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GPPS New Format Event GPPS New Format Event

In 2019 the GPPS Executive Committee has decided to offer a New Format Event consisting of two days of Technical Conference followed by two days of the GPPS Forum, both taking place at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland at the beginning of the next year.

GPPS Zurich19 & GPPS Forum19  
Chairman’s Welcome

The preparations for the GPPS Zurich19 and GPPS Forum19 in Zurich are well under way. The Executive Committee of GPPS has decided to offer a new 2 + 2 format for this event.

There will be two days of Technical Conference followed by another two days of Forum with panels and discussions.

Building on the success of the North American GPPS Conference 2018 held in Montreal in May 2018, the first two days of the GPPS Zurich19 Technical Conference will provide an additional opportunity for technical exchange in the times of accelerating scientific and engineering progress on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th of January 2019. Additionally, presenters will be able to attend GPPS Forum19 after the Technical Conference on a complimentary basis. In this manner, we ensure that the future generations benefit and participate in the strategic discussions and have an opportunity to interact with senior industry and academic participants.

Following the format and results of GPPS Forum18, the second two days of the event will offer a platform for the exchange of ideas on the future development of the industry. These are times of increasing competition in the markets for power generation: Market shares of thermal power plants are shrinking while the shares of wind continue to grow. The resulting changes in technical demands require continuous innovation while resources for R&D will be shrinking. Past trends towards specialization in the design during the last decades and the existing, sequential development processes no longer are sufficient to meet customer demands. Generous margins in the service business are shrinking and require new business models and new technologies such as additive manufacturing which was addressed extensively at GPPS Forum18.

In aviation, continued growth comes with continued pressure for efficiency, requiring innovation and requiring a high level of discipline in development processes as evidenced by recent engine failures.
The participants of the GPPS Forum19 will address these challenges and the long-term technical trends. They will also discuss the contributions academia can make by teaching the necessary skills, training the engineers needed in the future, and researching the topics which will become crucial in the future on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th of January 2019. Executives can move on to the World Economic Forum in Davos taking place on the subsequent week.

GPPS provides a truly global forum for addressing the challenges and opportunities of our industries - openly with access to all. Please join us again in Zurich!

Joerg R. Seume
Conference Chair GPPS Zurich19
& GPPS Forum19

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