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  • June 19 - 20, 2024

    Mannheim, Congress Center Rosengarten

     

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PIAE – International professional congress for plastics in cars

The world’s largest congress for plastics experts in the automotive industry has been looking into current plastics applications and their uses in exteriors, interiors, engines, materials and technologies for over 40 years. Nevertheless, this longstanding history of our congress is not the only reason to attend.

With over 60 exhibitors along the entire value chain, the exhibition offers the ideal opportunity for networking with specialists. There is simply no other material that comes close to plastic when it comes to efficiency, flexibility, functionality and the design of surfaces. A jobwall, great cars and a modern coffee bar will complement the existing exhibition. You can very much look forward to great new opportunities at PIAE 2023.

When it comes to applications in cars, plastics can be tailored exactly in terms of design and comfort and in products that provide a welcoming feeling, thanks to their unique manufacturing and processing characteristics. This is important because products such as cars and commercial vehicles are no longer just devices to cover distances, they’re also workspaces. Therefore, plastics in cars are becoming increasingly important.

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A total of 1,400 participants from the entire value chain

With 1,400 visitors per year, the VDI PIAE congress is the world’s largest industry meet for plastic applications automotive technology. We look forward to welcoming visitors from Germany, Europe and all over the world. Don’t miss the chance to engage with representatives from the entire value chain!

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Vast, interactive trade exhibition

In the foyer of the congress center, over 100 national and international companies present innovative solutions in plastics technology for the automotive industry. You will be able to study the plastic components directly on vehicles in the exhibition, where current models and concept studies are showcased. In 2020, you’ll again be able to visit the job wall and find out more about career trends in plastics and automotive industry.

PIAE in Mannheim: The industry meeting for discussion, information and networking!

For over 40 years, the international VDI PIAE Congress has provided a platform for plastic applications in automotive construction, demonstrating the importance of plastics in vehicles. Every year, new innovation in design and plastic technology prove how essential plastics are for our mobility. Experience the most exciting developments and trends at PIAE in Mannheim.

What can you expect?

  • High-quality presentations through a Call for Papers and careful selection by the program committee
  • The exhibition with Future Cars & Production Vehicles presents the latest trends in exhibits
  • Numerous opportunities to make new contacts and engage in technical exchanges about current plastic technology issues with other experts
     

Congress Target Audience

  • All decision-makers along the entire value chain
  • Representatives from research and development
  • Scientific staff from universities and research institutes

Become an Exhibitor / Sponsor

Would you like to present your company and its products and services to your target audience without scattering losses? Find out about the opportunities to become a sponsor or exhibitor at the international VDI PIAE Congress!

Review 2023

At PIAE 2023 in Mannheim, over 750 participants, including numerous representatives from Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), convened to network and share expertise. Across two days, discussions revolved around the potential of various sustainable technologies in plastic applications for automotive construction. 46 meticulously selected keynotes and presentations, notable for their practical relevance, provided valuable insights. Leading OEMs showcased both ongoing and upcoming series projects. Simultaneously, the accompanying technical exhibition featured more than 80 exhibitors presenting advanced solutions in plastic technology.

In 2024, the international VDI PIAE Congress is set to return, taking place from June 19-20 at the Congress Center Rosengarten in Mannheim.

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Committee

The VDI is Europe´s biggest technical and scientific association and in that role also the representative of engineers and technology both nationally and internationally. With the comprehensive support of our international, 11-member program committee, composed of experts from science and business, we meet those requirements in the way we design the content of our conference.

Thank you very much for the great cooperation!

 

Program Committee

Pascal Bertens

Pascal Bertens

DAF Trucks N.V. / Eindhoven

Dr. Christian Bornhorst

Dr. Christian Bornhorst

Volkswagen AG / Wolfsburg

Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Drescher

Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Drescher

Volkswagen AG / Wolfsburg

Orhan Dönmez

Orhan Dönmez

Mercedes-Benz Türk A.S. / Esenyurt-Istanbul

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Volker Freitag

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Volker Freitag

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG / Weissach

Dipl.-Ing. Fabian Groh

Dipl.-Ing. Fabian Groh

AUDI AG / Neckarsulm

Jürgen Gugg

Jürgen Gugg

BMW AG / München

Dr. Steffen Hölzel

Dr. Steffen Hölzel

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG / Weissach

Dr. Gerard Liraut

Dr. Gerard Liraut

Renault SAS Technocentre Renault / Guyancourt

Dr. Jenni Meiners

Dr. Jenni Meiners

Opel Automobile GmbH / Rüsselsheim

Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Möller

Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Möller

Volkswagen Osnabrück GmbH / Osnabrück

Stefan Röhl

Stefan Röhl

MAN Truck & Bus SE / München

Dipl.-Ing. Robert Someschan

Dipl.-Ing. Robert Someschan

Ford-Werke GmbH / Köln

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PIAE 2024

Mannheim, Congress Center Rosengarten

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Rosengartenplatz 2
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Supporting expert panel

In addition, our programme committee is supported by a panel of experts from the supplier industry. The regularly changing team of specialists ensures deep insights into the fields of materials development, process engineering and mechanical engineering.

We would also like to thank you for the great cooperation!

Partners of "Plastics in Automotive Engineering"

Materials Engineering

The VDI Materials Engineering Association connects experts from industry with scientific specialists in related fields in a targeted way. This means that current questions about products in terms of the materials and technologies used can be discussed in detail and their solutions can be provided to the network of engineers.

In addition to specialist activities for business professionals, “Plastics in Engineering” has also provided opportunities for the next generation. This year, the VDI Materials Engineering Association (GME) and VDI Wissensforum GmbH invited over 110 students from 11 colleges to the event. This engagement was also praised by the professors, including Prof. Ansgar Jaeger from Würzburg College, who said “our students are always particularly interested in the Plastics in Automotive Engineering congress and we are very grateful to VDI for being able to take part. In addition to the presentations, the trade exhibition provides opportunities to see and experience innovative applications and also helps our students to make contacts for potential internships and dissertations.” This is initiative that is also appreciated by colleges at further VDI Wissensforum GmbH events.

You can find more information at: www.vdi.de/gme

Lüdenscheid Plastic Institute

Traditions make connections. Two dedicated promoters of plastics technology are joining forces. The Lüdenscheid Plastics Institute will be cooperating with VDI Wissensforum. The cooperation will formally begin at the VDI PIAE congress, which deals with plastics in automotive manufacturing. In addition to that VDI Wissensforum will become a member and conceptual sponsor of the Lüdenscheid Plastics Institute. We’re looking forward to working together.

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