Trelleborg Virtual Conference to Examine Electrification, Digitization and Sustainability Trends

The event will explore how these key industry trends are impacting businesses now and will continue to do so in the future.

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions will host a virtual conference on November 25, 2020. Free to attend, it will explore key trends that are affecting business now and in the future: electrification, digitalization, sustainability.

Jürgen Bosch, Business Unit President Global Aerospace & Marketing Europe at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, says: “This is the first virtual conference we have held across Europe and we are very excited about the event. Though there will be some focus on polymer technology, this is mainly a platform to take a deeper look at key trends that are determining product and material development. Electrification, digitalization and sustainability are influencing business decisions now, and will do so even more in the future.

“We are proud to have attracted a group of renowned keynote speakers and panelists to be part of this online event. Time is precious, but we really believe that attendees will find the virtual conference of value and contribute to their understanding of major industry trends.”   

Keynote speakers will open each focus area and panel members join for discussions regarding:


Don Dahlmann, journalist and car enthusiast, will demonstrate how electrification of mobility is on its way to the mass market, where alternative mobility concepts stand today and the impact of  smart technologies in making mobility more sustainable. He will explain how application-specific alternative drive systems, even beyond battery-powered ones, make sense. He will be joined by panel members: Jochen Rudat, founder of Electric Ventures and muchbetterelectric, previously working for over 10 years at Tesla; Dr. Martin Busche, Farasis Energy Europe; Axel Weimann, Director Global Segment Automotive & Trucks at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions.


Katrin-Cécile Ziegler, who supports small- and medium-sized companies in successfully setting up digital infrastructures, will highlight how artificial intelligence (AI) is used today. She will show where Europe stands internationally in the adoption of AI, and why AI opens opportunities for every company to gain a competitive advantage. She will be joined by panel members: Dr.-Ing. Sven J Koerner, Founder thingsThinking and researcher; Dr. Angelika Schmid, Senior Data Scientist from IBM; Dr. Johannes Kunze von Bischhoffshausen, Manager Digital Transformation at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions.


Prof. Dr. Will Ritzau, Professor for Digital Business Management & Sustainability at University Fresenius, explores why dwindling resources require supranational defined goals that apply to everyone. He will comment on why the monetary recording of social and ecological performance is necessary in order to identify and manage sustainable corporate developments. He will be joined by panel members: Dr. Eva Beierle from Krones AG; Marina Ponti, Director United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Action Campaign; Prof. Dr. Konrad Saur, Vice President Innovation & Technology at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions.

To register to attend the Virtual Conference free of charge, go to