About The Conference

This ICME Conference is a unique opportunity to obtain real word know-how on competitiveness and gain performance into your product lifecycle!

The conference program includes:
September 30: Customer Advisory Board, Executive Dinner(invitation only), Welcome cocktail
October 1-2: Technical presentations from customers, Digimat experts and technological partners 

October 3: Workshops with hands-on session. For more info, please scroll to the end of this page. 
8:30-12:00     Short Fiber Reinforced Plastics Workshop & Hands-on
9:00-12:00     Continuous Fiber Reinforced Plastics Workshop & Hands-on
13:00-16:00   Additive Manufacturing Workshop & Hands-on
13:00-16:00   MaterialCenter Workshop & Hands-on

Download the AGENDA in pdf here!


Key Highlights from Last Year

210+ material experts 
18+ exhibitors
36+ speakers
3 workshops
2 trainings 
Networking & discussions 

This year's agenda will host the best-in-class presenters from the industries, among all automotive, aerospace, additive manufacturing, as well as material suppliers from around world.

Scroll down for the AGENDA or download in pdf here!


October 1 - Day 1

Keynote Speaker

Sustainable Growth thanks to Using Materials Smarter, Less and Longer
Victoire de Margerie, Founder & Vice Chairman, World Materials Forum

Panel discussion

10X ICME (Integrated Computational Material Engineering) solution
Interactive session lead by Dr
Roger Assaker, CEO,  e-Xstream engineering

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We have lied up our material experts for you to present each topic to present their field of expertise to you, namely:

Material Development – Dr Laurent Adam, R&D Director at e-Xstream engineering
Virtual Material Testing – Dr Laurent Adam, R&D Director at e-Xstream
MaterialCenter – Najib Baig, Product Manager at e-Xstream 
Material eXchange – Dr Bernard Alsteens, Customer Services Manager at e-Xstream
Compliance & Sustainability – Najib Baig, Product Manager at e-Xstream
Effect of Processing – Dr Bernard Alsteens, Customer Services Manager at e-Xstream 
Accurate Material Modeling -  Phillipe Hebert, Product Manager Digimat at e-Xstream
Additive Manufacturing  – Phillipe Hebert, Product Manager Digimat at e-Xstream
Artificial Intelligence –  Dr Laurent Adam, R&D Director at e-Xstream
Digital twin – Dr Roger Assaker, CEO of e-Xstream 

10:30-11:00       Coffee Break & Partner Exhibition

Additive Manufacturing Session

Digimat-AM for aerospace: current works in modeling, material development and remaining challenges 
Sebastien Pautard, Project Leader, Safran Group



Prediction of the mechanical performances and topology optimization of a 3D (FFF) printed part
Guy Van Meulebeke, CAE Senior Specialist, Solvay Group


Additive Manufacturing of fiber filled engineering plastics: process and performance simulations
Wim Zoetelief, Senior Scientist, DSM Additive Manufacturing

12:30-13:30 Lunch & Partner Exhibition

Plastic session

Simulation of the Relaxation Behavior of Short Fiber-Reinforced Thermoplastic
Jan-Martin Kaiser, Team Lead & Project Manager, Robert Bosch GmbH



Improvement of failure prediction with short fiber-reinforced polyamide materials
Junichi Takahashi, Simulation expert (PhD) & Yuki Fujita, Material and CAE Development Engineer,  Asahi Kasei Corporation


Simplified model investigation allowing to improve test-simulation correlation
Rodrigo Benevides, Manager of Plastic Parts Core Engineering Simulation team & Simulation Expert, Valeo



Advanced Material Modeling
Mattia Sulmoni, Dipl. Ing.  CAE – Design Consultant, Dupont


15:30-16:00 Coffee Break & Partner Exhibition
Composite session

Advanced material modeling to support innovation in the aerospace industry
Gilles Pommatau, Mechanical Expert, 
Thales Alenia Space



Composites multi-scale modeling
David Hannoun, R&T Technical Leader in Modelling of Composites Material, ArianeGroup



Generation & Managing a Hybrid (Virtual/Physical) Material Data Set for Efficient Product Development
Benedetto Gambino,  
Airframe Head of Structures Methods, Leonardo


Thermo-mechanical creep characterization of Thermoplastic Composite Pipes for Oil & Gas applications 
Wim Westbroek, Composite engineer, Airborne Oil&Gas and Emilie Storms, Application engineer, e-Xstream

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October 2 - Day 2
Automotive Session  Partner session


Performance Prediction of Fiber-Filled Polymer Part under Impact Loading Using Anisotropic Material Model
 Subhransu Mohapatra, Staff Scientist, Sabic Research & Technology Center India


Bulk Property and Interfacial Behavior of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials using Atomistic Simulations
Andrea Browning, Product Manger, Schrödinger



Integrative Simulation of Compression Molded Carbon Fiber Sheet Molding Compound Parts
Jan Teuwsen, PhD Candidate, Group Innovation, Volkswagen AG

Improving simulation results with smart sensor values
Kevin Arnold, Project Engineer, Apodius

10:00-10:30 Prediction of Polyurethane Rigid Foams Structural Performance using Mean Field Homogenization Techniques
Guj Luca, Research Scientist & Hieu Truong, Associate Research Scientist, Dow

Bringing reality into simulation world
Kai Winter, Technical Sales Consultant, Volume Graphics


10:30-11:00 Coffee Break & Partner Exhibition

Session 1
Partner session

Softell grade for interiors:  CAE validation for a Jaguar Land Rover project using Digimat
Massimo Nutini, R&D CAE Engineer, Lyondellbasell
Coupling of foaming process simulation, material modeling and FEA
Christophe Hinse, Managing Director,



Updates on MMI ConfidentDesign™ Database: validation cases on fatigue model and viscoelastic-viscoplastic model including strain rate dependant failure criteria
Barbara Autuori, Crash Simulation Expert, Solvay Performance Polyamides

Modeling of Microcellular Short Fiber Reinforced Plastics for Pedestrian Safety Analysis (VOLVO case)
Mats Landervik, Senior Specialist, Dynamore SE



Fatigue Life Prediction of Injection Moulded Short Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastics
Lucien Douven, Senior Design Engineer, DSM


Co-simulation Actran&Digimat (Ford case)
Baptiste Yannic, Senior Application Engineer, Free Field Technologies

12:30-13:30 Lunch & Partner Exhibition
Session 1 Partners / Additive Manufacturing

Drop and impact simulation of Handheld Outdoor Products with LS -Dyna and Digimat  
Mikael Palm, Structural Analysis Specialist, Husqvarna Group

Using AM Analysis to Optimize Design and Manufacturability of AM Production Parts
Tobias Ott, Junior Additive Manufacturing Research Engineer & Bender Kutub, Product Manager, Stratasys



One Step Ahead: Digital Twin of a Reinforced Plastic Connector
Sonja Werner, CAE Engineer, TE Connectivity

Simulating 3D printing - a massive breakthrough in toolpath optimization towards zero failure printing
Paul Heiden, SVP Product Management, Ultimaker
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High temperature nylons for SLS: material innovation and part performance prediction with Digimat
Elodie Seignobos, PhDR&D Manager Additive Manufacturing and Simulation, Solvay Performance Polyamides
Leveraging high-strength additive manufacturing - How to overcome top challenges and realize value with continuous fiber composites and metal printing
Tripp Burd, Manager, Strategic Application Engineering, Markforged



Intergrative Simulation of Short Fiber Reinforced Plastics & Components for Lightweight Automotive Application
Se-Jung, Lee Professional Ph., Product Design PJT, EP Center, LG Chem


Roboze Carbon PEEK 3D printed aerospace mould for autoclave hand lay-up composite moulding
Davide Schiena, Customer Success Specialist, Roboze & Nicola Gallo, R&D Engineer, Leonardo

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15:30-16:00 Coffee Break & Partner Exhibition

Session 1 Session 2

Analysis of the weld line effect by using VEVP approach
Alexandre Hage, CAE Responsible, TE Connectivity

Material Compliance in the Design Phase: The Compliance Connector for MaterialCenter - Joerg Walden, CEO, iPoint-systems GMBH



Viscoelastic and viscoplastic creep modelling of short-glass fibre reinforced polypropylene composites
Michael Jerabek, Modelling & Simulation Expert, Borealis

Analysis of fatigue experiments and identification of fatigue parameters of a 50% GF reinforced polyamide using Digimat
Prof. Andrea Bernasconi, Professor, Politecnico Milano
Riccardo Galeazzi, CAE Service Engineering, Radici Group



Anisotropic modeling of creep/stress relaxation of PA66 GF50 for an automotive safety component
Carlo Grassini, CAE Project Leader, Radici Performance Plastics

Micromechanics-based modelling of elastic and elastoplastic behaviour of short fibre composites
Mohsen Mirkhalaf, Post-doc Reseracher, Chalmers University


Digimat material model and CAE method taking account of SMC anisotropy and molding process
David Yu, GM & Pete Foss, Business Development Engineer, e-Xstream


Probabilistic prediction of the effect of defects in long fiber composites
David Dumas, Composite Technology Leader, Cenaero

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In a Nutshell

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Hotel Pullman Bordeaux Lac
Avenue Jean Gabriel Domergue
33300 Bordeaux, France

Registration Fees

Fees include Welcome Cocktail, Conference Access, Workshops, Breaks and Networking, Exhibition, Business lunch and Gala Dinner. 

 300 /full price




Note: All conference fees are subjected to 20% VAT (France).

*Academic fee is only applicable to registrants from universities or research institutions that do not use Digimat for commercial purposes either in their research establishment or in other commercial/industrial entity.

Registration Form

Practical Info

Unfortunately the conference hotel is fully booked on Sept 30 but can offer rooms on Oct 1&2. For any requests, please contact them directly.

How to get to the hotel?
Pullman Bordeaux Lac is an elegant 4-star hotel located close to the lake, near the vineyards, next to the conference center, Théâtre Barrière Casino and 15 minutes from the city center by tram.  More info at the hotel website here!
  • 8:30-12:00     Short Fiber Reinforced Plastics Workshop & Hands-on. More info here
  • 9:00-12:00     Continuous Fiber Reinforced Plastics Workshop & Hands-on. More info here
  • 13:00-16:00   Additive Manufacturing Workshop & Hands-on. More info here
  • 13:00-16:00   Material Center Workshop & Hands-on. More info here
2000 €
1000 €
Conference pass* 2 1
Your logo on the event webpage, final program and official
Presentation of your company in the final program X X
3x2 m Exhibition space for Oct 1&2 X  

*Including participation in the 2-days conference on October 1-2, Workshops on Oct 3, coffee breaks, lunches, welcome cocktail and gala dinner.
Note: Above package fees apply for Partners. If you are a Material Supplier, please contact us directly for exhibit fee.

Additional conference pass: 250€
Fees are subjected to 20% VAT.
Interested to showcase your product/solution, contact conference organization.

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