Aluminium has become firmly established as the material of choice in numerous markets. And the future holds even more uses in store, especially in the car industry, where aluminium is already the most important material for lightweight design — whether it be for engines, in the body area, for structural components or in the chassis. The aluminium content of cars will increase still further in years to come and will present the aluminium industry and the car industry with massive challenges.

The key challenges facing the car industry are to reduce CO2 emissions and conserve natural resources. Goals that can only be achieved using intelligent composite construction involving multi-material design coupled with considerable weight reductions in vehicle manufacturing. Given the megatrends such as future mobility, electromobility, innovative hybrid technologies and additive manufacturing, new solutions and applications using aluminium alloys will be increasingly in demand.

At the EAC 2017, with its theme “Aluminium in Automotive Engineering – Challenges and Solutions”, the various possible applications of aluminium in vehicle manufacturing will be presented together with possible developments that will make vehicles of the future lighter and more energy efficient. Speakers and participants from the aluminium industry, automotive component suppliers, OEMs, plant manufacturing and mechanical engineering will discuss innovative developments and new technologies for the automotive engineering of the future.

Quick Overview

Event: European Aluminium Congress 2017 (EAC 2017)
Topic: Aluminium in Automotive Engineering – Challenges
and Solutions
Date: 27-28 November 2017
Place: MARITIM Hotel in Düsseldorf | Maritim-Platz 1 | D-40474 Düsseldorf | Germany
Participants: The EAC – European Aluminium Congress 2017 is aimed at representatives from automotive industry, aluminium industry and research facilities.
Language: The congress language is English. Simultanious translation English to German and German to English during the sessions.

Hotel Accommodation

A limited number of rooms has been reserved for congress participants at a reduced rate of € 159 per single room incl. breakfast. The rooms can be booked using the code “GDA” and will be allocated in the order in which they are received. On our website you may download a form for booking your hotel room.

MARITIM Hotel Düsseldorf | Maritim-Platz 1 | 40474 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211 5209-0 | Fax: +49 211 5209-1000


Media Partners




As part of the event, your company will have the chance to present their engagement by sponsoring. If you are interested, please contact:

Georg Grumm
GDA e.V.
Phone: +49 211 4796-160
Fax: +49 211 4796-408



Maritim Hotel in Düsseldorf

MARITIM Hotel Düsseldorf
Maritim-Platz 1
40474 Düsseldorf

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+ 49 (0) 211 5209-1456

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As the representative of the aluminium industry, GDA strives to maintain an open dialogue with the general public in order that customers and consumers have a more transparent view and better understanding of aluminium and the products of its member companies. To this end there is a continual exchange of experience and ideas within the association; this ensures that the interests of all member companies are represented effectively.

GDA and its specialist trade associations have made it their job to represent the common interests of all of their members and thus the whole sector in all areas of the economy relating to aluminium. This involves the collection and processing of market information and planned legislation at national and international level. In addition, the association carries out media and public relations work for its member companies.

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