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Day One: March 17th, 2021

09:00-18:00 (CET)

Fireside Chat: Designing for China

SAIC Motor, China’s largest car manufacturer, has a design studio, the SAIC Design Advanced London, and it has been established as a satellite studio dedicated to providing a unique and forward-thinking perspectives on SAICs brands; MG, ROEWE and the recently launched R.

  • Carl Gotham, Advanced Design Director at SAIC Motor
  • Robert Lemmens, Head of Design at SAIC Motor

Panel Session: Latest Innovation with Autodesk

Join Phil Botley, Autodesk Alias Product Manager for a round-table discussion around the trends, observations and changes in the Automotive Digital Design Process

Speakers from Autodesk:
  • Phil Botley, Alias Product Manager
  • More TBA

Design Review: TATA Sierra

The Tata design team will take you through the development and insights of redesigning an Indian icon.

The Tata Sierra Concept debuted at the Delhi Auto Expo in 2020 and received plaudits for its innovative design solutions, maintaining the spirit of the original and offering a number of modern ideas. The design team was challenged with redesigning an icon for a new era defined by a rapidly changing social, economic and environmental landscape.

Speakers from TATA Motors:
  • Martin Uhlarik, Head of Design
  • Pratap Bose, VP Global Design
  • Cosimo Amadei, Head of Exterior Design
  • Aurelien Doisy, Head of Interior Design
  • Kyeong-Hee Shim, Chief Designer CMF

Panel Session: Beyond Design

Though many designers tend to specialise in a chosen discipline: furniture, product, industrial – they find inspiration in all kinds of places and across all aspects of design. For this discussion, sponsored by Dinamica, CDN invites leading designers and creators from a variety of disciplines to explore the interstitial space where car design, art, architecture, and product design meet.

  • Benedetta Terraneo, Marketing and Design Manager, Miko Srl Dinamica
  • Umberto De Marco, CEO / Chief Environmental Officer, YATAY
  • Matteo Cibic, Transmedia-Artist, Matteo Cibic Studio
  • Naomi Kaempfer, Creative Director , Art Fashion Design Stratasys

Design Review: ŠKODA ENYAQ iV

The future is bright. The future is electric? Škoda is but one quality automaker that is offering its dedicated following the option of an all-electric SUV. Crystal grilles, layered dash, and upmarket interior: the Enyaq is an impressive foray in the EV world. Hear from the team behind it.

This session includes a 15 minute live Q&A with the Škoda design team.

Speakers from ŠKODA AUTO:
  • Oliver Stefani, Head of Skoda Design
  • Karl Neuhold, Head of Exterior Design
  • Peter Olah, Head of Interior Design
  • Katerina Vranova, Head of Colour and Trim Design
  • Petr Nevrela, Leading Light Designer

Panel Session:Substance by Adobe for Car Design and Rendering

Substance by Adobe will present how to use the Adobe 3D toolset, including Substance materials, to improve realism and CMF creativity in digital. There will be a special focus on Substance materials within Autodesk VRED

  • Pierre Maheut , Head of Special Projects, 3D & Immersive, Substance by Adobe
  • Pascal Seifert, VRED Technical Product Manager, Autodesk

Panel Session: Call the engineer

"Low Volume = Design Freedom” A discussion as to how some OEMs are looking at producing specialty low-volume vehicles that allow for unrestricted design elements, normally prohibitive with conventional manufacturing assembly facilities. Brought to you in partnership with Prefix.

  • Sasha Selipanov, Head of Design and Managing Director at RAW Design House, Koenigsegg Automotive
  • Luca Borgogno, Chief Design Officer, Automobili Pininfarina
  • Jhan Dolphin, Vice President Business Development, Prefix Corporation

Fireside with Chris Bangle

Car Design News sits down with the legendary designer to talk about the philosophy of design, animated shorts and why the car design needs a radical shake-up if it is to meet the physical and emotional needs of tomorrow’s generation.

  • Chris Bangle, Managing director at Chris Bangle Associates S.r.l

Day 1 - Wrap Up

Day Two: March 18th 2021

09:00-18:15 (CET)

Design Review: Volvo C40 Recharge & XC60 Recharge

Join Head of Design, Robin Page and his team on this must-attend session as they present the design story for Volvo’s newest electric vehicles, including videos, sketches and walk throughs of the interior, exterior, CMF and UX design

Speakers from Volvo Cars:
  • Robin Page, Head of Design
  • Lisa Reeves, Head of Interior Design
  • Thomas Stovicek, Head of UX
  • Rekha Meena, Senior Design Manager Colour & Material
  • T Jon Mayer, Senior Director Exterior Design

Panel Session: Alcantara - The brand of the future

As point of reference for prestigious global brands in different fields of application, Alcantara has been pioneering in the commitment to sustainability for the past eleven years. Alcantara can express and define a contemporary and unique lifestyle for people who like to fully enjoy the products they use on a daily basis, whilst respecting the environment.

Speakers from Alcantara:
  • Costanza Viola, Corporate Communication Manager
  • Carlo Ammirati, Sustainability Director – Research & Product Application Development Manager

Design Review: Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV

Capable of face-melting speeds, the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV is a supercar for a new era. Featuring an aerodynamic design and podium-topping technology, Jaguar’s design team has taken the EV paradigm to the limits. We hear from them in this live design review.

Speakers from Jaguar:
  • Adam Hatton, Creative Director, Exterior Design
  • Oliver Cattell-Ford , Lead Exterior Designer, Jaguar Advanced Design
  • Christopher Shaw, Lead Interior Designer, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Iain McShane, Design Visualisation Manager, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Christopher Scholes, Senior Digital 3D Artist, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Jamal Hameedi, Engineering Director, Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations
  • Micheal O’Rega , Lead Aerodynamics Engineer, Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations
  • James Barclay, Team Director, Jaguar Racing

Panel Session: Designing Mobility

Traditional definitions of a car are becoming increasingly blurred as new methods of transportation continually emerge. From ride-sharing schemes to electric scooters and automated vehicles, a new generation of designers are taking on the challenges posed by rapid urban development, the environment, and the question of mobility outside the city. Our expert panel explores the intersection between design and mobility, exploring the big questions around infrastructure, the role of public/private transit systems and how to design for this new world.

  • Paul Priestman, Founder, Priestman Goode
  • Prof Dale Harrow, Chair and Director, Intelligent Mobility Design Centre
  • Dr Chris Thorpe, Acting Head of Programme, Intelligent Mobility Design Centre

Panel Session: Technology meets materials

From giant touchscreens to subtle ambient lighting – CDN invites interior design experts to talk about the enormous potential of embedding technology inside the car, and to discuss how various materials can be used to make it happen.

  • Lars Falk, Leader in Lynk & Co Design, Lynk & Co
  • Nick Hull, Associate Professor, Automotive & Transport Design, Coventry University
  • Thorsten Suess, Global Director Design, NBHX TRIM GROUP
  • Thomas Bouveret, Head of Interior Design, DS Automobiles

Design Review: Fordzilla P1 – the unique co-creation process

Made for the world of gaming, the P1 is the first virtual race car to be designed in collaboration between a carmaker and the gaming community. Team Fordzilla takes us through this unique design process, which included Twitter polls and head-to-head races.

Speakers from FORD:
  • Amko Leenarts, Design Director Ford of Europe at Ford Europe
  • Boris Ferko, Design Manager at Ford Europe
  • Emmanuel Lubrani, TFZ Senior Manager at Ford Europe
  • Jose Iglesias , TFZ-P1 Captain at Ford Europe
  • Arturo Arino, Exterior Design at Ford Europe
  • Nuala McHugh, Global Strategic Designer at Ford Europe
  • Susan Michel, Colour and Material Design Manager at Ford Europe
  • Robert Engelmann, Senior Interior Designer at Ford Europe

Panel Session: Myotek: When the Lights go out, the Excitement Begins

Myotek's Innovation and Design team, lead by Robert Miller and Erik Measel, will take you through some of the newest innovations with pedestrian communication and design options in fog lamps, EV grilles, and exterior badge lighting. Myotek has developed the first auto-qualified scaleable-to-size LED matrix panel suitable for pedestrian communication features in EV Grilles, Fog lamps, and laminated window glass. We will also demonstrate our AfterGlow optic technology

Speaker from Myotek:
  • Robert Miller, VP Business Development and Innovation
  • Erik Measel, Lead Design Engineer for Design & Innovation

Design Review: Toyota ED2

Join the team at ED2 (Toyota Europe Design Development) for a glimpse inside the studio led by Ian Cartabiano (President) and Lance Scott (Design Director). Lance will give a walk around design description of its latest concept with a live Q & A with Ian, Lance, Laurent Bouzige (Chief Designer Mobility), Julie Schwieder (CMF Senior Designer) and Yung Presciutti (Exterior Design).

Speakers from Toyota Europe Design Development:
  • Ian Cartabiano, President
  • Lance Scott, Design Director
  • Yung Presciutti, Exterior Design
  • Laurent Bouzige, Chief Designer of Mobility
  • Julie Schwieder , Senior CMF Designer

Fireside with Patrick le Quement

French maestro Patrick le Quement has a string of household name designs under his belt thanks to a stellar career in automotive design. Le Quement has also applied his talents to a variety of projects outside of the car world. CDN chats to Patrick about his journey from award-winning car designer to yacht designer and author.

  • Patrick le Quement, Naval Designer, Author, Former SVP Renault Design at Patrick le Quement Consulting

CDN - Day 2 Wrap up