Powtech 2017: Where experts learn more

Everything you need to know: At Powtech, to be held at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 26 to 28 September 2017, visitors can look forward to an extensive supporting programme. In presentations, seminars, live demonstrations, guided tours and two special shows, powder and bulk solids professionals from every sector can obtain useful knowledge based on practice. At the Expert Forum in Hall 2 and the Pharma.Manufacturing.Excellence Forum in Hall 3A, international experts and end-users will report on their best practices. The "Future Generation" zone in Hall 3 focuses on the latest research findings, ground-breaking solutions and the next generation of industry talent.

In addition to the around 850 exhibitors from all over the world, the new products show, the meeting place for networking and the knowledge-sharing platform also make the supporting programme for the trade fair very attractive for visitors. Attending Powtech means learning from other experts and industries, providing your input and going home with a wealth of new knowledge. The first port of call for knowledge-seekers is the Powtech Expert Forum in Hall 2. The non-stop programme of presentations and discussions explores issues like digital transformation for the handling and processing of bulk solids (Tuesday 26 September) and dust removal (Thursday 28 September).

Looking ahead
In Hall 3, the special "Future Generation" zone provides a perspective on the powder, bulk solid and particle technologies of the future. It's where universities and research establishments present their research results. Visitors will have the opportunity for conversations, for example with representatives of numerous university groups, developers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems, the Weimar Institute for Applied Construction Research or the renowned Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology of the University of Greenwich. At the jobs forum, skilled personnel can find out about current vacancies in the bulk solids sector. The ProcessNet Café organised by DECHEMA and the VDI-GVC is also located in the "Future Generation" zone and provides a relaxed atmosphere where visitors can share news and views with experts and colleagues.

Meet the global bulk solids community
More than a third of exhibitors and visitors at Powtech come from outside Germany. The International Day on Wednesday 27 September offers the ideal opportunity for networking across borders. In the morning, a meeting of international bulk solids associations from the UK, Japan, Spain and the Netherlands will be held in the NCC Ost Congress Center. The afternoon will see a presentation about the various international subsidiary trade fairs that make up Powtech World. For the entire duration of the fair, the Powtech World Café in Hall 3A will be a gathering point for all bulk solids globetrotters and others with an interest in the industry.

Cleaner and safer production
Every day, in the outdoor area between Halls 3A and 4A, there will be live demonstrations by IND EX e.V. on the effectiveness of explosion protection equipment – including spectacular bangs and fire effects. Daily guided tours on explosion protection allow interested trade visitors to meet some of the most innovative suppliers in this area. In Hall 2, the VDMA Air Handling Technology Association will present the special show "Dust-free Future" including numerous exhibits. It will specifically explore how the required limit values can be met and which solutions are suitable for removing dust during production.

Get to know the latest pharmaceutical technologies
Intended specifically for producers of pharmaceuticals and related products, the Pharma.Manufacturing.Excellence Forum in Hall 3A is organised by the APV (International Association for Pharmaceutical Technology). Compact presentations and discussions focus on the latest industry trends. Right next to it, the exhibition hall is transformed into a typical pharmaceutical production facility: On a special display area of some 300 square metres, "Focus on Pharma Solids" brings together around 20 different machines and systems to demonstrate the relevant process steps from pulverising to particle analysis. A suitable complement is provided by the scientific seminar series of high-calibre presentations on pharmaceutical solids, which will take place in the NCC Ost congress center. The keynote speakers will be Professor Peter Kleinebudde on particle analysis, Dr.-Ing. Sandra Breitung-Faes on milling and nano-milling and Professor Evangelos Tsotsas on the simulation of pharmaceutical process steps. The topics of milling and nano-milling will be presented in English on the second day of the seminar.

Powtech 2017 will take place from 26 to 28 September at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg. The full supporting programme is available online at Visitors can also access and save all presentations and the timetable for the trade fair in the Powtech app.

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