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Announcement and Program

   Airbag 2000+
4. International Symposium & Exhibition on Sophisticated Car Occupant Safety Systems

Karlsruhe, Germany
Congress Center
November 30 - December 2


Sophisticated car occupant systems like airbags and belt restraint systems are the most increasing safety devices in recent times. Although the benefits are wellknown by experts, a need of close cooperation between all interested parties is undoubtedly necessary.

Airbag 2000+ has become the world's largest airbag industry meeting place. Launched in 1992 this symposium has brought together some 850 participants from 20 nations in its 3rd edition in 1996. The success of this conference and exhibition is based on a broad variety of topics, including legislation, traffic safety, occupant risks, airbag technology and processing, environmental awareness, marketing and product liability.

The 4th Airbag 2000+ Symposium with an expanded exhibition area and meeting room in 1998 will again be the market place for engineers, scientists, legislators, managers and marketing people to exchange information, to get and to improve contacts, to stimulate further progress and to promote advanced car passenger safety systems on a neutral stage.

The Fraunhofer-Institute for Chemical Technology (ICT) is the leading independant research and development facility on airbag technology and testing. As a division of Fraunhofer, Europe's largest organization for applied and contract research ICT offers a unique and neutral event for automobil industry, suppliers and public authorities.

Welcome again in Karlsruhe, Germany, meeting the world of Airbag 2000+.

Dr.-Ing. Karl-Friedrich Ziegahn
Chairman of the Symposium


Conference Languages

English, German - Simultaneous Interpretation

Exhibitors (registered up to publishing date)

Advanced Safety Concepts Inc., Santa Fe, USA

Akzo Nobel Industrial Fibers GmbH & Co. KG, Wuppertal, D

Audi AG, Ingolstadt, D

Autoliv Inc., Stockholm, S

Automotive Engineering International Magazine, Warrendale, USA

BSRS Restraint Systems International GmbH & Co. KG, Alzenau, D

Daimler Benz AG, Sindelfingen, D

Davey Bickford, Rouen, F

Delphi Automotive Systems, Wuppertal, D

Du Pont de Nemours (Deutschland) GmbH, Hamm, D

Dynamit Nobel GmbH, Troisdorf, D

Petri AG, Aschaffenburg, D

FCI Automotive, Nürnberg, D

Gütermann AG, Gutach, D

Hertec Prüftechnik GmbH, Hilden, D

IEE International Electronics & Engineering s.a.r.I., Luxembourg, L

Instron Schenck Testing GmbH, Darmstadt, D

Lucas Varity, Wendlingen, D

Maximator Schmidt, Kranz & Co. GmbH, Sinsheim, D

Milliken Industrials Ltd., Gent, B

Providata Inc., Southgate, USA

Rhodia Filtec AG, Emmenbrücke, CH

Rhodia Silicones, Lyon, F

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart, D

Siemens AG, Speyer, D

Sioen Fabrics, Mouscron, B

Takata (Europe) GmbH, Köln, D

TEMIC TELEFUNKEN microelectronic GmbH, Nürnberg, D

TRW Occupant Restraint Systems GmbH, Alfdorf, D

Unifrax Corporation, Niagara Falls, USA

Zwicky & Co. GmbH, Pirmasens, D

Program Committee

Prof. Dr. Horst Autzen
Ministry of Economic Affaires,

Dr. Luigi Brambilla,
Mercedes-Benz AG

Dr. Norbert Eisenreich
Fraunhofer ICT

Josef Haberl

Siegfried Heyden,
Lucas Automotive GmbH

Hubert Kuhlenkamp,

Bernhard Mattes,
Robert Bosch GmbH

Dieter Schaper,
Autoliv GmbH

Wilfried Schwant,

Prof. Dr. Hiltmar Schubert,
Fraunhofer ICT, Chairman

Hans Spies,

Dr. Rudolfo Schöneburg,
Audi AG

Chairman of the Program Committee

Prof. Dr. Hiltmar Schubert

Chairman of the Symposium

Dr. Karl-Friedrich Ziegahn

International Advisory Board

Alan Charles,
ACE Consultancy, Winsford, GB

Paresh Khandhadia,
Automotive Systems Laboratory,
Farmington Hills, USA

Mario Hurtado Artozan,
SEAT, Martorell, E

Conference Management

For more information please contact:

Fraunhofer-Institut für Chemische Technologie (ICT)
Attn. Manuela Wolff
P.O. Box 1240
D-76318 Pfinztal (Berghausen)

Federal Republic of Germany

Phone: +49 - (0)7 21/46 40 - 1 21
or +49 - (0)7 21/46 40 - 0
Telefax: +49 - (0)7 21/46 40 - 1 11

Exhibition Management

Roswitha Tuz (same address as above)
Phone: +49 - (0)7 21/46 40 - 4 03

Karlsruhe is located 1 hour south of Frankfurt Airport via Expressway (Autobahn) or Express Train (IC/ICE).