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The machinery and equipment manufacturing industry association’s event will be held one day before The Battery Show North America.

Michael C. Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, Battery Technology

September 6, 2023

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VDMA Services GmbH, the 3,600-member association of the machinery and equipment manufacturing industry in Germany and Europe, is holding an event in Detroit on September 11—the day before The Battery Show North America kicks off in nearby Novi, MI. The topic is GreenTech for the US electromobility market from Europe focusing on battery production and lightweight technology.

“Major transformation issues are shaping our times. Climate change and resource conservation in particular are in the spotlight worldwide,” the VDMA press announcement notes. “Mechanical and plant engineering has a central role to play here: It is a green tech enabler and supplies the technologies for energy efficiency, the circular economy, climate-neutral production, mobility of the future, and renewable energies.”

The event focuses on battery production and lightweight technologies and enables attendees the opportunity to establish contacts with European mechanical engineering companies promoting green technologies.

Here’s the agenda:  

Date: September 11, 2023

Location: Newlab, Michigan Central, 2050 15th Street, Detroit, Michigan 48216

11:45 am Registration and Light Lunch

12:30 pm Welcome by VDMA

12:35 pm Technology overview on battery and on lightweight on spot

  • Thilo Brückner, VDMA EMINT

  • Thorsten Kühmann, VDMA Hybrid Lightweight Technologies

12:45 pm Trends in battery production and spotlight North America

  • Christoph Lienemann, PEM Motion

1:00 pm Composite Materials and E-Mobility: Breaking Down Roadblocks for Large-Scale Adoption in Next-Gen BEVs

  • Dr. Venkat Aitharaju, General Motors

01:30 pm German technology suppliers in an elevator pitch

2:30 pm Tech speed networking: Table talks and matchmaking

05:00 pm Closing

Click here for a free but limited registration: https://forms.office.com/e/mJGr1Uqwfm

About the Author(s)

Michael C. Anderson

Editor-in-Chief, Battery Technology, Informa Markets - Engineering

Battery Technology Editor-in-Chief Michael C. Anderson has been covering manufacturing and transportation technology developments for more than a quarter-century, with editor roles at Manufacturing Engineering, Cutting Tool Engineering, Automotive Design & Production, and Smart Manufacturing. Before all of that, he taught English and literature at colleges in Japan and Michigan.

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