• 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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experts from the international automotive industry

national and international exhibitors on site

lectures on plastics in automotive engineering

OEM lectures


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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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PIAE 2024

Mannheim, Congress Center Rosengarten


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Rosengartenplatz 2
68161 Mannheim

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