Programme 2015

Programme, Friday 30th October

 9:00-10:00 Check-in, registration and networking
10:00-11:00 VDMA Integrated Assembly Solutions sector group meeting & election of the new board
11:00-11:30 Coffee break: Check-in, registration and networking
  START of EFAConference
11:00-11:30 Check-in, registration and networking
11:30-11:40 Opening remarks by Gottfried Schumacher, Chairman of VDMA Integrated Assembly Solutions

Industry 4.0: The Vision
11:40-12:00 Hard Talk: VDMA and I4.0. An Interview with Rainer Glatz, Managing Director VDMA Software & Electrical Automation
12:00-12:30 Connected Industry (I4.0): Added Value for Users and Providers. Olaf Klemd, Head of Project Industrie 4.0 @ Bosch, Robert Bosch GmbH
12:30-13:00 Industry 4.0: Vision & Grounding. Ralf Bucksch, Head Technical Sales IBM DACH, technical Executive at Industrie 4.0 Core Tech Team
13:00-14:15 Lunch Break

Industry 4.0: The Reality
14:15-14:25 Festo: Smart Factory. Stefan Schwerdtle, Director Global Production Centre Scharnhausen
14:25-14:35 Bosch: Smart Factory. Michael Zenker, Director Control & Automation, Connected Industry, Immenstadt
14:35-14:45 No Standards, no Industry 4.0. Dr. Christian Mosch, VDMA Industrie 4.0

Panel discussion with 4 experts


Additive Manufacturing: What IAS-Members must do today to benefit from AM tomorrow. Ralf Becker, Head of the Advanced Technology Department, SCHUNK


Quick Survey Industry 4.0


Coffee break


Market Update Integrated Assembly Solutions. Gudrun Litzenberger, VDMA statistics expert


Bus transfer to Klassikstadt


An Evening of Cars & Networking at Klassikstadt, Frankfurt


Programme, Saturday 31st October

A joint session of the EFAConference, the VDMA European Machine Vision Summit and the VDMA Robotics Sector Group Meeting

Members' Assembly VDMA Robotics + Automation
09:45-10:30 Global Growth Prospects in Times of Low Interest Rates and Continued Globalisation. Dr. Klaus Bauknecht, IKB Deutsche Industriebank
10:30-11:00 China on its Way to Becoming a Global Robot Player. Lars Balzer, Euro Asia Consulting
11:00-11:30 Networking break
11:30-12:15 BMW Automotive Production in Times of Digitalisation. Christian Dunckern, BMW AG
12:15-13:15 A Super Brain in Every Head. Markus Hofmann, Memory Expert
13:15-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:30 Discover Frankfurt! A fun tour presenting highlights of Frankfurt


For more details, please have a look at our EFAC 2015 Flyer and stay informed via our conference updates.

You would like to be accompanied by your partner?

No problem! Just have a look at the programme for accompanying persons and the sightseeing tour and register for a weekend in Frankfurt.

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