Featured Speakers :

Peter Wiegmann
Expert Seats, Cabin - Seats and Seat Power
Airbus Operations GmbH, Germany
Andrew Leuchtmann
Senior Manager GME Seat Engineering & Global BOM Leader Seat Structures
Adam Opel AG, Germany
 Philippe Aumont
Philippe Aumont
Chief Technology Officer
Faurecia Automotive Seating, France
Prof. Dr. Peter Vink
Prof. Dr. Peter Vink
Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Dr. Susanne Frohriep
Dr. Susanne Frohriep
Manager New Technologies
Johnson Controls GmbH, Germany
Dr. Ralf Kümper
Dr. Ralf Kümper
Vice President and General Manager
LEAR Corporation GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
 Jeroen Lem
Jeroen Lem
Research Engineer, Vehicle Interior Technologies
Ford Forschungszentrum Aachen GmbH, Germany
 Stefano Bernard
Stefano Bernard
Advanced Engineering Unit - Interiors Dept.
Centro Ricerche Fiat
 Kai Marco Wiegand
Kai Marco Wiegand
Mazda Motor Europe GmbH
Dr. Christian Mergl
Dr. Christian Mergl
Development Seating Systems
Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Germany
Scott Ziolek
Principal Engineer - Seat Engineering Team
Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center

The latest technical innovations to reduce weight and increase comfort

We are happy to announce that IQPC’s leading industry forum on “Innovative Seating” will be back in Düsseldorf from February 25th – 28th 2014. For the 9th time in a row, this event gathers major industry leaders from OEMs, seat manufacturers and tier suppliers to share new and exciting developments in the industry.

Weight reduction maintains its position as seat development’s most important driver – and inhibitor: customers’ demands for comfort, flexibility and safety must of course not be restricted. The challenge across all industries is to minimise seat weight but at the same time optimising seat ergonomics and still meeting legal requirements. Seating professionals are faced with the on going challenge of improving their seats through renewability, recyclability, safety, and weight without compromising comfort.

This event will combine extensive experience from industry professionals and best practice updates – do not miss out!

  • Discover which light weight materials that are durable and environmentally friendly can be integrated in the seat to reduce CO2 emissions
  • Discuss the challenge of how to minimise the weight of seat structures and frames while at the same time maintaining safety standards
  • Gain insight into cross industry seating research for the latest in innovative seating design
  • Assess which ergonomic aspects need to be considered to create the perfect seat for all passengers and functions

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