PRE-SUMMIT WORKSHOPS | JULY 29, 2019
Start of Pre-Summit Workshops Day
9:30 am - 10:20 am Registration and Coffee
10:20 am - 10:30 am Chairman's Opening Address
10:30 am - 12:00 pm WORKSHOP A: Exploring Opportunities in Health and Wellness in Automotive Seating - A Peer Discussion and Working Groups
Imagine the new ways you will work to promote health and wellness in automotive seating and markets that are becoming available, In this workshop you will start off by discussing seating scenarios across various industries: automotive, office, home furniture, medical, and for different demographics: aging population, people with limited mobility, special occupation. Next join your peers in a collaborative environment to discuss health concerns and issues from modern sedentary lifestyles, opportunities to bring comfort across demographics in highly stimulating breakout working groups.
Pan ZagorskiComfort Research Scientist
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch and Networking
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm WORKSHOP B: Meeting Safety Needs and Requirements from Now to Autonomous
Envision what safe seating looks like for in the near term and deeper into the future with autonomous vehicles. Dig into what a safe transition looks like between contemporary seating and the new environments of the near future. How can the industry be strategic in folding safety standards into new seating designs? What types of safety technology is available? What types of regulations need to evolve?
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Afternoon Tea and Networking
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm WORKSHOP C: Expanding Seating Comfort Across Aircraft
Given the dynamism of the automotive mobility and autonomous market, it’s time to look to our aircraft OEM seating experts for innovation. We learned from aircraft experts that there is opportunity create brand differentiators by leveraging new materials and designs and implementing them in our seating designs and configurations. What types of technologies are available and can be integrated? What are some of the barriers to integrating innovation in aircraft? How is the industry thinking of health and wellness?