SHANGHAI (March 16, 2012)—Reducing vehicle weight is a big issue in China, the world's largest car market, and a conference addressing that topic presented by Plastics News will take place April 17 in Shanghai, the day before the Chinaplas 2012 trade show.
China Plastics in Automotive 2012 will cover subjects such as vehicle design trends, the role plastics will play in interiors, seating, powertrain and under-the-hood components, as well as in electrification and hybrid technology, according to Plastics News.
The bilingual conference will take place at Shanghai's Kerry Hotel Pudong with 15 Chinese and Western presenters, and targets plastics and automotive industry executives, as well as design, engineering, purchasing and marketing management
The keynote speaker will be Jennifer Gilhool, director of sustainability, environment and safety engineering for Ford Motor Co. in Asia Pacific and Africa. Other speakers include officials from Chinese auto makers and leading Chinese auto parts suppliers; multinational Tier One suppliers (Delphi Corp., Faurecia S.A., IAC Group and Johnson Controls Inc.); major resin producers; market consultants; and a “green materials” professor from Shanghai's Tongji University.
Attendees to the conference will receive a free pass to attend the April 18-21 Chinaplas show, which draws 100,000 participants.
The cost is $595 for the automotive conference, and persons who sign up today will receive a $100 discount. For the complete agenda or to register, go to www.pnchina.com/cpa2012.
This is the second international business conference for Plastics News, a sister publication of Rubber & Plastics News, which held such an event last May in Guangzhou, China.