SURCAR Cannes

July 1st 
morning sessions

PRODUCT & PROCESSES FOR EV AND AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES 



08 : 30 am Welcome and opening remarks
  • Tim HAYES, International President, SURCAR
  • Maxime GOLDBERG, European Committee President, SURCAR
  • Thomas HEUSSER,  Congress President SURCAR - Head of Business Unit - AUDI Hungary

08 : 40 am KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
  • Luciano BIONDO, Vice President Electro & LCV, RENAULT
09 : 05 am Session Chairmen 
  • Silvio LICITRA, Head of Manufacturing Engineering Paint, STELLANTIS 
  • Thomas HEUSSER, Congress President SURCAR -Head of Business Unit - AUDI Hungary

9 : 10 am Corrosion protection for EV: Technical solutions for new Challenges 
  • Audrée ANDERSEN Director development E-COAT & Simulation - Automation EMEA, BASF 

9 : 25 am The new role of smart battery materials 
  • Manfred KOSCHE - Sr. Sales Manager e-Mobility, OEMs Europe, HENKEL 
  • Peter KUHM - Business Director Surface Treatment, Cleaners and Lubricants Europe, HENKEL

9 : 40 am New thermally conductive materials to improve EV Cars efficiency & Reliability 
  • Jean-Marc PINEL - Technical Director, REVOCOAT 

9 : 55 am PANEL DISCUSSION 
  • Luciano BIONDO - Vice president Electro & LCV, RENAULT 
  • Manfred KOSCHE - Sr. Sales Manager e-Mobility, OEMs Europe, HENKEL 
10:15 am Refreshment break & Exhibition Tour

11 : 00 am Coating solutions for CFRP in Automotive Application 
  • Liu FEI - Engineer, CHANG'AN AUTOMOBILE 
  • Lichao LIU- Paint Specialists, NPAC 

11 : 20 am Matt clearcoat for mass production 
  • Katell LAVISSE - Deputy General Manager Paint Process & Materials Engineering, RENAULT 
  • Bruno BOURGOIS - Topcoat industrialization Manager, RENAULT
11 : 50 am PRINT PAINT AND MORE 
  • Sebastien SALZE - Automotive Marketing Manager, SAMES-KREMLIN

12:05 pm Exhibitors pitchs presentations

12:30 pm Lunch break & Exhibition Tour

July 1st
afternoon sessions

NEW PAINT MATERIALS AND PROCESSES

01 : 45 pm Session Chairmen
Karine HUMBERT, Paint & Plastics Production Engineering General Manager, RENAULT

01 : 50 pm Paint as enabler for precision application 
  • Sven REIL - Application Manager EMEA, PPG 
 02 : 05 pm Impact of Tutone Process in Paint Cycles 
  • Roberta PECORARO - Process manager, STELLANTIS
  • Dominique BONNET - Process expert, STELLANTIS
02 : 20 pm Automotive plastic and paint system optimization for 77GHz radar performance 
  • Dr. Neil MURPHY - Team Member color Scientist, AXALTA 
  • Dr. Julia SCHUCHARDT, Head of Development Paint for Exterieur, DAIMLER
  • Andreas KAUTZ, Development Paint for Exterieur Plastic Parts, DAIMLER
  • Timo GORLITZ, Development of Radarsystems Generation 5, DAIMLER

02 : 45 pm Digital Visualization of Automotive Exterior Colors 
  • Rebecca WALDMEIR - Color and trim Manager - Global Exterior Paint & Advanced Design, GENERAL MOTORS 
  • Paul CZORNIJ - Head of NA Design, BASF

03 : 10 pm The future of color development: digital color styling 
  • Sabine GRIESBECK - Styling Manager, PPG 

03 : 25 pm Development of special colors for Premium Brands 
  • Michaela LIESE - Director Color Center Europe, BASF 
  • Costanzo MARCHITTI -  Color Industrialization Manager, STELLANTIS
04 : 00 pm Refreshment break & Exhibition Tour

04 : 45 pm PANEL DISCUSSION
  • Roberta PECORARO - Process manager, STELLANTIS 
  • Sabine GRIESBECK - Styling Manager, PPG 

05 : 15 pm End of the day

06 : 30 pm VIP Reception (invitation only)

July 2nd
Morning sessions

Test and Simulation

08:30 am CONGRESS PRESIDENT WELCOME NOTE
  • Thomas HEUSSER, Congress President SURCAR - Head of Business Unit - AUDI Hungary

08:35 am Session Chairmen
  • Ahmet DOGAN, Technical Director, Innovation & Technology Management, TOYOTA
  • Sebastian KAUP , Supervisor European Paint Engineering, FORD

08:40 am J-DETECT: find, categorize and prevent defects - STELLANTIS test on Ecoat and Topcoat 
  • Damiano LAURENZANO - Manufacturing Engineering Paint - Conveyor & Facilities Manager, STELLANTIS 
  • Luigi LAZZARI - President , GEICOTAIKI SHA EUROPE

09:05 am Appearance & Digital Paint Simulation for Early Upstream 
  • Katell LAVISSE - Deputy General Manager Paint Process & Materials Engineering, RENAULT
  • Benoit DESCHAMPS, Computer Graphics & Visual Simulation Solution Specialist, RENAULT

09:25 am Virtual calculation of layer thicknesses 
  • Lars FRIEDRICH - PRESIDENT & CEO DIV. Application Technology, DURR SYSTEMS
  • Oliver BÖHM - Senior Manager Standardization Paint Coat Systems, BMW GROUP

09:50 am Paint Quality prediction by Machine Learning Method 
  • Akira NISHIMURA, Project Manager, Mobility Material Division, TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
  • Ryohei KAWAMURA, Assistant Manager, TOYOTA SYSTEMS CORPORATION
10:10 am Inline Paint Quality Control Trends: simulation / detection / auto-repair 
  • Jorge BROTO - CEO, EINES VISION SYSTEM
10:25 am Robotic Clearcoat Defect Repair 
  • Alexander SCHMUNK - Head of sales, ASIS GMBH
10 : 40 am Coating process digitalization, optimization and process control
  • Wim HAMERS, Manager paint processing technologies, MAGNA EXTERIORS
  • Petr JAHN, General Manager, SPRAY VISION
11:00 am Refreshment break and Exhibition Tour

11:40 am PANEL DISCUSSION 
  • Lars FRIEDRICH, President & CEO Div. Application Technology, DURR SYSTEMS
  • Luigi LAZZARI, President, GEICOTAIKI SHA EUROPE
  • Katell LAVISSE, Deputy General Manager Paint Process & Materials Engineering, RENAULT
  • Damiano LAURENZANO,Manufacturing Engineering Paint - Conveyor & Facilities Manager, STELLANTIS 

12 : 00 pm Lunch break & Exhibition Tour



July 2nd
Afternoon sessions

Sustainability the Key driver for the future

01:30 pm Session Chairmen
Christophe GRUAT, Paint, Materials and Process Manager, STELLANTIS
Ralf DUNKEL, General Manager BU Painted Body, MAGNA STEYR

01:35 pm Acting now for tomorrow - Sustainability in Paintshop 
  • Bert VERHAERT - Head of Technical Management Automotive OEM Europe, HENKEL
01:50 pm Towards CO2 and VOC neutrality 
  • Richard CAETANO  - Paint Process Expert for Oven & Paint Booth, STELLANTIS 
  • Susanne GROHMANN - Paint process Engineer, STELLANTIS
02:05 pm Paintshop of the future – Volume 2 
  • Bruno WELSCH - PRESIDENT & CEO DIV. Paint & Final Assembly Systems, DÜRR
02:20 pm Solutions for Global Car Painting Trends in the multi OEM Paintshop Magna Steyr 
  • Philipp RUCKER - Head of COC Painted Body, MAGNA STEYR 
  • Ralf DUNKEL - General Manager Painted Body, MAGNA STEYR
02:45 pm Design to Manufacturing for Paintshop 4.0 
  • Vincent GUILLIN - Paint launching Manager, STELLANTIS 
  • Laurent DARTHUY - Automotive Program Project Leader, STELLANTIS
03:10 pm Refreshment break and Exhibition Tour 

04:00 pm Automated Paintshop Plug Insertion 
  • David TRUDELL - Paint process Specialist, GENERAL MOTORS 
  • Christophe ALBERT - Key Account Manager , FANUC EUROPE 
  • Matthew SIKOWSKI - Director of Engineering, FANUC AMERICA
04:25 pm PANEL DISCUSSION 
  • Bruno WELSCH - PRESIDENT & CEO DIV. Paint & Final Assembly Systems, DÜRR 
  • Matthew SIKOWSKI - Director of Engineering, FANUC AMERICA
  • Christophe ALBERT - Key Account Manager , FANUC EUROPE 
  • David TRUDELL - Paint process Specialist, GENERAL MOTORS
  • Philipp RUCKER - Head of COC Painted Body, MAGNA STEYR
  • Richard CAETANO - Paint Process Expert for Oven & Paint Booth, STELLANTIS
  • Vincent GUILLIN - Paint launching Manager, STELLANTIS 
04:45 pm End of the Conference

07 : 30 pm AWARDS CEREMONY

08 : 00 pm GALA DINNER