Great Designs in Steel

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Laurel Manor Conference Center, Livonia, Michigan


The Steel Market Development Institute invites you to submit abstracts for technical presentations
at the 18th Annual Great Designs in Steel seminar taking place Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Laurel Manor Conference Center in Livonia, Michigan.

No other event in the world brings together the automotive and steel industries in one place like Great Designs in Steel. Comprised of more than 30 technical presentations and 25 state-of-the-art displays, Great Designs in Steel is the most respected forum for engineers on the subject of automotive steels. The call for abstracts is your chance to be part of this exciting event.

Great Designs in Steel provides valuable insight on the latest trends and applications in new cars and trucks from engineering, design, technology, policy and academic leaders. This all-day, multi-track program will feature industry topics on advanced high-strength steels, and automotive design and manufacturing technologies while discussing the performance, value and sustainability benefits of steel.

If you would like to submit an abstract for Great Designs in Steel 2019, contact Tamara at 248.945.4769 to request an Abstract Submission Form. Abstracts should be 200 to 300 words, present new and significant facts and include results achieved. Abstracts and Submission Form (completely filled out) should be submitted toTamara Markarian by Friday, November 30, 2018.


Showcase your company’s latest automotive steel technologies at Great Designs in Steel by reserving your exhibit space today.

For more information on becoming an exhibit sponsor, please contact Tamara Markarian at 248.945.4769.

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