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International VDI Conference – Digitalization in the Process Industry 2018

20 November 2018 - 21 November 2018

At the international VDI conference, you will learn from top experts about new opportunities emerging with the digital transformation for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. Based on practical examples, find out how renowned international companies are already successfully applying digital solutions in the context of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT). This knowledge helps you to develop own strategies for your company to benefit from the digital transformation.

Seizing the opportunities of digital transformation
In the context of the digital transformation, the chemical and pharmaceutical industry are facing significant changes. Increasing digitalization will have a decisive impact on business models of the process industry. This opens new opportunities, while simultaneously providing challenges for businesses in terms of IT security and data protection. The conference “Digitalization in the Process Industry” unites high-ranking experts from both sectors – IT and process industry – to discuss these topics and jointly develop sustainable strategies for the future.
Among other, you’ll learn about the innovations involved in the digital transformation of systems construction and operation. Panel and round table discussions ensure an interactive, communicative atmosphere with many opportunities for networking.
The main topics of the conference:

  • Digital Transformation
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Protection, GDPR, Developments
  • Use Cases

Who should participate
The VDI conference “Digitalization in the Process Industry” is aimed at experts and executives as well as project and process engineers of the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, and IT companies offering digital solutions to the process industry. The target group includes:Business Development Managers, Project and Process Engineers, Data Analysts, Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Data Officers (CDOs), Plant Construction Engineers from the process industry.

Framework program of the conference
All participants of the conference are invited to an exclusive evening event on the first day of the conference. Use this opportunity to communicate with other experts in a relaxed atmosphere. The conference is also accompanied by a workshop on the topic “Readiness Assessment – Is your process/plant ready for Big Data?”. Visit conference and workshop together and benefit from a discounted package price.

Experienced conference chair and high-class speakers
Chairman of the VDI conference “Digitalization in the Process Industry” is Dr. Henrik Hahn, Chief Digital Officer of Evonik.


20 November 2018
21 November 2018
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Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam
Boeingavenue 2
Schiphol (Amsterdam), 1119 PB Netherlands
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