Revisiting the virtual conference 2020

Virtual is becoming the new normal. In a challenging year, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions took to digital to keep their customers abreast of the latest industry trends.
Virtual Conference Europe 2020

 After setting a milestone with a German language virtual conference in July, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions hosted its second successful Virtual Conference Europe on November 25, 2020. Free to attend, more than 700 customers and interested experts from all over the world explored key trends that are affecting business now and in the future; #electrification, #digitalization, #sustainability.

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  “This is the first Virtual Conference we have held for all customers across Europe and we are very excited with the outcome of the event,” says, Jürgen Bosch, Business Unit President Global Aerospace & Marketing Europe at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions. “Though there was some focus on polymer technology, this was mainly a platform to take a deeper look at key trends that are determining product and material development. 

“Electrification, digitalization and sustainability are influencing business decisions now, and will do so even more in the future. We were proud to attract a group of renowned keynote speakers and panelists to be part of the event. Time is precious, but we received a lot of positive feedback that attendees found the Virtual Conference of the highest added value and that it contributed to their greater understanding of major industry trends.”    

The Future of Mobility in an Electrified World

Don Dahlmann, journalist and car enthusiast, demonstrated how electrification of mobility is on its way to the mass market, where alternative mobility concepts stand today and the impact of smart technologies in making mobility more sustainable. He explained how application-specific alternative drive systems, even beyond battery-powered ones, make sense. Afterwards he discussed the future of mobility with the renowned experts Jochen Rudat, founder of Electric Ventures & muchbetterelectric - who previously spent 10 years at Tesla, Dr. Martin Busche, Farasis Energy Europe and Axel Weimann, Director Global Segment Automotive & Trucks at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions.

Artificial Intelligence – How to Be Part of a Smarter Ecosystem 

Katrin-Cécile Ziegler, who supports small and medium-sized companies in successfully setting up digital infrastructures, highlighted how artificial intelligence (AI) is used today. She showed where Europe stands internationally in the adoption of AI, and why AI opens opportunities for every company to gain a competitive advantage. She was joined by panel members Dr. -Ing. Sven J Koerner, Founder thingsThinking and researcher, Dr. Angelika Schmid, Senior Data Scientist from IBM and Dr. Johannes Kunze von Bischhoffshausen, Manager Digital Transformation at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions.

Engineering Towards a More Sustainable Future

Prof. Dr. Will Ritzau, Professor for Digital Business Management & Sustainability at University Fresenius, Germany, and Former Director Sustainability, SAP SE, explored why dwindling resources require supranational defined goals that apply to everyone. He commented on why the monetary recording of social and ecological performance is necessary in order to identify and manage sustainable corporate developments. He was joined by panel members Dr. Eva Beierle, Development Engineer Aseptic and Process Technology from Krones AG, Marina Ponti, Global Director United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Action Campaign and Prof. Dr. Konrad Saur, Vice President Innovation & Technology at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions.
“We are at a turning point for people and our planet. We believe very strongly that we have a once in a generation opportunity to turn things around and make happen the bold shift that is required to address the failure in our system and build safer, more equitable and sustainable societies,” Marina Ponti, Global Director United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Action Campaign contributes virtually. 

Sealing Solutions for the Future

Following the panel discussion, experts from Trelleborg Sealing Solutions presented application examples and thus created a link to sealing technologies:

Within the sustainability deep dive session, Martin Krüger, Area Sales Manager Industrial, presented a sustainable joint R&D development project with Krones on aroma carryover during the beverage bottling process.
Within the eMobility deep dive session, Sergio Amorim, Head of Customer Management & Engineering, presented eMobility sealing solutions, which accelerate the performance of e-drives.
In the digitalization deep dive session, Domenico Tucci, IoT Client Solution Architect, showed how Trelleborg collaborates with its customers. From sensor selection through to Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions can develop predictive failure models, build system health dashboards and improve system operation.
Watch the Virtual Conference Europe

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