Opening Conference: „Resource Efficiency – Challenges and Opportunities”


The growing demand for commodities and energy sources worldwide, the increasing urbanisation and the progressive growth of the world population are compelling us to review our present behaviour and economic activity. Careful and at the same time efficient management of natural resources is the key competence of sustainable societies – societies that are fit for the future. Given its great national and international significance, there was a special focus on the topic of Resource Efficiency at Anuga FoodTec 2018.

Internationally acknowledged experts explored different aspects of this theme in a half-day Conference. Features were included effective and efficient structuring of the value-adding process by taking full advantage of materials, energy, personnel and capital, and making optimal use of resources – for greater sustainability, less environmental pollution, and to achieve savings in many different areas of the company.

The speakers at a glance


Prof. Michael Braungart


Prof. Ruud Huirne


Prof. Pierre Pienaar


Prof. Alexander Sauer

To mention just a few of the presentations, Professor Michael Braungart introduced his “Cradle to Cradle” design concept. The concept was inspired by nature, in which products are created according to the principles of an ideal circular economy.
Professor Alexander Sauer talked about Resource Efficiency and Digitalization – Insights from latest research. He showed what potentials could be realised and what digitization approaches already exist.

Click here to the programme and speakers.

Impressions 2018