The more the 150 guests participating in the conference were greeted by Dr. József Nyírő, President of MAJOSZ, Dr. András Háry, Managing Director of Autóipari Próbapálya Zala Kft., László Vigh Member of Parliament and Ministerial Commissioner, and Zoltán Balaicz Mayor of Zalaegerszeg, and then had the opportunity to watch the MAJOSZ image film, presented for the first time.
In the opening session, Dr. Ádám Nagy, deputy state secretary for sectoral strategies and regulation talked about the main directions of domestic industry development, and presented the seventh pillar of the strategic directions of the Hungarian economic policy. Dr. Zoltán Birkner, President of the NRDI Office summed up the results of the new research, development and innovation funding system and outlined the future plans.Dr. Róbert Keszte, Managing Director of Continental Automotive Hungary Kft briefly highlighted the efficiency challenges emerging in the 21st century manufacturing to the audience comprised of the representatives of automotive companies and institutions. Dr. Gábor Nick from EPIC InnoLabs, a research fellow of MTA SZTAKI gave an intriguing presentation on the engine of innovative digitisation: knowledge transfer.
As part of the programme, the Association of Hungarian Vehicle Component Manufacturers and Autóipari Próbapálya Zala Kft. signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement under which the parties will engage in professional cooperation in the automotive industry and vehicle development, manufacturing technologies, modern industrial and communication technologies, and transportation systems.
The afternoon session of the conference was opened by István Ács, Managing Director of Bosch Rexroth Kft, demonstrating Industry 4.0 products and solutions, and presenting the structure, operation and functions of the National Technology Platform Association.
Tibor Brányik, Division Director of Trigo Group talked about the non-destructive tomographic assessment of electric motors, he was followed by Gábor Kiglics, Managing Director of Engineering Kft, who gave an insight into the virtual modelling of autonomous vehicles and the advantages of electromagnetic simulations.
Bálint Tóth, support engineer of the ZalaZone project demonstrated various automated driving functions and how autonomous vehicle systems can be tested in a test track environment. Mag. Igor Sekardi gave a presentation on communication between employee and employer representative bodies, which was translated by Herbert Rupp, honorary member of the board of MAJOSZ. Viktória Fulai from Blue Colibri presented the MAJOSZ app which will modernise and facilitate communication between member companies. The last presentation was a teaser about driving experience, delivered by József Cseri, owner of BMW-Autófókusz Kft, after which the participants had the opportunity to go for a test drive with the fabulous cars lined up by the company.
After the morning session, the nearly 150 professional guests of the 4:PONT:2 conference were invited to a standing reception by MAJOSZ. The afternoon events included a test drive show on the ZalaZone Automotive Test Track. The more adventurous guests could take the beautiful cars provided by BMW Group/Hungary and BMW Autófókusz Kft for a test drive, and could also try out a TGE and an e-TGE and lay eyes on a MAN Xlion truck provided by MAN Kamion és Busz Kereskedelmi Kft. In the framework of the TESLA test drive experience programme, the participants could not only drive a stunning Tesla but also a surprise supercar, a BMW i8.