Past event: Automotive Seating Innovation 2023 Conference

With significant changes and continuing progress in the automotive sector, seats remain the main interface between the user and the vehicle. As the industry heads towards level 3+ autonomous vehicles, there are new challenges that seating experts need to address to maximise user experience.

Addressing challenges in sustainability, autonomy, safety, comfort, and design, Automotive IQ’s 16th International Seating Innovation Conference is a direct reflection of where the seating industry is right now. With an agenda driven by 100% industry intelligence, the 2023 event is designed to provide a sharing platform for new innovations, and deliver technical presentations focused on both near- and long-term developments in automotive seating.

Join your colleagues and peers in the automotive seating community in Frankfurt, Germany on January 24th, 25th & 26th, and learn from, share ideas, and network with experts from across the supply chain.

Download a copy of the 2023 agenda to share with your team & get in touch today to reserve your place!

Co-located with the 16th International Automotive Tire Technologies 2023 Conference, we're giving you the opportunity to learn from, network, and do business with 100s of experts over three full days in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Top 10 Reasons to Attend

  1. 3 Full Days of Technical Presentations & Discussions- led by seating experts
  2. Workshop Day focusing on Sustainability & Smart Materials
  3. Seating in Autonomous Vehicles- Everything from safety to seat positions
  4. OEM Perspective on Vehicle Interior- Keynote presentations on seating innovation
  5. Deep Dive Discussions on Seat Sustainability- Leather alternatives, recycling materials and creating a circular economy
  6. Integrating Safety Systems- Explore all safety considerations of the future seat, including restraints, seat testing, and regulation changes
  7. Current and Near-Term Developments in Seat Comfort- Ergonomics, smart features & new functionalities
  8. Weight Reduction of Seating- Complete vision of the impact of seat weight on EV range and performance, and lightweight solutions
  9. Actual Technology Demonstrations - Highlighting capabilities & applications of cutting-edge seating technology
  10. Curated Networking Opportunities with OEMs, Tier 1s and Suppliers- Offering a 5* on-site experience from start to finish

2023 Agenda Highlights

  • Seating & Safety - Discuss safety considerations for new seating scenarios, and join interactive discussion groups to share your perspective on seat safety
  • Sustainability - Join deep dive discussions on sustainability, exploring the industry's strategy for using bio-based materials, and sustainability in the overall seat lifecycle
  • Higher Levels of Autonomy - Explore the possibilities of the vehicle interior, and discuss developments in seating positions & smart technology
  • Comfort & Design - Share best practices for improving comfort for the driver & passenger, and understand adjustment possibilities to maximise user experience

2023 Speaker Line Up

  • Adam Leker, Seating Manager Range Rover, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Sean Harper, Technical Specialist Soft Trim, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Dave Withey, Technical Specialist- Seating Innovation, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Dr. Wulf-Peter Schmidt, Director Sustainability, Advanced Regulations and Product Conformity, Europe, Ford
  • Lee-Ann Ramcherita, Head of Seat Architecture, Airbus
  • Mumin Imamoglu, Senior Technical Specialist- Seat Foam & Comfort and Seat Complete, TOFAS Turk Otomobil Fabrikasi A.S.
  • Pan Zagorski, Senior Research Scientist, Lear Corporation
  • Elie Abi Chaaya, Manager Electronics, Faurecia Automotive Seating
  • Samuel Baudu, Master Expert Comfort, Faurecia Automotive Seating
  • Christian Neyrinck, Manager Innovation Europe, Faurecia Automotive Seating
  • Benoit Scheer, Innovation Manager- Seating Covers & Foam/ Seat Accessories, Faurecia Automotive Seating
  • Thomas Dillinger, Innovation & Pre-development | Complete Seat Emea, Adient
  • Roman Faatz, Director Sales Automotive Northern & Eastern Europe, Lectra
  • Anibal Figueira, Sales Manager Automotive, Endutex
  • Marta Xavier, R&D - Automotive, Endutex
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Vink, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft, The Netherlands
  • Madris Hamitouche, Senior Team Lead Analyst, S&P Global
  • Kay Ullrich, Group Leader Smart Textile Systems, TITV Greiz
  • Dr. Konrad Steiner, Head of Department | Flow and Material Simulation, Fraunhofer-Institut für Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik ITWM
  • Dr. José Solaz, Scientific Director | Head of Innovation, Automobile & Mobility, Instituto de Biomecánica (IBV)
  • Dr. Andrea Upmann, Professor for Automotive Interior, FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences
  • Dr. Wolfram Remlinger, Professor für 'Interior Design Engineering', Universität Stuttgart
  • Alice Andrews, Senior Conference Producer, Automotive IQ

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Radisson Blu Conference Hotel Dusseldorf
Karl Arnold Platz 5, 40474
Dusseldorf, Germany

Group Rate: We have Standard Rooms available from €189.00 per night, Including breakfast and VAT.

Reservation Method: Reserve your room by clicking on the link below, subject to availability; Click Here
Event details
Organizer : Automotive IQ
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-23915