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Final Keynote Speaker announced by Europump for its upcoming Annual Meeting


Europump (the European Pump Association) which represents 15 National Associations across the continent of Europe has now finalised the programme of talks and presentations for its 2024 Annual Meeting, which takes place in Windsor, UK from 22nd – 24th May.

Hosted by the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) and sponsored by WEG – a world leader in motor, drive, and asset management systems technology – this key event for the international pump sector will deliver a comprehensive programme of meetings and presentations that offers commercial value at a practical level for Europe’s pump manufacturers and suppliers.

In addition to the sessions dedicated to the activities of the various Europump Commissions – Technical, Standards, Marketing, SME – a complement of invited speakers will share their knowledge and expertise on a range of topical issues.

As well as the four Keynote presentations already announced, the team behind this prestigious gathering of pump executives, is delighted to now welcome Carolynn Bernier, Research Engineer at CEA, and the consortium coordinator of the CIRPASS project, in charge of defining the framework for the EU’s Digital Product Passport (DPP).

Carolynn holds a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto and a PhD in Microelectronics from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble. Her background is in integrated circuit design for IoT wireless communications and her current research activities include smart embedded perception systems, and digital technologies for the circular economy and sustainable electronics.

With Digital Product Passports (DPP) expected to come into force by 2027, and gradually expanded to a wide range of product groups, including pumps and their related systems, Carolynn’s presentation, entitled ‘Digital Product Passports – the current state of play’ will provide delegates with important updates and an increased understanding of DPP deployment. 

It will take place on the morning of 23rd May, ahead of the presentation by Mike Otten, Director, Edge & Intelligence, Xylem, which will address the impact of Artificial Intelligence for the pump manufacturing industry, and how to harness the power of Digital Twins and Generative AI for an evolution of the sector.

During the afternoon, as part of the Marketing and SME Commission Updates, Kiran Ahmed, Lead Economist, Oxford Economics, will present the key findings from the 2024 World Pump Report, which will have been published just weeks before the event.

Then, on the morning of Friday 24th May, Daniel Godinho, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs Director, WEG, in tandem with Martin Brand, Engineering Director, WEG, will offer a fascinating talk on the ethical, ecological, and commercial benefits of sustainability. This will be directly followed by Stephen Phipson CBE, Chief Executive, Make UK, who will provide an overview of the political arena in the UK and its impact on the manufacturing sector both at home and abroad.

Commenting on the impressive line-up of Keynote Speakers, Europump’s Secretary General, Lisa Kretschmann, said: “We are delighted to have secured the engagement of such renowned experts, who’s wisdom and insight will be of immense value to our audience of senior pump executives. The overall programme of meetings, presentations and discussions ensure this is a must-attend event for all those looking to navigate their way through the complexities of pump engineering over the coming months and years. As such, I would encourage anyone not already booked in to the event to do so straight away.” 

Full details on the event, including further information on the venue, its location and travel arrangements can be found on the dedicated website. The online booking system is simple to use, and a promotional video, illustrating all aspects of the event is also available to view on the site - www.Europump2024.com

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