Humanetics invites you to our annual customer meeting
the Global Safety Summit | Where Safety Industry Innovators Converge

Join us for the event that brings together thought leaders and safety industry professionals for a day filled with knowledge sharing, networking, and cutting-edge insights. This annual summit exemplifies our commitment to connecting and protecting humans in motion. By fostering collaboration and meaningful connections, we strive to drive transformative change and elevate the standards of safety and innovation in our industry. Join us and experience the unwavering commitment to excellence that has defined us throughout our journey.

Event Details

October 24-25, 2023

Exterior image of the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan

Suburban Collection Showplace

46100 Grand River Avenue
Novi, MI, 48374

Safety Summit is being held in the Legacy Ballroom on the second floor, see below map. 

Map of Suburban Collection Showplace with areas of Safety Summit highlighted



North American Safety Summit Agenda as of Sept. 26, 2023


*Event Line-up and topics are subject to change


Check back at a later date as we confirm speakers for the 2023 Safety Summit.

Headshot of Richard Schram

Technical Director


Euro NCAP Updates
October 24, 2023 | 10:15 am EST

Headshot of Werner Leitgeb

Lead Researcher

Virtual Vehicle

Introducing a New Product Development Focused HBM for Vehicle Safety Applications
October 24, 2023 | 11:30 am EST

Headshot of Ben Michajlyszyn

Director, Safety Test and Investigation Lab


Creating a Global Culture of Safety and Quality Focus
October 24, 2023 | 12:00 pm EST

Headshot of Amit Nair

Senior Principal Application Engineer


Recent Enhancements in Occupant Safety in LS-DYNA
October 24, 2023 | 1:40 pm EST

Headshot of David Kidd with black background

Senior Research Scientist


Advancing Crash Avoidance Rating Programs to increase the relevance of front crash prevention systems to police-reported crashes
October 24, 2023 | 3:15 pm EST

Image of Greg McGuire at Mcity

Managing Director

Mcity Test Track

Mcity Partnership
October 24, 2023 | 4:15 pm EST

Headshot of Zhaonan Sun, Toyota CSRC

Principal Scientist

Toyota CSRC

Toyota’s Multidisciplinary Safety Research Strategy
October 25, 2023 | 9:00 am EST

Headshot of Matt Reed with blurred office background

Research Professor and Head of the Biosciences Group

University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

UMTRI Developments
October 25, 2023 | 9:30 am EST

Headshot of Karl Schilling with blurred office background

Vice President - Business Development

XSENSOR Technology Corporation

The Application and Use of Pressure Imaging in Impact Scenarios
October 25, 2023 | 10:00 am EST

Headshot of Ke Dong with blurred office setting in background

Global Technical Specialist

General Motors

Influence of ATD variation on Virtual Development of Restraint Systems
October 25, 2023 | 10:00 am EST

Headshot of Ian Hellstrom, FAA, with American flag in the background.

Mechanical Engineer – Biodynamics Research Team

Federal Aviation Administration

Evaluation of ATD Characteristics for Vertical Loading and Apparel Modernization 
October 25, 2023 | 10:30 am EST

Headshot of Pranavrashmi Garware with white background

Lead Engineer, CAE - Safety


H-III 50th Dummy Chest Response Due to Uncommon Load Transfer
October 25, 2023 | 10:30 am EST

Headshot of Mutaz Shkoukani with black background

Executive Director Global Systems Engineering & CAE

Joyson Safety

Virtual Development Process for EuroNCAP 
October 25, 2023 | 11:30 am EST

Headshot of Dr. Julie Mansfield, The Ohio State University

Research Assistant Professor – Injury Biomechanics Research Center

The Ohio State University

Comparison of Child Restraint System (CRS) Installation Methods and Misuse During Far-Side Impact Sled Testing
October 25, 2023 | 12:00 pm EST

Chris O'Connor Safety Summit Speaker

President and Chief Executive Officer


Humanetics Company Updates
October 24, 2023 | 9:10 am EST


President, Humanetics Safety


Humanetics Company Updates
October 24, 2023 | 9:10 am EST

Karsten Newbury Safety Summit Speaker

President, Humanetics Digital


Humanetics Company Updates
October 24, 2023 | 9:10 am EST

Barney Loehnis Safety Summit Speaker

President, Humanetics Sensors & Chief Marketing Officer


Humanetics Company Updates
October 24, 2023 | 9:10 am EST

Headshot of Steven Van Strien with office background

Director of Product Management


Digital Roadmap - ATD Connect - Digital Lab
October 24, 2023 | 11:00 am EST

Solution Engineer


Introducing Track Base Connect
October 24, 2023 | 4:45 pm EST

Lead CAE Project Engineer


Digital Products to Enhance Safety
October 24, 2023 | 2:00 pm EST

General Manager


Safety Tool / Body Scanning
October 24, 2023 | 2:30 pm EST

Account Manager


BaseWare Solutions and DAS
October 24, 2023 | 2:30 pm EST

CAE Managing Director


CAE Roadmap and Future Applications
October 24, 2023 | 1:15 pm EST

Project Engineer


aPLI-FLEX-PLI & PED Headform
October 24, 2023 | 2:00 pm EST

Biomedical Engineer


The Latest Fiber Optics Rib Developments
October 25, 2023 | 11:00 am EST

Manager of ATD/CAE Product Development


ATD FE Models for Future Testing Scenarios
October 25, 2023 | 11:00 am EST

Engineering Manager


THOR-5F: Engineering the Future of Female Crash Testing
October 24, 2023 | 1:40 pm EST

Vice President, Engineering


Engineering Evolution: Connecting Recent Advances
October 24, 2023 | 9:40 am EST

Director Sales and Marketing Americas


2023 Recent NHTSA Announcements and ATD Roadmaps
October 24, 2023 | 10:00 am EST

Chief Technology Officer


Reivew of THOR-AV Biofidelity Results and Injury Risk Function Development Plan
October 24, 2023 | 1:15 pm EST

Travel Documentation

Contact Kelli Baird ([email protected]) for invitation letter or additional travel documentation.

Hotel Accomodations
Delta Hotel Detroit Novi Lobby

Delta Hotels by Marriott Detroit Novi

37529 Grand River Avenue
Farmington Hills, MI, 48335


To reserve a hotel room, please click below.