The first speakers for BetonTage 2024 have been announced!

Jörg Heynkes will open the 68th BetonTage on Tuesday. He is an entrepreneur, author and speaker. The trained industrial and advertising photographer started his own business at the age of 23 – and developed very quickly. Because he learned early on that everyone shapes their own future. Among other things, he founded the Wuppertal energy network VillaMedia, is vice president of the Bergische IHK and a real estate developer, volunteers for the “Klimaquartier Arrenberg” project and, with one of his companies, develops the software to operate humanoid robots like Pepper. Pepper is always by his side during his lectures. He is provocative, radical and uncomfortable – because he asks uncomfortable questions, even of himself.
The title of the presentation is “Future 4.1 – Why we will only save the world digitally, or not at all”.

The second speaker on Day 1 will be Werner Loscheider from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection on the BetonTage stage. Werner Loscheider has been Head of Unit IVB4 Construction Industry, Lightweight Construction/New Materials, Resource Efficiency in the Industrial Policy Division at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection since 2014. Prior to that, he was head of the LA2 Policy Coordination and IIA4 Tourism Policy units at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection. Mr. Loscheider holds a diploma in agricultural engineering from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Bonn. His presentation is entitled “The Lightweight Construction Initiative and the BMWK’s Lightweight Construction Technology Transfer Program”.

The 3rd day of the congress will begin with a lecture by Prof. Dr. Peter Schwehr from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. His presentation is entitled “Plea for a new way of building”, and is aimed at the target group of architects and building contractors, among others. Prof. Dr. Peter Schwehr is Head of Research Architecture in Lucerne, where he founded the Competence Center Typology & Planning in Architecture (CCTP). His research interests include transformation strategies of buildings and neighborhoods in the context of sustainable construction, evolutionary processes in architecture, and interdisciplinary planning methodology.