Automotive Designers Show: updates

Automotive Design 24 Nov 2008
Automotive Designers Show: updates

The updated information on the Automotive Designers Show, the trade only event for vehicle design professionals which will take place in Milan on next April 7th, 8th and 9th.

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.

Optis Optis will display their Speos digital modelling software

First presented back in April 2008, the Automotive Designers Show will take place in Milan on next April 7th, 8th and 9th.

The event includes both an exhibition and a conference and is dedicated to all aspects of interior and exterior design.

Call for Papers

Companies are now invited to submit a paper for consideration for the conference programme which will run every day during the show from 9.30am – 4.30pm.

Speakers may include OEM and independent vehicle design experts, technology/service suppliers and automotive design consultants and academics.

Potential speakers are now welcome to submit a topic for consideration, a preliminary programme will be published in late January 2009 – the final programme in late February.

MB Tech MBTech will showcase its vehicle and product design capabilities

The deadline for submitting a paper is December 15th 2008. For more information visit

Topics covered in each session will be as follows

  • Tuesday April 7th:

    Design Studio Technologies (Presentations on physical modelling, digital modelling, hologram, 3D and VR technologies)

  • Wednesday April 8th:

    Design and Prototyping (presentations and case studies from companies offering independent design, styling, prototyping and engineering services)

  • Thursday April 9th:

    Technologies and components for interior/exterior design (presentations from companies offering design solutions for interior styling, roof, door, window and seating systems, dashboard console and fascia, lighting, materials, glass and glazing etc)
Arvin Meritor Form3

Arvin Meritor is a Tier One automotive supplier of design solutions

German design house FORM3 Design

With visitors expected from across Europe and beyond, the conference presentations will all be in English.

Kolb Studioline JOBS milling machine
Companies like Kolb (left) and JOBS (right) offer physical modelling solutions

Automotive Designers Show - LogoVisitors to The Automotive Designers Show will have free entry to the exhibition area where they can meet companies that offer studio technologies, design and prototyping services and materials and components that offer design solutions.

Every stand on every aisle will be relevant to vehicle design so along with the conference this will provide a dedicated event for design teams working on automotive, industrial, commercial and recreational vehicle design.

The show is not open to the public.

Car Body Design will be present at the event with its own stand. Updates on our programme will follow in the upcoming months.

For more information on exhibiting, visiting or getting involved in the conference visit the website on

(Source: Automotive Designers Show)

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