About the Conference

The Automotive Surfaces Conference, organised by the Crain Global Polymer Group and Plastics News Europe, looks at the latest automotive interiors and electronics innovations. It provides delegates with the opportunity to learn about the latest materials, innovative technology and manufacturing techniques in automotive surfaces.

Smart surfaces, both interior and exterior, are being developed rapidly to reflect consumer need for functionality, style and feel. Smart coatings have been the focal point to produce desired surface properties and create added value for the user. New market trends in smart surfaces and technology are developing, including a broad range of applications that can respond to changes in the ambient environment, which look to capitalise on the recent success of smart coatings.

About the Organisers


A global leader in the plastics, rubber and urethanes industries, Crain Communications’ Global Polymer Group spans the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and Latin America. The group provides news, analysis, data, research and marketing services that support the success of business executives. The group also produces some of the industry’s largest trade shows including Plastics Recycling Show Europe, the International Tire Exhibition & Conference (ITEC), UTECH Europe, UTECH Asia, UTECH North America, UTECH Las Americas and PU China.


Plastics News Europe is the only pan-European monthly magazine available in print and e-magazine formats for leaders in the Plastics industry. Previously published as European Plastics News, the magazine serves the pan-European plastics industry, covering all sectors – a unique and well-established information provider in the marketplace for over 40 years. 

Readers are industry leaders dealing with challenging issues of strategy, policy and market developments and Plastics News Europe provides them with vital information and a European-wide perspective.