Car Design Night Geneva 2018


6 March 2018, Envogue, Geneva

Car Design Night to return to Geneva for 11th year

Car Design Night brings together acclaimed car designers, including the design directors of all the major brands, for its annual European networking evening and the launch of Car Design Review 5, the world’s foremost yearbook for the car design community

29th NOVEMBER 2017 - Car Design News, the leading global online resource for professional automotive designers, is delighted to announce that Car Design Night will return to Geneva on 6 March, 2018.

Now in its 11th year, Car Design Night Geneva has become an important evening in every designer’s calendar. Held at Geneva’s impressive Envogue venue, the evening provides leading designers attending the Geneva motor show with the opportunity to relax, network and socialise with their design peers.

Car design is in an exciting new age, with the rise of autonomous technology, the use of virtual and augmented reality both to design but also within cars of the future and the seismic shift towards electric and hybrid vehicles. Technology is having a profound effect on the way vehicles are designed. Car Design Night aims to gather industry leaders together in a relaxed forum to inspire creativity and collaboration in a way not possible through the more conventional forms of networking.

On the night, Car Design News unveils the Concept and Production Cars of the Year, as voted for by the world’s design directors, and also presents CDN's Lifetime Achievement Award to one of the industry’s most respected veteran designers, both of which form part of the annual hardcover book, Car Design Review. Published each year to coincide with this event, Car Design Review is a highly collectable overview of the trends, people, cars and events that took place in that year, and is an invaluable resource for the industry. The book is available to buy through Amazon.

This year we are pleased to welcome Magna Exteriors as Car Design Night’s Premier Partner. A leader in lightweighting and composites, Magna Exteriors brings together design, technology and materials science to help automakers lower emissions and improve fuel economy without sacrificing styling and performance.

“We look forward to engaging with some of the greatest talent in the automotive industry at Car Design Night Geneva, and we are proud to be the premiere sponsor,” said Magna Exteriors President Grahame Burrow. “It is a great opportunity to spotlight the role we will all play to boldly envision and bring to life the car of the future.”

Chris Maillard, Editor of Car Design News, commented: “Our readers are senior car designers from all over the world – and we’re delighted to give them a rare chance to swap ideas, share inspirations and connect with their peers at our Car Design Night. With such big changes happening in the car industry right now the need for collaboration and communication has never been greater. This is exactly why we run our Car Design Night, and we’re looking forward to another excellent evening.”

Join Car Design News at the Envogue Nightclub in Geneva on Tuesday, 6 March, following the first press day of the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. For more information please visit the event's page.

Please note, Car Design Night is exclusively for professional designers from OEMs and registered entry is by approval only. Click here to register.

Notes for the editor:

Car Design News is the leading online resource for the professional automotive design community worldwide, and for teachers and students at leading transport design colleges with over 3 million page views each month. CDN provides: coverage of new and concept cars; in-depth design development features and design reviews; interviews with OEM design heads; trend reports on everything from colour & trim to HMI.

The Car Design Review book is a 200 page premium hardback review of the automotive design trends in 2017 and the best production and concept car designs of the year – as voted by the industry. It is distributed to OEM design studios, Tier 1 suppliers and design schools and has a 5,200 readership of worldwide senior designers.

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