EPIC Executive Breakfast at LASER World of PHOTONICS

24 June 2015

Messe Munich, Germany

LASER-World-of-PHOTONICS 2013 (1)
Messe Munich Entrance (1)


07:30 Breakfast and Networking sponsored by Germany Trade & Invest


08:10 Welcome by Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer, Managing Director, Messe Munich and Max Milbredt, Manager Electronics, Germany Trade & Invest.

08:15 Invited Keynote Speaker on “Industrie 4.0 – The Vision of Smart Factories” by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Detlef Zühlke, Director Innovative Factory Systems Department, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence DFKI.

Our industries are facing a period of major challenges. The customer demand for new products is coming at ever shorter intervals and is increasingly dependent on customized products that must be adapted for individual preferences. For solving this dilemma we can learn from the field of information and communication technologies. Computers are getting so small they seem to vanish inside nearly all of our technical devices. Beyond all this, things communicate in a world-wide network: the Internet. When we contemplate following this path into the future, we find that nearly all the things of everyday life will become smart nodes within a global network. This phenomenon is called the Internet-of-Things (IoT). This trend will certainly find its way also into industrial production. The strong bias of the electro-technical and hierarchical world of factory automation will transition to smart factory networks, which increasingly benefit from the advances in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and  computer sciences. This will lead us to smart production processes in smart factories. In Germany, this vision is called the fourth Industrial Revolution or, in shorthand, Industrie 4.0. The presentation will present the Industrie 4.0 paradigm and discuss the technologies necessary to setup smart factories. Finally the smartfactoryKL-Initiative will be presented, which demonstrates the successful cooperation between industry and research in realizing the Industrie 4.0-vision.

08:45 Networking

09:00 Exhibition Opens

The location of the breakfast has been communicated to the confirmed participants, it will take place at Messe Munich Entrance West.


The event is free but exclusively to executives (CEO, CTO, VP, Managing Director, Chairman) from LASER World of PHOTONICS exhibiting companies. Participation is limited to 120 attendees, pre-registration is required. To register, please send your contact details to info@epic-assoc.com


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