Event Archive: Forum19

Event Archive: Forum19

GPPS Forum19

In its third year, GPPS Forum19 will be held in Zurich Switzerland on the 17th and 18th January 2019. 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.

GPPS Forum19 Conference Chair

Prof. Jörg Seume

Leibniz Universität Hannover

Technical Conference Chair

Prof. Scott Morris
University of Notre Dame
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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.
Chiyuki Nakamata at Forum event

GPPS Forum19 Speakers

Invited Keynote Speakers

Keynote 1:  Marc Grünewald   
MAN Energy Solutions
The role of large combustion Engines in the Future of Decentralization of Power Generation

Keynote 2:  Dr. Friedhelm Kappei
MTU Aero Engines
Strategic Choices for Aero-Engine Maintenance

Keynote 3:  Dr. Abbas Aliabadi
Energy Security in times of global entrenchment with focus on the Middle East

Keynote 4:  Prof. Giacomo Luciani
Graduate Institute Geneva
From pipeline gas to LNG: alternative models of security of supply

Keynote 5:  Chao Tian
Asia Carbon Energy
China Fossil Power Market in times of energy transformation

Working Group Presentation: Prof. Thomas Sattelmayer

Technical University of Munich
Environmental Aspects of Power and Propulsion

Keynote 6:  Dr. Arnd Reichert

New Technologies for the Energy Transformation

Working Group Presentation: Dr. Mike Benzakein
The Ohio State University
Future of Aero Engines

Keynote 7:  Nico Buchholz
Future aero-engine designs between fleet operation, politics, and technology


Marc Grünewald
MAN Energy Solutions

Dr. Sven-Hendrik Wiers
MAN Energy Solutions

Cathy Choi

Nicola Marcucci

Chao Tian
Asia Carbon Energy

Olivier Brochet
Credit Suisse

Helene Niedhart
CEO CAT Aviation, Board Member and Swiss representative EBAA

Gian Paolo De Poli
Avio Aero

Christopher Kmetz
Pratt & Whitney

Prof. Alireza Yazdizadeh

Dr. Vinod Philip

Maxine Ghavi

Bernhard Winkelmann
Solar Turbines

Wayne Jones OBE
MAN Energy Solutions

Britta van Boven

Prof. Giacomo Luciani
Graduate Institute Geneva

Jan Andersson
Wärtsilä Energy Solutions

Prof. Bjorn Laumert
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Federico Bonzani
Ansaldo Energia

Our location

With team members spread across the globe, the core team is based in Zurich Switzerland.


Landis + Gyr-Strasse 1, 6300 Zug