10 June 2024, 17.00 – 18.30 h

Opening ACHEMA 2024

Hall 4.0, Room Europa

The process industry is facing many challenges. The decades-long trend towards greater globalisation is currently being replaced by increasing instability and, in some cases, protectionist tendencies in trade policy. Meanwhile, the shift towards greater sustainability, the development of the hydrogen economy and the endeavour to secure raw materials require new global networks.

How do companies in the process industry position themselves in this environment? What technologies are needed to respond to the new challenges? And what political framework conditions need to be created to enable an economic transformation that meets the global challenge of climate change in particular? These questions are the focus of this year’s ACHEMA kick-off.

Agenda

Opening speech by video
Dr. Robert Habeck, German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection

Welcoming address
Klaus Schäfer, Chairman of DECHEMA e.V.

Panel discussion
Dr. Friederike Köhler-Geib, Chief Economist of the KfW Group
Markus Miertz, Member of the Executive Board of SAMSON AG
Julia Schlenz, President Dow Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Host
Chris Brow

Opening speech by video

Dr. Robert Habeck

German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection

Welcoming address

Klaus Schäfer

Chairman of DECHEMA e.V.

Panel discussion

New global framework conditions:
how is the process industry positioning itself?

Friederike Köhler-Geib (KfW), Markus Miertz (SAMSON) and Julia Schlenz (Dow) will share their views on the situation, critically examine exemplary challenges and discuss possible solutions.

Dr. Friederike Köhler-Geib

Chief Economist of the KfW Group

Markus Miertz

Member of the Executive Board of SAMSON AG

Julia Schlenz

President Dow Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Join the discussion and ask your questions to the panel!

The Opening of ACHEMA 2024 will be held in English.

Registration

Following the opening, you are invited to the ACHEMA Aperitif to celebrate the opening of ACHEMA 2024.

Attendance at the opening is open to all ACHEMA participants on a space-available basis. Please register in advance and reserve your seat.

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