IFIP 18th International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management
11-14 July 2021, Curitiba, Brazil

Open Webinars -PLM International Conference


Every day of the conference ends with a free and open webinar, held by leading companies in the field of PLM and BIM. To attend the webinar, just press the button in the session below (buttons will be activated shortly before the session starts). All presentations will be followed by a podium discussion with experts form research and practice.

All time refers to CEST (UTC+2)

July 6, 2020: 17:10 – 18:00 (CEST)

Efficiency in Plant Engineering through Configurable Products
Roland Dinner, Head of Applications CAD/PDM
Marco Frick, Head of ATO/EqC Program

Billions of people come into contact with products produced on Bühler technologies to cover their basic needs for food and mobility every day. As a plant manufacturer, Bühler acts like an engineer-to-order company towards their customers offering all required flexibility. Internally, however, they achieved a high level of standardization through modularization and configurability of plant components. Roland Dinner and Marco Frick will explain, how this strategy was rolled out in the company and how it became part of the DNA of the people and the tools at Bühler.

July 7, 2020: 16:45 – 17:45 (CEST)

BIM – Development of Best Practise
Thorsten Strathaus, Senior Consultant BIM

Thorsten Strathaus will showcase a rather large set of information requirements and BIM use cases, executed on a retail refurbishment project in an integrated project Delivery contract setup.

He will explain digital processes, ranging from planning to execution on the construction site, developed to be published through the Building Smart international / “Bauen digital Schweiz” network to develop the Swiss standards.


July 8, 2020: 15:45 – 16:45 (CEST)

Implementing the Smart Factory
Prof. Dr. Roman Hänggi, CEO DitigalLab@HSR

The smart factory promises significant cost savings particularly for high cost labor markets. The challenge today is how to implement the Smart Factory in an existing production environment with existing IT infrastructure, existing business processes and different business needs. In addition the topic Smart Factory is challenging due to promising potential while using new technology and new approaches. This speech by Professor Roman Hänggi will give you some insights in implementing the Smart Factory based on different implemented research projects.