Announcement: The Automotive Designers Show has been re-scheduled
Following consultation with all companies participating in The Automotive Designers Show the organisers have decided that due to the current economic situation and the short term restrictions many companies currently have in place in respect of travel, accommodation etc this event will now be rescheduled to take place 8th – 10th September 2009.
Whilst this decision is regretful, the organisers have spoken with many of the OEM departments involved in vehicle design and understand that for many of those wishing to attend the show this type of non-essential expenditure may be seen as unacceptable at this moment in time.
The organisers obviously regret any inconvenience the rescheduling of this event may cause for those that were planning to visit Milan in April. The new website for the September event will appear on April 10th 2009.
The Automotive Designers Show will take place at the Milano Convention Centre on 7-8-9 April 2009 and will incorporate both an exhibition and a conference.
The Automotive Designers Show – website screenshot
Visitors to the event will be OEM and independent design professionals and exterior and interior design and engineering specialists – the event is trade only and not open to the public.
Entry to the conference and the exhibition will be free of charge to those professionally involved in vehicle design.
A new magazine on automotive design – The Automotive Designers Review – is also being launched (see below for details).
Additional information is available on www.automotivedesign
The exhibition will provide a unique environment in which those professionally involved in vehicle design can meet with design technology and service providers.
During the 3 days of the show (7-8-9 April 2009), visitors will have the opportunity to meet studio suppliers, design services companies and tier1 technology partners all in one place at one time.
The event will focus not only on future vehicle design trends but also look at the latest studio equipment and services as well as those specialist component technologies that become an integral part of the initial design process.
Also within the show will be a limited number of workshops where tutorials on subjects such as clay modelling and sketching will take place.
Visitors to The Automotive Designers Show will be senior designers, studio managers, interior and exterior design and engineering departments from OEM facilities worldwide. This will include not only the high volume OEMs but also smaller specialist manufacturers.
Also in attendance will be designers and studio staff working independently or within non OEM automotive design firms.
The event is aimed at those responsible for creating design studios as much as those that work within them.
Vehicle design groups working in areas such as lighting, roof systems, body engineering, seating systems and interior layouts with materials such as glazing and composites will find plenty of interest as will universities and research establishments specialising in automotive design.
Entry to both the exhibition and open design forum at The Automotive Designers Show will be free of charge to those working professionally in vehicle design.
A designated booth or area within the show will allow freelance or student designers to register their details or links to design portfolios. This information will then be made available to all exhibiting and visiting companies after the show.
This event is NOT open to the public. Vehicle design professionals can obtain their Free Entry Pass by registering on www.automotivedesign-expo.com. The official website is also available in Italian language.
Companies interested in exhibiting can find more information in the Exhibiting section.
Open Design Forum
The event will also feature an open conference named Open Design Forum which will have seating for approximately 150 people and will run every day during the show from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
Speakers will include oem and independent vehicle design experts, technology/service suppliers and automotive design consultants and academics.
The presentations will last about 30 minutes and will be in English. Covered topics will include future concepts, creating a modern design studio, the role of the independent designer/design studio services, components, systems, materials and technologies for interior and exterior design. Like the exhibition, the Open Design Forum will be free to attend.
A Call for Papers will appear on the official website in late 2008, and a preliminary programme will be published in early 2009.
It will focus purely on the latest concepts, studio equipment, materials and components needed when transforming an initial concept into a prototype ready for testing.
Over 8,000 copies are sent to independent design houses, automotive design schools, OEM studio & design managers, design departments and OEM engineers.
Editorial content will be a mix of technology profiles, interviews and reports. Several advertising opportunities exist for companies wishing to target this market.
For more information and to register for a free copy visit the Automotive Designers Review website.
(Source: The Automotive Designers Show)