The EAC 2017 (European Aluminium Congress 2017) is aimed at representatives from aluminium industry, customer industry and research facilities.

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.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Registration & Opening

12:00 - 13:00 Registration and Get-together
13:00 - 13:10 Congress Opening
Hinrich Mählmann

Keynote Session - Room Maritim

13:10 - 13:30 Keynote 1:
"Driving a lightweight future with smart & sustainable aluminium solutions"
John Thuestad
Senior Vice President Extrusion Europe, Hydro
13:30 - 13:50 Keynote 2:
"On the way to Additive Manufacturing - Industrial Production enabled by Al & Ti - Metal-Powders."
Peter Sander
Vice President Emerging Technologies & Concepts, Airbus
13:50 - 14:10 Keynote 3:
"Additive Manufacturing in Automotive: What it takes to be successful"
Fabian Krauß
EOS - Electro Optical Systems GmbH
14:15 Coffee break  

Afternoon Session 1 - Markets

Chairman Marius Baader
German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA)
Room: Maritim
14:30 - 15:00 The Global Aluminium Market Outlook
Eoin Dinsmore, CRU Analysis, London, UK
15:00 -15:30 Aluminium market & market outlook
Julian Brockhaus, TRIMET Aluminium SE, Essen, Germany
15:30 - 16:00 The impact of electrification on lightweighting and aluminum demand
Wouter Vogelaar, Ducker Europe, Berlin, Germany
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 -17:00 Passenger Car Markets
Marius Baader, VDA - Verband der Automobilindustrie e. V., Berlin, Germany
17:00 - 17:30 Aluminium’s contribution to low carbon mobility
Patrik Ragnarsson, EA - European Aluminium, Brussels, Belgium
17:30 - 18:00 Steel and aluminum, quo vadis? A pathway to growth in challenging times
Nils Naujok, PWC - PricewaterhouseCooper AG, Strategy & Germany, Berlin, Germany

Afternoon Session 2 - Surface, Corrosion, Recycling

Chairman Dr. Dietrich Wieser
Room: Düsseldorf
14:30 - 15:00 Progress in Resistance against Intergranular Corrosion at Aluminium Extrusion
Horst Gers, HAI Extrusion Germany GmbH, Soest, Germany
15:00 -15:30 Aluminium Skin Pass Rolling in Laboratory Mill Trials and Industrial Practice
Walter Wengenroth, SMS group GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany
15:30 - 16:00 Principles of cognitive modelling for recycling-friendly 6xxx series aluminium alloys
V. M. Kevorkijan, Impol Aluminium Group, Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenia
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 -17:00 Change of Slag Characteristics due to Chemical Composition and Rafination Process Parameters in Aluminum Alloys
Ali Ulus, Teknik Alüminyum A.Ş, Istanbul, Turkey
17:00 - 17:30 From Scrap to First-Class Aluminium by using a Production Management System
for Recycling Plants

Gunther Schober, PSI Metals Non Ferrous GmbH, Aachen, Germany
17:30 - 18:00 Assessing the susceptibility of a substrate to filiform corrosion without applying
a paint layer

Alban Morel, National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, Canada
18:00 End of Congress Day 1
19:00 Dinner and Get-together

Status: October 2017, Subject to change without prior notice.

Evening Event

The dinner and get-together after the first congress day will start at 19:00 h. All further details will be announced during the congress.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Complete Session Overview for Day 2

You can get a complete session overview, including topics and times, following the link below. Please note that the two morning sessions as well as the two afternoon sessions are mutually exclusive.

Morning Sessions

Session 3 4
09:00-12:30 Body Structure and e-Mobility I Processes and Joining Technologies I
Chairman Michael Aumüller
AMAG Austria Metall GmbH
Gerson Meschut
University Paderborn
Room: Düsseldorf Peking
12:30 Lunch break  

Afternoon Sessions

Session 5 6
13:30-17:00 Body Structure and e-Mobility II Processes and Joining Technologies II
Chairman Herve Ribes
Hartmut Janssen
Hydro Aluminium
Room: Düsseldorf Peking
15:30 Coffee break  
17:00 End of Event  

Status: October 2017, Subject to change without prior notice.

Programme Overview

Get brief descriptions of all presentations within each session. We have grouped the session descriptions so you can easily compare the mutually exclusive sessions.

Sessions - Day 2 >>


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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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Maritim Hotel in Düsseldorf

MARITIM Hotel Düsseldorf. Located in a prime location with a direct connection to the Düsseldorf airport terminal. Complimentary Internet access in the business centre.

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