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Flanders Make Symposium 2019: The Future of manufacturing

On Tuesday 26 November we organise our yearly Symposium. Location this year will be Antwerp Expo. During this inspiring day, several keynote speakers will give their view on trends that will define the future of manufacturing. In addition, we will illustrate the Flanders Make roadmap and research results.

Our Symposium is also a great networking event. You will meet CEOs, CTOs and R&D managers of small and large enterprises. During the networking moments you can visit different live demonstrations and join a demo tour. 


New for the Symposium 2019:

  • An exhibition floor where we, next to the Flanders Make demos, offer a limited number of booths to companies to demonstrate their latest innovative top technology. We still have some booths available, click here for more information.
  • The exhibition floor is open for visit throughout the entire day, allowing you to visit all booths and demos as you please. During lunch we organise guided demotours. You can confirm your participation on these tours when registering

Programme - Confirmed speakers

 Timing  Topic
 09h00  Welcome
 Networking breakfast
 10h00  Opening session
 Urbain Vandeurzen - Chairman - Flanders Make
 10h30  Building the data-driven manufacturing enterprise of the future
 Christian Hocken - Managing Partner - Industrie 4.0 Maturity Center (DE)
 11h00  Artificial Intelligence for manufacturing - Flanders Make's roadmap and research results 
 Lieven De Meyer - CTO - Flanders Make
 Marc Engels - COO - Flanders Make
 Guillaume Crèvecoeur - Professor - FlandersMake@.UGent
 12h30  Lunch & Guided demo tour per cluster (1/2u)
 Demotour: Decision & Control
 Demotour: Design & Optimization
 Demotour: Flexible Assembly
 Demotour: Motion Products

 Parallel session: Impact of AI @Work

 Title TBC
 Nicolas Deruytter - CEO - ML6

 The value of deep learning application on visual data in manufacturing
 Jonathan Berte - CEO - Robovision

 Smart supervision and early anomaly detection in machines & production environments
 Jan Verhasselt - Managing director - Yazzoom

 Parallel session: People @Work

 Competences in the digital era
 Fons Leroy - Former CEO - VDAB

 Organisation for the Industry 4.0/intensified collaboration
 Seth Maenen - Coordinator Industry & Services - Workitects


 15h30  Panel discussion
 16h00  Coffee break

 Industrial testimonials about the results of collboration with Flanders Make
Sprekers TBC

 Title TBC
 Mitch De Geest - CEO - Citymesh

 Dirk Torfs - CEO - Flanders Make

 18h00  Walking dinner


Tickets are available here.

When and Where?

26/11/2019 -
09:00 to 19:00
Antwerp Expo, Jan van Rijswijcklaan 191, 2020 Antwerpen