Realizing vehicle optimization and sustainable future mobility with advances in lightweighting, mass reduction and technology innovation
16 March 2021
2021 Speaker Panel
Atlis Motor Vehicles
Jose Luis Galaviz
Structural Engineering Technical Lead
Technical Expert Vehicle Architecture, Mass Methods and Tools
Ford Motor Company
Innovation Lead, Advance Vehicle Development
Global Market & Technology Analysis Manager
Ph.D., Associate Scientist
Body Engineering Manager
Nikola Motor Company
R&D Staff, Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF), Wire-Arc Metal Additive Manufacturing Technical Lead
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Sales Service Engineer
Lead Manufacturing Engineer
Rivian Automotive LLC
A revolution is clearly occurring right now within the automotive sector. OEM’s are being driven to produce increasingly efficient, low and zero emission vehicles as sustainable options for future mobility.
Lightweighting, mass reduction and technology innovations are the key elements manufacturers must focus their efforts on to optimize their vehicles. Ultimately a lack of agility and failure to proactively adapt approaches to remain competitive, could result in reduced revenue and the risk of being left behind in a rapidly evolving automotive landscape
Automotive manufacturers have already begun taking advantage of new materials, advanced manufacturing techniques and alternative propulsion systems as a way of developing the next generation of new and improved vehicles.
Whilst the benefits are clear, with technology and innovation progressing at such a rapid rate, defining, implementing and advancing successful strategies and processes to achieve organizational goals is a significant challenge for OEM’s.
With this in mind; we will unite over 250 lightweighting, mass reduction and technology specialists from leading automotive OEM’s across North America to share experiences, ideas and perspectives. Through a series of presentations, case studies and interactive discussions, you will acquire the necessary tools to:
- Gain an industry forecast of the automotive market, innovation occurring in the sector and how it is expected to evolve over the next 12 months to ensure your strategy is aligned to future possibilities
- Work through unique challenges by networking, sharing, discussing and collaborating with lightweighting, mass reduction, vehicle optimization, CAE and materials specialists from leading OEM’s, Academics, R&D Institutes and Suppliers that have successfully solved your problems.
- Balance cost, efficiency, functionality, aesthetics, comfort, high performance & handling whilst meeting strict emissions and efficiency standards.
- Improve safety and crashworthiness of vehicles through innovative materials, design and testing.
What is unique about our event?
Every organization, team and employee will face their own unique daily challenges. Whilst many common challenges exist; business objectives may vary, each company will vary in size, availability of budget will differ and so will available resources, which means that a “one size fits all” method may not be effective.
Understanding this, the format is designed to drive value through the power of discussion, leaning on lightweighting and mass reduction experts to structure conversations on specialist topics and lead them according to the objectives of the participants. This allows discussion to flow more seamlessly and create an opportunity to work through current problems by using the collective experience, not just from the facilitator, but all participants who have varying backgrounds and skills sets
- Keynote presentation focused on macro issues and the future of the industry
- Thirty roundtable discussions to choose from with six different opportunities throughout the day
- Six different themes throughout the day
- Five pre-scheduled face-to-face meetings between vendors and delegates open to every attendee
- Networking drinks reception
What will the Future Light Automotive Virtual Summit 2021 focus on?
Forecast future trends and learn about the latest innovations which will align your strategy and objectives with future possibilities
Define, develop and execute the roadmap for automotive lightweighting, mass reduction and technology innovation for the successful planning, implementation and integration of new technology, processes and techniques
Build and convey the business case to key stakeholders securing investment for lightweighting, mass reduction and vehicle optimization projects
Lead business and culture change by implementing a collaborative and people centric approach to lightweighting and future sustainable mobility advancements
Optimize your vehicles by leveraging new materials, advanced technology and pioneering techniques to develop next generation vehicles
Implement a best practice methodology for identifying, validating, testing and selecting materials, joining techniques, advanced manufacturing processes and progressive solutions which will reduce overheads and improve manufacturabilty
Remain agile to advancements in innovation and next generation vehicles including, HEV’s, BEV’s and FEV’s, keeping pace with a rapidly evolving automotive sector
Mass Reduction and Cost Optimization Strategies:
Keeping the balance and managing the bottom line.
Innovation in lightweight Production Engineering and Manufacturing:
Harnessing Advancements in Technology and Processes.
Computer Aided Engineering & Design:
Modelling, Visualization, Simulation and Testing.
Materials Innovation and Availability for Vehicle Mass Reduction:
Exploring the Options Available for Mass Optimization.
Managing Weight Reduction:
Balancing Cost Efficiency, Safety Standards and Customer Expectation.
Vehicle Electrification and Alternate Technology:
Changing the Automotive Landscape for a Sustainable Future.
Who is the Future Light Automotive Summit North America 2020 designed for?
Directors, Chiefs, Heads, Managers, Seniors, Leads, Engineers and Specialists from Automotive OEM’s and Automotive Suppliers Including:
- Lightweight Design
- Mass Planning
- Mass Reduction
- Vehicle Optimization
- Materials and Manufacturing Processes
- Weight Reduction
- Mass, Energy and Aerodynamics
- Complete Vehicle Engineering
- Advanced Vehicle Technologies
- Group Engineering
- Engineering – Body Engineering
- Vehicle Architecture Engineering
- Body Structures
- Lightweight Construction and Vehicle Weight
- Technical Development
- Technology Development – Composites
- Polymers and Fluids
- Materials Concepts
- Co2 Technology Innovations
- Material Development
Sumit Basu, Lead Innovation Engineer, General Motors
Christopher Ameel, OEM National Sales Director, Reflexallen US
Glenn Daehn, Professor, Ohio State University
One of the most thought-provoking and interactive conferences that I have participated in”
Jose Luis Galaviz, Technical Lead Frames, FCA US LLC
Jerry Kleinhenz, Director of Business Development, EDAG
Adelina Castillo Chacon, General Motors
Ian Thompson, Chief Engineer, Grove Automotive LCC
Antonio Mercado, Manager AME, Karma Automotive
Andrew Cunningham, Additive Manufacturing Application Engineer, General Motors
Muhammad Majeed, Lead Manufacturing Engineer Rivian Automotive
Richard Doggart, CI Manager, General Motors
James Truskin, Technical Fellow, FCA
Lane Lindstrom, MFG Engineer, General Motors
Laurent B Chappuis, President, Light Metal Consultants LLC
Alan Seid, Senior Engineer, Honda R&D Americas
Sebastian Moser, Director of Sales, Precitec
Venkat Aitharaju, Staff researcher, General Motors
Anupam Vivek, Research Scientist, Ohio State University
Attendee 2019, Ford Motor Company
Marc Auger, Sales Development, Coherent
Kartik Shah, Account Relationship Manager, Hinduja Tech
Torben Lauman, Sales Manager, Nimak
Project Senior Manager, Toyota UK
Lead Engineer - Technology & Innovation Tooling & Pressed Parts Group, Jaguar Land Rover
Lead Engineer, Tata Technologies
Weight Attribute Lead Engineer, Aston Martin Lagonda
Nissan, Research Project Consultant
Senior Engineer, Nissan
Structural Crash and CAE Consultant, Jaguar Land Rover
Managing Director, Polar Manufacturing
Engineer - Material Quality Assurance, Jaguar Land Rover
Johann Ecker, Vice President, Nimak