4th VOM network event: SURFACE FINISHING 4.0

Surface finishing 4.0 looks beyond investment in ERP systems or the use of remote sensors or control instruments. It also involves a new sales paradigm. The factories of tomorrow will not just sell machines or products but generate business from total service concepts. The coating industry will deal with complete coating systems rather than with mechanical components and chemistry. Manufacturers will become providers of decentralised services, using and based on persevered digitisation.Surface Finishing 4.0 is no fiction but a nearby reality, already building up today and without being noticed!

AGFA, Septestraat 27, 2640 Mortsel

13:00 - 22:00

13h00  Registration of the participants with coffee & drinks & Visit the mini-exhibition

14h00  Welcome
Michel Brewaeys, President VOM 

14h15  An introduction to blockchain for business
David Smits, Senior Architect, Global Business Services / Blockchain Practice at IBM

14h40  Printing technologies to create functionalities and intelligence in coatings and surfaces
Johan Loccufier, Project Manager Polymers & Ingredients, Agfa Materials (BE)

15h05  Artificial Intelligence – technology vs humanity
Em. Prof. Dr. ir Patrick Bergmans

15h30  Agile and human centered production and robotic systems
Sonia Vanderlinden, Cluster Manager Flexible Assembly, Flanders Make (BE)

15h55  Coffee break & Meet the speakers & Visit the mini-exhibition

16h30  Increase productivity and efficiency in a circular way – the surface treatment sharing economy
Stefan Verreycken, General manager, iRevitalise (BE)

16h55  Can high automation in electroplating of fasteners and other volume components offset cost disadvantages vs competition from the Far East?
Stefan Wahlnersson, Managing director, Swedecote AB (SE)

17h20  OptiStar® 4.0: The new standard for gun controls
Balai Yoken, Area sales manager, GEMA Switzerland (CH)

17h45  What to expect from next generation ERP systems?
Guy Willems, General manager, Novasoft (BE)

18h10  Drones for automated inspection of coatings, with online data processing and 3D imaging capabilities
Speaker TBC

18h35  Conclusions and Q&A

18h45  AGFA: always looking for new high tech applications
Visit the showroom AGFA GRAPHICS

19h00  Network drink & meet the speakers

19h30  Walking dinner

Location: AGFA, Septestraat 27, 2640 Mortsel

Language: English

Organizer: VOM vzw

E-mail: info@vom.be

Phone: +32 (0)16 40 14 20

Price members: €150

Price non-members: €250

KMO-portefeuille: Subsidies via KMO-portefeuille.  Zie:  www.kmo-portefeuille.be Erkenningsnr. VOM - pijler opleiding: DV.O105498   Kleine ondernemingen: steun 30% Middelgrote ondernemingen:  steun 20% Om gebruik te maken van de KMO-portefeuille moet u uw aanvraag indien uiterlijk 14 kalenderdagen na aanvang van de activiteiten. Zo niet, wordt uw aanvraag geweigerd.


The participation fee is all-in but excluding 21% VAT. Please register by 10 November 2018 at the latest. Registration is binding. You receive a confirmation of participation digitally a week in advance. Payment is made after receipt of the invoice.