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Forum Gießerei-Industrie 2021

After-Lunch: Impulse aus der Krise (German-speaking)

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Even though the SPOTLIGHTMETAL event "Forum Gießerei-Industrie" had to be postponed to June 14-15, 2021, some of the experts met for a digital live discussion round "After-Lunch: Impulse aus der Krise" on November 05, 2020. Franz-Josef Wöstmann (Head of the Department for Early Technology Detection and Recycling, Fraunhofer IFAM) hosted the discussion with:

- Gerd Röders | Managing Director | G.A. Röders GmbH & Co. KG Druck- und Spritzguss
- Lothar Hartmann | Management Automotive | Kurtz GmbH
- Marcello Fabbroni | Director Innovation Center | Bühler Group
- Johannes Messer | Managing Director | Johannes Messer-Consulting GmbH
- Dr. Tim Nikolaou | Managing Director | Oskar Frech GmbH + Co KG
- Rolf Cramer | Managing Director | Druckguss Westfalen GmbH & Co. KG

The experts talked about the following topics:
- Status Quo: Why is COVID-19 only an accelerator and not the trigger?
- Digitization, electromobility and entrepreneurship: How must foundries change?
- German industrial policy: What support does the industry need and what demands are being placed on politicians?
- Structural component casting, light metals, hydrogen drives: What are the future markets?

Please note: The discussion round is only available in German language. The main issues and statements in English language can be found in this summary: Read now!