- AGENDA: PLASTIFY - The Plastic Machinery Convention 2020 -

Due to organizational reasons PLASTIFY – The Plastic Machinery Convention will be postponed to JANUARY 2021!

PLASTIFY – The Plastic Machinery Convention will open its doors on March 26 and 27, 2020 in the beautiful city of Vienna. The 1,5-day convention will give an outlook to the future in the plastic machinery industry and cover current topics:

Globalization & Market Potentials I Creating Sustainability I Innovations & Strategies

Specialists of the industry will provide input for an ideal positioning on the market. They will negotiate topics like digitalization in production and sales, as well as globalization and trade wars. Current risks of substitution through 3D- printers, or the shift from producing to becoming a service provider and data manager will also be discussed. Furthermore PLASTIFY will cover the current topic of circular economy and recycling in the plastic machinery industry.

The exchange of ideas and strategies in personal contact is the added value for all participants. In addition to keynotes by renowned representatives of the industry, two panel discussions will provide impulses for the exchange of ideas. A market analysis and a presentation on strategic sales round off the specialist presentations.

The first convention day closes with the presentation of the PLASTIFY-Awards in the categories Innovation, Best Place to Work and Communication. Afterwards the participants can end the day together in a stimulating atmosphere at the evening event under the motto “The Convention on the Dancefloor!”.

Below you will find our program in detail!

We are happy to answer your questions!
Laura Marker, BEng I Event Management
Tel: +43 1 585 4623–33

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  • 9:00 am

    Welcoming words

    Opening by Dr. Frederik Lehner, Managing Director and Owner of InterConnection Consulting.

    Dr. Frederik Lehner

    Managing Director &
    Interconnection Consulting

  • 9:10 am

    Opening Speech | ARBURG

    Globalization & Market Potentials

    The German mechanical engineering company Arburg GmbH + Co KG with its electric, hybrid and hydraulic plastic injection moulding machines, turnkey systems and industrial additive manufacturing system, is one of the global
    industry leaders.

    ●   Opening speech by a member of the leadership team at ARBURG.

  • 9:50 am

    CHEN HSONG | When will Chinese companies go global?

    Globalization & Market Potentials

    Chen Hsong Holdings Limited is one of the largest manufacturers of injection moulding machines in the world. Andreas Bexte, CEO of Chen Hsong Germany, has more than 30 years of experience in the injection molding industry. In the past, Andreas Bexte worked for Babyplast. At the PLASTIFY Convention Mr. Bexte will talk about:

    ●   Internationalization process of chinese companies
    ●   in the plastic machinery industry

    Andreas Bexte

    Managing Director
    Chen Hsong

  • 10:30 am


  • 11:00 am

    EREMA | Plastics Recycling Systems

    Creating Sustainability

    Dr. Gerold Breuer has studied at Johannes Kepler University Linz. Since the year 2011, Dr. Breuer has been working as head of marketing & portfolio management at EREMA.

    EREMA is world leader in the industry of plastics recycling systems and system components. At the convention Dr. Breuer will introduce Eremas concept of sustainable business that goes hand-in-hand with profitable processing:

    ●   Reliable machines and components,
    ●   that are customer and solution-oriented.

    Dr. Gerold Breuer

    Head of Marketing &
    Portfolio Management

  • 11:45 am

    POLYSECURE | How „Tracer-Based-Sorting” enables higher recycling rates and a major move towards a circular plastic economy

    Creating Sustainability

    Polysecure has developed a new sorting technique which uses fluorescent particles to mark materials and enables higher recycling rates. Among many others, Polysecure has been award the Step Award and the StartGreen Award. At the convention Dipl.-Phys. Jochen Moesslein, CEO, will present the revolutionary Tracer-Based-Sorting (TBS) technology, that ..:

    ●   .. allows packaging waste to be sorted into
    ●   all desirable fractions
    ●   in a highly efficient and reliable manner.

    Dipl.-Phys. Jochen Mösslein

    CEO &

  • 12:30 pm


  • 1:45 pm

    Panel Discussion 1 | CREATING SUSTAINABILITY

    Creating Sustainability

    ●   Our key note speakers will discuss how to create sustainability in an open panel discussion.

    Dipl.-Phys. Jochen Mösslein

    CEO &

    Dr. Gerold Breuer

    Head of Marketing &
    Portfolio Management

  • 2:15 pm

    PROFINE GmbH | How does a large client choose suppliers?

    Innovations & Strategies

    ●   Profine GmbH | Christian Amling
    ●   More details are soon to be announced

    Christian Amling

    (Chief Operating Officer)
    profine GmbH

  • 2:45 pm

    InterConnection | Strategic impulses for distribution

    Globalization & Market Potentials

    Peter Berger is Sales Excellence Expert with over 30 years management experience in in international technical sales.
    At the convention he will introduce:

    ●   Strategic impulses for distribution..
    ●   .. for the plastic machinery industry.

    Ing. Peter Berger, BA, CMC

    Management Consultant &
    Sales Excellence Expert
    Interconnection Consulting

  • 3:30 pm


    Room and time for conversation and refreshment.

  • 4:00 pm

    VDMA | Understanding China

    Globalization & Market Potentials

    The VDMA is one of the largest engineering network organizations in Germany and Europe. Claudia Barkowsky, M.A., has studied sinology, media & communication and art history at the University of Göttingen.

    She now works as chief representative at the VDMA office Beijing and at the convention she will offer her expertise on:

    ●   Chinas market economy ..
    ●   and expansion-willing.

    Claudia Barkowsky, M.A.

    Chief Representative
    Bejing Office

  • 4:30 pm

    Presentation of the PLASTIFY-Awards

    Together with our partners we present the PLASTIFY-Awards in the categories:

    ●   BEST PLACE TO WORK | in Cooperation with EPPM - European Plastic Product Manufacturer

  • 5:00 pm

    End of the first convention day

  • 7:00 pm


    Evening event of PLASTIFY - The Plastic Machinery Convention.

    We strengthen the networking character of the event and invite the participants to get to know each other and exchange ideas during the evening event on the premises of the Lehner Gallery.