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Take part in this industry leading event where SMART & 4.0 leaders representing global OEMs, Tier1’s and key solution providers, explore future factory trends, innovations and disruptive technologies shaping the future of vehicle manufacturing.

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AUTOMOTIVE SMX USA 2024

Automotive Smart Manufacturing 4.0 USA empowers automotive manufacturers with the tools and connections needed to future-proof their businesses. Discover cutting-edge technologies and innovative processes that reduce downtime, provide powerful operational insights, and boost productivity. Gain a competitive edge and ensure your manufacturing operations thrive in an evolving digitally intelligent landscape.

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ELEVATE YOUR MANUFACTURING ADVANTAGE

The global manufacturing landscape is undergoing rapid transformation, and the industry needs insight and ingenuity to respond. With an interactive technology showcase, thought-provoking presentations, and strategic networking sessions, the Automotive Smart Manufacturing 4.0 USA Summit empowers manufacturing leaders to navigate this evolution and drive long-term growth.

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Don’t miss your chance to meet leading experts in smart manufacturing. Our thoughtfully curated lineup brings together some of the most renowned names in the industry for inspiring keynote presentations. These sessions will delve into the latest challenges, real-world business cases, and opportunities for further integrating smart technologies into your operations.

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TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE 4.0

Discover the future of SMART manufacturing by immersing yourself in our 4.0 Technology Showcase. Automotive Smart Manufacturing 4.0 USA  provides an opportunity to engage with companies, experts and technologies on our exhibition floor that are leading the smart revolution. Discuss your challenges and find practical takeaway contacts and solutions that work for you.

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Accelerating Operations Optimization: Navigating Digital Transformation In The Automotive Manufacturing Industry

WeAutomotive Group produce and organize some of the automotive industries leading conferences, summits, and exhibitions. What makes our events unique is the dedicated OEM support and a participation, attracting groups of attendees from all the majors and innovative start-ups from across the world.

Our programs are diligently researched and curated in partnership with the OEMs to ensure they address the most pertinent current challenges and key investment areas. This level of detail is part of our pioneering approach to content and ensures that we attract the highest level of attendees.

Automotive SMX USA 2024 delivers an unparalleled technical-conference agenda and networking engagement – in a welcoming, personable environment.

The automotive industry is undergoing massive transformation. It’s pervasive across the industry and much of it is being driven by Industry 4.0 and the continued digitalization of the entire value chain. Industry 4.0 has both expanded the possibilities of digital transformation in automotive manufacturing and increased its importance to OEMs, suppliers, dealers, captive finance organisations and everyone involved in the mobility ecosystem.

By harnessing the power of combined and connected digital and physical technologies – artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, additive manufacturing, robotics, cloud computing, and others – companies throughout the value chain are becoming more flexible, efficient, and responsive and reshaping how they operate their businesses, engage customers, and deliver products and services.

The Automotive Smart Manufacturing 4.0 USA Summit explores multiple facets of Industry 4.0, examining the impact, opportunities, and potential pitfalls manufacturers could encounter as they digitally transform their enterprises. Whether building a cognitive digital supply network, digitalizing product management, developing industry 4.0 capabilities through collaborations with startups or scaling up anything as-a-service, the connections and opportunities available at the Automotive Smart Manufacturing 4.0 Summit USA have helped inform executives leading digital transformation.

To help automotive executives navigate these exciting and transformative times, WeAutomotive Group has collaborated with the North American OEM community, big and small, to delve into how Industry 4.0 is changing automotive manufacturing and demonstrate how some enterprises are using these technologies to speed design and manufacturing, improve quality, and enhance how they protect their enterprises, products, business partners and customers.

You are invited to join us and over 400 automotive engineers involved in the design and implementation of digital production solutions and production data management, at North America’s largest technical conference and exhibition for automotive smart manufacturing professionals – where experts will engage during a series of case study presentations, interactive panels, and unparalleled networking opportunities. We hope to see you there.

A Technical Content-Lead Agenda, Meticulously Researched And Curated In Partnership With The OEMs To Tackle The Critical Now Challenges And Current Areas Of Key Investment

Don’t miss your chance to meet leading experts in smart manufacturing. Our thoughtful curated lineup brings together some of the most renowned names in the industry for inspiring keynote presentations. These sessions will delve into the latest challenges, real-world business cases, and opportunities for further integrating smart technologies into your operations.

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CONFERENCE TOPICS

Next-Generation Cloud Architecture

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, cloud architecture forms the foundation for scalable, flexible, and cost-effective IT infrastructure. Businesses are exploring advanced cloud technologies to optimize resource utilization, enhance data security, and facilitate seamless integration across diverse platforms and services. This topic delves into innovative approaches and best practices for designing and implementing cloud architectures that can meet the demands of modern enterprise environments.

Sustainability In Manufacturing Operations

As environmental concerns continue to escalate, the manufacturing sector faces increasing pressure to adopt sustainable practices. This conference topic addresses strategies for minimizing environmental impact, reducing energy consumption, and optimizing resource utilization throughout the manufacturing lifecycle. From eco-friendly production processes to sustainable supply chain management, attendees will explore practical solutions to align manufacturing operations with broader sustainability objectives.

Standardizing And Structuring Data And Processes

In the era of big data, standardizing and structuring data and processes are crucial for unlocking valuable insights and driving informed decision-making. This conference topic delves into methodologies and tools for establishing standardized data formats, implementing efficient data management protocols, and streamlining business processes across diverse functional areas. By standardizing data and processes, organizations can enhance data integrity, facilitate interoperability, and improve overall operational efficiency.

Cloud-Based PLM, MES, And ERP

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are essential components of modern manufacturing ecosystems. By leveraging cloud-based solutions, organizations can realize numerous benefits, including enhanced accessibility, scalability, and collaboration capabilities. This conference topic explores the potential of cloud-based PLM, MES, and ERP platforms to streamline operations, improve agility, and drive innovation across the manufacturing value chain.

The Emerging Role Of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing various aspects of manufacturing, from predictive maintenance to quality control and supply chain optimization. This conference topic delves into the latest advancements in AI technologies and their applications in manufacturing environments. Attendees will gain insights into how AI-driven algorithms, machine learning models, and predictive analytics can enhance productivity, efficiency, and decision-making in today’s smart factories.

3D Modelling And Computational Analysis

3D modeling and computational analysis play a pivotal role in product design, simulation, and optimization across industries. This conference topic explores cutting-edge techniques and tools for creating realistic 3D models, conducting virtual simulations, and performing computational analysis to validate designs and optimize performance. From finite element analysis to computational fluid dynamics, attendees will delve into the transformative potential of 3D modeling and computational analysis in accelerating product development cycles and improving product quality.

AI Within Automated Inspection Systems

Automated inspection systems powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) are revolutionizing quality control processes in manufacturing. This conference topic examines the integration of AI algorithms, computer vision, and machine learning techniques into automated inspection systems. Attendees will explore how AI-driven inspection systems can detect defects, ensure product quality, and optimize production processes with unparalleled accuracy and efficiency.

Digitizing And Modernizing Operational Tech

Digitizing and modernizing operational technology (OT) infrastructure is essential for enhancing operational efficiency, agility, and competitiveness in the manufacturing sector. This conference topic focuses on strategies for leveraging digital technologies, such as Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), edge computing, and advanced analytics, to modernize OT systems. Attendees will learn how digitization initiatives can optimize asset performance, improve predictive maintenance, and enable real-time monitoring and control of industrial processes.

Cybersecurity In Smart Manufacturing

As smart manufacturing systems become increasingly interconnected and digitized, cybersecurity emerges as a critical concern for safeguarding sensitive data, intellectual property, and operational continuity. This conference topic delves into the evolving threat landscape facing smart factories and explores proactive strategies for mitigating cyber risks. From identifying vulnerabilities in industrial control systems to implementing robust security protocols and incident response plans, attendees will gain insights into safeguarding manufacturing environments against cyber threats. By prioritizing cybersecurity, organizations can instill confidence in their digital infrastructure, protect against potential disruptions, and uphold the integrity of their operations in an interconnected world.

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EXHIBITOR CATEGORIES

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, And Predictive Maintenance

Exhibitors in this category showcase advanced AI and machine learning solutions tailored for manufacturing applications. From predictive maintenance algorithms to AI-driven analytics platforms, these exhibitors offer cutting-edge technologies designed to optimize production processes, enhance efficiency, and drive innovation in smart manufacturing environments.

Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), And Mixed Reality

AR, VR, and mixed reality technologies are transforming how manufacturers visualize, design, and interact with digital information. Exhibitors in this category demonstrate immersive AR/VR solutions for training, design visualization, and remote assistance, enabling enhanced collaboration, improved productivity, and streamlined operations across the manufacturing lifecycle.

Big Data Analysis And Cybersecurity

In an era of digitization, big data analysis and cybersecurity are paramount for protecting sensitive information and maintaining operational integrity. Exhibitors in this category offer advanced cybersecurity solutions, data analytics platforms, and threat detection technologies tailored for the manufacturing industry, helping organizations safeguard against cyber threats while leveraging data-driven insights to drive informed decision-making.

Digitalization And ERP Systems, Integration Platforms, And IoT

Exhibitors in this category provide comprehensive digitalization solutions, including ERP systems, integration platforms, and IoT technologies, enabling seamless connectivity, data exchange, and process optimization across the manufacturing ecosystem. From cloud-based ERP systems to IoT-enabled smart sensors, these exhibitors empower manufacturers to achieve operational excellence and drive digital transformation initiatives.

Robotics And Process Automation

Robotics and process automation technologies play a pivotal role in modern manufacturing, enhancing productivity, flexibility, and efficiency on the factory floor. Exhibitors in this category showcase a wide range of robotic systems, automation solutions, and end-of-arm tooling designed to automate repetitive tasks, streamline production workflows, and enable agile manufacturing process

Testing, Inspection, And Certification Services

Quality assurance is essential in manufacturing, and exhibitors in this category offer testing, inspection, and certification services to ensure product quality, compliance, and safety standards. From non-destructive testing solutions to certification programs for industry standards, these exhibitors help manufacturers mitigate risks, maintain regulatory compliance, and deliver high-quality products to market.

Supply Chain Management And Logistics Solutions

Exhibitors in this category offer technologies and services for optimizing supply chain operations, managing inventory, and streamlining logistics processes. From supply chain visibility platforms to warehouse management systems and transportation optimization solutions, these exhibitors help manufacturers improve efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance customer satisfaction through effective supply chain management.

Energy Efficiency And Sustainability Solutions

Given the increasing emphasis on sustainability in manufacturing operations, exhibitors in this category provide solutions for energy efficiency, resource conservation, and environmental sustainability. From energy monitoring and management systems to renewable energy technologies and sustainability consulting services, these exhibitors assist manufacturers in reducing their carbon footprint, complying with regulatory requirements, and achieving sustainability goals.

Collaborative Robotics And Cobots

As collaborative robotics (cobots) gain traction in manufacturing, exhibitors in this category focus on collaborative robot systems, safety features, and human-robot interaction technologies. From collaborative robot arms and grippers to intuitive programming interfaces and safety sensors, these exhibitors enable manufacturers to implement safe and efficient human-robot collaboration in production environments, enhancing productivity and flexibility.

Smart Factory Infrastructure And Connectivity

Exhibitors in this category offer technologies and solutions for building smart factory infrastructure, including industrial networking equipment, communication protocols, and connectivity solutions such as industrial Ethernet, wireless communication, and edge computing platforms. These exhibitors enable manufacturers to create robust, scalable, and interconnected production environments that support real-time data exchange, remote monitoring, and control.

Human-Machine Interface (HMI) And Industrial Control Systems

Exhibitors in this category provide HMI solutions, industrial control systems, and software platforms for monitoring, controlling, and optimizing manufacturing processes. From intuitive operator interfaces and control panels to supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems and distributed control systems (DCS), these exhibitors offer technologies that enhance operator efficiency, improve process visibility, and facilitate data-driven decision-making.

Industrial Safety And Compliance Solutions

This category addresses industrial safety solutions, compliance management software, and services designed to ensure workplace safety, regulatory compliance, and risk mitigation in manufacturing environments. Exhibitors may showcase safety equipment, hazard detection systems, safety training programs, and compliance management software platforms that help manufacturers maintain a safe working environment, prevent accidents, and comply with occupational health and safety regulations.

Industrial IoT (IIoT) Platforms And Solutions

Exhibitors in this category focus on industrial IoT platforms, software solutions, and hardware devices tailored for smart manufacturing environments. These may include IoT connectivity platforms, edge computing solutions, IoT sensors and actuators, and IoT gateways designed to collect, process, and analyze data from connected industrial devices and machinery. IIoT exhibitors enable manufacturers to harness the power of data analytics, predictive maintenance, and real-time monitoring to optimize production processes and improve operational efficiency.

Edge Computing And Fog Computing Technologies

Edge computing and fog computing are essential components of IoT infrastructure, enabling real-time data processing and analysis at the network edge. Exhibitors in this category offer edge computing platforms, edge devices, and fog computing solutions that enable distributed computing and intelligence closer to the data source, reducing latency, bandwidth usage, and dependency on centralized cloud resources. These technologies are particularly relevant for latency-sensitive industrial applications and edge analytics use cases in smart manufacturing environments.

Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) And Digital Twins

Industrial cyber-physical systems (CPS) integrate physical processes with digital technologies, enabling real-time monitoring, control, and optimization of manufacturing operations. Exhibitors in this category showcase CPS platforms, digital twin solutions, and simulation software that create virtual replicas of physical assets and production processes. These digital twins enable manufacturers to visualize, simulate, and analyze their operations, optimize production workflows, and predict performance outcomes with greater accuracy and efficiency.

Wireless Sensor Networks And Low-Power IoT Devices

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) and low-power IoT devices play a crucial role in collecting data from distributed sensors and monitoring equipment in industrial environments. Exhibitors in this category offer WSN solutions, IoT sensors, and battery-powered devices optimized for low-power operation and long-range communication. These technologies enable manufacturers to deploy cost-effective, scalable IoT networks for monitoring environmental conditions, equipment health, and production metrics, facilitating data-driven decision-making and predictive maintenance strategies.

Industrial AI And Machine Learning For IoT

As IoT deployments generate vast amounts of data, industrial AI and machine learning technologies play a vital role in extracting actionable insights and optimizing manufacturing processes. Exhibitors in this category provide AI-powered analytics platforms, machine learning algorithms, and cognitive computing solutions tailored for IoT data analysis and predictive modeling. These technologies enable manufacturers to uncover hidden patterns, anomalies, and trends in their data, leading to improved process efficiency, product quality, and operational performance in Industry 4.0 environments.

Industrial Blockchain And Distributed Ledger Technologies

Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT) have the potential to revolutionize supply chain management, asset tracking, and transactional processes in manufacturing. Exhibitors in this category showcase blockchain platforms, smart contracts, and decentralized applications (dApps) tailored for industrial use cases, such as product traceability, provenance tracking, and secure data sharing across supply chain partners. These technologies enhance transparency, trust, and accountability in Industry 4.0 ecosystems.

ATTENDEES BY COMPANY SMX USA 2023

Lucid Motors, Rivian, ONE | Our Next Energy, Tesla, Ford, GM, Stellantis, Amazon, BDTRONIC, Apple, Lyft, AVL, BMW, Google,BrightVolt, JLR, BYD, CATL, Clarios, Cummins, NIO, SERES, MAHINDRA AUTOMOTIVE NORTH AMERICA, Custom Cells, Daimler, EaglePicher, Samsung, EnerSys, BYTON, ENOVIX, Uber, EnPower, EoCell, Polestar, Canoo, Factorialx, FISKER, First National Battery, Fluence, Gogoro, Gotion, CARESOFT, Group14, GS Yuasa, Harley Davidson, Honda, Hyundai, John Deere, LG, MATHWORKS, Lion Electric, Mercedes Benz, Milwaukee Tool, Mitsubishi, Natron Energy, Nissan, Panasonic, Polaris, PolyPlus, Porsche America, QuantumScape, Robert Bosch, Rolls Royce, SAFT, Sion Power, SIONIC Energy, DUPONT, Solid Power, Solid State Battery, TRUMPF, South 8 Technologies, Lamborghini, StoreDot, DASSAULT SYSTEMES, Teledyne, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, Toyota, Triathlon Batterien, Volkswagen, Volvo, Yokohama, AMPCERA, ASPEN AEROGELS, Ferarri, AVERY DENNISON, BASF, A123 Systems, ABB, Daimler Truck North America, Morgan Advanced Materials, SCANIA, Total Energies, Wevo

ATTENDEES BY JOB TITLE SMX USA 2023

Industry 4.0 Implementation Manager, Automotive EV/HV Product Development Engineer, Design Manager, Industry 4.0 Engineer, Analyst-Digital Manufacturing | Project Management, Lead Cross-Functional Systems Engineering Teams, Design Analysis Engineer, CAE and Model Based Systems Engineer, Business Development/Technology Manager, Global Head of Cyber Security for Enterprise, Cloud, Engineering Manager – edrive Testing And Validation, Future Mobility Research and Consulting, Industry 4.0 and Digital Manufacturing Supervisor, Engineering Specialist – Automation, Powertrain Simulation Manager, Ford Advanced EV Development Manager, Software Engineer Leader, Director Charging & Energy Services, Data Tools for Design Innovation Manager, Vice President Global EV Programs, Global Technology Strategy, Research and Advanced Systems Director, Factory Automation, Manufacturing Technology Team Leader, Director Manufacturing Engineering Global Architecture, Manufacturing Transformation Leader, Chief Engineer – Manufacturing, Operations Director, Manufacturing Engineer Lead, Director of Manufacturing Strategy, Director Manufacturing Transformation, Director – Global Vehicle Manufacturing Engineering, Industry 4.0 Specialist, Digital Manufacturing Supervisor, Technical Leader Additive Manufacturing Research, Digital Layout & Industry 4.0 Team Leader, Senior IT Manufacturing Systems Development Supervisor, Manufacturing Engineer, Exec. Director Global Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing Programs Chief Engineer, Manufacturing Transformation Leader, Director of Manufacturing, IT Executive | Digital Transformation, Manufacturing Team Lead, Battery Assembly Manufacturing Team Leader, Vice President Global EV Programs, Lead Digitalization and Industry 4.0, Global Digital Manufacturing Manager, Digital Twin Lead, Senior Innovation Engineer, Plant Manager, Assistant Plant Manager, Operations Manager, Director Global Manufacturing Quality, Senior Vice President of Manufacturing, Director of Manufacturing, Vehicle Programs, Director-Global Manufacturing IT, Manufacturing Engineer, Digital Manufacturing Engineering, Industry 4.0

TESTIMONIALS 2023

“I can confidently say that attending last year’s WeAutomotive  Conference was a game-changer event for me. The level of expertise, innovation, and collaboration showcased at the event was really impressive” – Ford

“From the speeches to the panel discussions, every aspect of the conference was meticulously thought through to provide practical solutions. I left the event with a wealth of knowledge and new contacts that will help my work”GM

“The most valuable aspect of the conference was the networking. Meeting fellow attendees, exchanging ideas and making new connections has opened doors to new potential collaborations that will contribute to further innovation in our organization”Tesla

“We can attest to the tremendous value this event delivers. The opportunity to showcase our latest solutions to a targeted audience of industry professionals was invaluable. Not only did we gain significant visibility and brand exposure, but we also had the chance to engage in meaningful conversations with potential customers and partners”PTC

“If you’re serious about staying at the forefront of automotive manufacturing and driving impactful change, I cannot recommend the Automotive Manufacturing 4.0 Conference enough. It’s a great event, really professionally organized and well executed. I’m looking forward to next year’s conference!”Rivian

“Attending last year’s SMART Manufacturing show was great. Having been in the automotive industry for over a decade, I’ve attended my fair share of conferences, but no one-day event has been as good as this one”Bosch

“The lineup of speakers was good, with solution providers and integrators sharing insight and case studies that provided invaluable guidance for navigating the complexities of automotive manufacturing in the digital age”ABB

“The conference sessions were well put together to cover a diverse range of topics, from the latest advancements in AI and robotics to sustainability practices and smart factory solutions. Each session offered interesting perspectives”BMW

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