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Innovative Lightweighting and Mass Reduction Strategies for Vehicle Enhancement and Sustainability

10 May 2022

National Conference Centre, Birmingham, UK

The drive towards vehicle sustainability and electrification is continuing to accelerate change and advance technologies within the automotive sector. To stay ahead, OEMs must re-think the materials and processes they use in vehicle lightweighting and optimisation to increase vehicle efficiency, boost profits, and meet current consumer demands.


The Future Light Automotive Summit 2022 will tackle these challenges head on by uniting lightweighting and mass reduction specialists in an interactive and collaborative setting to discuss best practice lightweighting and mass reduction strategies.

Learn From Our Lightweighting and Mass Production Experts:

Ian Ray Headshot

Ian Ray,

SME Materials, Injection Moulding and Process – Cockpit CoC Cockpit Systems,

Jaguar Land Rover

Alan Banks,

UK Lightweight Innovations Manager,

Ford Motor Company

Ton Peijs,

Professor of Polymer Engineering,

University of Warwick 

Liliang Wang

Liliang Wang,

Reader in metal forming,

Imperial College London

Dr. Saksham Dhawan,

Postgraduate Researcher,

Imperial College London 

Shanta Desai

Shanta Desai,

Lightweighting/Composites Research

Nissan Technology Centre Europe 

Andrew Mills,

Principal Research Fellow, Composites Manufacturing, Enhanced Composites & Structure Centre

Cranfield University 

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Frederic Sicard,

Technical Specialist Composite Materials & Process,

Jaguar Land Rover

This event will provide you with the necessary tools to:

  • Find the balance between processing and performance
  • Develop a circular mindset: Recycling and repurposing automotive materials to reduce carbon and water footprint
  • Validate and implement emerging lightweight materials to ensure increased safety, cost-efficiency and quality in automotive manufacturing
  • Identify and select emerging technology and innovations to advance lightweighting efforts
  • Hear about the latest innovations and manufacturing technologies from leading academics and industry experts
  • Leverage industry collaboration and insights to respond to sector wide challenges in automotive lightweight

Who Should Attend:

VP’s, Directors, Heads and Managers from:


  • Lightweighting
  • Mass Reduction
  • Engineering
  • Design
  • Body Structures
  • Vehicle Architecture/ Integration
  • Materials (Development, Concepts, Innovation)
  • Composites
  • Vehicle Electrification/ Future Mobility Innovations
  • Advanced Vehicle Technologies
  • Lightweight Construction and Vehicle Weight

Technology, service & solution providers specializing in:


  • Automotive OEMs
  • Tier 1’s
  • Tier 2’s
  • Automotive Materials, Technology and Solution Suppliers
  • Components Suppliers
  • Materials Suppliers
  • Computer Aided Engineering Suppliers
  • Adhesives Suppliers


Gaming Engineering
Creative Composites

Industry Partners

Composites UK


National Conference Centre Birmingham

The Future Light Automotive Summit will be held at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham.


Coventry Road,
West Midlands

B92 0EJ




Travel and accommodation are not included in the registration fee. For updates on the venue and accommodation information, please visit:


“I found this event incredibly interesting and well run. Having attended and presented at a lot of events this year, I can say this one was probably the most useful in my current role.”


Alan Banks, UK Lightweight Innovations &
Manager, Ford Motor Company

“Excellent summit! The format was unique and very engaging and provided the opportunity to openly discuss the challenges facing the automotive industry with OEM engineers, academia and supplier partners. Will definitely be back next year.”

Jerry Kleinhenz, Director of Business Development, EDAG


Featured Content

Overcoming Barriers Associated with Automotive Lightweighting and Vehicle Optimization
Overcoming Barriers Associated with Automotive Lightweighting and Vehicle Optimization Panel Discussion

Be a Sponsor

The lightweighting materials and technology vendor landscape is vast. New entrants are innovating rapidly. It is therefore a prerequisite that solution providers acquire a granular understanding of the industry’s needs in order to develop those bespoke solutions that are critical to winning new business.


Our focus ensures we deliver qualified delegates only:

  • Invitation only ensuring lightweighting and mass reduction is their current number one priority
  • Strict qualification criteria which guarantees seniority, budget, investment plans and technology requirement


Position your organization as an industry expert among the most prominent and influential automotive companies thereby establishing yourselves as the natural partner for all their lightweighting and mass reduction projects.

Contact us now to discuss sponsorship opportunities further:

Simon Wright
Commercial Director