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For trailblazers and people who reach for the top: Lightweight Construction Summit on March 26/27, 2019

The Automotive Industry Lightweight Design Summit is the top-level networking event for the pioneers of lightweight design in automotive construction. On March 26/27, OEMs and suppliers will meet at the Vogel Convention Center in Würzburg. The Lightweight Design Summit offers an exchange of know-how – at the highest level, and with a focus on solutions.

Lightweight Design Summit 2019: Making cars better


Experts already know that lightweight design makes for better cars – particularly now, when we are designing the mobility of tomorrow. The new mobility will be driven far more by the demands of users, and lightweight design is seen as the enabler for this.

Lightweight design enables:

·         Better urban vehicles

·         Better luxury cars for long-distance driving

·         Better people movers

·         Better cargo movers

·         Better robot taxis


Lightweight design is not a technology that is a perfect fit for every application. Instead, its use is very much driven by the demands of the mobility concept in question.

The two-day event will use specialist lectures, sessions and live demonstrations to explore the key role that is played by lightweight design on the path to better cars.
The Lightweight Design Summit will be accompanied by a large exhibition with numerous innovations and exhibits. At the “Automobil Industrie” Lightweight Design Summit 2019, you will be able to meet up with OEMs and suppliers and share knowledge and expertise.


If you were unable to attend the 2019 Lightweight Design Summit but would like to order the handouts for the talks and presentations, which cost EUR 295.00 plus VAT, please send us an e-mail to

About the concept: The two-day event will address the importance of lightweight design in specialist lectures, sessions and live demonstrations. The Lightweight Design Summit will be accompanied by a large exhibition with numerous innovations and exhibits, which will all be presented in the new "Lightweight Design World." Integrated as part of this is the Lightweight Design Campus with noteworthy research results from universities.

Another highlight is the Meet & Talk Area, where speakers and participants – OEMs and suppliers – can meet and discuss latest issues and problems face to face. The evening of the first day of the exclusive summit will be held under the motto of "communication and entertainment." A very special location, finest dining and excellent Franconian wines will create the perfect setting for interesting conversations.

Impressions from the Lightweight Design Summit 2018 can be found on our review page for the event.