The issue of reducing vehicle weight is as big an issue in China, the world's largest car market, as it is in North America. And that offers huge opportunities for plastics. So Plastics News again is organizing China Plastics in Automotive 2012, after launching its first such international business conference last May in Guangzhou, China.
Topics will include vehicle design trends, and the role plastics will play in interiors, seating, powertrains and under-the-hood components, as well as in electrification and hybrid technology.
The bilingual CPA 2012 will be held at Shanghai's Kerry Hotel Pudong on April 17 — the day before the 100,000-person Chinaplas trade show opens in the adjoining complex. With 15 Chinese and Western presenters, the conference targets plastics and automotive industry executives, as well as design, engineering, purchasing and marketing management.
The keynote speaker is Jennifer Gilhool, director of sustainability, environment and safety engineering for Ford Motor Co. in the Asia-Pacific region and Africa. Other speakers include officials from Chinese automakers and leading Chinese auto parts suppliers, multinational Tier 1 suppliers, major resin producers, market consultants and a “green materials” professor from Shanghai's Tongji University.
Register by March 16 to save $100 off the conference price of $595, and receive a free pass to the April 18-21 Chinaplas show. See the complete agenda or register at pnchina.com/cpa2012.