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Conference / Exhibition

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19.10.2022. - 20.10.2022.
Messe Karlsruhe




KONGRESS BW - that means current trends, practical examples, lively discussions, stimulating presentations and a great networking atmosphere, all around the topics of resource efficiency, circular economy and climate protection. 

This year's congress, hosted by the German state Baden-Wuerttemberg, took place at the Messe Karlsruhe exhibition centre on 19th-20th October. 

In the frame of the EU funded projects SUSMAGPRO and REEsilience, coordinator Pforzheim University and project partner Steinbeis Europa Zentrum organised a Forum on Critical Rare Earths titled The Importance of Permanent Magnets for European Supply Chains...and our Everyday Life! on 20th October from 14:15 - 15:30.

Here, existing challenges and opportunities for a resilient, sustainable supply of rare earth magnets were discussed with representatives from business and politics. 

Programme and Participants of the Forum


Panel discussion: Permanent Magnets - Challenges and Solutions from the Perspective of Industry and Politics

With Nelson Brito - Managing Director HyProMag GmbH, Prof. Dr. Carlo Burkhardt - Chairman German DIN Working Committee 'Rare Earths', Roland Gauß - Head of Innovation EIT RawMaterials, Jürgen Miller - Main Head of Department Product Support & Release Management SEW EURODRIVE, Tim Schirmer - Business Development Manager InnoLab e-Drive Daimler Truck AG

Keynote Speeches

  • Recycling of Rare Earths for Permanent Magnets - Challenges and Opportunities; Prof. Dr. Carlo Burkhardt, Chairman German DIN Working Committee 'Rare Earths'
  • Design for Recycling - Efficiently Recovering NdFeB Magnets from Electric Motors; Laura Grau, Academic Staff Member, STI - Institute for Precious and Technology Metals - Pforzheim University
  • Balancing Act - Communication and Awareness as Driver or Obstacle; Maëva Pratlong, Project Manager Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy - Steinbeis Europa Zentrum

Find out more here.

Language of the event: German