The 2018 International Conference on Advanced Automotive Technology (ICAT) will be held at the Kimdaejung Convention
Center in Gwangju from July 5 to 7, introducing the Korean and overseas electric vehicle (EV) industry and technology status.
ICAT is a conference that was expanded from the previous "International Symposium for Next-generation Automobile
Technology", held by the Automobile Research Center at Chonnam National University since 1995, into a specialized
convention in Gwangju from 2015. The event is co-conducted by the Automobile Research Center in Chonnam National
University, BK21+ (National Research Foundation of Korea), University of Honam, University of Ulsan, Korea Automotive
Technology Institute (KATECH), Gwangju Institute of Green-Car Advancement, Kimdaejung Convention Center, and Gwangju
Convention & Visitor Bureau and sponsored by the Gwangju Metropolitan City, Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), and the
Korea Society of Automotive Engineers (KSAE).
This year, 13 electric automobile experts from auto research centers in universities, research centers, automobile
manufacturers and auto parts suppliers from seven countries including Korea, the USA, Poland, Japan, China, Germany, and
Italy will be invited to give lectures under the theme "EVergreen." They will give presentations on the key parts technology for
electric vehicles and market status and propose future prospects.
A junior session is also prepared to present six posters from
industries in Gwangju, six oral - and twenty-five posterpresentations
from professors, researchers, and graduate
students who are the heroes of the future automobile industry. In
particular, this conference will provide two-way simultaneous
interpretation between Korean and English for the professionals
from the local SMEs, thereby eliminating the inconvenience and
During the conference, the 11th International Green Car Korea,
the first green car exhibition of the country, will be held at the
same venue. This event will offer multiple benefits with the
opportunities for education, attraction, and entertainment
through conferences where various cultural performances to
enhance the satisfaction of participants and tours around
Gwangju will be offered free of charge.
"ICAT 2018 is a platform that enables research on electric
vehicles and allows industry experts to understand the
development and flow of advanced technologies and to predict
the future. In particular, I hope that it will bring more vitality to
the Eco-friendly Auto Parts Cluster Development Project for
Gwangju City by co-hosting the event with the International
Green Car Korea,” explained Choi Byeong-cheol, president of the
Automobile Research Center in Chonnam National University.
ICAT 2018 is open to members of the public who are interested
in the electric vehicle industry and can be accessed via the official
website of ICAT: www.icat-gj.org. A special discount of US$ 150
or KRW 150,000 will be offered for early registration until June
20, and free beverage coupons will be given to the first 100
arrivals. For registration and on-site registration after June 20, a
registration fee of US$ 200 or KRW 200,000 is applied. For further
information, please contact the Gwangju Convention & Visitor
Bureau (Tel: 82-62-611-3641).
Tel: (82-62) 611-3641 Fax: (82-62) 611-3612