Executive Networking Event during IAA
During IAA, more than 50 high-level participants met in Bad Homburg for the AZL Executive Networking Event. The idea of the event was to bring together automotive and lightweight senior executives with key representatives in the automotive and composite sector to discuss the future trends in lightweight.
Four keynote speaker introduced the event with their view on lightweight technologies in the automotive applications.
- Dr. Stefan Kienzle, Director; Lightweight, Materials, Manufacturing, Group Research & Sustainability at Daimler AG
- Dr. Jürgen Wesemann, Manager Vehicle Technologies & Materials at Ford Research & Advanced Engineering Europe
- Dr. Bin Wei, Manager Lightweight at NIO
- Dr. HeeJune Kim, Project Leader Composites at LG Hausys R&D Center
In a panel discussion, the speakers discussed the importance of lightweight in view of e-Mobility and autonomous driving.
In the subsequent networking dinner, the participating 13 presidents and vice presidents, 28 executives and 12 senior managers representing composite and automotive companies, connected and discussed in an easy and uncomplicated atmosphere.
On the following day, a guided tour over the IAA Trade Show gave insights into new automotive trends provided by exhibitors of the New Mobility World: Tata Steel, IBM and Google. The Tier 1’s Faurecia, Plastic Omnium and Magna gave insights into their lightweight strategies.
This is what some of the participants said on the event: