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Symposium 2017

Looking back to our 2016 edition...

Open for business!

We are ready! 

Flanders Make symposium naamkaartjes

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A good breakfast to start the day. 

On our way to the opening keynotes

On our way to the first keynotes. 

Opening keynotes

Urbain Vandeurzen

Flanders Make chairman Urbain Vandeurzen on the future of the manufacturing industry in Flanders. 

Dirk Torfs - CEO Flanders Make

Flanders Make CEO Dirk Torfs discusses the new strategy of Flanders Make. 

Paul Snauwaert - VP agricultural equipment product development CNH

Paul Snauwaert (CNH) on the advantages of centralised products and production. 

Sonia Van Ballaert

Sonia Van Ballaert (IBM) on digital disruption and what it means for the manufacturing industry. 

Parallel sessions morning

After the opening speeches, there were 3 parallel sessions on system engineering, followed by concrete cases from companies. 

Lunch time!

Time for lunch! 

Live demonstrations

Lie demonstrations

Early morning

There were live demonstrations to visit during lunch time. 

Marc Van Impe  Business development manager Belux Tesla

Back to business! Marc Van Impe (Tesla) talked about disruptive innovation in his company. 

Detlef Zühlke, Head innovative factory systems DFKI

Detlef Zühlke (IFS) shared his vision on Industry 4.0.

Afternoon keynotes

A full house! 

Marc De Wind - COO Punch Powertrain

Marc de Wind (Punch Powertrain) highlighted the human side of Industry 4.0 and how he prepared his team. 

Afternoon parallel session

Again 3 parallel sessions on system engineering. 

Coffee break afternoon

A welcome coffee break. 

Ronnie Leten - CEO Atlas Copco

Ronnie Leten (Atlas Copco) sees a lot of potention: "Flanders can become the future Walhalla of the manufacturing industry."

Walking dinner

We end the day with a walking dinner. 

Dinner time!

Time for dessert