Auto Engineering Forum | Advanced Engineering 2021

The UK’s leading annual gathering of OEMs and engineering supply chain professionals

3 & 4 November 2021 | NEC, Birmingham

The UK’s largest annual gathering of OEMs and engineering supply chain professionals

4 & 5 November 2020 | NEC, Birmingham

The UK’s largest annual gathering of OEMs and engineering supply chain professionals

4 & 5 November 2020

NEC, Birmingham

AutoMotive Engineering Forum

In these challenging times, the UK automotive manufacturing sector remains as vital as ever, and a whole raft of OEMs are looking to increase efficiencies and reduce production costs like never before. With attendees ranging from the likes of Aston Martin to Vauxhall, Automotive Engineering is the UK’s only trade exhibition and forum dedicated to vehicle R & D, design, test, production, and assembly.

Please note: All programmes and timings are subject to change. Some speakers are continuing to confirm slots, which will be updated as soon as confirmed. Programme timings may also change to ensure they follow all requirements from the latest Covid-19 rules and updates as they are provided.

Please register to visit to keep updated with changes and additional details as we approach the event. 

Day 1

Lightweighting

Auto Engineering Forum

11:45-12:15

The Right Material at the Right Place.

Alan Banks, Lightweighting Innovations Manager, Ford Motor Company.

Lightweighting

Auto Engineering Forum

12:30-12:40

Losing Weight Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult.

Antony Dodworth, Chief Technology & Manufacturing Officer, Bright Lite Structures LLC.

Lightweighting

Auto Engineering Forum

12:40-12:50

Xyclone LS-DYNA – A Lightweighting and Structural Optimisation Tool for Automated Vehicle Design. A “Mesh-to-Manufacture” Solution.

David Russell, Director, Vortex Engineering Group.

Lightweighting

Auto Engineering Forum

12:50-13:00

Design, Optimisation and Cost-effective Manufacture of Lightweight EV Wheels.

Garry Scott, New Product Introduction Manager, Carbon ThreeSixty.

Big Data

Auto Engineering Forum

13:00-13:30

Digital Twins for Accelerated Product Development.

Mark-Paul Buckingham, Managing Director, Xi Engineering.

Day 2

Eletricification

Auto Engineering Forum

10:30-11:00

Oliver Larkin, Head of Corporate and Public Relations, Volkswagen.

Eletricification

Auto Engineering Forum

11:15-11:35

Malcolm Earp, Chief Commercial Officer, The Ultimate Battery Co.

Eletricification

Auto Engineering Forum

11:55-12:15

Development of an Integrated EV Drive and Suspension System.

Martin Waide, Design Engineer, Cy-Car USA Inc.

Motorsport Engineering

Auto Engineering Forum

12:15-12:35

Bringing a New Product to Market in Motorsport.

Graham Roberts, Business Development Manager - High End Automotive and F1, Toray Advanced Composites.

Motorsport Engineering

Auto Engineering Forum

12:55-13:15

Composites Design for Manufacture.

Ian Cowley, Director/Technical Consultant, Engineering & Beyond.

Sustainability

Auto Engineering Forum

14:00-14:30

Recycled Carbon Fibre: Enabling Lightweight Solutions with Low Environmental Footprints.

Frazer Barnes, Managing Director, ELG Carbon Fibre.

Sustainability

Auto Engineering Forum

14:30-15:00

Sustainable Lightweighting – Naturally Smart.

Per Mårtensson, CSO, BComp.

Aluminium Strategic Metal Changing Society

Auto Engineering Forum

15:15-15:30

Aluminium; the Designers Choice.

Kirsi Lintula, Marketing & Communications Manager, Aluminium Federation.

Don't miss out!

The UK’s leading annual gathering of OEM’s and engineering supply chain professionals.

4 & 5 November 2020 at NEC Birmingham.

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