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Automotive Lightweighting Summit

October 24 @ 7:30 am - 1:00 pm

3rd Annual Automotive Lightweighting Summit

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Federal Reserve, Detroit, MI

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.  Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Speakers/Program (includes lunch)

Held in partnership with:Event sponsor:

Macro and regulatory factors continue to press the industry for new innovative solutions, which is reshaping traditional business models. Hear from some of the leading stakeholders across the value chain, including remarks from the CEO of Braidy Industries on how this new and innovative company promised to disrupt existing frameworks.

This year’s expanded speaker line-up will include representatives from suppliers, OEMs, mills, leading consultants and more.

The Summit will also feature a newly launched lightweighting innovation award and lunch for additional networking opportunities.

Topics include:  Macro Overview…A Look at Regulations, Trade Implications, etc…Future Materials and Solutions…Steel Perspective… OEM Multi-Material Perspective…How Suppliers are Responding to a Mixed Material Environment…Multi-Material Service Center… Lightweighting Parts, Prototypes, Bonding, etc…and More

To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Chris Brower at

Keynote Speaker:

Craig Bouchard
Chairman and CEO
Braidy Industries


Charles Chesbrough
Senior Economist and Senior Director of Industry Insights
Cox Automotive



Curt Horvath
Technical Fellow/Global Lead, Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Sheet Metals
General Motors



David Anderson
Senior Director, Automotive Technical Panel & Long Products Program



Jim Mortenson
Director, Strategic Product Development
Worthington Industries



Eric Haiss
Executive Vice President
Continental Structural Plastics




Chuck Evans
Corporate Vice President



Other speakers to be announced.




October 24
7:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Detroit Branch
1600 E Warren Ave.
Detroit, MI 48207 United States
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