Be there when experts and tyre industry professionals meet at the "Eurotyre 2016" VDI Technical Conference. Learn first-hand what trends and developments currently define the industry and which will define it in the future. The topics which include mobility and material trends, environment and sustainability, tyre and road solutions and improved performance through testing and modelling will play a special role here.
Trends and challenges in the tyre industry
The breakthrough of new connectivity technologies as well as new types of transport and services have changed the entire automotive industry. The tyre industry is also affected by these developments. The networked end users, OEMs and road technology are changing the tyre industry from the "go-to-market" strategy to the tyre solution. Tyres must be optimised with regard to the new requirements arising from these trends.
Meet technical experts from tyre and automotive OEMs, leading suppliers, research institutes, public administration and supervisory authorities at the international "Eurotyre 2016" VDI Conference. Listen to what trends and developments exist in the tyre sector and how you can master current challenges.
- Hear presentations with high relevance for the tyre industry, selected by top-class experts from the field.
- Learn which trends impact the tyre industry today and which you could influence in the future.
- Exchange ideas with international experts.
Topics of the "Eurotyre 2016" Conference
The conference offers numerous presentations by internationally recognised experts on the following topics:
- global legislation and the tyre industry
- future mobility trends
- tyre sensors and connectivity for passenger and commercial vehicles
- trends and innovations in tyre design and material
- new results in the field of temporary spare tyres, rolling resistance and rubberised asphalt concrete
- current trends and performance optimisation from the perspective of OEMs
We would like to invite you to an evening reception in the centre of Düsseldorf on the first evening of the conference. Take advantage of the opportunity to meet other participants and speakers, exchange ideas and make new contacts in an informal atmosphere.
Registration & welcome coffee
Welcome and reading of Agreement on Compliance Rules
Chair’s welcome and opening address
The Future of Mobility
Prof. Dr. Ing. Pim van der Jagt, Executive Technical Leader, Research & Advanced Engineering, Ford Werke GmbH, Germany
Global Regulatory Scenario
Marco Spinetto, Head of Project Management & Regulations, Research & Development, Pirelli Tyre S.p.A., Italy
I. Answers to Future Trends
Intelligent Tyres for Passenger Cars
James Euchner, MBA, Vice President Global Innovation, Research & Development, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, USA
cTyre Sensors and Connectivity for Commercial Vehicles
Dr. Jörg Lehmann, Head of Advanced Tires & Systems, Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH, Germany
Lunch & exhibition visit
Digital Transformation of the Tyre Industry
Alain Waha, CEO, Azimute Ltd., United Kingdom
Extended Mobility: General Concepts and Markets
Dr. Kurt Uihlein, Director, Marketing & Development, Co-author: Brun Jelsma, Cordenka GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
II. Latest Material Trends
Material Modelling in Tyre Simulation – Rolling Resistance and Temperature Development
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Michael Kaliske, Head of Institute, Institute for Structural Analysis, Technical University Dresden, Germany
Coffee break & exhibition visit
General Requirements from Tyre Manufactures to Material Suppliers
Thomas Hanel, Head of Material Development, Pirelli Tyre S.p.A., Italy
Tyre Materials Design Over the Next Decade
Keizo Akutagawa, Ph.D., Fellow General Manager, Central Research Division, Bridgestone Corporation, Japan
Challenges and Potential for New Tyre Materials
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Giese, Managing Director, German Institute of Rubber Technology (DIK) e.V., Germany
End of conference day one
Evening reception at the end of the first conference day for a get together with other participants and Speakers.
III. Environment and Sustainability
Impact of Tyre Characteristics on Vehicle Efficiency and Performance (tbd)
Luigi Orofino, Senior Manager, Product Development Vehicle Integration & Validation – Performance, Fuel Consumption, Driveability & Shiftability, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Italy
Materials associated with Tyre Making/Use and the Environment
Philippe Fonta, Managing Director, Tire Industry Project (TIP), World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Switzerland
Coffee break & exhibition visit
IV. Testing and Modelling for Performance Optimization
The use of Tyre Modelling in Development from the Perspective of a Premium Vehicle Manufacturer
Jan Prins, Technical Specialist Tyre Modelling & CAE, Chassis, Steering Wheels and Tyres, Jaguar Land Rover Ltd., United Kingdom
The Virtual Tyre
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Michael Gipser, Co-Owner and Partner, cosin scientific software, Germany
Lunch & exhibition visit
V. Tyre and Road Solutions
Highest Tyre Safety for everybody – Run-Flat-Technology
Jérôme Boulet, Director, Product Category Management, Consumer Business Unit, Bridgestone Europe NV/SA, Belgium
Impact of Tyre Rolling Resistance on Fuel Consumption: Current Status and Perspectives
Eric Mallet, Tire Performance Analyst, Research & Development, Manufacture Française des Pneumatiques Michelin, France
Rubberized Asphalt Concrete: A Durable and Quiet Alternative to Traditional Paving Material
Daniele Fornai, M. Chem., R&D Manager, Technical Department, Ecopneus ScpA, Italy
Chair’s closing remarks
End of conference
Who is the conference for?
The conference aims at executives and technical specialists of the tyre and automobile manufacturers, as well as suppliers of tyre material. People from the technical research and public administration and supervisory authorities are also addressed. In addition, the conference also aims at professionals who work in the area of tyre design, design processes for tyres, tyre materials, tyre testing and tyre certification and who would like to discuss current trends.
Conference management and speakers
The conference program was developed by experienced representatives from the automotive and tyre industry. The conference will be led by David Anckaert, General Director of the Goodyear Dunlop Development Center Hanau.
Keynote speakers of the event are:
- Pim van der Jagt, Executive Technical Leader, Ford Research & Advanced Engineering
- Marco Spinetto, Head of Project Management & Regulations, Research & Development, Pirelli
Also hear presentations by experts from well-known companies and institutions such as:
- German Institute of Rubber Technology
- Jaguar Land Rover
- Technical University Dresden
Save your place
Would you like to meet international experts from the tyre industry and learn which trends and developments will move the industry in the next few years? Then secure your ticket for the "Eurotyre 2016" now. Book the conference together with our workshop "Tyre industry and Asia" and take advantage of the discounted price.
|09.11 - 10.11.2016||Düsseldorf||available||1590 €|
A limited number of rooms has been reserved for the benefit of the event participants.
Keizo Akutagawa Bridgestone Corporation / Tokyo
David Anckaert Goodyear Dunlop Tires / Hanau
Dipl.-Ing. Carsten Boltze Apollo Tyres Global R&D B.V. / Enschede
Stefan Fischer Giti Tire Deutschland GmbH / Hannover
Dipl.-Ing. Hans-Rudolf Hein Bridgestone Europe NV/SA / Zaventem
Ralf Irmert Trinseo Deutschland GmbH / Merseburg
Jean-Pierre Jeusette Goodyear Innovation Center Luxembourg (GIC*L) / Colmar-Berg
Univ.-Prof. Michael Kaliske Fakultät Bauingenieurwesen / Dresden
Christoph Kalla LANXESS International SA / Granges-Paccot
Dr.-Ing. Günter Leister Daimler AG / Sindelfingen
Dipl.-Ing. Gerd Lindemann Michelin Reifenwerke AG & Co KGaA / Karlsruhe
Bill Parsons Jaguar Land Rover Limited / Whitley, Coventry
Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Ritter Ford Werke GmbH / Köln
David Shaw Tire Industry Research / Wallington, Surrey
Marco Spinetto Pirelli Tyre SpA / Milano
Dr. Andreas Topp Continental AG / Hannover
Dr. Kurt Uihlein Cordenka GmbH & Co. KG / Obernburg
Dipl.-Ing. Victor Underberg Audi AG / Ingolstadt
Maarten van der Made VMI Holland BV / Epe