The fourth annual Automotive Elastomers Conference will include a panel discussion roundtable on issues related to international material data systems.
The interactive roundtable will include panelists from the U.S. Council for Automotive Research partnership, a five-year program involving the Big Three domestic auto makers and major automotive suppliers.
Topics to be covered in the June 15 roundtable include: realities and challenges for the automotive industry; end-of-life directives for the European Union, Japan, Korea and China; end-of-life vehicle legislation, including limiting the use of hazardous substances; the influence of IMDS on future vehicle programs; the global automotive declarable substance list; and OEM's timing for replacement of hazardous substances.
Claudia Duranceau of Ford Motor Co. will moderate the discussions, with panelists Ross Good of DaimlerChrysler A.G., Doris Hill of General Motors Corp., Everett Rezendes of Ford and Angie Coyle of Delphi Corp.
Organized jointly by Rubber & Plastics News and Cooper-Standard Automotive, the conference will be held June 14-15 at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn, Mich., with the IMDS panel roundtable set for June 15 at 1:30 p.m.
Full conference registration for rubber component manufacturers and suppliers to the automotive industry is $445 if paid by June 9. On-site registration is $545. There is no charge for vehicle manufacturers to attend.
A group rate of $149 a night has been reserved for conference attendees at the Hyatt Regency. Please call 800-233-1234 or 313-593-1234 and refer to the Automotive Elastomers Conference or Rubber & Plastics News when making your reservation.
For more information, to register, view paper abstracts or reserve your room online, visit www.rubbernews.com/conferences/2005/automotive.