About ITHEC 2020 - Virtual Edition

ITHEC 2020 is going to push the limits!

In 2020, we have a new situation - we are going digital and virtual!

“Network, establish new contacts, watch lectures and generate knowledge”

The virtual experience

The virtual platform will host the conference lectures, poster sessions & exhibitor sites. All participants can see all content, meet each other digitally and make use of the interactive networking technologies, moderated round tables and much more.

The Conference

At the conference, up to 500 international participants will present and discuss new scientific results, meet leading international specialists, share their expertise and start business co-operations in the field of thermoplastic composite technologies. The invitation to attend next ITHEC is directed at executives and researchers from industry (providers of raw materials for composite components, providers of manufacturing equipment, component manufacturer, end-user) as well as institutes, colleges and universities in charge of these topics who are interested in an intensive exchange and the transfer of R&D result into industrial products. See the programme here.

The Exhibition

Exhibitors can inform about their innovations in different formats. The exhibitors will digitally present new lightweight concepts, materials trends and innovative manufacturing technologies in the field of thermoplastic composites. See all market-leading sponsors and exhibitors here.

The Virtual Platform

The new virtual solution is the best way to ensure high-quality content and effective networking in a new dimension and quality.

All exhibitors, participants and speakers from all over the world now have the opportunity to network on the digital platform, where the lectures, poster sessions and exhibitor content are also displayed.

There are also exciting interaction opportunities to involve the international community of participants in all time zones, her are some of the functionalities:
- Digital matchmaking between participants, based on needs and interests, skills etc.
- Participant profiles including picture, company, position, chat function, video call function and matching criteria
- Networking of participants before, during and after the digital event - Contact and document exchange among each other via chat, scheduled video calls or direct video calls possible
- 1:1 speed dating with automatic assignment of another participant for a 1:1 video call, based on the matching criteria
- Via the global list of participants, which contains all exhibitor representatives, speakers and participants, you can get in touch directly per text or video chat
- In the lectures continuous interaction between exhibitors, participants and speakers via chat, surveys and Q&As
- Online contest of poster presentations via video integration with voting functio
- Virtual 1:1 or group meetings, for making appointments or for instant video calls
- Company profiles incl. description, logos, pictures, documents and contact persons who can be contacted directly via the company profile (e.g. via chat, direct call or video call)
- Integration of media gallery with pictures and videos as well as file gallery
- Videos are displayed as embedded view in company profiles and hosted and launched directly from iOS, Android and of course the web application of the virtual platform
- Program/Agenda; both general event agenda and personal agenda for each participant
- Participation application for sessions like technical lectures, webinars or virtual roundtables
- Full use of the Event Platformvia app (iOS, Android) and browser
- All data processing is carried out in accordance with DSGVO / GDPR
- No use of blocked tools like Zoom, Skype etc for break-out and networking sessions, but an integratet and secure video conference client
- Reference customers: German Federal Government, large public event organizers and software companies in Germany