Thermal Management Systems and Materials 2023


    Date: June 15, 2023

    Venue: Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel. 21111 Haggerty Rd., Novi, MI 48375 USA

    Format: In-Person

    Sponsored by (click the logos for company information):

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    The ITB Group's highly anticipated Thermal Management Systems and Materials Conference took place in Novi, Michigan on June 15, 2023, and proved to be a resounding success. The conference, dedicated to showcasing cutting-edge thermal solutions for electrified drive and battery systems, safety systems, as well as conventional and hybrid powertrain heating and cooling technologies, attracted experts throughout the automotive industry.

    A total of 79 companies were represented at the event, with notable OEMs including GM, Ford, Stellantis, Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Hyundai, Rivian, and Daimler Truck making their presence known. This diverse representation demonstrated the significant interest and commitment within the industry towards advancing thermal management systems and materials.

    With an impressive roster of 203 scheduled attendees, the conference fostered a vibrant atmosphere for knowledge sharing, collaboration, and networking. The event featured three main sessions with 16 total presentations addressing critical challenges and emerging trends in thermal management systems.

    Ample networking sessions were created to facilitate meaningful connections among participants. The attendees engaged in in-depth discussions, exchanged ideas, and explored potential collaborations. The exhibit hall, featuring 16 exhibitors, further enhanced the experience by providing a platform for companies to showcase their innovative products, technologies, and services.

    Feedback from the conference has been overwhelmingly positive and plans for the next Thermal Management Conference in June 2024 are already underway. We invite you to participate in this exciting event. There are various options available for you to engage including becoming a sponsor, exhibitor, or presenter. Further details regarding the event will be released soon.

    Please let us know if you are interested to participate in 2024, and we will provide you with more information as it becomes available. For questions or to reserve your space and confirm your participation at our upcoming conference, please contact Mr. Bryan Eldredge, Program Director, The ITB Group. Email: – Phone: +1 (248) 380-6310.

    CONFERENCE AGENDA - June 15, 2023

    7:30 a.m.

    Registration, Networking, and Continental Breakfast

    8:20 a.m.

    Welcome and Opening Remarks:
    Thermal Systems and Component Priorities

    Sean Osborne, Vice President - The ITB Group

    Vehicle Thermal Systems 

    8:30 a.m.

    Selection and Evaluation of Thermal Interface Material Through Simulation and Testing in ADAS cameras
    Principal Thermal Engineer - ZF and

    Principal Engineer - ZF

    9:00 a.m.

    The Expanded Application Demands for EV Thermal Management

    Product Marketing Manager, Temperature and Pressure Sensor - TDK Electronics

    9:30 a.m.

    Addressing Three Different Thermal Fluid Categories In E-Mobility Applications 

    US OEM Support Representative - Arteco

    10:00 a.m.

    Networking Break

    10:45 a.m.

    Improving BEV Thermal System with a Multi-Way Coolant Valve

    Product Line Engineer - Bontaz

    11:15 a.m.

    Addressing Thermal Management through Interiors Thermal Surfaces and Coolant Control Hub

    Marketing and Business Strategy Director, Interiors - FORVIA Faurecia

    Product Line Director, Thermal Management - FORVIA HELLA

    12:00 p.m.

    Electric Vehicles - Heating Technologies and Systems

    Sales Manager Automotive - Zoppas Industries

    12:30 p.m.


    1:30 p.m.

    CARB’s Advanced Clean Cars II Regulations

    Air Resources Engineer - California Air Resources Board

    Thermal Management Materials

    2:00 p.m.

    Sustainable and Lightweight Tubing Systems Based on Specialty Polyamides

    Business Development Manager - Evonik

    2:20 p.m.

    High-Performance Carbon-Based Solutions for Automotive Thermal Management

    Leader Conductive Polymers Research and Development - Imerys

    2:40 p.m.

    High-Performance Materials for Next Generation Automotive Applications

    Application Development Engineer - EMS-GRIVORY

    3:00 p.m.

    Innovative Long Chain Polyamide Solution for Tubing in the EV Coolant Market

    Specialty Polyamide Technology Manager - Ascend Performance Materials

    3: 20 p.m.

    Networking Break
    Battery Thermal Solutions

    3:40 p.m.

    Heat Transfer Enhancement of a Metal-Plastic Hybrid Cooling Plate

    Corporate Technology and Innovation - SABIC

    4:00 p.m.

    Effective Thermal Management for Ultrafast Charging, Battery Health, and Cycle Life

    Senior Manager Advanced Engineering- Dana

    4:30 p.m.

    High Energy Density Battery Pack Concept with Thermal Management Material Options

    EV Battery Application Engineer - Celanese

    5:00 p.m.

    Thermal System Integration for a Dual Chemistry Battery Pack

    Technical Product Manager - Our Next Energy

    5:30 p.m.

    Closing Remarks


    Note: The safety of our clients is The ITB Group’s number one priority. ITB continues to monitor the global pandemic and adhere to state and government guidelines to provide a safe meeting environment at our conferences.

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    Sean Osborne
    Vice President - The ITB Group

    Sean Osborne

    Mr. Osborne leads vehicle efficiency, thermal and fluid management initiatives at The ITB Group. He has been developing and implementing strategic visions as a executive in several organizations for 25 years. Over the past 35 years he has accumulated extensive experience in automotive development, including experience working in Europe and China as well as the United States. Areas of his automotive specialization are vehicle efficiency, thermal and fluid management, fuel systems, and communications networks. Mr. Osborne holds Master’s degrees in Engineering and Management from MIT and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from General Motors Institute.