Sustainable Production & Digital Transformation

SUSTAIN Research and Service @ GUC

2nd Symposium on Sustainable Production and Digitalization

Thursday, October 20th @ GUC

2nd Sustain Symposium on Sustainable Production and Digitalization held on October 20th, 2022 on GUC Campus is a joint initiative between GUC and the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD Cairo Office. The symposium hosted speakers from Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Technik – HTW Berlin, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit – GIZ, PepsiCo Egypt., Geocycle in addition to GUC academics from the faculties of Media Engineering and Technology, the Faculty of Management Technology and others. The Symposium explored means to facilitate more sustainable production with the help of digitalization technologies. The future depends on what we do in the present.

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Prof. Dr. Ralf Klischewski

Scientific Project Lead
The German University in Cairo

Prof. Dr. Volker Wohlgemuth

Industrial Enviromental Informatics
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin

Prof. Dr. Stephan Matzka

Mechnical Engineering
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin


Day 1 – Thursday Oct, 20


9:00am – 9:30am



9:30am – 10:00am


Prof. Dr. Ralf Klischewski, Scientific Project Lead, The German Univeristy in Cairo
Mr. Mohamed Mazen, Advisor GIZ Egypt, German Society for International Cooperation


10:00am – 10:30am

Material Flow Management and Artificial Intelligence: Examples from Industry

Prof. Dr. Volker Wohlgemuth, M.Sc. Martina Willenbacher, Industrial Environmental Informatics, HTW Berlin


10:30am – 11:00am

How Production Entities can Benefit from Sustainability

Mr. Adham Elmahdy, General Manager, Geocycle Egypt


11:00am – 11:30am

Material Flow Analysis: Case Studies and Benefits

Eng. Amira Ahmed, GUC ; B.Sc. Tim Winiarz, HTW Berlin


11:30am – 12:30pm

Coffee Break / Poster Sessionn


12:30pm – 1:00pm

Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence: Challenges and Best Practices in Industry

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Matzka, Mechanical Engineering, HTW Berlin


1:00pm – 1:30pm

Digitalization on the Move – Best Practice Cases

Dr.-Ing Maggie Mashaly, The German University in Cairo


1:30pm – 2:00pm

Supply Chain Digitalization: Insights on Fleet Management

Eng. Ahmed Sami, Fleet Control Supervisor, PepsiCo., Egypt


2:00pm – 3:00pm

Closing / Lunch / Networking


What is Sustain?

The German University in Cairo – in cooperation with German partners – establishes self-sustaining capabilities for consulting, training, education and research in order to promote resource efficiency and sustainable production in the Egyptian industry.
We aim at servicing the Egyptian industrial community with the needed expertise, guidance and support on the path towards more sustainable production and digital transformation.
Consultancy and training are based on well-established scientific methods such as Material Flow Analysis (MFA), Material Flow Cost Accounting (MFCA) and Life Cycle Analysis (LCA). Powered by data-driven analysis and computer-based (re-)modeling of production processes, all of these methods can lead to substantial efficiency gains, resource savings and financial benefits.

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