Master Product Complexity in the Automotive Industry

November 21 - 22, 2016, Maritim proArte Hotel Berlin, Germany

The Smart Automotive Variant.Con 2016 is the leading European event on complexity and variant management for the automotive industry and the meeting point for more than 150 experts to exchange knowledge and experience, to network and discuss key industry topics while creating new partnerships. The event offers 2.5 days of intense networking sessions and private discussion rounds, inspirational expert keynotes as well as interactive and well moderated World Café round tables.

Until the most interactive and senior level complexity & variant management event in Berlin starts!



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Not Sponsors. The Smart Automotive Variant.Con is a unique event in the business & technology world because of our relationship with our partners. Our aim is to support them to reach their targets and inspire innovation. Position your business as a thought leader at the The Smart Automotive Variant.Con 2016 and join us today!

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Key Topics

  • Global platform and modularisation management
  • Product line engineering meets product line operations
  • Complexity management – From complexity drivers to complexity nastering
  • Variant management with effective resource utilisation
  • Product cost management of variants & commonality

The Smart Automotive Variant.Con 2016 Sessions

6+ Icebreaker

Round tables on the evening prior to the first conference day. The Icebreaker is a first informal networking.

6+ Challenge your Peers

Parallel round table discussions offer the delegates the possibility to talk about their own challenges.

Automotive App Lounge

Have you developed an app suitable for the automotive environment? Are you working on an app right now? we.CONECT gives you the opportunity to showcase your work and ideas.

6+ World Café Session

Be part of several thematic conversation rounds with changing topics and team constellations.

Training Session

An environment that allows participants to be guided through specific topics from experts in small groups.

Keynotes & Best Practices

Top speakers, trendsetters, evangelists and experts in the field share their personal experience.

Panel Discussion

A moderated conversation where hand-picked industry experts discuss current and future issues from different perspectives.

Tweetback & Connect

The unique interactive live feedback system! Note down your thoughts on comment cards which will be pinned on walls in the networking area for further discussion.

Live Tech Take

Delegates and solution providers have the chance to actively participate in product and service demos on the expo floor.

More than 30+ hours of networking and exchange. Projects, concepts and solutions - 360°.

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Last year's Movers & Shakers

  • "The networking was better than on any other event!"
    Lena Hoffmann, Zühlke Engineering

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    Engaging key stakeholders in open discusions."
    Hendrik Frank, VW AG

  • "Just a great event!"
    Milos Purkert, ŠKODA AUTO a.s

  • "
    Perfect mixture of companies, people and responsibilities. The voting system was very valuable"
    Thorsten Köhler, Continental

  • "
    Great conference with interesting presentations and great community."
    Luis Barbarro Gil, PSA

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