De impact van digitalisering op de productieprocessen, de businessmodellen en de productinnovaties van bedrijven uit de sector van aandrijftechniek en transmissietechnologie. Dat is in juni het thema van een congres in Antwerpen. Bekijk hier de uitnodiging en hou alvast deze datum vrij in uw agenda.

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"How Digitalization will influence the Drive Technology Industry"

The European Drive Technology Conference is a high level event dedicated for company leaders, entrepreneurs and decision makers of the Gears, Transmissions and Drive industries, and will provide new insights on the main challenges and evolutions in the industry. The theme of this edition, organized by Agoria, is on "the influence of digitalization on the drive technology industry" and will look into three aspects of digitalization:

  • the impact on your production processes,
  • the possibilies for new and innovative products
  • the opportunities for new business models.

Besides these insights in connection with these technologies the event provides a platform for networking with your peers in a nice and professional environment. 

The conference will take place at the Hotel Van der Valk in Antwerp, where you and your partners can enjoy a very attractive programme with both professional and recreational activities. One of the highlights for this event will be the EUROTRANS Gala diner that will take place in the city center of Antwerp.

We look forward to welcoming you and your partners and invite you to create an unforgettable event.

The online registration is now open and can be accessed via the website:

Delegates program

Thursday June 21, 2018

08.30 am EUROTRANS Board Meeting (Board Members only)
11.00 am Welcome reception with Lunch
01.00 pm EUROTRANS General Assembly
 03.00 pm Company Visit of "Reynaers Aluminium"
  What can the Drive Technology Industry learn from a Belgian company who has achieved the "Factory of the Future" Award. "Reynaers Aluminium" is a good example how you can improve your processes within a digitized environment. We will get a practical example by Reynaers Alumium with a factory visit.
06.00 pm Keynote speech on additive manufacturing
  "Additive manufacturing, opportunities for the gears and transmissions industry" by Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Langefeld, Partner at Roland Berger GmbH

The presentation will provide an overview of the general advantages of 3D-printing, explain the different technologies and outline the future potential in relation to cost and performance based on examples from the transmission industry.

07.30 pm Gala Dinner at Spiegelzaal (Antwerp city centre) with speech on: "Extreme Customer Centricity in a Networked World" by Nancy Rademaker, Partner at Nexxworks.

Her speech will provide inspiration and insights on how 'The New Normal' – in which 'digital' has become the norm – has transformed our work environment into a dense network. She explains how this has changed customer behavior and the speed of the market, and how companies themselves need to become a network if they want to survive.

Friday June 22, 2018

09.00 am Keynote speech on Technology
  "Digitalization of Production and Industry 4.0" by Paul Peeters, Lead Expert Agoria & "European Factory of the Future" by Chris Decubber from European Factory of the Future Research Association with use cases.
09.45 am Keynote speech on Economics
  An Economic specialist will give an overview of the European and International Market tendency for the industry (speaker to be confirmed).
10.30 am Coffee break
10.45 am Keynote speech on Business
  "Business Model Innovation - integrating digital solutions in your business" by Bryan Cassady from Fast Bridge Consulting
11.30 am Panel Discussion
12.00 am Lunch at hotel restaurant
02.00 pm Technology speech
  Terry Brosens from the company Ometa on digital solutions for Enterprise Content Management
03.00 pm Social Activity (Visit MAS Museum - Antwerp)
  Guided tour MAS - MAS, the Museum aan de Stroom, is home to exhibitions that make the connection between the city and the world. On this tour, you will learn the story behind this exceptional building and its collections and exhibitions. Experience the encounters that the river and the port have brought about for centuries. Here and elsewhere.
06.00 pm Evening Dinner

More details on the delegates program and the partners program can be found on our website.

We look forward to welcome you and invite you to create an unforgettable event. More info can be asked by email to Jean-Marc Timmermans, Business Group Leader Agoria (


donderdag 21 juni 2018

vrijdag 22 juni 2018


Antwerpen, België



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Registratiekosten voor de conferentie:
Afgevaardigden: 890,00 € (excl. 21% BTW)
Partners: 300,00 € (excl. 21% BTW)

Dit evenement is afgelopen.