Academy, he graduated in naval and mechanical engineering. He has worked in the IT Navy ship design committee as head of the hydrodynamic office. Also, he has been CTO, director, general manager, and managing director of world leader shipyards for fast passenger ships and premium yachts. His last employment was with Finmeccanica Spa (now Leonardo Spa) as head of customer services solutions.

Dr. Johannes Ding, DE

Project Leader, Product Area Sensors

Robert Bosch GmbH.

Sascha Klapper, DE

Lead Analyst

IHS Markit

Sascha Klapper is specialised in the automotive interior component market and lighting component market. Since 2016, he has worked as a subject matter expert researching, analysing, and forecasting the vehicle lighting and interior market with focus on headlamp technologies, ambient lighting applications, electronic architecture, and cabin comfort technologies. His responsibility includes managing the in-depth market research, analysis, forecasting efforts, and global project management of forecast updates. He has worked with a broad customer base including OEM, supplier, consultancies, and institutional investors to support the business acumen in the industry.

Sascha holds a bachelor's degree from the Technical University Dortmund, Germany, and a master's in economics from the Università di Bologna, Italy.

Roberto Marengo, IT

Chief Technology Officer

Sabelt

Dr. Michael Büchsner, DE

CEO

STABILUS S.A.

Dr. Ralf Drauz, FR

Managing Director & Global Account Director

Faurecia

Giulio Fioretto, IT

Project Chief Seating Systems

Maserati

Prof. Dr. Peter Vink, NL

Head of the Department / Design Engineering

TU Delft

Chris Hillman, SE

Chief Design Officer

Atlantiska Byrån AB

Claudio Buccini, IT

Owner

Sintec - SeatBridge

Dr. Johannes Ding, DE

Project Leader, Product Area Sensors

Robert Bosch GmbH.

Sascha Klapper, DE

Lead Analyst

IHS Markit

Roberto Marengo, IT

Chief Technology Officer

Sabelt

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