A trade fair won’t push your boundaries. Why not?

Let’s talk future business at K2019 in Düsseldorf, October 16th-23rd. You will find us at the booth A75 in Hall 6. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Covestro is a leading provider of high-tech polymer materials, serving a broad variety of industries: The automotive, construction, electronics, as well as health and medical industries all make use of our products and expertise. At our trade fair stand, we invite you to explore our technologies, get some insights into our thinking, or discuss challenges of the future and the next generation with us.

We have chosen five prime examples which we will present in detail: Our high-tech materials improve the lives of patients using wearable Technology. They test the limits of solar racing - and transcend them with the help of solar power. Also, they scale up wind power and help to generate energy, level up the world’s connectivity through 5G Technology, or bind CO2 in eco-friendly textiles. We aim to show you how any industry can profit from our technologies, combining growth and sustainability for a brighter future for us all.

Topic days at K2019

AUTOMOTIVE

October 16 2019, 12:00 - 12:30 PM

Large 3D Multidisplay Surfaces – A New Dimension

Martin Lenz | Continental
Andreas Müller | Covestro

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October 16 2019, 3:00 - 3:30 PM

NIO – A CMF Design Vision for the future

Franziska Ritz | Manager CMF Design NIO 

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October 16 2019, 5:00 - 5:30 PM

Let’s talk interiors of tomorrow

Abel Sampson | Car Design News
Miika Heikkinen | Northern Works Design 

 

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SCIENCE CELEBRATION

October 17 2019, 12:00 -12:30 PM

Computational Material Science - Past, Current Status and Future Perspectives

Prof. dr. Luís Silvino Alves Marques | University of Minho, Portugal   
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Hentschke | Bergische Universität, Wuppertal
Dagmar Ulbrich | Covestro
Roland Brambrink | Covestro

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October 17 2019, 4:30 - 5:30 PM

Science Celebration

 

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FUTURE CITY

October 18 2019, 12:00 - 12:30 PM

Leading Through Innovation. The Invisalign System with SmartTrack material

Markus Sebastian | Senior Vice President and Managing Director, EMEA, Align Technology Inc.

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October 18 2019, 3:00 PM

EU Circular Plastics Alliance - First movers to push for more plastics recycling in Europe

Paolo Sandri
European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market
Markus Steilemann, Covestro

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October 18 2019, 3:10 PM

Plastic, Problems, Purpose and People

Kiko Matthews, Founder at Kik Plastic // World Record Ocean Rower // Speaker // Environmentalist 

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October 18 2019, 5:00 - 5:30 PM

UN Environment
Young Champions of the Earth 2019


Young Champions
Niko Palosuo | COV

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NEXT GENERATION DAY

October 19 2019, 12:00 - 12:30 PM

How design can help to integrate 5G systems into an urban environment like Düsseldorf - a collaboration between Umeå Institute of Design, Deutsche Telekom & Covestro:

Jonas Sandström | Senior Lector in Industrial Design
Per Sihlén | BFA Programme Director
Lisa Thudén | BFA postgrad
Felicia Evaldsson | BFA postgrad
Fabian Grote | Covestro

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October 19 2019, 3:00 - 3:30 PM

Rethink the Rink: Making hockey safer for future generations
on stage: Bob Walker | Covestro LLC, Christian Ehrhoff | DEL
via Skype: Mark Turley | Pittsburgh Penguins, Ian Suzuki | Carnegie Mellon University

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October 19 2019, 5:00 - 5:30 PM

Intelligent City Farm
Prof. Qianwei XU and students, Tongji University
Angelina Prokofyeva | Covestro

 

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START UP CHALLENGE

October 20 2019, 12:00 - 12:30 PM

Start a corporate start-up with a start-up

Thorsten Lampe | Asellion
Taro Hildebrand | etventure GmbH
Jens Kaatze | Covestro

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October 20 2019, 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Start-up Award Ceremony

Jury and Finalists
(3 minute pitches)

 

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SUSTAINABILITY

October 21 2019, 12:00 - 12:30 PM

Leading the Global Transformation Towards the World We Want

Lise Kingo | CEO & Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact

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October 21 2019, 3:00 - 3:30 PM

Sustainability in the exponential decade

John Elkington | Volans
Markus Steilemann | Covestro

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DIGITALIZATION

October 22 2019, 12:00 - 12:30 PM

AI in the chemical industry

Joerg Bienert | Vorsitzender des Bundesverbands Künstliche Intelligenz
Nils o. Janus | Covestro

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October 22 2019, 3:00 - 3:30 PM

How to offer a customer centric digital experience

Florian Heidecke | Chief Client Officer, Namics
Dr. Karsten Malsch | Covestro

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October 22 2019, 5:00 - 5:30 PM

Digital customer experience for CMF (Color Material Finishing): From digital tools towards virtual material

Francis Lamy, Ph.D. | CTO Xrite Pantone Inc.
Clemens von Gizycki | CEO dreiform GmbH
Dr. Christopher Stillings | Covestro


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CIRCULAR ECONOMY

October 23 2019, 12:00 - 12:30 PM

Circular Economy from a customer perspective

Jean-Pierre De Kesel | Chief Sustainable Innovation Officer, Recticel
Markus Steilemann | Covestro
Rainer Rettig | Covestro

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October 23 2019, 3:00 - 3:30 PM

The age of sustainable plastics has only just begun: With renewable carbon and a circular economy

Dipl.-Phys. Michael Carus | Nova Institut
Markus Steilemann | Covestro
Rainer Rettig | Covestro

 

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In addition to the advancing digitalization, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals will be a driving force in society and the economy for the coming years. Their fulfillment is not only imperative for a better, cleaner and healthier world, but also holds great economic potential in the long term. Covestro is determined to realize the UN sustainability goals at many levels.

Markus Steilemann

Chief Executive Officer, Covestro

Industry & material highlights

Eco-friendly fashion, solar energy or wind farms are just some examples of what our technologies can achieve - if you are interested in our K2019 topic days, we'd be delighted to stay in touch with you. Register for more information!

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