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Past Attendees

  • Ascorium Industries
  • Owens Corning
  • S&P Global
  • American Iron and Steel Institute
  • Ducati Motor Holding
  • Henkel
  • Metalsa
  • Graphene Composite Materials LLC
  • Lyten
  • Nouryon
  • CNH Industrial
  • Martinrea
  • 3A Composites
  • Magna International
  • Toyota Motor North America
  • ExxonMobil

Who should attend

  • Lightweight Materials
  • Materials Supplies
  • Parts Procurement
  • Vehicle Technologies
  • Nanomaterials Research
  • Advanced Engineering
  • Automotive Technologies
  • Vehicle Body Manufacturing
  • Equipment Design and Manufacture
  • Composite Manufacturing
  • Lithium & Raw Materials Sourcing
  • Body-in-White (BIW) Engineering
  • Cost Reduction Strategies
  • Material Specifications
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Business Development
  • Materials Sourcing and Advisory
  • Nanomaterials and Technologies
  • Research and Development
  • Strategy, Projects, & Public Affairs
  • Legal and Compliance Work
  • Purchasing and Sourcing
  • Equipment Certification Services
  • News Reporting and Journalism
  • Automotive OEMs
  • Automotive Lightweight Materials
  • Tier-1 Vehicle Manufacturers
  • Tier-2 & Tier-3 Manufacturers
  • Advanced Composite Suppliers
  • Automotive Researchers
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Fastening Suppliers (SPRs)
  • Engineering Design Companies
  • EV & HEV Researchers
  • Bonding and Adhesive Suppliers
  • Joining & Forming Technologies
  • Materials Science and Engineers
  • Composites and Coatings Suppliers
  • Welding Engineers & Equipment
  • Corrosion, Coatings, and Simulation
  • Electrical Equipment Manufacturers
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  • Public Consultation Groups
  • Legal and Compliance Services
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • News Reporters and Journalists
  • Other Professional Services

Expert Speakers to Date

  • Ed Elliott
  • Edwin Pope
    S&P Global
  • Igor Braha
  • Christopher Kristock
    American Iron and Steel Institute
  • Simone Piazza
    Ducati Motor Holding
  • Geert Trossaert
    Ascorium Industries
  • Therese Niemi
  • Tom Nosker
    Graphene Composite Materials
  • Denis Kissounko
    TDA Research Inc.
  • Russell Elkin
    3A Composites

Why Attend?

The Automotive Lightweight Materials 2024 Exhibition and Conference is the only event of its kind to deliver leading market intelligence and industry presentations on the latest lightweight automotive applications and new technological advancements….

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The Premier Forum for Automotive Lightweight Materials

Welcome to the Automotive Lightweight Materials USA 2024 Exhibition and Conference, where innovators in lightweight materials will meet with leading automotive manufacturers in Detroit, Michigan, 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 a reduction in vehicle weight by using lightweight materials such as high-strength steel, magnesium, aluminum, 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 highlight 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 2024 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 next generation of vehicles.

Key topics on this year’s agenda include:

  • Lightweight materials economic outlook and industry forecasts
  • Exploring new applications with advanced engineering and simulation techniques
  • Latest research in advanced materials, joining techniques, and additive manufacturing
  • New manufacturing processes and strategies for automotive lightweight production
  • Upcoming regulations and safety standards for the next generation of vehicles
  • Manufacturer case studies on successful adaptation of lightweight materials

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 discuss the real challenges and opportunities in advanced materials and lightweighting 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 USA 2024”.

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To secure your place at Automotive Lightweight Materials USA 2024, or if you require more information, please contact delegates@iQ-Hub.com.


Key topics for 2024:

  • Lightweight materials economic outlook and industry forecasts
    Understand the economic fundamentals and key market drivers for automotive lightweight materials from a global perspective. Which composite materials and new technologies are available today, and where is the automotive industry heading?
  • Exploring new applications with advanced engineering and simulation techniques
    Make the business case for adopting new lightweighting solutions for the next generation of vehicles. 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
  • Latest research in advanced materials, joining techniques, and additive manufacturing
    Evaluate innovations in joining solutions for automotive body structures. What advanced high-performance materials can be used for developing lightweight body-in-white (BIW) structures?
  • New manufacturing processes and strategies for automotive lightweight production
    Deliver reliable and scalable production methods for adapting new lightweight materials to achieve cost targets while optimizing production using new 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.
  • Manufacturer case studies on successful adaptation of lightweight materials
    Gain insights from leading manufacturers and implement strategies that others in the industry use to ensure successful applications of the latest lightweight materials in your next automotive products.


  • This conference gave our company opportunities to meet key players in the emerging space
    Rob Sides (Ametek)
  • This summit 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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