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When the world's largest industrial trade fair opens its doors again in Hannover on 17 April, a wide variety of solutions for a better future will be presented in all halls. While business interests will be in the foreground at the stands, the INDUSTRIAL TRANSFORMATION STAGE in Hall 3 will literally offer a stage for exchange and discussion, where the orientation of entire sectors will be questioned and underpinned with new input. This will also be the case on 20 April, when the first international CEO Panel on Compressed Air & Vacuum will take to the stage.

Which way is the right way?

Under the heading "Digitalisation of compressed air - how far have we come and is the direction right? On the road to energy efficiency", five board members of leading companies will address the question of whether their industry is already doing the best it can given the technical circumstances. If you believe the respective marketing departments, today's compressed air and vacuum technology is "digital, sustainable and forward-looking" - in other words, state of the art. But is that true? Can we really assume that all systems have the efficiency that is possible today? Is the universally postulated need for digitalisation really the last word in wisdom?

Differences between theory and practice

Answers to these questions are also of central importance to Helen Landhäußer, CEO at the startup Looxr, which is why she is one of the CEOs participating in the panel: "We are looking forward to an exciting discussion to evaluate why there are the differences between theory and practice," says Landhäußer, who assigns a key role to digitalisation: "For us, digitalisation is the essential basis for achieving sustainability and efficiency in the field of compressed air, because it creates one thing above all: transparency and thus clarity. It creates an equal basis for neutral evaluation of the actual situation of this energy-intensive and expensive medium. In our opinion, this is only possible via a data-based, neutral assessment, which digitalisation provides us with." Bridging the gap between theory and practice will be one of the central topics of the CEO panel. After all, perhaps the roots of sustainability and efficiency lie somewhere else entirely? These and other questions will be answered at this unprecedented symposium.

Illustrative setup

The selection of participants ensures that substantial insights can indeed be expected at the end of the event: the five board members announced are, in addition to Helen Landhäußer from the young company Looxr, the CEO of Aerzener Maschinenfabrik Klaus Peter Glöckner, Olaf Hoppe, CEO of Boge Druckluftsysteme, Ata Can Dirin, CEO of the Turkish company Lupamat, and last but not least, Thomas Kaeser from the industry leader Kaeser Kompressoren. The illustrious panel will be rounded off by Christoph Singrün, representative of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA), and Ragna Sonderleittner, freelancer for fluid, the technology magazine from mi connect.

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