June 20 2018

CEO Roundtable

The International Federation of Robotics invites press for 20 June 2018 from 09:15 to 11:15 a.m. to the IFR CEO Roundtable at automatica in Munich. The CEOs of KUKA, ABB and FANUC will discuss the topic "Robots and AI: Vision and Reality" with an expert from DHL.


Per Vegard Nerseth

Group Senior Vice President, ABB, Switzerland

Stefan Lampa

CEO, KUKA Industries, Germany

Dr. Kiyonori Inaba

Director Executive Managing Officer, General Manager, ROBOT Business Division, FANUC CORPORATION, Japan

Markus Kueckelhaus

Vice President Innovation + Trend Research, DHL, Germany


Bruno Siciliano

Professor at University of Naples Federico II, Italy


Ken Fouhy

Moderator, Editor in Chief, VDI nachrichten


  • Welcoming and presentation of the participants of the CEO Round Table by Gudrun Litzenberger, IFR General Secretary

  • Preview on World Robotics Industrial Robots 2018 by the IFR President Junji Tsuda, Yaskawa, Japan
  • Discussion on “Robots and AI: Vision and Reality”
  • Get together and personal interviews with the panelists

Press Registration

Journalists send their registration to Carsten Heer, press@ifr.org



June 19- June 22, 2018

Everything at automatica revolves around optimizing your production operation. The trade fair features innovative automation and robotics solutions with pioneering key technologies for all branches of industry. So you can manufacture higher-quality products quicker and more cost effectively.

ISR 2018

June 20- June 21, 2018

Robotics in the era of Digitalization! After two years the 50th International Symposium on Robotics, ISR 2018, will again be held in Munich, Germany, from June 20–21, 2018.

CiROS 2018

July 04- July 07, 2018

China International Robot Show (CiROS), co-hosted by China Machinery Industry Federation, China Robot Industry Alliance and CMEPO Exhibition Co., Ltd, is China's first national exhibition platform covering the whole product chain of robots aiming to make the most professional exhibition in robotics with the main robotics industry companies from home and abroad.


August 29- September 01, 2018

The Taiwanese robot exhibition will be located at Taipei World Trade Center, Nangang exhibiton hall

RobotWorld 2018

October 10- October 13, 2018

RobotWorld is major international robot show, which consists of exhibition, contest, and conference all-in-one. This is especially driven by the Korean government since 2006 to boost industry as a whole, which had been at its fledgling stage of development.

Japan Robot Week 2018

October 17- October 19, 2018

Japan Robot Week 2018, as the exhibition specialized in service robots and robot-related technologies, has been held every following year of ‘International Robot Exhibition (iREX)’, and will mark its 4th exhibition this year.

Contact IFR Germany

Gudrun Litzenberger

IFR General Secretary
IFR Statistical Department

Lyoner Str. 18
60528 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69-6603-1502
Fax: +49 69-6603-2502
E-Mail: gl@ifr.org

Nina Kutzbach

Assistant IFR Statistical Department

Lyoner Str. 18
60528 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69-6603-1518
Fax: +49 69-6603-2518
E-Mail: nk@ifr.org

Silke Lampe

Assistant IFR Secretariat

Lyoner Str. 18
60528 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69-6603-1697
Fax: +49 69-6603-2697
E-Mail: sl@ifr.org