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Canadian-German Conference on Lightweighting

How are New Lightweight Materials & Processes Transforming the Automotive and Manufacturing Industry

Where: Collider Building, 2544 Advanced Ave., London, ON N6M 0E1, Canada 

Date: Wednesday November 6, 2019

Time: 8.00 AM till 2.00 PM


As part of a trade mission with German companies visiting Canada for one week, the Canadian German Chamber of Industry & Commerce is organizing this conference for stimulating a German-Canadian exchange on lightweight materials and solutions. The project is financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs & Energy of Germany. 

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Conference Program

08:00 AM - Registration & Light Breakfast

08:30 AM - Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Jules Voss - Project Manager at the Canadian German Chamber of Industry & Commerce Inc.
  • Jack Adams – Manager, Business Development at LEDC 


08:40 AM - The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy`s Lightweighting Initiative today and tomorrow – A German-Canadian Perspective

  • Werner Loscheider - Head of Unit for Construction industry, Lightweight construction / New Materials & Resource efficiency at Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs & Energy of Germany


9:00 AM - Lightweighting and Canada's Manufacturing Ecosystem: Policies and Innovators

  • Brendan Sweeney, PhD - Managing Director at Trillium Network for Advanced Manufacturing 


09:20 AM -  Leichtbau BW. We Connect your Business. 

  • Sandra Bayer - General Manager at Leichtbau BW GmbH

 

09:30 AM - Discover inside information - Exterior, Interior, and Luggage capacity dimensions  

  • Andrea Thomsen-Peters - Managing Director at Autograph Dimensions GmbH

 

09:40 AM - Coffee Break 

 

10:00 AM - Panel Discussion 1: The Future of Lightweight Material Application in Automotive - A German-Canadian Perspective

  • Werner Loscheider - Head of Unit for Construction industry, Lightweight construction / New Materials & Resource efficiency at Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs & Energy of Germany
  • Sridhar Ramamurthy - Senior Research Scientist (Materials and Corrosion) at Surface Science Western
  • Shaikh Akhlaque-E-Rasul, PhD, Peng - CAE Analyst at Ford Motor Company 
  • Tjark von Reden, Dr. - CEO of MAI Carbon
  • Moderator: John Makaran, Dr., P.Eng. - Director, Engineering & Research at Canadian Centre for Product Validation

 

10:40 AM - Automation and Quality Control in the Serial Production of Thermoplastic Composites

  •  Lucas Ciccarelli - Sales and Project Engineer at AFPT GmbH

 

10:50 AM - Engineering Excellence for Product and Process 

  • Jan Schulte - Managing Director for North America at EDAG Engineering GmbH

 

11:00 AM - Technology for Quality - Quality Control and Improvement using Special Machines

  • Martin Köppers, Dr. - Managing Director at Laubinger & Rickmann GmbH & Co. KG

 

11:10 AM - Panel Discussion 2: Additive Manufacturing in Automotive and how it is Revolutionizing Manufacturing in Automotive

  • Kenneth Barclay - Director of Sales & Marketing at Additive Metal Manufacturing
  • Mark Zimny, P.Eng. M.Sc. - CEO of Promation 
  • David Muir, Dr. - Director R&D, Manufacturing Automotive and Surface Transportation at National Research Council Canada 
  • Tharwat Fouad - President at Anubis 3D Industrial Solutions Inc.
  • Moderator: Soeren Striepe, Dr.-Ing., P.Eng - Senior Manager, R&D at MAGNA International 

 

11:50 AM - Lightweight Trends in the Stamping and Compression Molding Market

  • Paul Thom - Sales Engineer at Schuler Pressen GmbH 

 

12:00 PM - How to Produce Large Columns of Material Continuously

  • Elfriede Martini - Senior Sales Engineer at Held Technologie GmbH

 

12:10 PM -  Advanced High Volume Composite Production Lines  

  •  Raimund Grimm - Sales Manager at Dieffenbacher GmbH

 

12:20 PM - The future of CFRP in the automotive industry - What effects do research activities of the MAI Carbon excellence cluster have on the development of production costs? 

  • Tjark von Reden, Dr. - CEO of MAI Carbon


12:30 PM - Closing Remarks

12:30 PM - Networking Lunch

02:00 PM - End of Conference

Our Supporting Partners

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Contact

If you require any additional information, please contact Jules Voss either via e-mail (jules.voss@germanchamber.ca) or via phone (416 598 7083)