Faurecia is headquartered in Nanterre, France, and is the one of the largest and fastest growing automotive Tier-1 suppliers in world. It is a leader in vehicle interiors, with the PSA Group being a major shareholder.

At a time when the automotive industry is undergoing a technological revolution driven by the need for increased environmental protection, as well as the trends towards connectivity and autonomous driving, Faurecia is accelerating its technologies for what it terms Sustainable Mobility and Smart Life on Board with its “Cockpit of the Future” project. The leading automotive equipment supplier is transforming the driving experience while sharpening its focus on well-being, comfort and safety inside the car interior of the future.

Automotive megatrends are following societal evolutions towards greater urbanisation, digitisation and customisation. The current trends in automotive industry directly reflect an evolving society, and the industry as a whole is experiencing the most significant revolution in its history as it adjusts to increasing demand for connectivity, health and wellness, personalisation and sustainability in tomorrow’s vehicles.

When talking about new technologies Faurecia has developed over the past 20 years, leather wrapping technologies creating some of the best cars interiors in the market, by working and developing together with the main premium OEM’s and some on new OEM’s, complete and top-quality leather interiors. The Company believes that leather will have a role to play in the cockpit of the future as consumers combine traditional materials with new technology. It will be the job of companies such as Faurecia to deliver these interiors.

Valerio Garcia will outline some of Faurecia’s thinking behind its “Cockpit of the Future”, concept which was showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this year.

A strong line-up of automotive leather industry speakers

The half-day (afternoon) conference will take place at the five-star, Steigenberger Graf Zeppelin luxury hotel in the centre of the city on Monday, June 4 (12.00-5.15pm). The reason for this date and this location is to ally the conference with the Automotive Interiors Show which is taking place in the city in the same week, June 5-8 at the Stuttgart Messe. The idea is to allow attendees of the ILM conference an opportunity to visit the show on the same trip and maximise time away from the office or factory.

The ILM conference is aimed at anyone connected with the global automotive leather supply chain from hide/skin suppliers, chemicals and machinery suppliers, research and academic institutes, associations, traders, tanners, tier-1 suppliers and automotive OEMs.

All presentations will be in English. The conference is lead sponsored by global leather chemical makers Stahl, Zschimmer & Schwarz and machinery and software maker, Lectra. It is also sponsored by JBS Couros and Erretre, supported by Zünd and the raw materials pricing and analysis website, theSauerReport.com.

The final speaker programme and topics are now confirmed and can be viewed by clicking on the link to the events page below.

To register to attend this event or for more information click here or email Maria Wallace, maria@edifydigitalmedia.com +44 (0)203 735 6537.

Most of the conference delegate places are sold so spaces may become limited in the days leading up to the conference. Reserve a place today.