For it is precisely in times of economic upheaval that industrial companies look to their suppliers and subcontractors for innovation and answers. The Suppliers Convention facilitates this by matching industrial suppliers' innovative flair and solutions directly with the requirements of their industrial customers.
What are the technologies that in the future will make products and processes more eco-friendly and cost-effective? What sorts of materials will the future be made of? How can industrial suppliers best position themselves as a key, innovation-driving link in the industrial applications process chain? These and many other fundamental questions will be addressed in-depth at the international Suppliers Convention.
The subcontracting industry is under pressure to supply products with greater functionality, reduce CO2 emissions and compete in increasingly globalized markets. Subcontractors are taking on ever-increasing levels of complexity and responsibility as they diversify their expertise base to accommodate growing manufacturer expectations. These issues will be discussed at the Suppliers Convention. The debate will center around the following main theme areas: Partner Country India, Forging technology: the latest trends, Wind Energy Suppliers Forum, BME Buyers’ Day, Electromobility in the context of component supply, foundry technology and Surface technology.
Wind Energy Suppliers Forum
Innovations are paving the way to eco-friendly production processes, new materials, as well as the implementation of smart manufacturing and energy storage. How can suppliers meet these challenges and achieve an optimum working relationship with manufacturers, thus promoting the expansion of wind power generation in Germany?
Realized in cooperation with Maschinenfabrik Wagner/PLARAD, the Wind Energy Suppliers Forum is taking place for the third time within the Suppliers Convention. Germany’s Federal Wind Energy Association (BWE) has agreed to act as the forum’s official patron, with EnergieAgentur.NRW once again on board as a partner.