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Last Day for Early Pricing on 2018 IMDS Conference! (Plus Get Free IMDS Training With Your Registration!)

Published 07-26-18

Submitted by Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)

How do you design for environmental compliance? To learn the answers, plan to attend the 2018 IMDS & Product Chemical Compliance Conference on September 26–27, 2018, at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Early registration ends Thursday, July 26, so register today to save!

This year, topics will focus on addressing the right requirements early in the design process and measuring environmental topics as the design progresses. Attendees will leave with fresh insights on the reporting requirements and regulations that affect their day-day business.

Need Training?

There’s an especially sweet deal this year. AIAG is rolling out an exclusive offer for attendees: Register for the conference and attend our full-day IMDS Basic Concepts and Application course* on Tuesday, September 25, FREE! In addition to a detailed review of all basic concepts, the IMDS Basic Concepts and Application course will provide you with hands-on instructions for how to build, receive, and submit data related to ongoing customer requests.

The IMDS Conference also includes an abbreviated (optional) IMDS training the morning of September 26 and a CMRT 5.1x training the morning of September 27.

Agenda Highlights

  • OHCL Committee Update. Christopher Sidney, FCA US LLC; Yusuf Williams, Harman International Automotive Division

  • GADSL & GLAPS Progress. Bing Xu, Ford Motor Company

  • Legislative Update EU. Timo Unger, Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center GmbH

  • Using IMDS Data in the Design for Circular Economy. Michael Wurzman, RSJ Technical Consulting

  • Conflict Minerals: Cobalt. Johanna Blakley, Toyota Motor North America

  • IPC 1752 Standard. Mark Firmann, Texas Instruments

  • Non-IMDS Data with REC019 Reporting/Future of 019 Reporting. Heidi Wittenborn, RSJ Technical Consulting

  • Recycling Thermoplastics. Sriram Vinnakota, APA Engineering PVT LTD

  • 5 Common Ways Companies Sabotage Their Data Quality Efforts. Brenda Baney, B Cubed Consulting, Inc.

  • IMDS 11.1, Chemistry Manager, and More. Chuck LePard, DXC Technology

  • CAMDS Overview. Yusuf Williams, Harman International Automotive Division

  • Ramification/Legalities Beyond IMDS. Chuck LePard, DXC Technology

  • IMDS 12.0 What is Coming? Chuck LePard, DXC Technology

  • IMDS 2018 Enhancements & IMDS Steering Committee Update. Timo Unger, Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center GmbH

  • India ELV and IMDS. Chandru Lingaraju, Global PCCS

  • Legislative AP (2 sessions). Midori Shinto, Tokai Rika Co., Ltd; Doris Hill, General Motors Company

One of AIAG’s most popular — and frequently sold out — annual conferences, the day-and-a-half event offers significant time for panel discussions, networking, Q&A, and touring vendor exhibits.

For the full agenda of the event’s legislative updates and IMDS topics, click here.

Don’t forget to check out AIAG’s three new IMDS training courses – click here for more information.

For additional information on this event as well as the CM Briefing, visit are still a few openings for sponsors and exhibitors.

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Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)

Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)

The automotive industry and its supply chain partners face heightened expectations from a range of stakeholders on complex corporate responsibility issues. At AIAG, we bring our members together and work collaboratively to develop solutions to these challenges, from improving global working conditions and environmental sustainability, to increasing transparency and respect for human rights in the supply chain. It's the way we started working 30 years ago, when key players in the industry recognized that taking unified action would reduce complexity and costs, and increase efficiency and impact. Today, we use our unique position at the nexus of multiple industries and companies to develop the insights, training, conferences and tools our members need to operate responsibly--and profitably. Improving our corporate responsibility practices is not only the right thing to do, it's good business--and an investment in the future of our industry.

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