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Global automotive lightweight materials market set to reach $76bn by 2025.

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  • Lightweight Materials
  • Equipment Design and Manufacture
  • CMaterials Sourcing and Advisory
  • Materials Supplies
  • Composite Manufacturing
  • Nanomaterials and Technologies
  • Parts Procurement
  • Lithium & Raw Materials Sourcing
  • Research and Development
  • Vehicle Technologies
  • Body-In-White (BIW) Engineering
  • Strategy, Projects & Public Affairs
  • Nanomaterials Research
  • Cost Reduction Strategies
  • Legal and Compliance Work
  • Advanced Engineering
  • Material Specifications
  • Purchasing and Sourcing
  • Automotive Technologies
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Equipment Certification Services
  • Vehicle Body Manufacturing
  • Business Development
  • News Reporting and Journalism

Expert Speakers to Date

  • Edwin Pope
    IHS Markit
  • Abey Abraham
  • Per Mårtensson
    Bcomp Ltd.
  • Michael Hayden
    Asahi Kasei Plastics North America
  • Chris Oberste
    WEAV3D Inc.
  • Sean Wilson
    Avient Corporation
  • Jakym Battle
  • John Hopkins
  • Jeff Jorge
    Baker Tilly US, LLP
  • Guillaume Boisot
    e-Xstream Engineering
  • Michael Tobiasz
  • Trevor Pruden
    ARBURG, Inc.

Why Attend

The Automotive Lightweight Materials 2021 Exhibition and Conference is the event of its kind to deliver leading market intelligence and industry presentations on the latest in lightweight automotive applications and new technological advancements ….

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The Premier Forum for Automotive Lightweight Materials

Welcome to the Automotive Lightweight Materials Europe 2021 Exhibition and Conference where innovators in lightweight materials will meet with leading automotive manufacturers in Stuttgart, Germany to explore the latest technologies, techniques, and innovations in lightweight materials development for the automotive industry.

To increase cost-effectiveness, efficiency, safety and performance, and to compete with global automotive manufacturers, there is an urgent need to develop advanced materials and manufacturing technologies that allow reduction in vehicle weight by using lightweight materials such as high-strength steel, magnesium, aluminium, and polymer composites to help OEMs create the next generation of lightweight vehicles aligning with new regulatory standards on safety, emissions, and performance.

Experts will throw light on the advanced techniques, trends, and strategies in the lightweight automotive industry, advanced adhesives, and their application for joining dissimilar materials and facilitate interaction with top automotive experts, service providers, and leaders in various specializations.

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The development of automotive materials relies on the latest in research and design, manufacturing processes, and technical know-how to develop robust and reliable solutions to support the next generation of vehicles - including designing lightweight structures and applications of composite mixes to create lightweight vehicles to meet new regulatory standards on safety and emissions.

This year’s Automotive Lightweight Materials Europe 2021 is set to become the world’s leading exhibition and conference exclusively for automotive light-weighting and materials development for automotive OEMs to meet and collaborate with a large array of industry manufacturers, and to examine new methods and technical know-how to address the specific challenges associated with lightweighting for the next generation of vehicles.

Key topics on this year’s agenda include:

  • Lightweight materials economic outlook and industry forecasts
  • Exploring new applications and strategies for automotive lightweight production
  • Latest research in advanced materials, joining techniques, and vehicles architectures
  • New manufacturing processes and technical know-how to achieve economies of scale
  • Upcoming regulations and safety standards for the next generation of vehicles
  • End-user and manufacturer case studies and adapting to Industry 4.0

This exhibition and conference will provide a forum for all stakeholders across the automotive lightweight materials supply chain; from suppliers and service providers to equipment manufacturers for the automotive industry, to network and build cross-market relationships and to discuss the real challenges and opportunities in advanced materials and light-weighting to meet the needs of next-generation vehicles.

Call for Presentation

If you would like to be a speaker at this event, please contact sean.collins@iQ-Hub.com, subject heading “Call for Papers – Automotive Lightweight Materials Europe 2021”.

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To secure your place at Automotive Lightweight Materials Europe 2021 or if you require more information, please contact delegates@iQ-Hub.com.


Key topics for 2021:

  • Lightweight materials economic outlook and industry forecasts
    Understand the economic fundamentals and key market drivers for automotive lightweight materials from a global perspective. What composite materials and new technologies are available today and where is the automotive industry heading?
  • Exploring new applications and strategies for automotive lightweight production
    Make the business case for adopting new light-weighting solutions for the next generation of vehicles. What are the advanced high-performance lightweight materials that can be used for body-in-white (BIW) structures?
  • Latest research in advanced materials, joining techniques, and vehicles architectures
    Evaluate new innovations in joining solutions for automotive body structures. How to use simulation techniques to solve the problems of thermal effects, large deformations, complex geometries, fatigue behavior, and free surface boundaries arising from the forming and extrusion of lightweight alloys.
  • New manufacturing processes and technical know-how to achieve economies of scale
    Deliver reliable and scalable production methods for adapting new lightweight materials to achieve cost targets while analysing overall cost-effectiveness against current lightweight strategies without the constraints of previously invested capital.
  • Upcoming regulations and safety standards for the next generation of vehicles
    Hear from key regulators and classification bodies to ensure your products meet the requirements of new vehicle safety regulations and industry emissions standards.
  • End-user and manufacturer case studies and adapting to Industry 4.0
    Gain insight from leading manufacturers and implement strategies that others in the industry are using to ensure successful applications to the latest lightweight materials in your next automotive products.


  • This conference gave our company opportunities to meet key players in the emerging this space. Rob Sides (Ametek)
  • This conference allowed my company to see new technologies that we might find applicable in an efficient and collaborative manner. Joey Cheff (Toyota)
  • This event showcased some dynamic inclusive insights and trends. I was able to connect with many new prospective customers. Carl Williams (Nouryon)
  • The event showcased a lot of new and exciting light weighting technologies that are worth considering for any stakeholder looking to improve the weight and efficiency of a vehicle. Peter Duggan (Meridian Light Weight Technologies)
  • A great platform bringing together like-minded decision makers to brainstorm on lightweight technology. Mangesh Saraf (ARAI-AMTI Foundation)
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IQ Hub is committed to running this event responsibly. We believe in the power of live events and are determined to provide the most content-rich agenda and enhanced networking opportunities for our attendees.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic we have monitored guidance from health officials and governments for best practices. We have consulted with other event industry professionals to enhance the safety of our registration, exhibition, and conference areas.

From check-in to session rooms, exhibit halls, meals and networking, we have taken specific steps to help you feel secure and to ensure your own safety. All new procedures are designed to help prevent transmission and to maintain physical distancing during the event.

  • All attendees will be requested to wear face masks

  • Temperature checks using non-contact thermometers

  • Hand sanitizer stations placed throughout the event area

  • Gloves provided for anyone who would like to wear them

  • Seating plan with fewer attendees per table to ensure distance

  • Tables spaced out further in conference and session rooms

  • Increased cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch areas

  • Floor markings throughout the event to direct traffic

Beyond these measures, there may be additional, venue-specific safety procedures. Please visit each venue’s web site for complete information before you travel to the event as they are subject to change with little notice. If you have any further suggestions, please send them via email to delegates@iQ-Hub.com.

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