Dear exhibitors, current and future ones. There are many changes made in the upcoming INDUSTRIAL TRADE FAIRS. Why? Because you know about our trade fairs, but you do not take part in it. Our aim is to improve the quality and turnout of the event. This is why we decided to go for a new strategy which we call INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION 5.0. What does this term refer to? We will increase the number of professional visitors and exhibitors, we will actively approach visitors from the sectors of power engineering, machinery, automotive, logistics, etc. We will also cooperate with relevant associations, we will negotiate provision of auspices and support by state institutions and we will enhance marketing campaigns in the form of advertisement, interviews, articles, billboards, banners, PPC campaigns. Do you want to know more? We will be glad to introduce our vision personally. Contact our managers.
THE INDUSTRIAL TRADE FAIRS 2016 are already over. Within the framework of this year’s set, FOR INDUSTRY, FOR ENERGO, FOR LOGISTIC, FOR 3D, FOR INFOSYS were organised with attendance of 202 exhibitors on a gross exhibition area of 7,000 m2. Together with the industrial trade fairs, also the REKLAMA/POLYGRAF Trade Fair was organised at the PVA EXPO Prague Exhibition Centre. Altogether 13,894 professional visitors came to see the event.
An interesting professional accompanying programme was prepared for visitors for the entire 4 days in 5 halls. The exhibitors could register their news into the already traditional GRAND PRIX competition, and the best exhibition expositions within the framework of the TOP EXPO competition were publicly announced as well. In this competition, the trade fair organiser evaluated the most interesting and the most creative expositions in two categories: FLEX-Elektronářadí, s.r.o. won in the category up to 50m2, while the exposition of TAJMAC – ZPS a.s. was the winner in the category over 50m2. We would like to congratulate all winners and express our thanks to both the exhibitors and visitors. Already now you can see photographs from the trade fair, and the official Final Report will follow soon. We will keep you informed about the innovations and next year’s edition.
Altogether 12 exhibits were registered in the competition for the best exhibit/technology, which was organised by ABF, a.s. The assessment criteria included technical characteristics, progressive technologies, innovation level, material, energy savings, ecological aspects, competitive edge, as well as application in the market. Valuation of the GRAND PRIX competition took place on Tuesday, 10 May 2016. The Expert Jury chaired by doc. Ing. Stanislav Maňas, CSc. appraised the following exhibits which obtained the GRAND PRIX awards without specification of a detailed order: CheckGIS (CheckTerra s.r.o.), mobile CNC milling centre XYZ 2-OP (REXIM spol. s r.o.), battery for balancing fluctuations of solar power plants and energy storage (HE3DA, s.r.o.).
The GRAND PRIX Honourable Mention was granted to ARC-H a.s. for FASTMIG X and to Advantage-fl.cz s.r.o. for DF 5HD TOOLS.
We would like to thank all the registered firms and congratulate the winners!
On 10 May 2016, the gates of this year's Spring Set of Industrial Trade Fairs have opened. On the first day, top power engineering professionals met at the international ENERGO SUMMIT. The event was officially commenced by a ribbon-cutting ceremony performed by Pavel Sehnal, chairman of the board of directors of ABF, a.s.; Václav Sochor, director of the energy efficiency department of the Ministry of Industry and Trade; Vladimír Dlouhý, president of the Czech Chamber of Commerce; Michaela Chaloupková, member of the board of directors of CEZ Group and director of its administration division; and Jan Prokš, director of the Electrical and Electronic Association of the Czech Republic. More than 200 exhibitors present their products on more than 7,000 square meters of gross exhibition area. The FOR INUDSTRY, FOR ENERGO, FOR LOGISTIC, FOR 3D and FOR INFOSYS trade fairs will take place in the PVA EXPO PRAGUE exhibition centre until Friday, 13 May 2016. Visitors are able to see new technologies in the machinery industry, e-mobility, state-of-the-art 3D technologies, virtual reality and IT in industry, and many other sectors.
Ing. Pavel Zámyslický, Ph.D., graduated from the Brno University of Technology; branch of heavy-current electrotechnics and power engineering; and subsequently from the Czech Technical University in Prague, branch of economy and power engineering management. In 2013, he successfully completed his doctoral studies in the field of business administration. In his master’s thesis as well as doctoral dissertation he was dealing especially with the links between trading in greenhouse gas emissions and capital expenditures in the area of power engineering. In 2005, he started to work at the Ministry of the Environment, at the Climate Change Department, where he has been working on the director’s position since 2007. Since 2011, the agenda of the department directed by him has included also the agenda of power engineering, and the department has been newly transformed to the Department of Power Engineering and Climate Protection. From a professional point of view he is focused mainly on both European and domestic climate and energy policies and their tools, which means especially trading in emissions within the EU ETS, as well as within the framework of the Kyoto Protocol. He is a leading negotiator of the Czech Republic for both international and European agendas associated with the climate policy.
Jan Michal has been operating on the position of the Head of the European Commission Representation in the Czech Republic since September 2010. The European Commission Representation is the official representative of one of the main institutions of the EU in each of the EU Member States. The European Commission Representation cooperates with constitutional institutions of the Czech Republic, state administration and self-government bodies, social partners, academic institutions and non-governmental organisations. The European Commission Representation prepares economic analyses within the framework of coordination of economic policies in the EU (the so-called European semester) and presents priorities and initiatives of the European Commission (investment plan, Energy Union, single market, etc.). The representation provides also opinion statements for the media with regard to activities of the European Commission and various events in the EU and takes part in and prepares professional and other discussion and cultural events. Jan Michal has been working for the European Commission, which he represented during his stay in Brussels at preparatory meetings of the G8, since August 2009. At the General Secretariat of the European Commission he took part also in preparation of negotiations of the Council of the EU and European Commission Representation in the G20. In the years 1993-2009, he worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, among other activities also as the UN Department Director (2007-09 and 2002-03) and as the Deputy Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to NATO (2003-07). Before that mission he worked as a diplomat in the Netherlands and at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague (1996-2001) and at the UN in New York (1995), where he was a member of the Czech Republic Delegation at the UN Security Council. He graduated from the University of Economics in Prague (economics) and he completed studies of international relations at the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University.
The third session focused on the topic “The future of Czech power engineering” will include the speech of Prof. Ing. Karel Kabele, CSc., Professor and Head of the Department of Environmental and Building Services Engineering the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Czech Technical University (ČVUT) in Prague, who deals with energy systems and quality of internal environment of buildings from the viewpoint of their designing, modelling, simulation as well as optimisation and interactions of systems with the building. He is a guarantor and co-author of the study scheme “Buildings and Environment” and of the inter-faculty programme “Intelligent Buildings”. In 2007, 2011 and 2013 he was giving lectures as visiting professor at the prestigious National University of Singapore. He gave lectures also for practice at seminars and courses, and since 2014 he has been a guarantor of the ongoing education process of power engineering specialists at ČVUT. The National Calculation Tool for Determination of Energy Performance of Buildings was created under his leadership. He intensively took part in preparation of the project of the University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings of ČVUT in Prague, where he currently works as the head of the research group for internal environment of buildings in which a number of doctoral candidates and young staff members from the above mentioned department work. Since 1999 he has been the Chairman of the Society of Environmental Engineering, member of editorial boards of the magazines “Topin” and “Vytápění, větrání, instalace”, and of the international magazine “Energy and Buildings”. He is an authorised engineer and member of the Board of Directors of ČKAIT (Czech Chamber of Chartered Engineers and Technicians Engaged in Construction), a member of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers), a founding member and Vice Chairman of IBPSA (International Building Performance Simulation Association) - CZ and since 2013 he has been the President of the Federation of European Heating and Air-Conditioning Associations (REHVA).
Petr Štulc, Director of Corporate Development, ČEZ, a.s. will present in the first bloc. Petr worked on climate change issues in the Czech Academy of Science and at the University of Utah. Then he worked in McKinsey on strategic projects for large corporations in Europe and America. Since 2004 Petr has been working on various positions in ČEZ. He is responsible for formulating the company strategy in the context of changing energy markets, for evaluating acquisition opportunities, investment into new power plant projects and existing assets. Now Petr focuses mainly on decentralized energy, renewables and innovative services for ČEZ customers. He is member at several boards (Veolie ČR, ČEZ Distribuce, Akenerji in Turkey, JESS in Slovakia), vice-chair of OECD BIAC Energy Committee and member of Energy Policy & Generation Committee in Eurelectric .
Ing. Veronika Korritova will make her appearance in the third session of the SUMMIT, entitled The Future of Czech Power Engineering. Ms. Korritova works in the Technological Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences as the National Contact Point for the „Secure, clean and efficient energy“ objective, which is part of the Societal challenges priority of the Horizon 2020 programme. She is also the National Contact Point for Euratom. Moreover, she works in the National Information Centre for European Research in a department that engages in supporting of national teams that take part in projects of international research cooperation, especially within the framework programmes of the European Union.