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Conference Day 1

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Registration and welcome coffee

9:30 AM - 9:40 AM Opening remarks form the chair

Sergio Savaresi, Professor, Politecnico di Milano

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Sergio Savaresi

Professor
Politecnico di Milano

9:40 AM - 10:20 AM Cars 2021: Supplier Opportunities in Automotive Technologies

Paolo Martino, Principal Analyst, IHS Markit
Mapping opportunities for suppliers in Europe, Asia and Americas
Understanding impact of innovations in suspensions
Exploring developments for components and key future growth areas

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Paolo Martino

Principal Analyst
IHS Markit
• New technology in suspensions for improved driver comfort, handling and safety
• The latest in suspension to make them lighter and reduce CO2 emissions
• The possibilities of energy harvesting from vehicle vibrations
• Future smart and e-mobility trends and what these will require of suspensions

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Thomas Schmitz

Global Core Suspension Manager Chassis Engineering
Ford-Werke GmbH
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Sergio Savaresi

Professor
Politecnico di Milano
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Paolo Martino

Principal Analyst
IHS Markit
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Rajendra Abhange

Sr. Director & Chief Technology Officer
Gabriel India Ltd.

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Speed Networking: Who are you? Why are you here? What business opportunity are you chasing?

Maximise your time at this event by participating in these fast paced 1-to-1 meetings. Get to know the other attendees and exchange your business cards. Have your business cards ready!

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Morning refreshments and networking

12:00 PM - 12:40 PM Fast Active Electromagnetic Suspension

Johannes JH Paulides, CEO, AE-group
• Electromagnetic suspension
• High bandwidth active suspension
• Suspension systems beyond state-of-the-art

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Johannes JH Paulides

CEO
AE-group

12:40 PM - 1:20 PM Key developments in semi active suspension systems

Dr. Andreas Rohde, Head of Technology & Innovation, ThyssenKrupp Bilstein
• Determining advancements in components for semi active systems
• Effectively integrating sensors and cameras in semi active systems
• Advancements in adaptive, electromagnetic, communication between corners and advanced control

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Dr. Andreas Rohde

Head of Technology & Innovation
ThyssenKrupp Bilstein

1:20 PM - 2:50 PM Networking lunch

2:50 PM - 3:30 PM Electronic suspensions for Autonomous Cars: A reinterpretation of design trade-offs and control algorithms

Sergio Savaresi, Professor, Politecnico di Milano
• Autonomous cars: Peculiar features from suspensions-perspective
• Layout-design of electronically-controlled suspensions: New trade-offs
• Algorithm-design for controlled-suspensions: New algorithms

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Sergio Savaresi

Professor
Politecnico di Milano

3:30 PM - 4:10 PM Understanding and establishing boundary conditions with regard to opportunities and threats for the suspension industry in view of rapidly emerging modes of transportation such as EV, AV and sustainability concerns

Rajendra Abhange, Sr. Director & Chief Technology Officer, Gabriel India Ltd.

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Rajendra Abhange

Sr. Director & Chief Technology Officer
Gabriel India Ltd.

4:10 PM - 4:40 PM Q&A: Make your topic part of the agenda and pose the question you are currently most concerned with.

Sergio Savaresi, Professor, Politecnico di Milano
This session is a unique opportunity to maximize the outcome of your conference participation on a very individual level. Make the most out of the time you spend with industry experts. These interactive sessions are crafted to ensure that you will get to the heart of the most critical issues and uncover proven practical solutions.

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Sergio Savaresi

Professor
Politecnico di Milano

4:40 PM - 4:50 PM Closing remarks from the chair

Sergio Savaresi, Professor, Politecnico di Milano

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Sergio Savaresi

Professor
Politecnico di Milano

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Evening Get-Together at the restaurant “Zur Sonne”

Join our bus tour to the restaurant “Zur Sonne” in the city center of Frankfurt. Enjoy a relaxing get-together for rounding up the first day of the conference!