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Save yourself the time of distributing your new knowledge to your colleagues within the company and participate in our highly interactive sessions together as a team.

2nd DELEGATE 25% DISCOUNT on the standard registration fee

3rd - 4th DELEGATE 35% DISCOUNT on the standard registration fee

from 5th DELEGATE 50% DISCOUNT on the standard registration fee



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Frank Bürschgens
Manager Global Product Architecture MID Tractor
John Deere GmbH / Germany

Gregor Haderer
Manager Department Complexity Management
Volkswagen AG / Germany

Matthias Kaeding
Senior Manager Powertrain Europe & NAFTA, Cost Engineering Trucks
Daimler AG / Germany

Dr. Michael B. Schmitz
Director Central R&D
ebm-papst St. Georgen GmbH & Co. KG / Germany

Prof. Dr. Günther Schuh
Member Directors’ Board
Machine Tools Laboratory RWTH Aachen; Founding Partner, Schuh & Co / Germany


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“A professionally organized conference with primary focus on the OEM point of view.”
 Dr. Gergely Pinter, ThyssenKrupp Presta Hungary Kft. 

“Excellent networking event and extremely well organized - well done.”
Rak Rehal, Ford Motor Company

“It shows that variability is present. It is important to get aware of this. The presentations show, how variability can be managed.”
Dr. Andreas Abele, Robert Bosch GmbH


Establishing an Integrated Variant Management  |  Simplifying Complexity in Automotive Design & Engineering  |  Modular Concepts & Lean Engineering  |  Vehicle Configuration Lifecycle Management

we.CONECT brings back the leading international networking platform in the field of variant management in the automotive industry in 2014. More than 100 senior managers, leaders and directors will meet from November 20 - 21, 2014 in Berlin to discuss the latest developments in automotive variants and complexity management.

Become a part of the highly interactive community and join Europe's pioneering networking forum together with delegates from leading global OEMs, Tier1s and suppliers to discuss current challenges and innovations around automotive variant management.

More than 80 attendees gathered in 2013 to discuss the pressing challenges, new approaches and future trends in the field of automotive variant management. Participants, speakers and business partners took part in a highly interactive conference and used the opportunity to share experiences, network, benchmark and exchange best practices.

What Can You Expect @ we.CONECT?

COMMUNITY: The only conference at which you can discuss the major challenges in the field of variant management for automotive industry.

DELEGATES: Meet 100+ senior level executives from all OEMs & major automotive suppliers, engineering & software companies to discuss challenges and cutting edge technologies in automotive variant management.

SPEAKERS & MODERATORS: 20+ pioneers & leaders will share their knowledge.

NETWORKING: Multiple opportunities for networking – start planning your meetings now! Meet and greet those hard-to-meet executives in a relaxed and social setting.

SESSIONS: 20+ innovative & interactive sessions ensure that all key topics are covered / 20+ hours of networking with global experts and targeted networking coffee breaks.

FORMAT: 2 Icebreaker Round Tables, 4 World Cafés, more than 15 Case Studies and 4 Challenge Your Peers Round Tables.

If you want to get new ideas, fresh approaches and an action-plan of how to empower your company with focus on automotive variant management you can't miss this conference!

We look forward to welcoming you!
Your we.CONECT team