The Sustainable Internal Combustion Engine Symposium

  • Battery cars aren't the only solution
  • Advanced under-hood lightweight and sustainable materials
  • The path towards Euro 7 and beyond
  • Alternative fuels to reduce and eliminate carbon emissions

The Sustainable Internal Combustion Engine Symposium discusses and debates the future of gasoline, diesel and alternative-fuel IC engines. This conference is about how the traditional automotive powertrain has a long future ahead of it when it is developed and advanced beyond its current brief and design constraints.

Expert speakers - each sourced by the publishers of Engine + Powertrain Technology International magazine - will present future concepts and technologies for the IC engine. Expect to meet senior engineers and futurists from the world’s car manufacturers as well as Tier 1 companies and international research institutes. You’ll also hear about the IC possibilities from pioneering startups and market analysts. Furthermore, we’ve invited legislators and emission-standard key decision makers to join the debate in our all-attendees-welcome panel discussions.

The Agenda:

  • Why electric vehicles should be seen as part of the solution not the solution
  • The evolution of fuels and what it means for your engines
  • The path towards Euro 7 and beyond
  • Materials: alternatives to steels and plastics
  • Effective OBD and advanced powertrain monitoring
  • Improving thermal dynamics
  • Renewing powertrains to ensure they stay clean and efficient throughout their lifecycle plus end-of-life recyclability
  • Diesel in 2030
  • Efficient emission disposal technologies: beyond the metal exhaust pipe with filters!
  • What’s the future for forced induction and what are its successors?

Held alongside is Automotive Testing Expo Europe, with over 480+ exhibitors showcasing the very latest engine and powertrain durability, performance, and emissions testing technologies and services. Furthermore, the conference takes place above Global Automotive Components and Suppliers Expo. Discover new manufacturing partners and suppliers! Your conference delegate pass gains you free entry to Automotive Testing Expo Europe and Global Automotive Components and Suppliers Expo as well as to all the co-located events (see base of page for details of the other neighboring automotive events).

Confirmed Speakers

Frank Abkenar

Director - global engine engineering

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Wissam Bou Nader

Research and development engineer - advanced research and innovation projects
Groupe PSA

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Kai Morganti

Project manager - transport
Saudi Aramco

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Carlo Locci

Global application specialist: hydrogen fuel cells
Siemens Digital Industries Software

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Thomas Körfer

Group vice president - diesel powertrains business unit
FEV Group

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Fabio Bozza

Università di Napoli Federico II

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Sam Akehurst

IAAPS - Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems & University of Bath

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Luciano Rolando

Assistant professor
Politecnico di Torino | Energy Department (DENERG)

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Advisory Board

Andrew Atkins - global technical lead and senior technologist, Ricardo Innovations, UK

Professor Sam Akehurst - professor at IAAPS - Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems & University of Bath, UK

Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Körfer - group vice president business unit diesel powertrains, FEV Group GmbH, Aachen, Germany

Marko Certic - lead engineer combustion assessment PTE / DGD development gasoline eng. & concept cars, AVL LIST GmbH, Austria

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Venue Information

Venue Address

International Congress Center,
Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH
Messepiazza 1
70629 Stuttgart

Please note that security will be on-site and bag searches will be carried out for your safety.

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Events running concurrently with the Sustainable Internal Combustion Engine Symposium:


Engine Technology International magazine



Automotive Testing Technology