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The industry get together

The VDI PIAE congress is the industry get-together for the users of plastics in automotive manufacturing. And every year, this event also hosts the ‘who’s who’ of the plastics business as well as the automotive and supplier industries.

More than 50 high quality professional presentations

Three parallel presentation strands will give you insight into the newest and most promising developments. Hear talks about topics such as the impacts of current mobility trends on plastics applications, the design of complex structural components in combination with renewable resources of the use of CfK with a thermoplast matrix, for example.

A total of 1,500 participants

The VDI PIAE congress is the world’s largest convention for plastic applications in cars with 1,500 participants.

Huge trade exhibition

Over 110 local and international companies present the most innovative plastic technology solutions exclusively for congress participants in the foyer of the congress center. As part of a car show where automotive manufacturers show current models and concepts, participants have the opportunity to study plastic components and parts on the cars themselves.

Exclusive evening pre-program

We welcome you to a get-together as part of the ‘Automotive Night’ before the first day of the event. Meet colleagues, peers and new contacts in a communicative and relaxed environment at the manufactory in Mannheim.

Interactive workshop about the effects of automotive trends on plastics

  • Autonomous driving – what influence does autonomous driving have on vehicle interiors? 
  • Value change – which challenges do the automotive and supplier industry need to overcome as a result of these changes?
  • Shared mobility – what solutions exist and what needs to be considered when implementing them? 
  • Electrification in the drivetrain – what are the effects of electrification of the drivetrain on plastics applications?

Seperate presentations NFZ

In an additional series of presentations, you’ll find out about the needs and demands of electromobility in relation to the NFZ industry, future design developments in the driver’s cab and the opportunities to integrate components made by additive manufacturing according to the special wishes of Clients.