Digital International Future Forum 2021

GEALAN celebrates premiere with virtual event

More than 1000 registered guests, over 400 visitors in eight specialist talks, 13 languages: That was our first Digital Future Forum on 20 and 21 January 2021.

Greeting from the management

Dear ladies and gentlemen, dear business partners,

Already in the summer we made the decision to bring our established International Future Forum to a virtual stage as a digital event for the first time. This step was only logical for us. With it, we are completing another piece in the mosaic of a transformation that GEALAN has accompanied and will continue to follow. The ability to react flexibly, adapt quickly and work agilely is also essential in the modern working world.

The Digital International Future Forum shows: At GEALAN, innovation is not only driven at the product and system level. The way we all work together also reaches a new level. 

I would like to invite you to take this next step with us. During two days of events, you will learn how GEALAN will use its established platform, the International Future Forum in January 2021, to discuss the newest developments in the window market, to exchange experiences and knowledge in a digital path and in a completely uncomplicated way, to clarify questions and to build and maintain networks. You have voted which topics are particularly close to your heart. It is now up to us to prepare these contents for you in a hands-on manner. Because it is you who should benefit from our joint event for your daily work. 

Be our guest at GEALAN's Digital International Future Forum 2021! We look forward to you and your interest in exciting presentations and discussions. 

Ivica Maurović
Spokesman of the Management Board
Managing Director Sales, Marketing and System Development


Virtual exhibition

Parallel to the presentations, you can also learn about numerous GEALAN systems and products at the Digital International Future Forum 2021.

We have prepared selected highlights for you in the exhibition rooms of the event platform.  Why not use the time between your presentations to take a short tour of the virtual GEALAN exhibition right next door?



The digital future of the window industry

The future of the window industry is digital. Digitalisation is changing the entire value chain. This ranges from sales and planning to after-sales offers and maintenance based on digital product information. In addition, windows and doors with sensors are themselves part of digitalisation. Take a look at the exciting future of the window industry in our keynote speech with Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer - a proven expert on the topics of innovation and digitalisation.

Start: Wednesday, 20.01.2021 | Time: 09:00 (GMT+1) Germany Time zone | Duration: 60 min


Further presentations at DIFF 2021

Accessibility: Thinking about tomorrow today

If you want to build appropriately for people of all ages and without barriers, there are a few things you need to consider: Door thresholds, for example, can at some point become an insurmountable obstacle. The window industry, too, can help shape the future and enable people to live longer in their own four walls. Barrier-free building experts and architects can help you to ensure that the entrances and entrances you plan to build are convenient and safe to access on a permanent basis. 

Start: Wednesday, 20.01.2021 | Time: 10:30 (GMT+1) Germany Time zone | Duration: 60 min

Sound insulation: R-value is the new U-value

Sound insulation is becoming increasingly important, especially in property development. Whereas in the past the thermal insulation value Uw was the main focus of interest when buying windows, this is increasingly changing as urban areas become more densely populated. Rising noise levels are bringing sound insulation into focus, and the R value is becoming a decisive processing and purchasing criterion. 
Well thought-out profile constructions and systems, however, enable individually tailored sound insulation. In this presentation, you will learn what sound insulation solutions GEALAN has at hand and how to plan and implement them optimally. 

Start: Wednesday, 20.01.2021 | Time: 13:00 (GMT+1) Germany Time zone | Duration: 60 min

Digital Planning: All from one (digital) cast

To digitalise the entire value chain around the window - this vision of GEALAN and Digital Building Solutions (DBS) we want to share with you in this presentation. Where do we stand, what tools and services are already available? In addition to detailed explanations, we will also venture a look into the future. And we will tell you how you too can successfully use digital planning from a single source for your own business. 

Start: Wednesday, 20.01.2021 | Time: 14:30 (GMT+1) Germany Time zone | Duration: 60 min

Smart Home: Clever networking, identifying trends

The home of the future is smart. The networking of building technology and household appliances not only increases the quality of living and life, but also makes the home safer and more efficient. Find out in this presentation how smart home opens up new possibilities beyond the standard window functions. Also learn about the first smart home components from GEALAN and hear from leading companies in the smart home sector about the trends that await us in the future.

Start: Thursday, 21.01.2021 | Time: 09:00 (GMT+1) Germany Time zone | Duration: 60 min


Ventilation: feel-good climate made easy

For residents, it is a factor of well-being and health, for builders it is a legal requirement - and for you it is an opportunity to expand your business: ventilation. Due to energetically more and more dense buildings, classic window ventilation is not always sufficient. Intelligent ventilation systems bring fresh air into the house - without you having to open a window. In this presentation we will introduce you to the basic principles, planning and installation of ventilation solutions. Find out how valuable intelligent ventilation can be.

Start: Thursday, 21.01.2021 | Time: 10:30 (GMT+1) Germany Time zone | Duration: 60 min

Statics: technically on the safe side

The building authorities require proof of stability for structures of a certain size. Such a static check is therefore also legally regulated and obligatory for each window element. With its solutions, GEALAN always has an eye on the statics and offers numerous options, such as mullions and couplings that meet the legal requirements. This presentation supports you in your structural calculations and planning and puts you on the safe side when dealing with the authorities.

Start: Thursday, 21.01.2021 | Time: 13:00 (GMT+1) Germany Time zone | Duration: 60 min

Design: In the eye of the beholder

Windows immediately catch the eye: as design elements they make a significant impression on the façade. Which requirements and decision criteria are incorporated into the design process and how are these implemented? This is what we want to examine in this lecture from three different perspectives: from the point of view of project developers, architects and window manufacturers. 

Start: Thursday, 21.01.2021 | Time: 14:30 (GMT+1) Germany Time zone | Duration: 60 min
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