11th - 12th May 2023
Agenda
DAY 1 – 11th May 2023
08:00 – 08:50  
REGISTRATION
08:55 – 09:00
CHAIRPERSON’S OPENING REMARKS
09:00 – 09:30
FINDING METHODS TO EXPLORE INDUSTRY 4.0 TO REDUCE THE ENVIORNMENTAL IMPACT OF PRODUCTION
  • Energy is valuable and energy management is the key to sustainability.
  • The hidden potential of sustainable IT – What is sustainable IT?
  • Sustainability is good business sense and means different things to different people.
  • Achieving a small reduction in consumption is even more important than the big demonstration projects.
09:30 – 10:00
ADDRESSING YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT AND TAKING THE RIGHT STEPS TO ACHIEVE TARGETS
  • Achieve concrete KPIs, carbon reduction targets and carbon neutrality objectives
  • Leveraging the power of data with accelerated digitalisation for extensive emission cuts
  • Reducing your fossil fuel consumption with innovative technologies as part of the net zero puzzle
10:00 – 10:30
READY FOR THE ESG REVOLUTION – SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
  • ESG reporting is set to become a requirement for companies doing business in the EU.
  • What would be a great starting point? Which data needs to be collected? Which frameworks are relevant? What does a report look like?
  • Assessing the impact of the plants sustainable and ethical practices on its financial performance and operations.
  • How can we manufacture the GREEN way
10:35 – 11:25
COFFEE BREAK

11:30 – 12:00
THE 5 PILLARS TO AFFECT CHANGE – OUR SUSTAINABILITY STRUCTURE
  • Business objectives: Aligning sustainability/ESG initiatives with company business objectives is paramount.
  • Strategic initiatives: Identify sustainability priorities and ensure alignment with other transformation programmes such as Smart Factory and Workforce of the Future.
  • Operational Architecture: Integrate sustainability into core business operations. From operational architecture (IT, OT and IIoT), to workforce planning, to advanced analytics and data-driven decision-making. Sustainability should be a common thread throughout.
  • Solution Selection: Selection of appropriate digital technology solutions based on agreed business cases, with measurable ROI.
  • Implementation and Change Management: A critical step in any organisational change strategy. Applying documented and proven change management processes to ensure success and drive progress.
12:00 – 12:30
USING DATA TO ANALYSE AND EVOLVE YOUR CURRENT NET ZERO STRATEGIES
  • Focusing the efforts on the bigger picture of balancing sustainability with efficiency, and utilizing partners to help manage processes that might seem alien
  • Mapping an effective roadmap towards further decarbonization
  • Drive forward your net zero initiatives identifying your strengths and blind spots with data analysis knowledge
  • The power of data-driven insights to drive down carbon emissions
12:30 – 13:00
THE JOURNEY TO ACHIEVING GREEN MANUFACTURING: BUILDING A MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
  • Analyze your current environmental impact
  • Use fewer natural resources, reduce pollution and waste, recycle and reuse materials
  • Utilize technologies and practices to lessen our impact on the environment.
  • Find ways to leverage renewable energy
Planned Investment Areas:
  • Predictive Maintenance PdM 4.0
  • Product Process Integration
  • Process Monitoring
  • Process Quality Control
  • Environmental Management Solutions
  • Net Zero Facilities
  • Plastic and Packaging Circularity
  • Water Management Software
  • Carbon Capture, Storage & Utilization
  • Waste Management Software
  • Resource Management Software
  • Renewable Energy
  • Air Emissions Management
  • Factory-as-a-Service
  • Sustainability & ESG Software
  • Machine & Deep Learning
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
  • Circular Economy Solutions
  • ESG Strategy Solutions
  • Sustainable Materials Management (SMM)
13:05 – 13:55
LUNCH
14.00 – 14.30
ENERGY CRISIS, WHERE TO BEGIN? APPROACH TO ENERGY MANAGEMENT
  • Implement lean processes using digital capabilities to boost productivity, create safer workplaces, and reduce costs
  • Get greater visibility into your production processes and your energy usage through digital technology
  • Achieve sustainability goals being energy efficient to reduce costs and ultimately be more competitive, streamlined and resilient
  • Optimize production and improve predictive maintenance to diminish energy loads as well as reduce material and water waste
14:30 – 15:00
Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz (LkSG) – The German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act
  • How to prepare for LkSG?
  • What are companies doing to ensure and monitor human rights and environmental risks?
  • Producing reports for transparency – ensuring environmental sustainability in supply chains.
  • Complying with the supply chain due diligence act alongside sustainability goals.
15:00 – 15:30
Sustainable business model transformation –Key success factors for shaping a new future achieving sustainability and high performance
  • What is the ecological, social and spiritual divide?
  • How can we create the “compound effect” to successfully co-create and shape a sustainable future
  • Which methods are particularly suitable to promote people and performance in the company
  • How can we intrinsically motivate people to embrace transformation instead of traditionally managing change?
15:35 – 16:25
COFFEE BREAK

16:30 – 17:00
BUILDING THE FOUNDATIONS TO INTEGRATE SUSTAINABILITY/ESG INTO INDUSTRIAL TRANSFORMATION STRATEGIES FOR MAXIMUM ROI
  • Shifting towards resourcing and productivity for sustainability needs
  • What is the relationship between ESG and Sustainability?
  • What is required of Sustainability teams to support ESG?
  • ESG: Challenges and opportunities for the sustainability community.
17:00 – 17:30
VISUALISE THE PRODUCTION LINES AND OPTIMISE THE INDUSTRIAL PROCESS WITH IoT, AI, AND MACHINE LEARNING
  • Ensure steady profitability and market competitiveness with industrial process optimisation
  • Increase production visibility to reveal gaps in the processes and focus on solutions that increase the sustainability of manufacturing
  • Visualise your production lines, identify anomalies, and improve sustainability with the help of digital twins
Planned Investment Areas:
  • Predictive Maintenance PdM 4.0
  • Product Process Integration
  • Process Monitoring
  • Process Quality Control
  • Environmental Management Solutions
  • Net Zero Facilities
  • Plastic and Packaging Circularity
  • Water Management Software
  • Carbon Capture, Storage & Utilization
  • Waste Management Software
  • Resource Management Software
  • Renewable Energy
  • Air Emissions Management
  • Factory-as-a-Service
  • Sustainability & ESG Software
  • Machine & Deep Learning
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
  • Circular Economy Solutions
  • ESG Strategy Solutions
  • Sustainable Materials Management (SMM)
17:30 – 18:10
PANEL DISCUSSION – WHY WE NEED TO CHANGE THE WAY WE CALCULATE CO2 FOOTPRINTS – PAVING THE FUTURE
  • Decarbonisation is on almost every company’s agenda and a discipline that has long been a shadowy existence becomes an essential part of business decisions: Life Cycle Assessment
  • Methodical insufficiencies, some known for decades, now become problems as companies struggle to identify ways to reduce their products’ ecological impact
  • Work on concrete KPIs, carbon reduction targets and carbon neutrality objectives as an important part of the company’s strategy
  • The action plan to carbon neutrality by 2050
18:15 – 19:15
DRINKS RECEPTION
DAY 2 – 12th May 2023
08:55 – 09:00
CHAIRPERSON’S OPENING REMARKS
09:00 – 09:30
SCALING EXISTING SMART/IoT TECH TO ADDRESS YIELD LOSSES IN THE RACE TO NET ZERO
  • Implementing data-driven strategies
  • Harness the potential of mobile connectivity and smart technology to streamline production lines, deliver in-depth data gathering and analytics on power usage to achieve net zero by 2050
  • Optimising smart manufacturing processes and materials for more efficient factory production monitoring and diagnostics to constantly evaluate GreenHouse Gas emissions across the entire manufacturing cycle
09:30 – 10:00
AGILITY FOR COMPETIVENESS: TRANSFORMING MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS FOR BUSINESS OPTIMIZATION
  • Improve cross-functional supply-chain visibility.
  • Create production plans that are feasible to execute and based on actual plant conditions.
  • Leverage operational data with predictive and prescriptive AI for continuous productivity, asset reliability, and eco-sustainability optimization.
  • Provide the visibility, transparency, and traceability consumers and regulators demand.
10:00 – 10:30
REDESIGNING AN EXISTING SUPPLY CHAIN TO MEET ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS AND ENABLE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
  • Plan and establish viable sustainable production practices without disrupting the operations
  • Make data-driven decisions to transform existing supply networks and instill ecological responsibility
  • Map the existing supply network and optimise the workflow using sustainability tracking metrics
  • Making Circular Assessment to analyse the disparities in a supply chain, considering the entire business operations
  • Elevate your process into environmentally-responsible workflows and reduce your carbon footprint
10:35 – 11:25
COFFEE BREAK

11:30 – 12:00
LCA – A POWERFUL TOOL FOR PRODUCT MANUFACTURING ENVIORNMENTAL FOOTPRINT REDUCTION
  • Product carbon footprint evaluation – LCA can help identify the manufacturing processes that are the most carbon intensive.
  • Supporting the manufacturers and product designers towards a more sustainable production.
  • Identifying optimization measures and prioritize them according to their cost-sustainability benefit ratio.
12:00 – 12:30
CASE USE FOR A SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SOLUTION
  • Adopt EMS policies, such as a lean manufacturing system or Six Sigma, to not only reduce emissions and waste but also drastically increase productivity
  • Learn how to reduce the burden of collecting data with collaboration and the proper technology solutions
  • Transform how you manage compliance and drive your performance to a cleaner and greener future more easily and efficiently
12:30 – 13:00
MAKING YOUR INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING STRATEGY MORE SUSTAINBLE
  • Measure your facilities’ current carbon profile to build a baseline of your environmental footprint and inform your strategy to enable you to set clear targets and priorities
  • Determine which sustainability metrics the company is under pressure to deliver on and prioritise investments, as well as build any new capabilities needed
  • Top barriers to achieving sustainable manufacturing — and how to overcome them
Planned Investment Areas:
  • Predictive Maintenance PdM 4.0
  • Product Process Integration
  • Process Monitoring
  • Process Quality Control
  • Environmental Management Solutions
  • Net Zero Facilities
  • Plastic and Packaging Circularity
  • Water Management Software
  • Carbon Capture, Storage & Utilization
  • Waste Management Software
  • Resource Management Software
  • Renewable Energy
  • Air Emissions Management
  • Factory-as-a-Service
  • Sustainability & ESG Software
  • Machine & Deep Learning
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
  • Circular Economy Solutions
  • ESG Strategy Solutions
  • Sustainable Materials Management (SMM)
13:05 – 13:55
LUNCH
14:00 – 14:30
OPTIMIZING OUR MANUFACTURING PROCESSES AND ENTERING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
  • Bring people and information together in a connected digital platform for end-to-end visibility
  • Transform scrap into raw materials that can be used elsewhere in their operations
  • Measuring a product’s overall environmental impact on energy consumption, materials and emissions with the lifecycle assessment methodology
  • Link and analyse the information to detect potential issues during the product design phase
14:30 – 15:00
TAKING ACTIVE STEPS TO ADDRESS YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT
  • Achieve concrete KPIs, carbon reduction targets and carbon neutrality objectives
  • Leveraging the power of data with accelerated digitalisation for extensive emission cuts
  • Reducing your fossil fuel consumption with innovative technologies as part of the net zero puzzle
15:00 – 15:30
IMPLEMENTING THE USE OF RECYCLED MATERIALS FOR MANUFACTURING
  • Use recycled products to dramatically reduce your material costs
  • Sorting waste and separating them by type
  • Clean and process the sorted materials
  • Reduce your carbon footprint, save engineers and product teams on material costs with 3D printing, to manufacture a range of high integrity parts
15:35 – 16:05
PANEL DISCUSSION – LEVERAGING AI AND MACHINE LEARNING TO REDUCE CO2 EMISSIONS
  • Improve any process to reduce carbon emissions and improve the sustainability of operations
  • Replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy sources in chemical manufacturing to significantly reduce carbon emissions and facilitate sustainable production of high quality chemicals
  • New designs of sustainable reactor for the manufacture of chemicals
16:05 – 16:10
CHAIRPERSON’S CLOSE