Invitation to LightCon 2022 – Special Premiere Deal for CU Members
Airbus, Bosch, IBM, VW and Affan Innovative Structures – the premiere of LightCon kicks off with keynotes from five market-leading companies. On June 1 and 2, the new congress trade show all about hybrid and sustainable lightweight solutions will offer a top-class conference program. The motto is “Lightweight Design on the Path to Circular Economy” and focuses on the global challenges of resource efficiency and climate protection for a sustainable circular economy. CU members and LightCon partners can still benefit from the Special Premiere Deal when purchasing tickets until May 15, 2022.
Hanover. Airbus, Bosch, IBM, VW and Affan Innovative Structures – the premiere of LightCon kicks off with keynotes from five market-leading companies. On June 1 and 2, the new congress trade show all about hybrid and sustainable lightweight solutions will offer a top-class conference program. The motto is “Lightweight Design on the Path to Circular Economy” and focuses on the global challenges of resource efficiency and climate protection for a sustainable circular economy and the reduction of CO2 emissions. The conference language is English.
Airbus and Bosch are already represented in the opening program of LightCon on June 1: For Isabell Gradert, Head of Central Research and Technology and General Manager for Materials Technology at Airbus, materials and structures make an important contribution to high-performance and competitive products – across all industries: “Materials will play a key role for the next generation of aviation in terms of lightweight construction and sustainability.”
The title of the subsequent keynote address by Lisa Reehten, Executive Vice President of Bosch Climate Solutions, is “Green is not an option.” According to Reehten, lightweight construction technology is used in various sectors, both in the automotive industry and in traditional industry. It is precisely this cross-cutting function that is important for sustainably influencing industries and supply chains, he said. “The lightweight construction sector has the opportunity to accelerate the transformation of industry,” Reehten emphasizes.
In the afternoon, Oliver Gahr, Sustainability Leader AI Applications IBM EMEA, will talk about how sustainability and digitalization are shaping the value chain of the future. “Sustainability goals and digital transformation are closely linked,” says Gahr. In his presentation, Gahr will illustrate this link and highlight the opportunities it presents.
A highlight of the program on the second day of the congress on Thursday, June 2, will be the keynote address in the opening panel by Dr. Oliver Schauerte, Head of Materials and Vehicle Projects at Volkswagen. According to Schauerte, lightweight construction is also of considerable importance for e-vehicles – not only for reducing energy consumption, but also in terms of crash loads, tire and brake wear, driving dynamics and permissible gross weight. “Today and in the future, lightweight construction also results from the further and new development of functional materials, as in the case of increasing the efficiency of the electrified powertrain or increasing battery capacities,” says Schauerte.
A spectacular example of lightweight construction is the futuristic Museum of the Future in Dubai. Affan Innovative Structures, a company based there, provided the design for the composite panels as well as fabrication and installation support. The company’s CEO Dr. Amer Affan will speak at LightCon about sustainability in construction and introduce the new trend of volumetric modular construction. Here, modules are manufactured like cars in a factory environment and assembled “quickly” at the construction site. A soft wood sheathed with fibers is particularly well suited as a material for such lightweight and easily transportable modules.
Tickets for LightCon 2022 are now available online here. Until May 15, 2022 you can still secure your ticket at the early bird price of 300 Euro. From May 16, the regular sales price of 580 euros applies.
Are you a CU member or LightCon partner? Then you can take advantage of the Special Premiere Deal and buy your ticket at the reduced price of 250 Euro until May 15. We will be happy to send you a voucher code. Please contact Rolf Heusing at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find more information: www.lightcon.info