Enjoy inspiring presentations and expert forums, open discussions and the excellent networking opportunities with your peers. Let's get together at Stuttgart, Maritim Hotel.
Starting the day with Nordic myths and thinking »out of the box«! Enjoy an exceptional get-together of thought leaders from leading organizations to share experience and exchange knowledge. Inspiring keynote speakers, best practice examples from across the world, break-out sessions and workshops – and, last but not least, our evening networking event.
On day 1 you'll be able to attend GaBi and SoFi workshops (for customers) and experience "industry meets science".
The GaBi Jump Start Training session is designed to introduce new users to the main features and functionalities of GaBi. We will navigate around the software, help you understand the philosophy of GaBi's approach to modelling and build a model in GaBi. The training will also include an assessment and analysis of the results as well as a modelling exercise.
This is a refresher course for SoFi Advanced Admin users. The course includes helpful tipps and tricks and offers you the opportunity to bring up your specific project needs.
"Science meets business" will allow you to meet with scientists from leading academic institutions. The discussion will revolve around the needs and latest approaches to create sustainable value for your business.
Day 2 is packed with amazing keynote speeches, plenary programs and break out sessions for core business processes.
What are trends and drivers for a sustainability breakthrough? Which limitations are obstacle to progress and how to overcome?
Be inspired and surprised by keynote speakers like Michael Braungart, chemist and inventor of the cradle to cradle approach, who will talk about how to make better things instead of things better.
How do sustainable business leaders win from embedding sustainability in their core business processes and lead by example?
Learn from best practices on truly embedded sustainability by industry leaders from different geographies, verticals and organizations.
In parallel sessions business leaders will share experience how embedding sustainability in core business processes is creating business value.
Supply chain transparency and ethical sourcing on the one hand side, supplier ratings and data management for compliant and sustainable selection of purchased materials, goods and services are developing into day to day obligations for purchase departments.
think product development
Digitalization of the product development process brings new challenges and opportunities. How can embedded digital twins of material, sustainability and compliance complement the core product development process for better quality, faster time to market and more successful products?
Sustainable, safe and healthy production environments are a must have in modern enterprises, but often these dimensions are just seen by themselves, locked in the EHS "silo" of a company. How can embedded sustainable performance management, lead to leaner production and cost savings?
think marketing and sales
How can sustainable branding, supported by marketing and communication, using tools such as EPDs, corporate reports, innovative engagement with customers and other initiatives contribute to higher sales, loyal employees and better brands? What's the impact of the EU sustainability reporting directive on sustainability ratings and valuation of companies?
On the last day you'll be able to choose from five different workshops.
GaBi customer roundtable
In this GaBi customer roundtable you will be able to get together with other active GaBi users, share experience and exchange valuable knowledge about the software. In this practical environment you will get first hand tips and recommendations on how to use the software even more efficiently.
SoFi customer roundtable
The SoFi customer roundtable is where you get together with other SoFi users and discuss your individual approach on using the software in your particular context. By exchanging common experience and knowledge this workshop will help you to use the software in an even more valuable way.
Material and product compliance workshop
How can compliance management help you reduce time to market, risks and cost inthe product development process?
In this workshop you will hear about the challenges of meeting constantly changing regulations and requirements in the product development process, the role of complex supply chains and how to manage this information.
Circular economy workshop
What is the idea behind circular economy, what impact can it have on your business and how can you check your business or your products on their circularity?
By the end of this workshop you should be able to determine your next steps regarding the implementation or development of circular economy.
Workshop on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
17 aspirational Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) should transform the world we live in. The SDGs have attracted unprecedented interest from companies, investors and policy-makers. Still, many businesses remain overwhelmed by the challenge of applying them in a tangible business context.
The workshop will help you to apply SDGs to your own business in a hands-on workshop. You will learn how SDGs should inform your materiality assessment and sustainability strategy and how SDGs support your stakeholder dialogue.