Meet Senior Decision Makers From International OEMs with the following job titles:

Directors, Chiefs, Heads of, Managers And Specialists In The Following Areas:

  • Lightweighting
  • Lightweight Design
  • Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • Mass, Energy and Aerodynamics
  • Complete Vehicle Engineering
  • Advanced Vehicle Technologies
  • Group Engineering
  • Engineering - Body Engineering
  • Vehicle Architecture Engineering
  • Body Structures
  • Lightweight Construction and Vehicle Weight
  • Technical Development
  • Technology Development - Composites
  • Polymers and Fluids
  • Materials Concepts
  • Co2 Technology Innovations
  • Material Development
  • Recycling
  • Lifecycle Assessment
  • Sustainability



The Global Automotive Lightweight Materials (GALM) series of conferences are the world's leading conferences on automotive lightweighting.

First launched in London and Detroit in 2012, the conference series have now grown into Asia.

The conferences all aim to provide practical solutions on strategic, tactical and technical challenges, and over the years almost 10,000 automotive experts have taken away invaluable insight and formed business-critical connections.

The GALM conference series includes:

Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Detroit

Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Europe

The Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing Summit Detroit

Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing: Joining, Forming & Manufacturing Technology Europe Summit

New Methodologies For Modeling, Simulation And Testing Congress

Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Asia

Why Choose The GALM Automotive Summit Events Over Others?

The key reason to participate and invest in a GALM automotive industry event is our in-depth research and rigorous analytical process. 

  • This is designed specifically to understand industry challenges as well as deliver real world solutions and unbiased high-value technical information that is perfectly relevant to the learning and benchmarking needs of the end-user (OEM) attendees.
  • Our information and content is delivered through both detailed presentations and case studies on industry best practices, new technologies, innovative manufacturing processes and automation.  
  • These are combined with interactive industry panel sessions that are structured specifically to enable identification and discussion of current and next generation industry challenges and solutions.

As a result of this research approach, the GALM conference agendas are differentiated from others by their highly detailed technical information that is focused fully on informing and meeting the needs and interests of end-users. 

  • Topics are only included if they tie in fully with the research outcomes. 
  • Our speakers and contributors are senior level engineers and technical specialists, all high experienced in their fields, who wish to engage in meaningful discussion with attendees on important industry technical manufacturing process issues as well as best practices.

In contrast many of our competitors in the market only use a 'call for papers' approach to acquire topics and attract speakers, often with no underlying analytical research to support the agenda topics offered.

  • Sometimes an advisory board may be convened, but there is usually no process of actually going to the market to identify key end-user needs, both current and future. 
  • The end result is often an agenda with generalised topic headings and little indication of the detailed scope of the presentation with end-user issues not being properly addressed and resulting in lower numbers of attendees.

The track record of GALM industry events is unrivalled in both the quality of delegates we attract and information provided. 

  • The support and loyal following of automotive engineers for GALM events in meeting their needs is well reflected in the longevity of our events. 
  • The GALM Manufacturing Innovation 2019 Summit, for example, is now in its 6th year being held every February and the flagship Global Automotive Lightweighting Summit, held each August, is now into its 8th year, both well ahead of competitor events. 

Our in-depth research is now highlighting the growing needs for technical information and manufacturing solutions for electric and autonomous vehicle development and manufacturing.

  • This is being met by our Battery Electric Vehicle Architectures (BEVA) series of events now into their 2nd year. 

Benefit for Suppliers:  Because of our rigorous research process that is implemented for each and every event, the program agendas or our GALM and BEVA events therefore present the ideal platform for suppliers to address a room full of prospective customers that are at the right stage of adoption / implementation for your technology solution or seeking to take their current manufacturing processes and automation infrastructure to the next level.

GALM Series Attendees Breakdown


The GALM Series is renowned globally for hosting the most OEM-led congresses all of which are designed carefully in conjunction with lightweight Engineers and Directors every year to ensure the most practical knowledge is exchanged at every event.

Attending OEMs Have Included


Due to the limited material, joining, forming and finishing technology and software available to OEMs globally, we always make sure delegates also come from key suppliers in the global lightweight vehicle arena, so that no influential players are left out in the cost reduction drive.

Past Sponsors & Exhibitors Have Included

past sponsors

Engineer, Toyota
"GALM has grown to be a valuable conference for sharing information regarding lightweight materials for the automotive industry"

Engineering Group Manager, General Motors
"Overall a very knowledge filled and well produced conference. Presenters were well selected and well prepared"



galm intelligence




What Makes GALM The Industry Leading Event?


After continuous global growth and expansion the Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Europe 2019 conference is returning with a brand new programme with two full days focusing on the theme of High Performance Lightweight Materials for Electric Vehicle Body and Battery Structures.

Summit participants will learn about new material characteristics, key application areas and about overcoming real-world limitations for:

  • New Steels & Mixed Metals Including Super High Strength Steels And Innovations To The Aluminium Series
  • Innovations In Low Cost Composites Including The Use Of Recycled Composites
  • Combining Hybrid Materials To Improve Material Performance Including Stiffness
  • Developments In Lower Cost Glass-Fiber Technologies To Compete With Aluminium

This will include in-depth investigation into the latest developments and trends in multi-material architectures, material evaluation and selection strategies, innovative applications for the latest high strength steels, advanced aluminium alloys, composites, thermoplastics and emerging 'frontier' materials, component weight reduction strategies, as well as best use practices with innovative joining technologies and processes for BIW and many more.

Summit participants will benefit from:

  • New agenda topics and themes researched with industry peers that fully reflect the industry's evolution to a new generation of vehicles, including how the design and technical challenges posed by EVs in terms of costs and margins are being overcome.
  • A highly informative mix of practical in-depth technical sessions, case study-led presentations and forward looking panels featuring leading OEMs, supplier innovations, technical experts and engineering professionals
  • Technology innovation showcase comprising world leading providers of advanced materials, technologies, manufacturing solutions and live demonstrations in the adjoining exhibition hall to ensure participants are fully up-to-speed on key industry developments and directions
  • Unrivalled networking opportunities including lunches, coffee breaks and cocktail party that ensure an interactive, dynamic gathering for engineers from OEMs, leading suppliers and technology innovators on automotive structures and materials
  • A unique holistic perspective offering practical insights and thought leadership on lightweighting covering advanced materials, body structures, bev battery structures and related integration and optimisation issues, CAE and simulation tools and techniques, joining and testing technologies, coupled with best practices and business cases for implementing those advancements into existing production lines.




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