Program

On June 27 + 28, 2019 the 1st Vienna Window Convention will open its doors under the motto Window Visions I Window Visionaries. We wish to make the Vienna Window Convention the annual stage for the industry. Up to date, international, and as personal as possible!

 

The development of the window market has not come about by chance. It is created by people who thrive for ideas, design and implement strategies, and who are willing to take risks. And it is precisely these people who will be the focus of our convention and who will be given center stage. All participants can expect the rare opportunity to share ideas and strategies in a collegial setting.

The entrepreneurs and innovators of the industry who have significantly shaped and advanced the market with their ideas will be sharing their perspectives of the future of windows. At the same time, the topics of strategy + innovation will form the basis of numerous lectures from diverse fields of the industry.

 

Alongside the ever-relevant topics of expansion and distribution (Western + Eastern Europe), the great issue of our times, digitalization (in both sales and production) will be examined. There will also be additional lectures and, above all, two podium discussions that will give visitors the opportunity to share their ideas.

The presentation of the Vienna Window Awards will honor outstanding achievements in the categories innovationmarketing + sales, and company growth + internationalization. On the evening of the first day of the convention, a festive reception will provide the ideal setting for conversation and entertainment following a full day of activities.

Vienna was selected as the venue on account of its accessibility to all Eastern and Western European countries. And besides, there are worse places to spend a weekend – following the convention.

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  • 09:00am

    Welcome + Opening

  • 09:15am

    From a regional window manufacturer to a European window group – growth strategies of a family business

    Helmut Hilzinger

    Managing Director I
    hilzinger GmbH

  • 00:00am

    Fact-check on the window market: Growth potentials + profitability points

    Frederik Lehner will discuss the current situation of the window market and present current data and forecasts relevant to the most important European markets from the point of view of a leading market researcher in the industry.

    Dr. Frederik Lehner

    Managing Director I Interconnection Consulting

  • 00:00am

    Coffee Break

    Space + time for conversation + refreshments

  • 00:00am

    The future window market as seen from a leading system provider

    Peter Mrosik will analyze the future window market from the perspective of a skilled manager and branch expert. What will windows of the future need to be able to do, and how will the market be developing?

    Dr. Peter Mrosik

    Managing Associate I
    profine Group

  • 11:30am

    Lunch Break

  • 13:00pm

    Digitalization in production: Window production 4.0.

    Harald Pichler will discuss the opportunities and possibilities of digitalization in window production.

    Harald Pichler

    Division Leader Windows I
    AFG ARBONIA

  • 13:45pm

    Digitalization in distribution: Simply buy windows online.

    Christian Kaminski will provide insight into the opportunities and potential of digitalization in distribution.

    Christian Kaminski

    Managing Director I Fensterblick

  • 14:30pm

    Coffee Break

    Space + time for conversation + refreshments

  • 15:00pm

    Panel discussion: Window visions relating to strategy and sales

    The speakers (Helmut Hilzinger, Harald Pichler, Christian Kaminski) will talk with Peter Berger about their visions concerning strategies and sales activities of the window market in the upcoming years.

    Peter Berger

    Management Consultant I Interconnection Consulting

  • 15:30pm

    TBA

  • 16:00pm

    Vienna Window Awards

    Presentation of the Vienna Window Awards: Nomination of the short-list candidates and presentation of the Vienna Window Awards in the categories "innovation", "marketing + sales" as well as "company growth + internationalisation".

  • 17:00pm

    End of the first convention day

  • 19:00pm

    "The Convention on the Dance Floor."

    Gala reception at the Galerie Lehner. Sideshow: The window in painting.