Aluminium in Road Transport Conference

A two day conference 11th & 12th November 2014

Official dinner on the evening of 11th, factory tour on morning of 13th November

Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum

Millennium Point, Central Birmingham





This event follows the success of ALFEDs 2013 conference, building on the key themes and featuring the latest thinking and innovations.  The role of aluminium in lightweighting road transport vehicles is pushing designers and materials technology to new limits.  The conference is split into four half-day sessions exploring the commercial landscape, process innovation, OEM forward strategies, and material development.

The conference will be of particular interest to material technologists, designers, specifiers, and suppliers into the UK automotive tiers and vehicle manufacturers.  There will be networking opportunities and an exhibition to complement the excellent line-up of international Speakers.  Confirmed participation by vehicle manufacturers including JLR, Morgan Cars, & Lotus.


We are now accepting registration of delegates and exhibitors/exhibits.  The speaker line-up is being updated regularly.

Event programme with timings

Speaker biographies

Registration form


  11th November - conference 12th November - conference 13th November - visit
Morning Commercial session OEM & Tier 1 vehicle strategies Plant tour (pre-registration required)
Afternoon Innovation/Technology session Recycling & Sustainability session  
Evening Dinner at Birmingham Council House    


Exhibition tables are available at a cost of £500 + VAT, to include a delegate place.  For further details, please telephone 0121-601-6363.

Once you have registered we can accept payment by invoice or you can use our secure web-based Payment Portal, enter Auto conference 2014 as payment reference.

Preferred rates extended to members of the following organisations:- CBM, CMF, DCS, ICME, SMMT (please make your affiliation clear on the registration form. 


Date: 11/11/2014

Write to Us

National Metalforming Centre,
47 Birmingham Road,
West Bromwich,
West Midlands,
B70 6PY