The world’s leading car design experts will come together to give exclusive behind-the-scenes access to studios and discuss key issues facing the industry

Car Design News is holding a new three-day event titled Car Design Diaologues Asia. It is the latest in a series of Car Design Dialogues events, and promises to be jam-packed full of VIP access studio tours, discussions and interviews from teams based in China, India, South Korea, and Japan.

The event will feature world-first design reviews from the likes of Geely, HiPhi, NIO and SAIC. Each company will showcase a new car and provide exclusive insight from the design teams involved. 

Several panel discussions will allow some of the world’s most influential designers to discuss key topics that are impacting vehicle design, such as urban population growth, the in-car technology boom and the increasingly urgent challenge of sustainability. The current list of confirmed speakers includes Anne Asensio – vice president design experience at Dassault Systèmes, Matteo Piguzzi – head of design at Pininfarina Shanghai, Jingfeng Shao – vice president and global design director at SAIC Motor, Fan Zhang – vice president and head of design at GAC, Shiro Nakamura – chief executive of Shiro Nakamura Design Associates, Guy Burgoyne – vice president of Geely Design China, and Simon Loasby – vice president of Hyundai Styling Group. 

The audience will also be treated to one-on-one fireside chats as well as in-depth sessions from event sponsors. Furthermore, winning work from the prestigious China Student Awards competition will be showcased.

Car Design Dialogues Asia is the first event to use a new AI-powered networking tool, allowing attendees to meet each other virtually away from the main event. It is hoped that the tool will become a useful addition for industry experts, encouraging conversation, growth and ultimately progress in the world of car design.

Click here to register for Car Design Dialogues Asia – the ’early bird’ pass provides 50% off for a limited period, while students and those working for a carmaker receive complimentary access.