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Who Attends?


Tier 1 Suppliers

R&D Departments


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This all-day, multi-track program will feature presentations highlighting the latest in lightweighting, AHSS, UHSS, stamping, welding, body engineering and the innovative use of steel in new vehicles.


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Automotive Excellence Award

The Automotive Excellence Award is presented each year at Great Designs in Steel. Individuals or teams from automakers, suppliers or the academic community who embrace innovation and make significant contributions to the advancement of steel in the automotive market are awarded for their innovation. Award winners are chosen from presenters at the previous year’s GDIS seminar. Candidates are rated in several categories, including: challenges and benefits associated with cost, mass reduction and performance; overall contribution to the advancement of steel; and implementation in production.

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Hotel Information

Great Designs in Steel’s official hotel is the Hyatt Place Detroit/Novi conveniently connected to the Suburban Collection Showplace.

46080 Grand River Avenue, Novi, MI; 248-513-4111

Guests enjoy a free continental breakfast before heading directly into the event venue all under one roof.


Additional nearby accommodations:

Residence Inn by Marriott Detroit Novi

27477 Cabaret Dr, Novi, MI 48377; 248-735-7400

Staybridge Suites Detroit – Novi

27000 Providence Pkwy, Novi, MI 48374; 248-349-4600

All attendees and speakers and are responsible for booking their own travel and accommodation.