Venue and Setting

The 18th GCSM will take place at the Production Technology Centre (PTZ), which integrates Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Fabrikbetrieb (IWF) and Fraunhofer Institut für Produktionsanlagen und Konstruktionstechnik (IPK). At PTZ, a manifold of projects on innovative value creation, with special reference to manufacturing technology and management, are carried out. The development of new processes, tools, and products related to business models as well as new means of learning and teaching are part of PTZ´s daily activities. Synergies between experienced research, teaching staff and young students characterize the environment at the centre.

Berlin, Germany

It is not only the capital, but also the political center of Germany. The right setting for our 18th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing from Wednesday, 5th October until Friday, 7th October 2022. The capital area offers excellent conditions for business and investors by a well-developed infrastructure and a strong science and research community. Berlin encompasses Germany’s largest concentration of scientific institutions, among others, three major universities and institutes of Fraunhofer, Helmholtz and Max Planck, also corporate research and development departments as well as many start ups. The great metropolis has something to offer for everyone. In Berlin you can find many attractions such as the Brandenburger Gate, the East Side Gallery, the Museum Island or the Wall Museum at Checkpoint Charlie. Berlin is a city with a great cultural diversity on every corner. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, contemporary art has boomed in the city. In addition to a multitude of galleries, Berlin’s artist scene has even more to offer. Whether popular artists‘ meetings or street art. Artists of all styles and their works can be discovered in the capital. It is also an extremely green city. Numerous parks, gardens and palaces invite you to take long walks. Due to the many lakes and rivers water sports enthusiasts come at their expense.