Virtual Conference 2021: Challenges and Trends Affecting the Future of Manufacturing

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions hosts its third Virtual Conference on December 9, 2021. Free to attend, the event will explore key trends that are affecting the transformation of manufacturing processes. Discussions will focus on the effect of the emergence of Industry 4.5, as well as a shift in priorities to sustainability, increased speed-to-market, and the resilience of supply chains.

Explore innovations transforming manufacturing processes


Jürgen Bosch, Business Unit President Marketing Europe at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, says: “This is our third virtual conference, and we are proud to have attracted a group of renowned keynote speakers and panelists to join us on our online stage. Together, we will look at how manufacturing processes are evolving. We’ll explore innovations, such as additive manufacturing (AM), which have the potential to transform manufacturing as we know it, expanding design freedom, reducing time to market, bringing production closer to demand, and improving industrial sustainability.


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Renowned industry experts


Together with Jürgen Bosch and Oliver Chan, Business Unit Presidents Marketing Europe & Asia, Dr. Konrad Saur, Vice President of Innovation & Technology at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, will be hosting this year’s conference. They will be joined by:  


  • Fredrik Östbye, Group Vice President, Head of FutureLab, Grundfos
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Bauernhansl, Director Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation 
  • Malte Volkwein, Head of the Corporate Strategy and Development Department, Fraunhofer IPA

The team will present solutions and best practice examples to tackle current and future manufacturing challenges.


Personalize your event


“After last year’s successful event, we are excited to raise the bar with our new virtual platform.” Jürgen explains: “ With it, participants will have the opportunity to travel, via their computers, tablets and smartphones, to manufacturing and R&D facilities for a behind-the-scenes look at our capabilities. These tours, and the following series of industry focus sessions, which are led by Trelleborg engineers, manufacturing experts and industry specialists, will be conducted in parallel, meaning participants can build their own personalized program based on their needs and interests.”


“This year’s event is intended for customers in Europe and the Asia Pacific region as well as anyone else who is interested in future manufacturing,says Oliver Chan, Business Unit President Marketing Asia.. “We want to give attendees valuable insight into state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies, which can enhance sustainability and decrease time to market. We truly believe that the virtual conference will contribute to the understanding of innovative manufacturing processes and technologies.,” concludes Jürgen.


>> Register to attend and view the full Virtual Conference agenda
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