International Automotive Body Congress

Dearborn, Michigan September 19-20, 2018

Ford Conference and Event Center
1151 Village Road.
Dearborn, Michigan 48124
United States
Phone: (313) 621-2900

Conference Objectives:

To provide a forum for engineers, managers, academic researchers, and industry executives to exchange advances in automotive body technology and management systems. This forum will address key topics related to OEMs, Exterior/Interior Component Manufacturers, Stamping Manufacturers, Sheet Metal Assemblers, and Tool and Die Manufacturers. It also will provide a network to support educational research and publish technical findings in conference proceedings and technical magazines. This new forum would provide a conference, exposition, and publication dedicated to the research integration of new body technologies.

Conference Management and Organization:

Global Automotive Management Council (GAMC), a non-profit organization

Governing Body:

International Automotive Body Congress (IABC) Leadership; Executive Council, Board of Directors and will be governed by senior management representatives from major OEMs and Suppliers and representatives from Academia and other not-for-profit research organizations.

Who Should Attend

Automotive body design, product materials, manufacturing engineers, managers and executives, plant engineers, superintendents and managers, purchasing, marketing and financial personnel, representatives from government and educational institutions, media.

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IABC 2018 Dearborn Online Registration

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IABC 2018 Dearborn Registration
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General Registration Fee is $1,995.00. General registration includes:

  • Access to sessions for all days of the conference
  • Access to Exposition both days
  • IABC 2018 Dearborn Library Access for abstracts, papers and presentations for one month starting 5 – 10 days after the event
  • Coffee and tea breaks with pastries
  • Two lunches
  • Evening reception with complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres

Nearby Hotel Information

The Dearborn Inn, A Marriott Hotel
20301 Oakwood Boulevard,
Dearborn, Michigan 48124
United States
Phone: (877) 757-7103
Free Parking

* All registrations are reviewed after submission.

Register online above using our secure system OR:

Fax Registration Form to: (734) 786-2242
5340 Plymouth Road, Suite 205, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA.

Advanced registration is recommended

REFUND POLICY: Refunds are available with a 50% surcharge until 60 days before the conference. In addition, a $35.00 administrative fee will be charged. Refunds are no longer available in the 60 days prior to the conference date. All returned checks receive a $50.00 fee. Prices subject to change.

Contact GAMC for details.

Phone: (734) 997-9249 | E-mail:

Session Sponsorship

  • Session Sponsors will receive verbal acknowledgement by the session organizer at the start of the sponsored session, room signage, and text listing acknowledgement in the onsite program, and website.

Evening Reception

  • Our evening reception is a highlight of the conference for all attendees. Sponsor’s name and logo are displayed on cups and napkins.

Coffee Breaks

  • Sponsor one of two morning or one afternoon coffee breaks either day. Your company logo will be displayed on 8 oz. cups and napkins provided to attendees. Promotional materials may also be displayed.

Technical Program

  • Advertise in our technical program! Sure to reach researchers, design and development professionals, while providing an outline of the conference.

Exhibitor's PR Ad

  • Sent to over 5,000 related industry professionals
  • Reserve your spot in this year's ad for valuable marketing opportunities

Technical Group Refreshments

  • Sponsor one of our breakout sessions, and your logo will be displayed on cups and napkins distributed with refreshments.

General Refreshments

  • Provide a snack table and display your company logo.

Conference Bags

  • You can have your company logo on one side and the GAMC logo will be on the other. Bags will be distributed at the event.


  • Lanyards are handed out at our registration counters, your company name can be displayed around the necks of our attendees.

Registration Bag Inserts

  • Your materials can be inserted into our conference bags, providing additional exposure for your company. Materials must be approved by GAMC and be no more than 8“ x 11” in size.

IABC 2018 Dearborn Exposition

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For every expo online payment an exhibitors contract is required

    Exposition Benefits:

  • 2 Complementary Registrations with Library Access
  • Foam core signage throughout the event
  • Logo and web address on our website
  • Opportunity to pass out giveaways at your booth
  • Networking opportunities

IABC 2018 Dearborn Expo Payment

Need electricity at your booth? This requires a separate payment.

Electrical Access Payment

Need a forklift at your booth? This requires a separate payment.

Forklift Service (2 hours minimum) Per Day

Abstract Submission






IABC 2018 Dearborn Dates and Deadlines

Abstracts & Bios Due by: January 25, 2018
Papers Due by: May 24, 2018
Presentations Due by: June 21, 2018

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors!

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