More than 100 participating companies and institutions, hours of networking meetings and some very interesting discussions. GE engineers participated in the second Civil & Military Aeromixer in Wrocław.
“I’m very glad that General Electric Company Polska was asked to be a key participant of the Aeromixer event” – said Marian Lubieniecki, president of the Management Board of General Electric Company Polska and director of Engineering Design Center. GE representatives were invited to take part in 3 out of 4 main discussions. We also had a chance to talk with the General Consul of the United States – Mr Patrick T. Slowinski. “That shows that GE is an important part of the aviation market. And we are glad that so many companies wanted to take part in the networking sessions with our representatives. We are really looking forward to the development of the cooperation with new companies and institutions from the aviation industry” – pointed out Lubieniecki.
Tomasz Żochowski, EDC Additive Manager, who was a speaker in the discussion dedicated to additive technologies also emphasized the impact of the networking part of the conference. “The format of the meeting was interesting and enhanced business integration. The exchange of experiences was invaluable. We took part in several inspiring discussions, especially in the area of cooperation between industry and research centers. I hope that next editions will attract even more industry companies – said Żochowski.
Marcin Kuczkowski, Senior Manufacturing Manager, who took part in the prelection about the Challenges of the aviation industry supply chain in Poland agrees with Żochowski that it would be beneficial to gather as many aviation companies during the Aeromixer as possible. “Various meetings not only allow us to establish contacts with small and medium-sized enterprises, but are also an opportunity to take advantage of the best practices of others. I personally saw a great added value in the speech of the Chairman of the Lombardia Aerospace Cluster. Such speeches show that here in Poland we still have a lot to do and that we have someone to learn from” – declared Kuczkowski.
Our representatives also underlined that in the next edition of Aeromixer the program should include more technical conferences for the exchange of experience for the development of technology in the region. This year the main narrative was more philosophical. Prof. Dr. Edward Chlebus from the Wrocław University of Technology started the conference with the statement that humans should be the ones to lead all the process and not be the subjects of them. And it was hard not to agree with him. “The whole conference focused on the humancentric evolution of the industry towards Industry 5.0.” – said Marcin Trajer, EDC European Turbine Airfoil Center Leader, who represented GECP in the panel dedicated to the Industry 4.0 and manufacturing innovations in aviation. “Both the plenary conference and the discussion panels circulated around this topic” – he noted.
And that is consistent with what we observe around us, especially in the Western culture. “Industry is slowly moving away from the fascination with technology, and puts people in the center, supports relationships” – stated Marian Lubieniecki. “For us the relations are also vital. We much appreciate cooperation with all our partners. Aeromixer was a great proof of that, as in the discussion panels we were able to meet with many of our partners – Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation, Avio Aero, Unison… I think that it is thanks to such cooperation that we can develop and eventually become the ones, who set trends in aviation” – summed up director of our center.
We encourage you to watch the photo gallery from that event.
For more photos please visit the Aeromixer organizer’s official website.