In light of the U.S. government’s aggressive new CAFE mileage standard targets, Plastics News and European Plastics News are organizing the Plastics in Lightweight & Electric Vehicles 2011 conference to assess the fast-changing area of vehicle lightweighting, from multiple perspectives.
Various speakers and sessions will look at the role plastics can play in interiors, seating, exteriors, structural, powertrain and under-the-hood components, as well as in electrification, battery and hybrid technology. In addition to offering increased styling and design freedom, plastics also will play a key role in tomorrow's environmentally friendly electric and hybrid vehicles -- from traditional parts to battery components.
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The conference opens Nov. 7 with a pair of concurrent (optional) afternoon workshops presented by Engel Group and Sigma Plastic Services, followed by two days of speaker sessions – with plenty of time built in for networking among the exhibits.
For more background, see PN Reporter Rhoda Miel's recent story on the topic at http://bit.ly/caferules and PN Editor Don Loepp's related column at http://bit.ly/cafecolumn. Or this video shot by Rhoda -- http://bit.ly/cafevideo -- which features CAR President/CEO Dr. Jay Baron, one of this conference's speakers.
Plastics in Lightweight & Electric Vehicles 2011 will end at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 9 so that participants can then go down the street to the SPE Automotive Division's Innovation Awards Competition & Gala that evening at Burton Manor in Livonia (just 5 miles east of the PN Global Group conference at Laurel Manor). Plastics in Lightweight & Electric Vehicle attendees may register at the discounted rate of $150/seat and get a free pass to the VIP reception.
* Registration questions? Contact Charla DeVoe at (330) 865-6135 or firstname.lastname@example.org
* Interested in speaking? Contact Robert Grace at (330) 865-6151 or email@example.com
* Sponsorship questions? In North America contact J.A. Lewellen at (330) 865-6138 or firstname.lastname@example.org; in Europe contact Levent Tounjer at +44-20-8253-9626 or email@example.com
* Exhibit or conference logistics questions? Contact Linda Whelan at (330) 865-6103 or firstname.lastname@example.org