On 21 and 22 April 2021, ZeMA – Zentrum für Mechatronik und Automatisierungstechnik gGmbH organised the 13th Assembly Conference as an online event.
The conference was a virtual meeting place for decision-makers, planners and developers from production and engineering. The focus was on applications, technologies and procedures for the digital transformation of industry, but also on strategic topics such as the use of hydrogen for emission-free mobility. Presentations addressed the use of artificial intelligence, 5G, assistance systems, human-robot cooperation and agile factory organisation.
“We invited prominent representatives from leading industrial companies to our online conference to present and discuss the latest developments and trends around production. The use of new technologies and the continuous improvement of production and company processes secure existing jobs and are a guarantee that Germany can maintain its leading economic role in Europe and the world,” says Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Müller, scientific director of the ZeMA.
This year’s online format also offered participants a virtual exhibition. Companies presented their products and developments and exchanged information with the stand visitors virtually.
Networking was not neglected either – in programme items such as the networking carousel, participants, speakers and exhibitors got to know each other. Those who found the time at the networking carousel too short had the opportunity to arrange online appointments to discuss topics in greater depth and make lasting contacts.
Next year, the conference will be held for the 14th time, whether it will be held in person or again in an online format remains to be seen. In 2022, the conference will take place on 4 and 5 May.