7:30 am - 8:45 am BREAKFAST NETWORKING

Charge up for a great day of learning and networking with industry experts and innovators across the lighting and interiors ecosystem to glean future trends and strategies

8:45 am - 9:00 am Chairperson's Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:00 am - 9:45 am Upgrading Exterior Lighting Performance and Functionality

  • Overcoming obstacles on cost savings to enhance exterior lighting
  • Establishing customer needs to meet specification
  • Overcoming engineer challenges of fitting technology into headlamps

9:45 am - 10:30 am Leveraging Sensors & Semiconductors Technology to Advance All Three Lighting Forms

  • Learn how sensors can help vehicle communications systems integrate
  • Understand the benefits this has on interior lighting
  • Leveraging LED’s to reduce energy with sensor communication

10:30 am - 11:00 am Demo Drive & Refreshment Break

Join Our Discover Zone & Network with our Passenger Experience Group. What have you taken away from this morning’s sessions? Take this opportunity to look at new solutions and test new lighting designs and developments in the market.

11:00 am - 11:45 am Panel Discussion – Designing the Future of Interior & Exterior Lighting

Frank Schwartz - Principal, Advanced Automotive Consulting Services (AACS)
  • Balancing product design & innovation. Learn how to innovate design & enhance safety
  • Evaluate the cost benefits of sustainable materials to support product development
  • Identifying tools and applications that can enhance innovation

Frank Schwartz

Advanced Automotive Consulting Services (AACS)

11:45 am - 12:30 pm Leveraging Ambient & Mood Forms of Lighting to Enhance User Experience & Vehicle Safety

David Egly - Stylist, Valeo
  • How can mood lighting impact user experience
  • Review a case study on how ambient lighting affects road rage
  • Evaluate the outcomes & benefits it bought too user experience

David Egly


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Networking Lunch

Join peers that specialize in shaping the new lighting design for mobility age just like you! Meet and greet counterparts working with. Swap stories over a delicious networking lunch and advance your personal and professional development.

Think Tanks

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Running Lighting Modulations to Enhance Safety in all Environments

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Advancing Mood Lighting to Create a Calm Environment for Passengers

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Leveraging Tools & Applications to Reduce Product Cost

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Designing the Next Generation of Exterior Lighting for Autonomous Vehicles

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm What's New in Invisible Lighting to Enhance System on System Communications and Vehicle Performance

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Advancing ADP in the US and What Regulations are saying

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Afternoon Tea and Networking Break

Challenge your team to work collaboratively with a design challenge that we present! This activity will promote team building, healthy competition, and an opportunity to network before we return to more exciting lighting design presentations! The winning team will get a prize and bragging right!

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Advancing Monolithic Power Systems to Address all Types of Automotive Lighting Needs

Brant Potter - Principal Optical Engineer, Valeo
  • Learn how to integrate with flexibility and adjustable dimming modes 
  • Enhancing safety with fault detection features
  • Designing cost effective LED head lamps with everything inside 

Brant Potter

Principal Optical Engineer

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm The Balancing Act of Optical Design in Today’s Market

Jeffrey Simchak - Advanced Optical/Electrical Engineer, Flex-N-Gate
  • Get an in depth viewpoint on the challenges associated with balancing size, cost, efficiency
  • Explore alternative materials and future optical design concepts to increase vehicle performance
  • Join in the discussion on delivering high performance products

Jeffrey Simchak

Advanced Optical/Electrical Engineer

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Chairperson's Closing Remarks

5:00 pm - 5:00 pm End of Main Day One