Sunday, 27 October | Welcome Hotel | Einstein Room 

1100 – 1730     Registration   Outside Einstein Room
1200 – 1730     AIM Board & Chapter Meeting (by invitation only)
1800 – 1930     Welcome Reception | Galerie Bistro Moller

    Monday, 28 October | darmstadtium Level 2 | vanadium 2 Room

    0730 – 1530     Registration | Outside vanadium 2 Room
    0900 – 1745     Educational Program
    1830 – 2130     Networking Dinner | Restaurant Sitte (offsite)
    0900 – 0915     Welcome & Introductions | vanadium 2 Room
    0915 – 0930     10 Trends in Wireless IoT Driving the World Forward |  Anja Van Bocxlaer | RFID & Wireless IoT
    0935 – 1000     Traceability of Tobacco Products in the European Union
    Jan Hoffmann | Policy Coordinator, Directorate-General Health and Food Safety | European Commission
    Illicit tobacco products drain national budgets and undermine existing tobacco control policies. In May 2019, the European Union (EU) established the first regional traceability system for tobacco products, which forms a key component of the EU’s policy on stepping up the fight against illicit trade. The traceability system enables national and EU authorities to track and trace tobacco products across the legal supply chain, from manufacturing facilities to retail outlets. In this session, Jan Hoffmann will outline the regulatory, policy and operational dimensions of tobacco traceability in the EU, and share experiences gained in the months following the establishment of the system.
    1005 – 1030     End-to-End Food Traceability 
                              Jeanne Duckett | ​Manager, Technology Development | Avery Dennison
    Food traceability systems should be able to access information about all the ingredients of a food product (down to the individual batch or lot of the ingredient) and allow companies to understand the disposition of all the ingredients and intermediate materials within a production process. It also includes being able to pinpoint where any particular product is located in the supply chain at any particular time. Traceability is a crucial component of the food safety system and is governed by legislation that includes the Food Safety Modernization Act and the European Union’s General Food Law.
    1030 – 1045     Networking Break | Outside vanadium 2 Room
    1045 – 1200     Breakout Sessions | Application and Tech Talk Tracks

        Application Track
      vanadium 2 Room
      1050 – 1110 Police Security RFID Storage
      Lucas Ahlstrom | Management Consultant | Loxtore RFID Systems AB
      Electronic weapon inventory management is vital to ensuring the safety of a community. Hear how a law enforcement agency implemented a weapon/riffle storage systems using RFID and IoT technology in 100.000 certified cabinets to track and locate their materials.  
      ​​1545 – 1605
      Iconic Manhattan Skyscraper Streamlines Inspection & Repair with Trusted NFC
      Richard Aufreiter | HID Global
      This session provides an example how trusted NFC tags can help digitize, streamline and track the entire sprinkler inspection and repair process of one of New York’s most famous buildings. The result: faster, more efficient inspections and repairs, improved first-time fix rates and fewer repeat visits. Perhaps most important, property management can now more accurately track and confirm all physical on-site inspections and repairs, ensuring the sprinkler system complies with all New York Fire Department’s fire and safety regulations. This IoT case won the 2018 case study award from AIM.
      ​​1610 – 1630
      ​​IATA RFID Bag Tagging Initiative
      Andreas Walsner | Sales Manager Automotive & Aerospace |
      ​Smartrac Technology Group
      With the momentum building within IATA and the recent recommendation from the board during the AGM in June 2019, it is looking likely that RFID will become a resolution within the industry for tracking checked in baggage. With this is in mind we take a look at the possibilities and pitfalls when using RFID within an airport environment.
      ​1635 – 1655

      RAIN Applications Panel | Without RAIN There Are No Flowers
      Steve Halliday | President | RAIN Alliance




      • Andres Bley | Co-Founder | MetraLabs
      • Chuck Evanhoe | President | Aware Innovations
      • Albertus Pretorius | Solutions Architect | LicenSys
        Tech Talk Track
      Palladium Room
      1050 – 1110 Enhancing Track and Trace Tags
      Douglas Seitz | Product Marketing Manager | ON Semiconductor
      RFID technology used for track and trace can be expanded to include capturing of additional information from the same tag, including temperature, shock/vibration, and other environmental conditions. This talk will explore innovation enhancing logistics leveraging existing RFID infrastructure.
      ​​1545 – 1605
      Wurth’s Supplier Labeling Transformation
      Mari Waldron | Marketing | NiceLabel
      Wurth, a global market leader in the sale of fastening and assembly materials, had a goal of digitizing its processes, including labeling. Wurth’s custom-built, legacy labeling system made supplier labeling a challenge. The software was installed at each supplier with CDs and every time there was an update, new CDs had to be sent. In addition, they had no visibility into which software version each supplier used. The company who built the labeling software was acquired, making support a concern. All of this contributed to a cumbersome supplier labeling process resulting in misapplied labels and shipping delays. Wurth addressed these issues with web printing. Their 180 suppliers in 15 countries now print approximately 8.5 million labels/year. Label changes are instantly deployed to suppliers and they have visibility into usage and print history. Now, suppliers deliver ready-to-sell goods to Wurth, packaged in Wurth boxes and branded with their labels.
      ​​1610 – 1630
      ​​The Industrial Value & Development Opportunity of Two-dimensional Bar Code
      Dr. Zhang Chao | Dean | ZIIOT
      Based on the new generation of information technology, digital economy breeds destructive business model and economic paradigm. It is not only a supplement and integration of the original economic system, but also a profound change from the bottom to reshape the global economic landscape.  Two-dimensional bar code as the core perception technology of the Internet of everything, two-dimensional code technology is playing an increasingly important role in the new economic form, the standardization development and popularization of two-dimensional code industry is receiving wide attention from all over the world. 
      ​1635 – 1655
      Laser Marking & Vision Technology Improve AIDC in Medical Implants
      Dr. Faycal Benayad-Cherif | Product Manager | FOBA Laser Marking
      On September 2013, the FDA has mandated that all medical devices be traceable through the UDI (Unique Device Identification) system. The FDA does not recommend a specific marking methodology; however, laser technology has been the preferred method for applying permanent traceability content on medical devices. The combination of laser marking and innovative imaging solutions for AIDC have helped address the requirement of Direct Part Marking (DPM) while addressing the challenges of achieving permanent readable marks with high resolution, speed and accuracy.
      1700 – 1720

      From the Vineyard to the Bottle – RFID for the Wine Industry, Ca’ Del Bosco Case
      Carlo Carminati | Sales and Marketing Directory | SAIT
      The standards and the requirements of nowadays market call for an action in the winemaking industry. The implementation of high technological solutions can help winemakers to take fraud-prevention measures, streamline the production operations and upgrade the customer experience, for an overall business improvement.

      One of the most modern and advanced cellars in Italy, Ca’ del Bosco, together with SAIT, have devised and implemented a system that automatically tracks and traces all the stages in the supply chain, up to the end customer. With the help of the RFID technology, the system is able to systematically store information about products and processes throughout the entire supply chain, achieving the paradigm “from the vineyard to the bottle”.

      1730 – 1745 Wrap Up | vanadium 2 Room
      1830 AIM Networking Dinner | Restaurant Sitte