Opening Conference "Resource Efficiency - Challenges and Opportunities"
Here, the event will take place:
Congress Centre East - Europasaal
Program: Tuesday, 20.03.2018, 14.00 pm - 16.30 pm
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Katharina C. Hamma, Operating Officer (COO) of Koelnmesse GmbH, Cologne, Deutschland
Dr. Reinhard Grandke, CEO, DLG e.V., Frankfurt, Germany
Host: Prof. Dr. Michael Doßmann, DLG. e.V., Frankfurt, Germany
14:10-14:50 Cradle to Cradle: Beyond Organic and Sustainability
Saving energy and making production processes more efficient and less harmful, is not the only solution for Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart. He wants to develop products and production processes, which eliminate waste. The products he develops must be completely safe for both people and the environment. Additionally, people and the products they manufacture and use will be useful for other processes. These products work in close loops, in nutrient circles, so that there won't be any waste at all, but only useful resources. This concept of eco-effectiveness presents a positive agenda based on maximizing the ability of industry to truly support the natural and human world around it.
Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart, Scientific CEO of EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung GmbH, scientific manager of Hamburger Umweltinstitut (HUI), Hamburg, Germany; scientific director of McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC), Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
14:50-15:20 Resource Efficiency and Digitalization - Insights from latest Research
Many firms link digitalisation with targets such as further development of production technology, increased production efficiency and innovations for safeguarding the future. But just how far-reaching and widespread is the effect of digitalisation in terms of resource efficiency of companies? Which potentials can be exploited? Which approaches exist for digitalisation?
Digitalisation simplifies work processes or eliminates them altogether, and helps to avoid errors. The results are shorter delivery times, lower costs and greater quality assurance. A stepwise development in the firm can aim to outsource processes to the customer with benefits for both parties. And it can continue to entirely new business models.
Further relationships between digitalisation and efficient use of resources: Quick feedback of the service data to the production process, digitally supported servicing with augmented reality systems, analysis of big data for process stabilisation, assistance systems for personnel, and much more.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Sauer, Director, Institute for Energy Efficiency in Production EEP, University of Stuttgart; Head of Development Group Efficiency Systems, Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA, Stuttgart, Germany
15:20-15:50 How smart is Smart Packaging: a science perspective
The consumer's need for information will continue to grow. Therefore, packaging in the future will communicate much more. Smart packaging offers an additional function with integrated technologies. These are based on chemicals or electronics and are used for market strategy or are consumer oriented. In this way, data carriers provide information about the origin or ingredients of a product or special indicators show the degree of freshness or temperature of the goods. Smart packaging also enables automated logistics processes in the internet of things. Smart chips allow individual identification and traceability of single packages. Using this, the stream of goods can be controlled from the fully automated warehouse to the shelf. The use of smart RFID markings by trading companies for parts of their goods logistics is on the rise.
Prof. Pierre Pienaar, President of the World Packaging Organisation, Australia
15:50-16:20 Food supply of the future
The world population will increase by 2 billion people the coming decades, many of whom will have twice as much income to spend, and the demand for food will increase by at least 60%. Four global challenges emerge, offering enormous opportunities for agri and food companies, i.e. increasing the availability of food, improving the access to food, promoting balanced and healthy nutrition, and increasing economic stability
Prof. Dr. ir. Ruud Huirne, Director Food & Agri Nederland, Rabobank, Utrecht, The Netherlands
16:20-16:30 Summary and closing
Prof. Dr. Michael Doßmann, DLG. e.V., Frankfurt, Germany