German-American Online Lightweighting Symposium I: Composite Materials

10/27/2020 -10/29/2020
Registration Info

GACC South Members and Non-Members: Free

Registration is required.

This event is in UTC-5 Eastern time.

Join us on ZOOM on October 27 and October 29, 2020

Various factors are propelling the use of lightweight materials in the automotive and aerospace sectors, resulting in new opportunities for engineering innovation. The two-part German-American Online Lightweighting Symposium will provide important insights on latest trends and challenges in lightweighting technologies by offering a platform to learn from and engage with experts from both sides of the Atlantic.

The conferences are free to attend and will be held in English.


Lightweighting Symposium I: Composite Materials – Program Highlights & Agenda

We invite you to join our first installment, Lightweighting Symposium I – Composite Materials on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 9 a.m. EST as we focus on the design, manufacturing, and processing of composite materials for the automotive and aerospace industries.

  • Gain insights from the automotive and aerospace sectors
  • Hear from German suppliers of innovative lightweight materials and equipment solutions
  • Interactive panel discussions

The following German companies will present their technologies and engage in panel discussions.

AUTEFA Solutions
Breyer GmbH Maschinenfabrik
Herzog GmbH
Roth Composite Machinery GmbH
Schwarzwälder Textil-Werke GmbH
Cevotech GmbH
Cotesa Composites
Gerster TechTex

Preliminary Conference Agenda

Meet our Speakers:

  • Dr. Venkat Aitharaju – General Motors: “Composite Manufacturing Needs – An Automotive OEM’s Perspective”
  • Mr. Kevin Cain – Aria Group: “Opportunities and Challenges for Composites in the Advanced Air Mobility Market”

Register for Symposium I: Composite Materials – Tuesday, October 27
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Symposium II: Metals – Thursday, October 29

About the Program

The conference is part of a virtual delegation of 12 German companies in the lightweighting sectors that is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and organized by the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S., Inc. (GACC South) in cooperation with the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest (GACC Midwest).

The BMWi Foreign Market Entry Programme aims to support German SMEs to develop or expand existing business and business relations in the U.S. and to get exposure in the U.S. market. In advance of the virtual trip, the German participants receive specific information on the lightweighting industry and market situation as well as the legal and tax framework. In two virtual, subject-specific presentation events moderated by the hosts, the German delegation participants will present their products, services, and potential areas of collaboration. Our German delegation participants are further interested in scheduling individual appointments with US-based companies to discuss synergies and potential business partnerships.

Download our short company overview to learn more about our 12 German delegates and the products and services they offer.

If you are interested in arranging a meeting with one of the German companies between October 26th – 30th, 2020, please contact the GACC South’s Consulting Department at


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Consulting Department

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