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"The concept is directly in line with challenges I face everyday. Great to hear other OEMs/Tiers speaking about these issues" Advanced Materials Research, Honda R&D Americas

"Once again an excellent conference. Well organized with quality participation from OEMs and suppliers" Chief Designer, Plasan

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American Business Conferences produce leading events for the automotive industry, organizing a range of summits in areas such as Lightweight Materials, Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing, Hybrid, EV Battery, Powertrain, Natural Gas Vehicles, EV Charging, Connected In-Vehicle Infotainment and more.

After first launching in London and Detroit in 2012, the Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Series has established itself as the world leading automotive lightweighting forum.

Since launch, the GALM series has doubled in size with over 1500 automotive professionals benefiting from the series so far.

After a successful launch in Asia, we head back to Detroit again in August for a brand new event designed specifically for manufacturing, vehicle engineering, technology, body shop and assembly professionals.

Our Global Lightweight Materials Series Events Have Included:

Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Detroit Series Facts:

  • 60% increase in attendees from 2012 to 2013
  • A total of 90 OEMs in attendance
  • Attendees traveled from the USA, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Germany, UK, Canada, France, Switzerland, Hungary and Israel
  • Over 100 different companies attending

Past Attendees Have Included:

Profil, Harley Davidson, ShapeCorp, DuPont, SSOE Group, General Motors, Gurit, Dow Automotive, Furukawa-Sky Aluminium Corp, Mitsubishi, Shape Corp, Technical Fibre Products, RB&W Manufacturing, Graftech International Holdings, Eaton Trade & Employment, BMW, Noranda Aluminium, Utilimaster Corporation, Sika Corporation, LLC, TE Connectivity, Chrysler Group LLC, The Adhesive & Sealant Council, Plasan Carbon Composites, Procter & Gamble, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Plastic Omnium Auto Exterior, PPG Industries, Inc, Magna Powertrain, SAIC Motor UK Limited, Saertex USA LLC, Honda R&D Americas Inc., MacLean-Fogg Company, Nolax Inc, Alcoa, Inc, American Chemistry Council, Superform, Volvo, Siemens PLM Software, Deere & Company, SABIC, Mills Sales Company, Lafayette Steel and Aluminium, Ford, Eastman Chemical Company, Henrob, Invista, DURA Automotive Systems, John Deere, Noranda Aluminium, Henkel, Toyota, US Magnesium, Jaguar Land Rover, Henkel Adhesive Technologies, Ministry of Economic Development, Consolidated Metal Products, Inc, Rifast Systems LLC, Nissan, Metalsa, Milacron Plastics Machinery, Lamborghini, Ohio Graftings, Inc, Bentley, Kuraray America, Lotus Engineering, Alcoa, Aleris Inc, BASF Corporation, ExxonMobil Chemical, Henkel, Bombardier, Hybrid Kinetic Motors,  United States Steel, Toray International America, Fiat SpA, Cytec Engineering materials, Anchor manufacturing, Audi, Shiloh Industries, Stadco Ltd, Calsonic Kansei, Ferrari, Teijin Ltd, Tata Steel, Magnesium Elektron, Rio Tinto Alcan, Porsche AG, Hydro Aluminium, WorldAutoSteel, McLaren, University of Michigan, Magnesium Elektron and many more.

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