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World Electronics Forum Adelaide 2019

4-6 December 2019

Adelaide Convention Centre

Registration

WEF Adelaide

About

Green Industries SA is our sponsor now!

We are delighted to announce that Green Industries SA is our stream sponsor for

  • The Future: Climate Change, Waste and the Circular Economy
  • STOP PRESS – This sponsorship is supporting these NOT TO BE MISSSED events:
  • KEYNOTE presentation - Electronics in a Circular Economy delivered by John Gertsakis, Co-founder and Director, Ewaste Watch Institute
  • MASTERCLASS - Circular design for electronics delivered by John Gertsakis and Rose Read, Ewaste Watch Institute

The Ewaste Watch Institute is a not-for-profit organisation focused on accelerating electronics sustainability and environmental stewardship in Australia and New Zealand. Co-founded by John Gertsakis and Rose Read, the Ewaste Watch mission is to inform, educate, engage and activate industry, government and the public on better product design, cleaner production, smarter logistics and socially desirable consumption models, such as the sharing economy, reuse, repair and materials recycling.

Ewaste Watch collaborates closely with its research partner, the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney.

The WEF is an annual meeting of Electronics Industry leaders from around the world.

Our conference theme is Electronics- Enabling Our Future

This amazing event, bringing Adelaide-based electronics companies together with investors and CEOs from the world’s largest companies, is expected to create business links, collaboration and investment opportunities. Adelaide’s long history as a major player in the Australian electronics industry will be on show. This is the first time since 2003 that the WEF has taken place in Australia and will be a major event for our industry.

The program covers a wide range of topics with speakers from across the sector sharing their knowledge. We have done our best to create a program that caters for the diverse mix of attendees and have also allowed plenty of time in the program for discussions. Key topics include:

  1. LPWAN – Low Power Wide Area Networks. What is here and what is coming up in cellular, unlicensed and satellite technologies. (Hear the path taken by companies that are successfully operated fully scaled solutions).
  2. Power sources for IoT - thermoelectric, kinetic, tribolectric and photovoltaic (PV) systems./. What are the latest developments?
  3. Innovation in PCB Technology-metal cored PCB’s, Wafer level packaging, Biodegradable PCBs.
  4. Value Chain Development- How can countries move from low value add manufacturing to having a high value electronics industry.
  5. Free Trade - How does it apply in high complexity supply chain. How should we address intellectual property?
  6. STEM – Can industry engage effectively and make a difference in promoting STEM education?
  7. E-waste and the Circular Economy- What’s really happening?
  8. Opportunities in space - propulsion systems, satellites, robotics, telescopes.
  9. Energy Storage. How home energy systems are transforming the grid.
  10. Standards Upgrades – What’s happening with EMC and Electrical Safety Standards, and what does it mean to electronics design.
  11. On Farm Robotics – cutting edge AgTech or smoke and mirrors?
  12. Autonomous vehicles- planes, boats and trains (plus drones and buses) When and how will the transformation take place?

The conference will include:

  • Industry leaders from more than 20 advanced electronics technology countries
  • Innovations from both local and international exhibitors at the extensive Electronics Industry Exhibition
  • Pre-conference program of escorted visits to specialist local companies and institutions
  • Workshops and masterclasses with industry experts
  • Gala Dinner and Industry Awards night
  • Extensive cultural program of local visits following the concert is currently being planned

The Meeting will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre located centrally in the city of Adelaide, overlooking the River Torrens and Adelaide Oval. The multi-award winning Adelaide Convention Centre enjoys a global reputation for excellence and is consistently rated among the world’s top convention centres. It is ideally located for both participants and sponsors.

An exciting program is planned together with a trade exhibition.

Join us for thought-provoking discussion, information-sharing, strategising and problem solving as well as some great social events and networking. We are looking forward to creating a stimulating program for you as well as an engaging space for you to network, reconnect with colleagues and meet new people.

We look forward to welcoming you in Adelaide in 2019.

To ensure that you receive regular updates please add your name to the mailing list and refer to this website as further details regarding the Conference are announced.



Donald Kay

President, Electronics Development Adelaide Inc

Convenor

Supported by

Don Alan Madderns TAFE SA GI SA WEF EIDA Innovyz Powercell Element14 GP-Batteries Thinxtra
About

About

About The Forum

The Electronics Industry is the enabler of a vast variety of our world’s future development. Yet it is often overshadowed by the digital revolution which depends on it.

In 2019 Adelaide is hosting the world’s premier gathering of industry leaders, the World Electronics Forum (WEF).

There will be an in international Industry Conference running alongside this gathering at the Adelaide Convention Centre, attracting world class speakers as well as showcasing local industry.

The annual WEF meeting takes place in cities around the world. This year the Electronics Industry Development Association of Adelaide will bring world leaders in the industry together for the first time in Australia since 2003.

The Adelaide Electronics Industry is around 40% of total Australian electronics industry. Extraordinary in a city with only 5% of Australia’s population!

Streams

Major Streams

Electronics in Action

AgTech, Space, Sensors and IOT, New Frontiers in Innovation

Our Industry

Sustaining Ourselves

Our Technology

Development and Regulation

The Future

Climate Change, Waste and the Circular Economy

About

Speakers

World Class Speakers

We are gathering a fantastic lineup of speakers and are excited to provide a platform for them to share their stories, provide key insights and advice, and inspire. Details of invited speakers will be added as arrangements are confirmed

Gill Hicks
Gill Hicks

A published author, musician, artist and Mother

Göran Roos
Göran Roos

Professor Göran Roos FTSE is a Swedish academic, technologist, author and businessman

Adiran Tchordjallian
Adrian Tchordjallian

Network, Cloud and Service Manager for Thinxtra Ltd

Alex Grant
Dr Alex Grant

CEO and Co-founder, Myriota

Dr Andrew Skinner
Dr Andrew Skinner

Engineering Director, Measurement Engineering Australia (MEA)

Dr Andrew Skinner
Andrew Suttle

Country Manager u-blox

Chris Zombolas
Chris Zombolas

Managing Director at EMC Technologies Pty Ltd

Dr Andrew Skinner
Derek Abbott

Professor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, B.Sc (Hons), Ph.D., CEng., CPhys, FInstP, FIAP, FIEAust, Fellow IEEE

Dr Andrew Skinner
Nesimi Ertugrul

Assoc. Prof. at University of Adelaide

Aida Gharahkhani
Aida Gharahkhani

Field Application Engineer, Altuim

Dr Andrew Skinner
Damian Hewitt

Manager of Transport at SAGE Automation

Donald Kay
Donald Kay

CEO of Don Alan Pty Ltd

John Gertsakis
John Gertsakis

Director and Co-Founder, Ewaste Watch Institute

Rose Read
Rose Read

Director and Co-Founder, Ewaste Watch Institute

Frank Lupinacci
Frank Lupinacci

Senior Business Development Executive at Telstra

Pietro Sbisa
Pietro Sbisa

IoT Practice Lead at Braemac

Russell Brinkworth
Russell Brinkworth

Associate Professor of Autonomous Systems

Teresa Janowski
Teresa Janowski

CEO and Founder of STEM FastTrack

Joseph Fu-Hsiong Cheng
Joseph Fu-Hsiong Cheng

Vice Chairman of TEEMA

Jay Yantchev
Jay Yantchev

CEO and Co-Founder of ASTC, VLAB Works, and IQonIC Works.

Richard Day
Richard Day

Director Low Carbon Industry Development
Department for Energy and Mining
Government of South Australia

Ben Macey
Ben Macey

Project Manager, Technical and Commercial
Clean Energy Transition Division
Department for Energy and Mining

Schedule

The Schedule

The Conference will commence Wednesday 4 December 2019 with exhibition bulid and pre-conference registration. The opening plenary session and Gala Dinner will be held Thursday 5 December 2019 at the Adelaide Convention Centre . Plenary and concurrent sessions will continue Friday 6 December 2019 with the official Conference close at 17:00.

The program covers a wide range of topics with speakers from across the sector sharing their knowledge. We have done our best to create a program that caters for the diverse mix of attendees and have also allowed plenty of time in the program for discussions. Key topics include:

  1. LPWAN – Low Power Wide Area Networks. What is here and what is coming up in cellular, unlicensed and satellite technologies. (Hear the path taken by companies that are successfully operated fully scaled solutions).
  2. Power sources for IoT - thermoelectric, kinetic, tribolectric and photovoltaic (PV) systems./. What are the latest developments?
  3. Innovation in PCB Technology-metal cored PCB’s, Wafer level packaging, Biodegradable PCBs.
  4. Value Chain Development- How can countries move from low value add manufacturing to having a high value electronics industry.
  5. Free Trade - How does it apply in high complexity supply chain. How should we address intellectual property?
  6. STEM – Can industry engage effectively and make a difference in promoting STEM education?
  7. E-waste and the Circular Economy- What’s really happening?
  8. Opportunities in space - propulsion systems, satellites, robotics, telescopes.
  9. Energy Storage. How home energy systems are transforming the grid.
  10. Standards Upgrades – What’s happening with EMC and Electrical Safety Standards, and what does it mean to electronics design.
  11. On Farm Robotics – cutting edge AgTech or smoke and mirrors?
  12. Autonomous vehicles- planes, boats and trains (plus drones and buses) When and how will the transformation take place?

7:30 AM

Registrations Open

9.00 AM

Welcome to Country

Plenary

Main Plenary Hall, Room E3

9.10 AM

Opening Welcome

Plenary

Master of Ceremonies and President of EIDA Mr Donald Kay

Main Plenary Hall, Room E3

9.20 AM

Welcome and Introductions from International WEF Association delegates

Plenary

TBA

Main Plenary Hall, Room E3

9.30 AM

Opening Remarks from the President of the Consumer Technoology Association

Plenary Electronics in Action - New Frontiers in Innovation


Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, Author of Ninja Future: Secrets to Success in the New World of Innovation - video presentation

Main Plenary Hall, Room E3

Opening Keynote 'Electronics in a Circular Economy'

Plenary The Future - Climate Change, Waste and the Circular Economy


John Gertsakis, Co-founder and Director, Ewaste Watch Institute

Main Plenary Hall, Room E3

10.30 AM

Morning Tea & Networking Break

11.00 AM

Panel Presentations and Discussion

Breakout Electronics in Action, IoT

LPWAN – Low Power Wide Area Networks - Low power options for IoT applications. What is here and what is coming up in cellular, unlicensed and satellite technologies. (Hear the path taken by companies that are successfully operated fully scaled solutions).

Panel Members are: Dr Alex Grant, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Myriota, Dr Andrew Skinner, Founder and Engineering Director of Measurement Engineering Australia (MEA), Adrian Tchordjallian, Network Cloud and Services leader at Thinxtra, Andrew Suttle, Country Manager u-blox, Pietro Sbisa' , IoT Practice Lead at Braemac, Frank Lupinacci, Market Development Lead for Smart Transport, Growth and Strategic Markets at Telstra

Main Plenary Hall, Room E3


WEF Presentations

Breakout World Electronics

Presentations from International WEF Delegates

Breakout Room E1


Library Management and Mechanical Cad/Electrical Cad collaboration issues

Breakout Our Technology

Aida Gharahkhani, Field Application Engineer at Altium

Breakout Room E2

11.45 AM

Masterclass: Cyber Security

Breakout Our Industry - Sustaining Ourselves

Derek Grocke & Daniel Floreani

Breakout Room E2

12.30 PM

Lunch

1.30 PM

RoboRoos Presentation - STEM Education

Plenary Our Industry - Sustaining Ourselves

RoboRoos, Student Robotics Club of South Australia Inc.

Main Plenary Hall, Room E3

1.50 PM

Industry Engagement with STEM

Breakout Our Industry - Sustaining Ourselves

Alex Grant, CEO Myriota

Main Plenary Hall, Room E3


WEF Presentations

Breakout World Electronics

Presentations from International WEF Delegates

Breakout Room E1


How to kickstart your Industrial IoT Journey with LPWANs

Breakout Electronics in Action, IoT

Adrian Tchordjallian, Network, Cloud and Service Manager for Thinxtra

Breakout Room E2

2.35 PM

Virtualizing the Development of Embedded Systems, Software, and Semiconductors

Breakout Our Technology

Jay Yantchev, CEO and Co-Founder of ASTC, VLAB Works, and IQonIC Works

Main Plenary Hall, Room E3


WEF Closed Meeting

Breakout World Electronics

Private meeting for WEF Association Delegates

Breakout Room E1


RCM Compliance for IoT Devices including Cellular Gateways

Breakout Our Technology

Chris Zombolas, Managing Director at EMC Technologies Pty Ltd

Breakout Room E2

3.15 PM

Afternoon Tea

3.45 PM

South Australia's stunning clean energy transition (including the Hornsdale Big Battery project)

Breakout Electronics in Action - New Frontiers in Innovation

Richard Day and Ben Macey

Main Plenary Hall, Room E3

4.45 PM

Day 1 close

Plenary Summary of Day 1 and program highlights for Day 2

Master of Ceremonies

9.00 AM

Day 2 welcome

Master of Ceremonies

Main Plenary Hall, Room E3

9.10 AM

Manufacturing Competitively in a High Cost Environment

Plenary Our Industry - Sustaining Ourselves

Professor Goran Roos

Main Plenary Hall, Room E3

10.00 AM

Special Guest

Plenary

Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham,Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment

Main Plenary Hall, Room E3

10.30 AM

Morning Tea & Networking Break

11.00 AM

Self-adaptive biologically inspired signal processing for use in robotics and surveillance

Breakout Electronics in Action

Russell Brinkworth, Associate Professor in Autonomous Systems, Flinders University

Main Plenary Hall, Room E3


Supply Chain Integrity – Eliminating Counterfeits and other quality issues

Breakout Our Technology

Donald Kay, CEO Don Alan Pty Ltd

Breakout Room E1


MASTERCLASS: mental health and wellbeing in the workplace

Breakout Our Industry - Sustaining Ourselves

Kylie Cocks, Healthy Workers Adviser at Business SA

Breakout Room E2

11.45 AM

Australia’s Energy Future

Breakout

Prof. Derek Abbott, University of Adelaide

Main Plenary Hall, Room E3


Avoiding gotcha moments in IoT rollouts

Breakout Electronics in Action, IoT

Pietro Sbisa', IoT Practice Lead at Braemac

Breakout Room E1


MASTERCLASS: Altium Concord Pro - A better way to collaborate and manage libraries

Breakout Our Technology

Aida Gharahkhani, Sales Application Engineer at Altium

Breakout Room E2

12.30 PM

Lunch

1.30 PM

MASTERCLASS: Circular design for electronics

Breakout The Future - Climate Change, Waste and the Circular Economy

John Gertsakis and Rose Read, Ewaste Watch Institute

Breakout Room E2

1.45 PM

Smart Mobility

Breakout Electronics in Action

Damian Hewitt Manager of Transport at SAGE Automation

Main Plenary Hall, Room E3


The Role of Wide Bandgap (SiC and GaN) Switching Devices in the Future Power Grid

Breakout Electronics in Action, Energy Systems

Nesimi Ertugrul, Assoc. Prof., University of Adelaide

Breakout Room E1

2.35 PM

Case Study: Real World Commercial LPWAN IoT deployment

Breakout Electronics in Action, IoT

Dr Andrew Skinner, Engineering Director, Measurement Engineering Australia (MEA)

Main Plenary Hall, Room E3


Smart Transport

Breakout Electronics in Action

Frank Lupinacci, Market Development Lead for Smart Transport, Growth and Strategic Markets at Telstra

Breakout Room E1


Critical Success factors for client end licensed LPWAN

Breakout Electronics in Action, IoT

Speaker: Andrew Suttle, Country Manager u-blox

Breakout Room E2

3.15 PM

Afternoon Tea

3.45 PM

The future of Electronics through the eyes of 15 year olds

Plenary Our Industry - Sustaining Ourselves

Teresa Janowski, CEO STEM Fasttrack

4.45 PM

Close and Thanks

Plenary

Master of Ceremonies

Main Plenary Hall, Room E3

4.50 PM

Close and Thanks

Plenary

President of EIDA, Mr Donald Kay

Main Plenary Hall, Room E3

08:00

Cultural program

An exciting program of local and regional cultural activities is planned

08:00

Cultural program

An exciting program of local and regional cultural activities is planned