ESI Forum Germany Combines DACH, ITI Symposium

ESI Forum Germany Combines DACH, ITI Symposium

PARIS, France, Nov 1, 2017 – ESI’s 2nd Forum of the season will take place in Weimar, Germany. For the 1st time this year, ESI is combining both its ESI DACH Forum and ESI ITI Symposium in one single event: the ESI Forum in Germany, giving customers a global view of the engineering solutions it provides. Following a keynote by Volkswagen AG, further experts from industry and research will present their achievements and challenges.




The ESI Forum in Germany will offer presentations and workshops accompanied by demos and live sessions showcasing ESI’s engineering solutions, including the latest Hybrid Twin approach. Visitors will have the opportunity to exchange on what makes up Smart Virtual Prototying, from virtual performance, to virtual manufacturing, virtual reality, and leveraging data analytics for industrial operations performance. 7 parallel tracks offering a total of 26 workshops will provide ESI users with individual training and consolidate their expertise.

Dr. Ralph Sundermeier, Head of Simulation Methods at Volkswagen AG, will give a keynote address on the Digital Transformation in the automotive industry, while Dr. Vincent Chaillou, COO of ESI Group, will give a speech on Smart Virtual Prototyping and the concept of Hybrid Twin™. Furthermore, key actors in the industry will present papers from the automotive, aerospace and heavy machinery sectors.

On the 2nd day of the conference, ESI experts will introduce the latest developments relative to its solutions for Virtual Performance, Virtual Manufacturing, Virtual Reality, System Modeling, followed by presentations given by experienced users on their own simulation projects.

The ESI Forum in Germany is a key opportunity to learn how companies worldwide, from global players to smaller startups, apply Smart Virtual Prototyping to succeed with their innovative product development and  maintenance.

  1. When? 7-9 November 2017
  2. Where? Weimar, Germany

For more information on this two-day conference, click here.

About ESI Group

ESI Group is a leading innovator in Virtual Prototyping software and services. Specialist in material physics, ESI has developed a unique proficiency in helping industrial manufacturers replace physical prototypes by virtual prototypes, allowing them to virtually manufacture, assemble, test and pre-certify their future products. Coupled with the latest technologies, Virtual Prototyping is now anchored in the wider concept of the Product Performance Lifecycle, which addresses the operational performance of a product during its entire lifecycle, from launch to disposal. The creation of Hybrid Twin, leveraging simulation, physics and data analysis, enables manufacturers to deliver smarter and connected products, to predict product performance and to anticipate maintenance needs.

ESI is a French company listed in compartment B of NYSE Euronext Paris. Present in more than 40 countries, and addressing every major industrial sector, ESI Group employs about 1200 high-level specialists around the world and reported annual sales of €141 million in 2016. For more information, visit

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