Best Western Leoso Hotel Ludwigshafen

International Conference - Plastics in Automotive Engineering 2020


Location: Congress Center Rosengarten, Mannheim, Germany


The largest industry get-together

For 42 years, the VDI PIAE congress has been the largest industry meeting for plastic users in the automotive industry. Take part and meet leading plastics experts, partners, clients and old contacts. The focal points are networking, knowledge transfer and new impulses for the future.

New presentation concept – designed by you!

We’ve created a new design for the presentation concept based on your feedback. You’ll find 2 presentation strands running at the same time, accompanied by several interactive workshops, discussions and world cafés. Learn and discuss new mobility trends, the development of the plastics market in Asia, as well as the construction of complex structural components made from renewable resources. We were also able to substantially increase the quality of the presentations with a call for papers.

A total of 1,400 participants from the entire value chain

With 1,400 visitors per year, the VDI PIAE congress is the world’s largest industry meet for plastic applications automotive technology. We look forward to welcoming visitors from Germany, Europe and all over the world. Don’t miss the chance to engage with representatives from the entire value chain!

Vast, interactive trade exhibition

In the foyer of the congress center, over 120 national and international companies present innovative solutions in plastics technology for the automotive industry. A new hands-on area will give you the opportunity to touch items and try out concepts. You will be able to study the plastic components directly on vehicles in the newly designed auto salon, where current models and concept studies are showcased.

2 exclusive & limited evening get-togethers

Before the first day of the event, we welcome you to a relaxed and communicative evening get-together at the Manufaktur Mannheim as part of the “Automotive Night”. On the first day of the event, we have organized the first PIAE Las Vegas after party. This is limited to just 800 participants and takes place at Mannheim’s Luisenpark. The after party takes you into the bright colors and glitz of the casino world. Enjoy relaxed discussions with clients and partners in quiet lounge areas as well as song, dance, casino games and an American buffet.

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