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ECTA Conference 2022

30 June - 02 July 2022 in Rüschlikon, Switzerland

The ECTA Conference 2022 will take place in Rüschlikon, Switzerland, from 30 June to 02 July and is kindly organised by Swissmem this year.

The European Cutting Tool Conference provides the European forum and networking event for manufacturers of cutting tools and clamping technology. Strategic challenges are discussed and global networking and cooperation in the industry is strengthened. The ECTA Conference takes place once a year at a beautiful and well situated town in Europe kindly hosted by one of the ECTA member associations.

 

Accommodation

Hotel Belvoir Rüschlikon

The cosy and yet stylish 4-star hotel with a breathtaking view of Lake Zurich offers excellent facilities for the conference and the entire stay.

Website: https://hotel-belvoir.ch/en/

Accommodation fees:

  • Single room:  240.00 CHF / night incl. breakfast
  • Double room: 270.00 CHF / night incl. breakfast
  • City Tax: 2.50 / p.P. and night

 

To reserve your room with the above special rate please contact the hotel directly:

E-Mail: info@hotel-belvoir.ch
Phone: (+41 44) 72 38 383
Booking Code: "ECTA Conference 2022"


The following cancellation conditions apply:

Cancellation before 30 April: free cancellation
Cancellation after 30 April (30 April inlc.): 25% of reservation costs
Cancellation after 30 May: 50% of reservation costs
Cancellation after 15 June: 75% of reservation costs
Cancellation after 22 June: 100% of reservation costs

 

 


 

Hotel Sedartis

Located at Thalwil; about 5 minutes away from the conference hotel.

Website: https://sedartis.ch/en/

Accommodation fees:

  • Single room:  215.00 CHF / night incl. breakfast
  • Double room: 245.00 CHF / night incl. breakfast
  • City Tax: 2.50 / p.P. and night

 

To reserve your room with the above special rate please contact the hotel directly:

E-Mail: info@sedartis.ch
Phone: (+41 43) 38 83 300
Booking Code: "ECTA Conference 2022"


The following cancellation conditions apply:

Cancellation before 30 April: free cancellation
Cancellation after 30 April (30 April inlc.): 25% of reservation costs
Cancellation after 30 May: 50% of reservation costs
Cancellation after 15 June: 75% of reservation costs
Cancellation after 22 June: 100% of reservation costs

Registration

The online registration for conference tickets is now open!

 

Please klick here to enter the Ticketshop!

 

Conference Ticket:  720.00 CHF


The conference ticket includes dinner on Thursday, the conference itself with coffee breaks and lunch, the gala dinner on Friday and the Saturday morning excursion including lunch. The Congress documents (programme, Congress bag, participant badge) are included in the Congress fee.

 

Accompanying Person Ticket:  150.00 CHF


The ticket for the accompanying person includes dinner on Thursday, the partners programme and the gala dinner on Friday and the Saturday morning excursion including lunch. This ticket does NOT include the conference programme.

 


Sponsors do not need to register via the Ticketshop. For further information about sponsoring options please follow this link.

Ticket booking by latest 24 April 2022 would be appreciated for better planning. Thank you.

Registration WCTC 2019

Programme

Programme

 

Thursday

19:00               Cocktail and Welcome Dinner / Hotel Belvoir

Friday - ECTA Conference / Hotel Belvoir
 

8:40                Welcome address and Opening of the Conference by ECTA President
                       Markus Horn, ECTA President

                       The economy in Europe with a special focus on the
                       precision tool industry

                       Manfred Grimm, VDMA

9:15                Future perspectives of the branch in the global market
                       Josua Burkart, hpo forecasting

9:45                Switzerland as an industrial location
                       Martin Hirzel, Swissmem
 

12:00              - Coffee Break -
 

10:40              Successful production in the high-price island of Switzerland
                       Patrik Meli, MAN

11:10              Q&A Made in Switzerland
 

11:20              Cutting Research - State of the art and trends
                       Prof. Dr. Markus Bambach, ETH Zürich
 

12:00              - Lunchbreak -

 

13:30              Industry going digital - with AI, IoT and quantum.
                       Cutting-edge technology outlook from IBM Research

                       Dr. Alessandro Curioni, IBM Research Zurich

14:20              New developments in Chinese economic policy and their
                       impact on the industry

                       Markus Hermann Chen, China Macro Group
 

14:45              - Coffee Break -

 

15:15              Fighting Bears and Confronting Dragons:
                       U.S. Foreign Policy Strategy

                       PD Dr. Claudia Franziska Brühwiler, HST St. Gallen

15:40              Q&A Economic systems
 

15:50              Conclusion by the ECTA President
                       Markus Horn, ECTA President                 

           

18:00              Reception Cocktail on Ship to Zurich &
                       Gala Dinner at
Zunfthaus zur Schmiden (both included in Conference Ticket)

Friday - Partners Programme

  • Visit of the Lindt & Sprüngli Home of Chocolate in Kilchberg (Start from Hotel Belvoir at 9:30)
  • Light Lunch in Zurich
  • Short city walk
  • Return to the hotel (arrival at approx. 17:00)

 

Saturday - Social Programme

  • Bus ride to Vitznau on Lake of Lucerne / Start from Hotel Belvoir at 8:30
  • Mountain trip with a historic steam train up the Rigi, the Queen of the Mountains
  • Enjoy the breathtaking 360° view at the peak of the mountain
  • Lunch on the peak of the Rigi
     
  • Descent in a historic cogwheel train to Goldau
    (arrival at train station Arth-Goldau at approx. 15:00)

    Travel recommendation: Arth-Goldau train station offers numerous connections, especially recommended for participants from Italy. To check possible train connections please click here: https://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html
     
  • Return to the airport (approx. 16:30) and to Hotel Belvoir (approx. 17:00)
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How to get to ECTC 2022

The conference takes place in Rüschlikon, a small town at the lake of Zurich, 20 minutes away from Zurich, the largest city in Switzerland. 30 minutes away from the airport by taxi and approx 1 hour by public transport, which is considered excellent in Zurich.

Visa information
In order to help our participants for applying for visa, you will find most important information at the following. Please note that the congress organiser is not accountable for correctness and completeness.

EU nationals
EU nationals do not require a visa to enter Switzerland.

Non-EU nationals
Generally speaking, all other foreigners require a visa for stays in Switzerland.

A visa is not required for visits of up to 90 days in a 180‑day period for nationals of those countries for which the European Community has abolished the visa requirement.

You will find an overview on visa requirements & entry restrictions here.

Sponsoring

The European Cutting Tools Conference 2022 (ECTA) will be an ideal platform to promote your company's profile by sponsoring. We offer you a unique opportunity with various sponsorship packages: 
 

  • BASIC - offers the chance to be visible at the conference.
  • SUPERIOR - offers good branding opportunities.
  • PREMIUM - offers strong visual presence to few companies.

 

For more information please download the sponsorship brochure below.
 

If you have any questions please contact Swissmem:

Pascal Streiff
Tel: (+41 44) 38 44 874
E-Mail: p.streiff@swissmem.ch
Web: www.swissmem.ch
 


 

Downloads

All the presentations and documentations of the ECTA Conference 2022, as well as the photos taken at the event, will be made available for download after the event.