Innovation Initiative

Wire Harness Events

Insights and challenges for the wire harness

Upcoming events of IIWH


The second IIWH-Forum will be held on 24/03/2022.


Conference Automotive Wire Harness and Electrical Distribution System

The 9th International Conference Automotive Wire Harness and Electronic Distribution System will be held in Ludwigsburg on 12 and 13 October 2021.


Link to the event!

Previous events of IIWH


as of 25/03/2021

This year, the first virtual IIWH forum was organised by the Innovation Initiative Wire Harness on 25 March 2021. Over a period of six hours, the participants were given deep insights into the development, manufacturing and production of the wire harness, and the focal points and challenges of the individual sub-projects were presented and discussed.

Around 90 participants from various areas of the wire harness value chain were given a comprehensive overview of the project. The subsequent discussions with experts from the IIWH led to an interesting exchange of content-related topics and new points of contact that could possibly play a role in the IIWH’s sub-projects in the future. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all participants for their interest as well as all of the partners of the IIWH who support the Innovation Initiative Wire Harness project.

Furthermore, we would also like to draw your attention to the next IIWH Forum, taking place next year on 24/03/2022. We look forward to your participation.


Automotive wire harness conference

as of 30/09/2020

In 2020, the 8th International Conference Automotive Wire Harness and Electronic Distribution System was held in Ludwigsburg. The main topics of discussion were the current trends and challenges in on-board electrical system development and production such as,

  • Resource conservation,
  • Smart signal transmission,
  • Innovative architecture concepts,
  • Robust power supplies and
  • Release complexity.

Alongside some interesting and varied presentations by some of the industry’s heavyweights, there was a premiere to celebrate: the first public appearance of the Innovation Initiative Wire Harness (IIWH) in front of an expert audience. In addition to topics that affect the entire industry, such as the strategic challenges for automated wire harness development, production and assembly, various scenarios were presented that will affect the wire harness of tomorrow. The feedback from the professional audience suggested that the topics presented really struck a nerve. Today, we can confirm this with the help of 17 partners who are involved at various phases of the value chain.