ACHEMA Congress 2021: Submission of abstracts open

At the ACHEMA Congress, researchers, developers and users get together to discuss what’s needed, what’s possible and what will be the next big thing in the process industries. Submission of presentations is now open until 16 October 2020.

The congress is an integral part of ACHEMA and closely interlinked with the exhibition. This interlinking guarantees the practical relevance of the presentations that also pick up on everyday challenges encountered in industry, providing new solutions from the lab. Accordingly, the topics reflect the whole breadth of ACHEMA: The congress program includes modular production, digitalization and plant design as well as equipment and components from the lab to the packaging line. Materials, additive manufacturing are also part of the program, as are the specific requirements of pharmaceutical production and the use of water, energy and resources. The three focal topics Digital Lab, Product & Process Security and Modular & Connected Production are covered in dedicated sessions.

Depending on how close to application the presented results are, two different formats are available:

  • The PRAXISforums take place within close proximity to the exhibition groups. Short presentations cover current issues on production, best practices and ready-to-use technologies, always with an eye on application.
  • The congress sessions discuss application-oriented research and the development from proof-of-concept to the threshold of market entry. Current trends within process technology are highlighted as well.

Presentations will be assigned to the respective format based on the submitted abstract.

In addition, the congress puts the spotlight on trends that have the potential to change whole industries. Keywords such as energy turnaround, sustainable circular economy or digitalization affect all industries and call for joint concepts.

To enable a lively discussion and promote the forging of new contacts, the congress will consist of formats with different degrees of interactivity, from the classical Q&A to sessions where members of the audience are encouraged to get actively involved. True to the spirit of ACHEMA, scientists, renowned researchers and industry experts will be invited to take the stage as well as students, founders and innovative thinkers.

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