Series History

Our history in the automotive sector reaches back to 2008. Since then we have spearheaded a multitude of global initiatives, attracting only the highest level of speakers and delegates. Our agendas are researched closely with the industry to ensure that they deliver specific solutions for the end user.

In 2012 we launched our Global Automotive Lightweight Materials series in London, which was a great success. The event received a phenomenal industry backing from OEMs, material suppliers, research and development institutions, associations and wider stakeholders; with attendees being drawn by the wide mix of speakers, detailed agenda, topics and networking.

See below a breakdown of the attendance from each initiative so far, including the recent Initiative in London:

Global Automotive Lightweight Materials London 2013 Fact File:

  • Over 200 senior attendees
  • Delegate numbers increased by over 60% from 2012
  • Countries in attendance included the UK, Germany, USA, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, France, Canada, Italy, India, Netherlands, Belgium, Australia, Denmark, Luxembourg, Israel, Switzerland
  • Vehicle OEMs represented were BMW, Aston Martin, Jaguar Land Rover, General Motors, Chrysler, Ferrari spA, Bentley, Ford, Nissan, Lotus, McLaren Automotive, Audi, Honda R&D Americas, Inc, Lamborghini, Bugatti GmbH, Porsche AG, Hyundai, Toyota Europe
  • Other attendee companies included ARRK Europe Ltd., Profil (UK), CPS/Semi Dice International B.V, ThyssenKrupp Tailored Blanks GmbH, Superform, Technical Fibre Products Ltd., Rheinfelden Alloys GmbH & Co. KG, Engenuity Limited, Altair Engineering Ltd., KVT Fastening AG, R B & W Corporation, Gurit UK Limited, Dow Automotive Systems, Siemens PLM Software, Altair Engineering Ltd., Meridian Lightweight Technologies, Benteler-SGL Composite Technology GmbH, Alan Harper Composites, Stadco Ltd, Sertec Group Holdings Limited, Magnesium Elektron, Chomarat Textiles Industries, Constellium Packaging & Automotive Rolled Products, Calsonic Kansei, e-Xstream engineering, Magna Automotive Services GmbH, Teijin Ltd, MIRRC, Sapa Components, Aleris Aluminium, Tata Steel, The Inovo Group, ANDRITZ Soutec AG, SSAB, Sigmatex (UK) Ltd, Hope Global, Albany Engineered Composites, Prototechnik GmbH & Co. KG, World Auto Steel, Vari-Form, Plasan, Chemetall GmbH, Rio Tinto Alcan, Alcoa, Flanders' DRIVE, Huntsman Polyurethanes, Campus Automobile Spa Francorchamps ASBL, Martinrea Honsel Germany GmbH, Comau, Henrob Ltd, Hydro Aluminium, Oxeon AB, Cytec Engineering Materials, Kraton Polymers Research B.V., DuPont Deutschland GmbH, Metalsa, Tri Arrows Aluminium, Kraton, Aleris, Hexcel, EDAX, Formax, McKinsey & Company, Dodworth Design, SABIC, Momentive Speciality Chemicals Research Belgium SA, National Composites Centre, Coventry University, Constellium, WMG, URT Composites Ltd, Ricardo UK Limited, AMAG UK Ltd and more
  • Over 100 companies present

See below a selection of photos from GALM London 2013:

Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Detroit 2012 Fact File:

  • Over 150 senior attendees
  • Representation from the USA, Canada, UK, France, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Mexico and Switzerland
  • Vehicle OEMs represented included BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, General Motors, Chrysler, Lotus Engineering, Ford Motor Company, Honda, Hybrid Kinetic Motors, Mitsubishi Motors R & D of America and Nissan
  • Further delegation from DuPont, ExxonMobil Chemical, 3M Energy & Advanced Materials Division, Dow Automotive, TWB Company LLC, Constellium, Cosma Engineering, Bombardier, Ricardo Inc, Novelis, ITW Shakeproof, Hungarian Investment and Trade Agency, Johnson Controls, Inc, Kraton Polymers, ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks Americas, Vari-Form, BollHoff, Altair, SAIC Motor UK Technical Centre Limited, BASF Corporation, Quantum Technologies Inc., Autodesk, Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH, Worthington Steel, Plasan, Metalsa, Midway Products Group Inc, Magna Exteriors & Interiors, Spartan Light Metal Products, Meridian Lightweight Technologies, SSAB Americas, Aisin Technical Centre of America, Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation, ZD Metal Products, Stadco Ltd
  • Over 80 companies attended
  • 18 US states present  

Global Automotive Lightweight Materials London 2012 Fact File:

  • Over 160 senior attendees
  • Countries represented included the UK, Germany, USA, Qatar, Australia, Canada, Austria, Netherlands, Italy, Japan, India, Belgium, France, Israel, Spain, Switzerland and Mexico
  • Vehicle OEMs represented included Aston Martin, Bentley Motors, Volvo, Tata Motors, Nissan, Honda, Ferrari SPA, BMW, Audi, McLaren Automotive, Jaguar Land Rover, Ford, Fiat Group, General Motors, Toyota, and Bugatti
  • Additional companies present included Teijin, International Magnesium Group, Novelis, Altair Engineering Ltd., Gurit, Semi Dice International B.V, CPS Technologies Inc, Plasan, Magnesium Elektron, Meridian Lightweight Technologies UK Ltd, Gossan Resources Ltd., ARRK Europe Ltd, International Magnesium Group, Hexcel Composites, Formax, DuPont UK Ltd, Bollhoff Fastenings Ltd, Britax Childcare Group, Vincentz Network GmbH & Co. KG, Ricardo UK, Magna International, Instron, Prodrive, Composites Innovation Centre, Constellium, Dassault Systems, RLE International Ltd, Stadco Ltd, Victor Technologies S.A, ThyssenKrupp Tailored Blanks, Quickstep, Sapa Profiles Automotive Applications, Surface Generation Ltd, A&P Technology, Airborne Composites B.V, Metalsa, Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology and many more.
  • Over 100 organisations in attendance

We return to Detroit in August 2013 to deliver a totally fresh speaker faculty and agenda. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Senior R&D Manager, Dow Automotive

"I liked the topics, presence of OEMs and competitive materials"

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