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Here you will find interesting industry-relevant dates of external organizers.

From September 12 to 14, 2022, the 6th edition of the Circular Economy Hotspot, the seminal and international event format, will be held in the former mining town of Bottrop in North Rhine-Westphalia. The City of Bottrop, in cooperation with the project “Prosperkolleg – Circular Economy”, will offer a varied program on the topic of circular economy, supported by the regional Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Action and Energy and under the patronage of the Minister of Economic Affairs, Ms. Mona Neubaur. The topics of circular economy, conservation of resources and efficiency enhancement will be highlighted and presented to the audience in the form of practical examples, workshops and panel discussions.

For ten years KlimaDiskurs.NRW e.V. has been working with its members and network partners to protect the climate and strengthen NRW as a business & industrial location. How the joint tasks of climate protection, energy turnaround, mobility turnaround, transformation to a climate-neutral industrial region, housing of the future and many other topics can be solved in concrete terms – that is the focus of the meeting.

Together with its partners EULER HERMES AG and PwC as well as the chambers of industry and commerce in NRW, NRW.BANK would like to provide an overview of which emerging markets can be interesting for an entrepreneurial diversification process. Brazil and Mexico as well as India and Vietnam have been identified as exemplary regions of interest. Companies receive an assessment of the geopolitical situation. Country experts from EULER HERMES and PwC will provide essential market indicators and information in workshops. The offer will be supplemented by the presentation of the services and products of NRW.BANK and NRW.Europa, as well as the GTAI and the country focus chambers of commerce in NRW.

Silicon Valley and the companies based there are among the world’s innovation drivers. This region in the San Francisco Bay Area is known across industries as a leading “innovation hub” and is home to world-class high-tech companies as well as some 40,000 growing technology startups. In the course of the journey “The Future of Manufacturing”, current trends, business and production potentials in the context of artificial intelligence, 3D printing, process automation and robotics will be addressed in particular. The trip will focus on how innovations in these areas help NRW companies strengthen their own competitive position in international business. During the stay, participants will be informed about new technologies, business areas, developments and strategies for setting up factories of the future by experts in the field through workshops followed by discussions. In addition, innovating companies and important institutions will be visited. Information gathering and the exchange of innovations as well as the development of practical future strategies at the own company headquarters are the main focus of the trip. The registration deadline is August 26, 2022.

The conference is organized by VDMA Productronic and will start with a guided tour of HITec (Hannover Institute of Technology) including a visit to the Einstein Elevator. On the following day, the VDMA Productronic department will provide information in various presentations on how mechanical engineering could continue in a time characterized by global crises. In addition, the focus will be on future technologies. On all topics, participants will have time for discussions with the speakers and for networking. The conference will take place in Hannover at the Cluster of Excellence PhoenixD. Participation in the event is free of charge for VDMA members and non-VDMA members.

Manufacturing companies must be prepared for the unpredictable. The World Economic Forum’s Resilience Compass therefore hands companies (from SMEs to large enterprises) the tools to ensure unconcerned navigation. This uses the levers of digitalization, sustainability and innovation to prepare companies for external shocks in the short, medium and long term and to act independently of them. In addition to a workshop, there will be an indicative resilience assessment at this event – which is free of charge for NRW companies. The event is offered by the competence center NRW.innovativ.