Conference Updates

Conference Update: Information for accompanying persons

As the EFAConference comes closer, we would like to inform you about the partner and sightseeing programme:

  • We will kick off with a small lunch at the Jumeirah Hotel (Friday, 12:00-13:00) so that the accompanying persons can get to know each other
  • Afterwards, Judith Schlögl, an art historian from Frankfurt will be your guide through an afternoon in Frankfurt, including a visit to Frankfurt's celebrated Schirn Museum (tour in English and German language) and trendy Café Margarete.
  • Evening event at Klassikstadt (buses leave 18:30 from Jumeirah and NH Hotel)
  • On Saturday morning we invite all accompanying persons to join us for two inspiring presentations: "BMW automotive production in times of digitalization" and "There's a super brain in every head" (11:30-13:15 at Jumeirah Hotel)
  • Afterwards we offer a lunch buffet
  • All participants and accompanying persons are welcome to join our sightseeing tour of Frankfurt which concludes the event (14:30-16:30)

Please find attached a detailed overview of the complete programme for accompayning persons.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Frankfurt on 30/31 October 2015!

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Conference Update on "An Evening of Cars & Networking"

Stephan Stass to give a dinner speech on the Bosch approach and vision of automated driving

Stephan Stass will give a dinner speech at the gala evening on 30 October 2015 at Klassikstadt, Frankfurt. He will address the following questions:

  • Automated driving - A revolution we need or an evolution which is already taking place?
  • What is the roadmap and when can we buy driverless cars?
  • Won't we miss the joy of driving and will we lose our ability to drive? Are accidents simply a thing of the past?
  • Are completely new players taking over or will the automotive industry stay in the driver seat? Is there a legal framework?

Do not miss this interesting speech on the Bosch approach and vision of automated driving.

About the speaker:
Stephan Stass joined Robert Bosch GmbH in 1998 holding several positions in electronic engineering and product management related to ABS and ESP technologies. From 2008 to 2012 he served as Vice President Engineering of Bosch Corporation Japan in Yokohama. In 2013 he returned to Germany heading the Bosch Highly Automated Driving Project. Since October he has been Senior Vice President Driver Assistance Systems of Robert Bosch GmbH in Leonberg, Germany.

Enjoy this speech at an atmospheric evening with dinner, live music (fresh&cool) and cocktails at the Klassikstadt! Bring your partner, deepen the contacts of your first conference day and meet and mingle with the wider robotics and automation community.

An event not to be missed! Register now at

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Frankfurt on 30/31 October 2015!

First Conference Update: IBM speaks at EFAC 2015

We create the smart factory – that is the theme for the EFAConference 2015. Industry 4.0 is the subject of most conferences these days, but only at EFAConference you will get insights not only in technology of today but also in visions for tomorrow.


Plamen Kiradjiev, The Open Group Distinguished IT Architect at IBM and part of the Industry 4.0 Core Tech Team, will give a speech about how IBM sees the development and the opportunities of IT in general as well as in assembly lines in particular.


The final agenda will be published at the end of July here.


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Why should you attend?

The EFAC Conference is a well-established platform within the assembly and handling technology business in Europe and around the world. Do not miss an excellent opportunity for networking with experts and learn more about future challenges and effective ways to face them.


Meet the people who matter

CEOs, managing directors, corporate strategists, marketing directors and other executives of the assembly and handling technology industry.


We look forward to seeing you in Frankfurt!