Exhibit hall at Great Designs in Steel 2017.

Great Designs in Steel 2018 - Call for Abstracts and Exhibits

September 28, 2017

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018  |  7:00 a.m.
Laurel Manor Conference Center, Livonia, Michigan

The Steel Market Development Institute invites you to submit abstracts for technical presentations at the 17th Annual Great Designs in Steel (GDIS) seminar taking place Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Laurel Manor Conference Center in Livonia, Michigan.

No other event in the world brings together the automotive and steel industries in one place like GDIS. Comprised of more than 35 technical presentations and 25 state-of-the-art displays, GDIS is the most respected forum for engineers on the subject of automotive steels. The call for abstracts is your chance to be part of this exciting event.

GDIS highlights engineering, design, technology, policy and academic leaders to provide valuable insight on the latest trends and applications in new cars and trucks. This all-day, multi-track program will feature industry topics on advanced high-strength steels, automotive safety and manufacturing technologies while discussing the lightweighting, durability and sustainability benefits of steel.


Abstracts should be 200 to 300 words, present facts that are new and significant and include results achieved. Abstracts, including paper title, author name(s), mailing address, telephone number and email address should be submitted to Tamara Markarian by Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. For more information, please contact Markarian at 248.945.4769.


Showcase your company’s latest automotive steel technologies at Great Designs in Steel by reserving your exhibit space today. For more information on becoming an exhibit sponsor, please contact Katie Kaczanowski  at 248.945.4767.