Greeting & Introduction
9.15 Impulse: Building the Future
Prof. Dr. Peter Burggräf, WZL of RWTH Aachen
9.30 Integrated Factory Modelling – Connecting People, Process and Data in the Factory of the Future
Swen Niebann, Autodesk GmbH / Matthias Dannapfel, WZL of RWTH Aachen
10.00 A Digital Transformation – Our Path to Driving Efficiency
Dr. Rawina Varandani, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
10.30 Activity Break & Visit of the Trade Exhibition
11.00 Parallel Sessions Excellent Factories
Integrated Planning

Applying Integrated Factory Modelling at e.GO
Matthias Bertling, e.GO Mobile AG

Site Masterplan – Cooperative Design Meets BIM
Sönke Morgenstern / Jens Tegethoff, Carpus+Partner AG

New Business Models

Factory as a Service
Denis Kim, relayr GmbH

Prefabrication for Home Construction – Franchising
Model for Modular, Scalable Factories
Osama Olabi, World of Smart Homes GmbH

12.15 Lunch
13.45 Parallel Sessions Excellent Factories

Bayer‘s Contribution to the Ecosystem
Dr. Markus Hadley, Bayer AG

Green Production at Mercedes Benz Cars
Florian Kotz, Daimler AG

Factory of the Future

Become a Data-Driven Organization – Digital Platforms as Enabler for the Smart Factory
Frank Kaleck, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH

Lights-out Manufacturing
Bob Struijk, FANUC Europe Corp.

15.00 Smart Buildings – From Virtual Vision to Digital Reality
Alexander Britz, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH
15.30 Activity Break – Visit of the Trade Exhibition
16.30 Breakout Session
19.30 Evening Event


9.00 Digitalization and Connectivity in Production 4.0
Klaus Dederichs, Drees & Sommer / Peter Arbitter, Telekom Germany GmbH
9.30 Industrial IoT – Digital Evolution from Product to Production and Building
André E. Barten, Achenbach Buschhütten GmbH & Co. KG
10.00 Activity Break & Visit of the Trade Exhibition
11.00 Parallel sessions Excellent Factories
Best Practices

Rapid Growth in the Supply Industry through Best Practice Factory Planning
Frank Neuschulz, Mayer Feintechnik GmbH / Bengt Wilken, Goldbeck Nord GmbH

The Standard Factory – An Approach to Standardizing the Entire Factory Planning Process
Lothar Grimm, Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG

Digital Factory

Factory of the Future Is Now in China
Forest Hou, McKinsey & Company Inc.

Virtual Factory at Bayer – Insights for Sound Decisions
Dirk Saretzki, Bayer AG

11.45 Podium Discussion
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Workshop-Session
15.30 Next Steps towards the Future
Prof. Dr. Peter Burggräf, WZL of RWTH Aachen
16.00 End of Congress



1 aixCAVE – Virtual Reality supports Decision Makers

formitas AG, aixcave der RWTH Aachen

Make decisions by immersing yourself in three-dimensional planning
with the help of virtual reality. The aixCAVE RWTH Aachen
allows you to enter planned – but not yet existing – factories and
buildings virtually.

2 C+P Workshop “The Learning Office Building”

Carpus+Partner AG

During a guided tour you will experience Carpus+Partner innovatively
designed office space, certified by DGNB and EuBac
and awarded the international Iconic Award.

3 Digital Factory Planning I 4.0 Reference Factory

e.GO Mobile AG / WZL of RWTH Aachen

In addition to a guided tour of the factory, you will get to know
the digitalization process and learn how Aachen’s electric vehicle
Start-up factory was planned and built with augmented reality,
virtual reality and BIM models.

4 Highly Efficient Energy Systems – Adv. Control Tech

E.ON Energy Research Center RWTH / aedifion GmbH

The E.ON Energy Research Center offers a highly efficient power
supply via power-heat-and-cold-coupling. Get to know innovative
applications and control technology, including virtual accessibility
and the interaction with building technology via 3D-mixed-Reality
or the On-Demand-Live-Reporting.

5 Industry 4.0 – Experience Live

DFA Demonstration Factory Aachen GmbH

The Demonstration factory offers the opportunity to examine
questions related to l 4.0 based on real production. Experience
how complex relationships in logistics, production and services
can be combined with innovative solutions.

6 Interactive Employee Assembly Support

EU Research Project A4BLUE / WZL and PEM of RWTH Aachen

Visit the Start-up factory and use selected use cases to experience
interactive and adaptive employee support in the workplace, like
augmented reality and gesture control of a self-propelled tool trolley.

7 Urban Factory Lab

Projekt MIA – Made in Aachen

What is urban exploration and how relevant is it, in and for Aachen?
We invite you here for a guided tour in Rothe Erde, where you will
gain insights into a very history.

8 BOB Aachen – A Building Becomes Software

BOB efficiency design AG

The round-robin shows the technical concepts and digital tools
for building simulations, BIM, monitoring and process. We will
demonstrate the principle of Cloud-connection and the vision of
all BOB’s to let everyone learn about AI.

9 Realize a BIM Project – How Does that Work?

formitas AG

Get detailed insights into the everyday life of a BIM manager and
learn first hand how BIM projects really work and succeed.

10 Zentis Factory Tour – Leading Fruit Processor

Zentis GmbH & Co. KG

Founded in 1893, Zentis GmbH & Co. KG is now an international
family business. With a guided tour of the Aachen factory
discover how a leader In fruit processing specializes in jams &

11 Future Assembly

Production Engineering, WZL of RWTH Aachen

In the hall of the Dept. of Production Technology and Quality
Management, we will exhibit the latest scientific findings from
the areas of the fixed point assembly of auto body parts, the
assembly of large components and much more.

12 Technical Textiles Revolutionize Building
& the Real Estate Industry

ITA of RWTH Aachen

The construction industry of the future will require lightweight,
versatile materials. The ITA gives an overview of the uses for
technical Textiles, like fiber-reinforced plastics for light-weight
construction or geotextiles for roads construction.

13 Guided Tour of Aachen’s Old City Center

aachen tourist service e.v.

Enjoy a guided tour through the narrow streets and historic squares
of the 2000 year old ancient city center of Aachen. Learn its history
old and new and of Aachen’s many tales & stories.

14 BIMcon Hackathon 2019

Competence Center for Building Information Modelling e.V.

Innovation is changing the way we build and operate buildings.
Visit the BIMcom Hackathon 2019 in the DIGITAL CHURCH,
where the participating teams within 30 hours will find solutions
addressing known problems or make entirely new digital
approaches possible.


1 Digital Factory as True Twin –
Integrating Buildings and Processes

Autodesk Inc.

  • the potential of integrating production into the building for
    overall planning
  • building information modelling in digital factory planning

2 Location Masterplan

Carpus+Partner AG

  • develop masterplans focusing on economic, cultural,
    strategic and environmental aspects
  • dealing with risks in terms of costs, quality & time
  • advantages of the role of the true general planer

3 Participation versus Process Efficiency

Carpus+Partner AG

  • learn the art of efficient process: with the participation of as
    many people as possible, and the efficient use of available
  • contribution of personal experience and projects

4 Optimal Use of Limited Resources through Indoor

Microsoft Deutschland GmbH

  • optimization of limited resource availability by real-time
    indoor locations
  • reach better capacity utilization and clearer investment
    decisions in production
  • clear implementation of requirements through the actual
    example of a logistics company

5 Digitalization of Manual Assembly Stations


  • possibilities & challenges of assistance systems during
  • calculate the ROI
  • practical demonstrations & Best Practices

6 Business Game: Digital Layout Planning with visTable
Relocation of an Assembly Area

plavis GmbH

  • acquisition of CAD data and integration of logistics
  • structural planning by algorithmically supported
    arrangement optimization

7 Optimize Manufacturing Costs through Integrated
Product and Process Developmentng

StreetScooter Research GmbH

  • introduction to the areas of requirements management and
    process modules
  • construction and integration of processes into existing
  • the benefits and added value of the systematic approach

8 Participatory Layout Planning


  • a methodology for layout planning from defining the target
    criteria to 3D visualization
  • participatory planning using the factory planning table
  • workshop and planning tools from scissors & paper to
    PowerPoint-Add-In to 3D tools

9 Building a Digital Factory Model


  • creation and processing of digital building & production
    models based on Autodesk Suite
  • build & maintain networked, integrated factory models in
    the planning process
  • contribute ideas about usage & expansion possibilities of a
    digital model

10 Interactivity of an Assembly Indoor Localization

WZL of RWTH Aachen

  • find solutions to concrete problems of assembly from the
    vision to completion
  • participatory implementation of tact principles
  • simple planning of complex relationships of assembly
    sequence, capacities and forming variants

11 Open BIM Workflow

Competence Center for Building Information Modelling e.V.

  • from a viewpoint study the BIM process and current
    possibilities of BIM integration
  • presentation of BIM applications based on a common
  • interplay of participants collaborating the digital flow of
    planning building operations


Aachen Building Experts e.V.

  • todays current challenges & developments in innovative
    building technology and digital buildings.
  • insights into topics such as the law, IT, cyber security,
    building automation and facility management