International PPE Trade Conference

Digital Evolution in PPE Distribution – Relevant Dynamics

Icon: Presenter Tania Higgins

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Tania Higgins

09:00 a.m.

Registration, welcome and coffee

09.45 a.m.

Official Opening by Michael Degen

Bereichsleiter und Prokurist Inlandsmessen, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH

Joachim Schäfer
Dr. Christian Schramm

09:55 a.m.

Keynote Speech by Stefan Brück


© Stefan Brück

Thorsten Kock

10:10 a.m.

Standards and implications of the new PPE regulation - Six months post implementation

The first experiences with the implementation of the PPE regulation 2016/425, from the perspective of economic operators.

Henk Vanhoutte, Secretary General, European Safety Federation

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Dick van Wageningen

10:35 a.m.

Interface between end-users and distributors

Digitization and integrated supply-chain and planning solutions,  best practice in service levels.

Dale Stokes, Managing Director, Bunzl

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Erik Volz

11:00 a.m.

Development of Smart PPE and related challenges – risks and opportunities

Protective clothing must be capable of more than just protection alone. Comfort and appearance are also very important. "Smart PPE" goes far beyond the minimum requirements for the relevant standards. Intelligent personal protective equipment takes the strain off users, enables new applications and ensures greater safety.

Prof. Karl-Heinz Noetel, Director, German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the building trade

©obs Berufsgenossenschaft der Bauwirtschaft/Marc Darchinger

Grégoire Zündel

11:25 a.m.

Coffee Break

11:45 p.m.

Markets and competition – Dramatic change in PPE distribution – challenges for all market players in PPE

The necessary transformation of the value chain within the EU PPE market. Expertise, omni-channel capabilities and European footprint: the unique combination and ambition of Intersafe, Elacin & Lyreco.

Arnaud Bouchez, Group Category Director Industrial Products, Lyreco

© Arnaud Bouchez

Heinrich Degelo

12:10 p.m.

Vending machines in the PPE environment – critical success factors - Development of new procurement and dispensing strategies

Vending has existing as part of the distribution platform for quite some time. Find out about the "Machine Behind the Machine" that has changed the way customers view industrial distribution.

Brent Roeder, Global Director of Safety and Metalworking, Fastenal

©Brent Roeder

Ian Ritchie

12:35 p.m.

Questions and answers / Closing words

Prof. Sabine Keggenhoff

1:00 p.m.

Lunch and get-together


2:00 p.m.

End of the event / visit of A+A Trade Fair 2019