ECTA Conference 2023
25 - 27 May 2023 in San Sebastian, Spain
The ECTA Conference 2023 will take place in San Sebastian, Spain, from 25 to 27 May and is kindly organised by AFM.
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.
Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra 4*
The cosy and yet stylish 4-star hotel with a breathtaking view of La Concha Bay offers excellent facilities for the conference and the entire stay.
- Single room city view: 226.36 EUR / night incl. breakfast
- Single room sea view: 308.18 EUR / night incl. breakfast
- Double room city view: 244.55 EUR / night incl. breakfast
- Double room sea view: 326.36 EUR / night incl. breakfast
- Penthouse with Terrace Sea view: 451.00 € / night incl. breakfast
To reserve your room with the above special rate please select your dates for your stay and use AFM2023** code directly at the website https://hlondres.com/en/
Phone: (+34 943) 440 770
Booking Code: AFM2023**
The following cancellation conditions apply:
Until 21 May 2023: 50% of reservation costs
From 22 May 2023: 100% of reservation costs
The online registration for conference tickets is now open: link to Registration
Conference Ticket: 780.00 € (VAT not included)
The conference ticket includes dinner on Thursday, the participation in the conference itself with coffee breaks and lunch, the gala dinner on Friday and the Saturday morning excursion including lunch. The conference documents (programme, conference bag, participant badge) are included in the conference fee.
Accompanying Person Ticket: 140.00 € (VAT not included)
The ticket for the accompanying person includes dinner on Thursday, the participation in the accompanying persons programme, the gala dinner on Friday and the Saturday morning excursion (social programme) including lunch. This ticket does NOT include the conference programme.
Cancellation of conference registration is possible at any time and is free of costs.
Thursday - 25 May
19:30 - 22:00 Cocktail and Welcome Dinner
Friday - 26 May
ECTA Conference - Hotel de Londres
9:00 Registration - Get-together at Britania room
9:15 Welcome words and introduction of the ECTA President and special greetings
Markus Horn, ECTA President
Basque Country: Introduction to its economy, manufacturing ecosystem
and key competitiveness factors
Cristina Oyón, Director of Technology, Innovation and Sustainability – SPRI GROUP
Latest data of the national associations
Manfred Grimm, VDMA - Association of german machinery and plant manufacturers
Situation and prognosis for the precision cutting tool sector - HPO Forecast
Josua Burkart, Managing Director - HPO
10:55 Coffee Break
11:15 New techologies for special tools manufacturing
Iñigo Agote, Head of Materials for Extreme Conditions - TECNALIA
Democratization of digitization in small and medium sized workshops
Igor Murgiondo, Service Business Director - FAGOR AUTOMATION
Artificial intelligence applied to the prediction of machine stops and tool break
Dr Xavier Beudaert, Senior Researcher in Dynamics and Control Team - IDEKO
Chatter suppression techniques for tool manufacturers
Dr Jokin Muñoa, Scientific Director - IDEKO
Cutting tool materials and their reciclying
José Manuel Sánchez Moreno - CEIT
13:00 Lunch Break
14:30 Recovery of complex materials
Sandra Montes, COO & Founder - SCRAP AD
Cybersecurity in an industrial environment
María Penilla, CTO - ZIUR Industrial Cyber Security Center
15:10 Coffee Break
15:30 FABRIKA: How to achieve high performance organizations
Juan Mancisidor, General Director - FABRIKA
A worldwide example of innovation and high end talent generation
for the gastronomy sector
Joxe Mari Aizega, General Manager - BASQUE CULINARY CENTER
16:30 Conclusion by the ECTA President
Markus Horn, ECTA President
19:00 Reception Cocktail & Gala Dinner
22:30 Return to Hotel
Friday - 26 May
10:00 Departure by bus for the village of Getaria, including a visit of
Balenciaga museum, and guided city walk and a light lunch.
15:30 Return to hotel
Who is Cristobal Balenciaga?
Cristóbal Balenciaga Eizaguirre (21 January 1895 – 23 March 1972) was a Spanish fashion designer, and the founder of the Balenciaga fashion house. He had a reputation as a couturier of uncompromising standards and was referred to as "the master of us all" by Christian Dior and as "the only couturier in the truest sense of the word" by Coco Chanel, who continued, "The others are simply fashion designers". On the day of his death, in 1972, Women's Wear Daily ran the headline "The King is Dead".
More information at: Christóbal Balenciaga
Saturday - 27 May
09:30 Departure by bus from the hotel
10:00 Chillida Leku Museum
13:00 Lunch in a traditional Cider House
15:30 Arrival at the hotel
Who is Eduardo Chillida?
Eduardo Chillida, (10 January 1924 – 19 August 2002), was a Spanish Basque sculptor notable for his monumental abstract works. Major public works by Chillida are in Barcelona, Berlin, Paris, Frankfurt and Dallas. A large body of his work can be seen in San Sebastián. In the early 1980s Chillida and his wife bought a sixteenth century Basque farmhouse and surrounding land at Hernani near San Sebastián to establish a permanent place to display his work in a natural environment. This opened in the 1990s as Chillida Leku, an open-air museum where visitors could wander among the sculptures.Leku means 'place' in Basque.
More information at: Eduardo Chillida
How to get to ECTC 2023
The conference takes place in San Sebastian, Spain. We recommend to travel to Bilbao Airport and take a rental car or taxi to San Sebastian.
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 do not require a visa to enter Spain.
Generally speaking, all other foreigners require a visa for stays in Spain.
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.
All sponsoring packages have been assigned. Thanks a lot to all sponsors of the ECTA Conference 2023!
All the presentations and documentations of the ECTA Conference 2023, as well as the photos taken at the event, will be made available for download after the event.