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Join us at the
Smart Automotive Variant CON!

Master Product Complexity in the Automotive Industry

Smart Automotive Variant CON fuels you with new ideas, connections and inspiration

From Variant and Platform Managers to System Architects, Data Scientists or Engineering Managers – whatever hat you wear or wherever you stand on the spectrum of complexity and variant management in the automotive ecosystem, the conference has something of interest for you. Join more than 150 key decision-makers and thought leaders on complexity and variant management in the automotive industry in Berlin!

Event at a glance

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COMPLEXITY & VARIANT MANAGEMENT EXPERTS
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INDUSTRY FOCUSED SPEAKERS
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DECISION MAKERS / SENIOR INFLUENCERS

What can you expect
as an Attendee at the
Smart Automotive Variant CON?

Community

The Smart Automotive Variant CON is Europe’s leading event on complexity and variant management for the automotive industry. Speakers from all over the globe give insights into their approaches and processes, present the tools and methods they use, and discuss the strategies that will allow the automotive industry to manage the challenges of the autonomous future!

Attendees

150+ senior level executives and leading professionals discuss the most pressing challenges and solutions, technologies, trends and best practice innovations in complexity and variant management, and how they can support OEMs and T1s in dealing with the profound changes affecting the automotive industry.

Speakers & Moderators

35+ industry leaders share experiences, forecast trends & technologies, present their latest research & solutions, evaluate best-in-class projects and explain development in recent projects.

Networking- Multi-Touchpoint

Multiple opportunities in 30+ hours of networking. You are invited to meet and greet with those hard-to-meet executives in a relaxed and social setting. Take part in our unique networking approach.

Sessions

30+ innovative and interactive sessions ensure that all key topics are covered.

Format

2 Icebreaker round tables, 5 World Café sessions, and more than 20 case studies and Keynotes fill 2,5 days of the latest innovations, technologies and research in this field.

Join over 150 of the most influential experts from the automotive industry! Here is a snapshot of our already joined attendees:

What can you
expect as a
Solution Provider?

Commercial focus

With over 60% of the attendees joining us from OEMs and Tier 1s, this is the most important and commercially focused complexity and variant management event in the automotive industry.

Comprehensive Program

The Smart Automotive Variant CON agenda covers all aspects, challenges & insights into complexity and variant management & the changes that lie ahead of the automotive industry.

Partnering

Partnerships for OEMs, Tier 1s and suppliers! With its unique Multi-Touchpoint Concept, the Smart Automotive Variant CON provides the platform for key decision-makers in complexity and variant management in the automotive industry to look for business, deals and partnerships that will allow them to stay abreast of innovation, technology, and change.

Scale

With over 150 attendees and 35 speakers, this is the most interactive and in-depth complexity and variant management event for the automotive industry in Europe!

Leading solution providers

As an industry-driven conference, the Smart Automotive Variant CON focuses on bringing only solution providers with a very innovative or relevant approach to complexity and variant management.

What is the unique Networking Experience at Smart Automotive Variant CON?

We know that networking, ideation, knowledge sharing and getting this „little detail I didn‘t know so far“ is one of the most important reasons to participate at our events. To guarantee the best networking experience, various sessions has been created, tailored to your needs and curated from the industry – we call it Multi-Touchpoint Concept!

Keynotes

Top speakers, trendsetters, evangelists and experts in the field share their personal experience.

Case Study

Selected brand new case studies from the industry offering insights into strategic approaches, project planning and operative realization. Learn from the most successful practices and use these real business results for benchmarking with the competition.

Live Tech Take

Delegates and solution providers have the chance to actively participate in product and service demos on the expo floor.

Networking Dinner

Wind down, enjoy great food and drink in a relaxed atmosphere to absorb all the new stimulations from the day.

Icebreaker

Round tables on the evening before the first conference day. The Icebreaker is a first informal networking.

Challenge your Peers

Parallel round table discussions offer the delegates the possibility to talk about their own challenges

Matchfinder!
Powered by AI

we.CONECT’s unique Event App & Matchfinder – Use our unique matching platform to make new connections, arrange meetings and find tailored solutions to your needs.

Search – Find – Match – Connect

Tweetback & Connect

The unique interactive live feedback system! Note down your thoughts on comment cards which will be pinned on walls in the networking area for further discussion.

World Café Session

Be part of several thematic conversation rounds with changing topics and team constellations.

Meet! Smart Automotive Variant CON

Discover who else is participating in the Smart Automotive Variant CON. Our unique Polaroid Picture Wall will help you identify who you want to meet at the conference.

Training Session

An environment that allows participants to be guided through specific topics from experts in small groups.

Say Hello

Get the show on the road. Discover who is joining the conference and why. To warm you up for the conference we invite you to get to know your conference peers. Have your business cards ready.

What are the 10 reasons to attend Smart Automotive Variant CON 2018?

Discover

how to integrate complexity in an existing or new product to establish product development processes for platforms.

Explore

the main requirements for platform structure needed to manage the balance between a global product platform and localized products.

Learn

from key industry players how to modularize existing products into building blocks for product platforms.

Discuss

and define central processes, methods and requirements for tools based variant analysis and complexity forecast.

Understand

how to establish the right measurements of success of a product platform.

Get insights

into configuration lifecycle management: From design to delivered and serviced vehicles.

Team up

with industry leaders and discuss the impact of agile development on variant management.

Explore

how product configuration on the Internet of Things works and how are we to handle that?

Discover

modularization models and frameworks for successful product-service-systems engineering.

Debate

how model based system engineering methods help to control complexity.

Audience Profile

Geographic Split

Germany
42%
Germany: 42%
France
14%
France: 14%
Australia
10%
Australia: 10%
Benelux
9%
Benelux: 9%
UK
6%
UK: 6%
South Europe
5%
South Europe: 5%
USA
8%
USA: 8%
ASIA
6%
ASIA: 6%

Industry Split

OEMs
41%
OEMs: 41%
Tier 1 & 2s
34%
Tier 1 & 2s: 34%
Vendor & Solution Provider
11%
Vendor & Solution Provider: 11%
Research & Academia
9%
Research & Academia: 9%
Other
5%
Other: 5%

Job Functions

Leader / Head of / Director
43%
Leader / Head of / Director: 43%
Leader / Head of / Director
41%
Leader / Head of / Director: 41%
Board Member / Managing Director
16%
Board Member / Managing Director: 16%

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