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Opening Conference "Resource Efficiency - Challenges and Opportunities" | Event on the Anuga FoodTec 2018
DLG e.V. / German Agricultural Society

Opening Conference "Resource Efficiency - Challenges and Opportunities"

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20.03.2018 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Food Processing, Food Ingredients, Food Safety & Analysis, Ressourceneffizienz
DLG e.V. / German Agricultural Society
Eschborner Landstraße 122
60489 Frankfurt
0049 69 24788 388

The event

Program: Tuesday, 20.03.2018, 14.00 pm - 16.30 pm
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14:00-14:10 Opening
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; Professor at Leuphana University Lüneburg, 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

Herr Michael Braungart

Prof. Dr.

CEO EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung GmbH, Professor Cradle to Cradle-Design Leuphana University Lüneburg, Scientific director MBDC (McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry) Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. Prof. Michael Braungart is a process technician, chemist and co-founder of the Cradle to Cradle-design concept. He has worked with diverse organizations and companies across a range of industries, and has developed tools for designing eco-effective products, business systems and intelligent materials pooling. For decades, he has pioneered the Cradle to Cradle design concept and held the Academic Cradle to Cradle Chair for Innovation and Quality at RSM, Erasmus University in Rotterdam (The Netherlands). At present, he is Professor for Cradle to Cradle Design at the Leuphana University in Lüneburg (Germany). He has written several books about eco-effectiveness with co-authors, such as “Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things,” “The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability - Designing for Abundance” and “The Next Industrial Revolution.”

Herr Ruud Huirne

Prof. Dr. ir.

Director Food & Agri, Rabobank Nederland. Part-time professor of Cooperative Entrepreneurship, Wageningen University Prof.dr. Ruud Huirne graduated and got his PhD in Agricultural Economics from Wageningen University. In 1999 he was appointed as professor of Farm Management. Since 2004 he had several management positions at Wageningen University and Research Center. In 2012 he was appointed as director Food & Agri at Rabobank Nederland, were he is responsible for lending to farmers, growers and mid-cap companies in the food- and agribusiness. He is still connected to Wageningen University through a part-time appointment ‘Cooperative entrepreneurship’.

Herr Pierre Pienaar


President of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) Pierre Pienaar’s interest in packaging started in 1984 after having studied pharmacy. Soon after joining a large pharmaceutical company, Pierre became concerned about a number of packaging-related issues in the pharmaceutical world. This combined field has taken him to the far corners of the world, always involving one or other aspects of research in packaging. Pierre has attended international congresses and conferences where he has delivered and continues to present papers and continues to judge national and international packaging competitions. He continues to write articles for numerous packaging magazines around the world. Pierre has a Master of Science Degree (Packaging Engineering/ Technology) from Brunel University, UK. He also has a Master of Manufacturing and Production Degree from University of Hertfordshire, UK. He is a registered Certified Packaging Professional in 52 countries. He has lectured in the technology and science of packaging at various universities and institutions around the world for the past twenty eight years. He holds a professorship in Packaging Engineering and is currently President of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO).

Herr Alexander Sauer

Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Executive Director of the Institute for Energy Efficiency in Production (EEP) at the University of Stuttgart and Head of Division Resource-Efficient Manufacturing at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing, Engineering and Automation IPA. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl Business Administration Alexander Sauer studied mechanical engineering and business administration at the RWTH Aachen University, was awarded a PhD at the WZL of the RWTH Aachen and has led various national and international research and industry projects there. From 2006 to 2010, he was a member of the Executive Board of Hoerbiger Automotive Komfortsysteme GmbH international and was responsible for operations of the production sites in Germany, the U.S.A. and Eastern Europe. Before his professorship at the University of Stuttgart, Prof. Sauer took a position at the HAW Munich, where he led the Applied Manufacturing Technology Laboratory. The scientific focus of his research is on energy and resource efficiency in manufacturing.