The summit dealt with central topics such as location factors and location potential, sustainable logistics in urban quarters and the opportunities for additive manufacturing in urban areas. All of this was explained and discussed closely based on the example of Berlin as business location.
With the new “World Café”, the event offered participants a truly interactive setting. In small, moderated panels they had the opportunity to intensively discuss current issues. Furthermore, they were able to swap ideas with the conference speakers.
One of the major topics discussed was “The Change in Industry”. Katrin Robeck and Dr. Juergen Varnhorn of the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises discussed new perspectives with the guests. Moderator Timon Meyer introduced Katrin as “Representative of the new industry”. The audience’s response to B.I.G.’s innovative concept was very positive. It includes factors like organic growth into a medium-sized company group, significant R&D investments, a high level of internal value-added, a low emission output as well as a minimal volume of delivery transports. “This is exactly the kind of industry we want to see in our city!”, was the common feedback.
Katrin Robeck pushed at open doors with her plea for a better integration between industry and living. For example, long distances to and from work should be avoided. This would not only save time and energy for employees, but also reduce carbon emissions.
Now, we are eager to see how the future will progress in our city Berlin!
Pictures: IBB/Dirk Enters