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24 March 2021

ACHEMA Pulse Media Preview

Join us on 24 March 2021 from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm for an exclusive Media Preview to ACHEMA Pulse!

Learn from renowned experts what trends shape and change the process industry, get a glimpse on technical innovation from top exhibitors and conduct 1:1 interviews with industry representatives and the ACHEMA Pulse organizers. And, by the way, explore the unique interactive platform that will be the home for ACHEMA Pulse from 31 May onwards, culminating in two days of high-level live program, in-depth talks and global networking on 15 and 16 June 2021.

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You are the first to set your virtual foot on the Pulse platform: On March 24 from 8.30 am to 4 pm, this is what you should look forward to:


Host: Martin Kloss

8.30 Welcome and Warm-up - enjoy a glimpse "behind the scenes"

9.00 Spotlight: ACHEMA Pulse – the Why, the What, the How. Discussion with

  • Thomas Scheuring, CEO DECHEMA Ausstellungs-GmbH
  • Björn Mathes, Member of the Executive Board, DECHEMA Ausstellungs-GmbH
  • Ken Fouhy, CEO VDI-Verlag

9.30 ACHEMA Pulse Platform Walk-through
Follow us through all the possibilities and try them out yourselves!

10.00 Exhibitor presentations

  Exhibitor Channel 1 Exhibitor Channel 2

Exhibitor Channel 3

10.00 am Intelligent sustainability in packaging machinery
Ralph Augenstein (Sales Director, Romaco Pharmatechnik GmbH)
(1)  Additive Manufacturing: Certification as Producer of Additively Manufactured Parts
(2)  SAMSON: Vertical Integration based on Ethernet APL and OPC UA Guido König, Global Market Segment Manager, Chemicals and Petrochemicals, SAMSON
(3)  SAM VALVE MANAGEMENT: Smart Monitoring and Management of Control Valves in Processing Plants Melanie Dürr, Head of Product Management Digital Solutions, SAMSON
(4)  SAM GUARD®: Predictive Monitoring and Diagnostics with Human-enhanced Machine Learning
Vahid Krupic, Head of Global Sales, Asset Management and Services, SAMSON
(5)  Business Models for Tomorrow
Fabio Roma, Head of Global Sales, Smart Products and Components, SAMSON
10.15 am Small batch, huge impact: Meet Versynta and other Syntegon Innovations
Andreas Mattern
(Vice President Strategy and Product Management Pharma, Syntegon)

The United Nations of Automation: From Automation Pyramid to Information Network  Stefan Hoppe
(President and Executive Director, OPC Foundation)

What’s new? BioFlo® 720 and VisioNize® Lab Suite
Ann-Claire Foetsch, Global Marketing Manager Digitalization
David Solbach,
Scientific Communications Manager Bioprocess, Eppendorf Bioprocess
Bettina Grochulla Press Officer Product Communication, alle Eppendorf AG
10.30 am Enabling the Digital Transformation in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Rebecca Vangenechten (Head of Pharma Business, Siemens)
Smart and innovative solutions for control applications – Piping is a thing of the past
Alexander Vargas (Head of Product Line Process Control) and Petric Henzi (Product Management Process Control, both Festo)
EKATO Group – Technology and global market leader in mixing technology
Bernd Nienhaus
(Product Manager, EKATO RMT)
10.45 am How can we fast-track Vaccine Plant Production and ensure safety of outcome?
Heinrich Meintrup (Head of BU Pharma & Healthcare,
GEA Group)
ABB Ability™ Genix Industrial Analytics and AI Suite
Gero Lustig
(Digital Lead Energy Industries Central & South Europe, ABB)
KSB Guard in potentially explosive atmospheres: Smart.
Florian Braunbeck (Business Developer for digital products, KSB)



11.00 Automation and modularization - industry development and industry trends. Discussion with

  • Eckard Eberle, CEO of Siemens Process Automation
  • Nikolaus Krüger, Chairman ZVEI Automation and CSO of Endress+Hauser
  • Michael Wiedau, Chairman of the DEXPI Initiative and Head of Data Management and Analytics | Digital Solutions and Operations at Evonik Industries

11.40  Hydrogen – the gamechanger?! – Interview with Jürgen Nowicki, Executive Vice President Linde plc and CEO of Linde Engineering

12.00 Lunch discussion (Opportunity for 1:1 meetings / open spaces discussion)

1.00 pm Exhibitor presentations

  Exhibitor Channel 1 Exhibitor Channel 2
1.00 pm Fill It Fast, Pack It Faster: an off-the-shelf solution to ramp up capacity for COVID19 vaccine
Massimiliano Cesarini (Sales Director, Romaco Bologna)
OPC UA FX: the world’s gravity center driving convergence in Industrial Communication
Peter Lutz
(Director FLC Initiative, OPC Foundation)
1.15 pm   EKATO Modular hydrogenation plants
Peter Rojan
(Head of Process Plant Solutions, EKATO RMT)
1.30 pm GEA kytero single use separator
Markus Kuehberger (Head of Separation Business Line Chemical & Pharma, GEA)
Paving the way to the hydrogen economy
Kurt Wagemann (Executive Director, DECHEMA e.V.)
1.45 pm Key Challenges in the Field well adressed: the Siemens Digital Worker
Miguel Angel Fernandez (Vice President Sales, Head of Verticals Chemicals, Glas, Oil & Gas, Siemens)



2.00 pm Setting standards: Insights from the laboratory and analytical devices sector. Discussion with

  • Stefan Hoppe, President and Executive Director OPC Foundation
  • Matthias Arnold, AixEngineer

2.20 pm Pharma in Focus. Discussion with

  • Thomas Fricke, Commercial Director Pharma at IMA
  • Christian Thöne, Head of Engineering - Processes, Standards and Manufacturing IT (VP), Bayer

2.50 pm Driving the transition from a classical steel cast supplier to a family-owned technology partner
Interview with Tobias Bohn, Schmees Edelstahlwerke GmbH

3.00 pm Industrial security: New digital age, new challenges? Discussion with

  • Eckard Eberle, CEO of Siemens Process Automation
  • Felix Hanisch, President of NAMUR and Head of Process & Plant Safety, Bayer

3.20 pm Wrap-up Session

3.30 pm Coffee time (Opportunity for 1:1 meetings / open spaces discussion)

4.30 pm End of ACHEMA Pulse Media Preview

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The presentations and discussions will be held in English.