Achema Pulse to explore global process industry trends

Digitalisation, hydrogen, resilient supply chains and faster R&D processes are some of the topics at the top of the agenda of the global process industry. This concerns companies worldwide and calls for an international exchange of dialogue. These topics will feature prominently on the programme at Achema Pulse – a virtual event offering a hub for participants via an interactive platform and in virtual conference halls.

Achema Pulse takes place on 15 and 16 June 2021. The conference programme will cover the importance of digitalisation, flexibility and supply chain resilience, how important it is to quickly set up or adapt production lines, and data security as a topic of critical relevance to business.

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Thought leaders and practitioners, as well as lectures and discussions will take a close look at the following:

  • AI in the process industry: what role does AI play for process and product development? Robert Feldmann of Microsoft will discuss this with industry experts in a highlight session. The use of AI in biotechnology, where the latest breakthroughs in the calculation of protein structures could mean a paradigm shift for drug development and bio-catalysis, is also part of the agenda.
  • Hydrogen as a gamechanger: Are we entering the hydrogen economy? How can the necessary electrolysis capacity be built up, and how does hydrogen interact with other technologies and other industries? Among others, Lijs Groenendaal of Shell and Ronnie Belmans of the Catholic University of Leuven, will share their views.
  • Faster, bigger and more global vaccine development – the establishment of large-scale vaccine production has shown what is possible when research, development and production are accelerated. Which experiences can be transferred? This will be discussed by developers, producers, suppliers and equipment manufacturers who are involved in these processes in the background.
  • New bioproduction systems – bio-based production methods are well-established in the speciality sector. Companies like Genomatica are aiming higher in developing the large-scale production of chemicals. What are the opportunities and limitations of the new biofactories?
  • Diversity and gender equality – change is gradually taking place on the boards of companies within the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Women are taking over technical portfolios and board chairmanships. Current surveys show that this is by no means the end of the matter. How can diversity be firmly anchored in the business world and how do companies benefit from it?

Conference programme and workshops

In addition, a three-tier application-oriented conference programme and numerous satellite workshops will attract participants to the virtual discussion rooms. Achema’s main topics, such as the Lab of the Future, Modular and Flexible Production and Process Security and Safety, will be given a lot of space during Achema Pulse.

Achema Pulse will mark the start of new areas, including the Digital Hub and Circular Innovation Zone, which will bring new stakeholder groups into focus at Achema 2022.

Exhibitors will also be active at Achema Pulse with their own streams and workshops, giving potential customers and business partners the opportunity to find out more about their offerings.

A positive response

The need for international exchange is strong; this is shown in the response to Achema Pulse so far.

“We currently have registrations from 23 countries. This shows how important the exchange with others is. The opportunity to do so is gratefully accepted,” says Dr Björn Mathes, project manager of Achema Pulse.

Achema 2022 exhibitors, such as Siemens, GEA, EKATO, OPC Foundation and Romaco, and other first-time exhibitors are using Achema Pulse as an opportunity to stay connected to customers and partners despite travel restrictions and to further develop business concepts and win new partners against the backdrop of COVID-19.  

An interactive platform

Achema Pulse is more than just a high-profile virtual event. It offers a safe, interactive and international platform to discuss all the issues that concern chemical engineers in France and China and biotechnologists in the USA and Italy for example.

The interactive platform will open as early as 31 May 2021 and remain accessible for four weeks from this date. In the virtual environment of Achema Pulse, renowned exhibitors will present their technologies and solutions; participants from all over the world will be able to make contact with and engage in conversation via matchmaking tools based on their specific interests.

In view of the multitude of possibilities, those who cannot experience everything they are interested in live, can subsequently access the recordings until the end of June and can continue to exchange ideas with the speakers by digital means.

Tickets for Achema Pulse are currently on sale via the Achema website. You can also visit the Achema site for more information.



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