Adhesive Technologies - Inspiration Center Düsseldorf

Be part of this exclusive event

Be one of the first to discover our Inspiration Center Duesseldorf (ICD) during this high-class two-day event. As part of an exclusive delegate group, experience how we make innovation and sustainability happen across global industries through our material science expertise and technology know-how. Discover how we can drive industry transformation and shape the future together.

Choose one of three guided tours on Digital Innovation, Open Innovation and Sustainability and enter into direct exchange with our technology experts and partners at interactive Market Places. To set the course for future readiness, we will discuss trends and challenges that are steering our industries in high-profile keynotes and dedicated sustainability breakout sessions.

Please find further information regarding the guided tours and sustainability breakout sessions here:

Jan-Dirk Auris, Executive Vice President Adhesive Technologies


With our Inspiration Center, we strengthen our leadership in material engineering solutions and create value for our customers. We’re excited about welcoming our partners to collaborate and innovate with us here!

Why attend?We invite you to …

interact with our experts to gain individual insights on our material science expertise and technology know-how.

get inspired through digital and real-life demonstrations of our outstanding innovation & sustainability solution portfolio.

innovate with us and get customized solutions of next generation technology innovations

DAY 1Tuesday, September 6th


Arrival & Welcome

Together. We make it happen.
             Jan-Dirk Auris
, Executive Vice President Henkel AdhesiveTechnologies & Sylvie Nicol, Executive Vice President Human Resources and Infrastructure Services

External impulse: Forces that shape our world - Opportunities and challenges of Innovation Megatrends
Dr. Ayesha Khanna
, Co-Founder and CEO of Addo

Panel Discussion with Dr. Ayesha Khanna, Jan-Dirk Auris and Sylvie Nicol


Shaping the future with Innovation and Collaboration.
Christian Kirsten
, Corporate Senior Vice President Adhesive Technologies

Panel discussion with Christian Kirsten and Michael Todd

Guided Tours on focus topics: Digital Innovation, Open Innovation, Sustainability

Dinner & Live Music

End of Event Day 1



Arrival & Welcome

Enabling sustainability through leading technologies.
Csaba Szendrei
, Corporate Senior Vice President Packaging & Consumer Goods & Ulla Hüppe, Head of Sustainability Adhesive Technologies

External impulse: Two sides of the same coin - Why sustainability and innovation need to go hand-in-hand
Richard David Precht
, Philosopher, Publicist, Author

Wrap-up and Guidance to Sustainability Breakout Sessions

Sustainability Breakout Sessions 1:
Enabling Circularity Through Debonding & Recyclability, Low Emission Raw Materials, Design for Sustainability, Transparency & Impact Measurement, Decarbonization in Operations

Coffee & Snacks

Sustainability Breakout Sessions 2:
Enabling Circularity Through Debonding & Recyclability, Low Emission Raw Materials, Design for Sustainability, Transparency & Impact Measurement, Decarbonization in Operations


Sustainability Panel Discussion with Henkel experts 
Playing offense: How to move from talk to action and adopt business leadership in sustainability?

Closing and opportunity for individual exchange with Henkel experts and exploration of Sustainability Market Place

End of Event Day 2


Guided tours

As part of the first day of the event, we will be offering guided tours on three key topics: Digital Innovation, Open Innovation and Sustainability. Each tour will visit three of our Market Places, where Henkel experts engage you in real-life and digital topic demonstrations. One tour lasts about 60 minutes in total.


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Drive to the Henkel Headquarter Gate 8  (Niederheider Str. 22, 40589 Düsseldorf). Visitor parking is available nearby (see question about parking arrangements). The driving time from the Düsseldorf airport to Henkel is about twenty minutes. A taxi ride from the central station to Henkel takes about ten minutes. Find more information about our your way to Henkel here.

The Inspiration Center Düsseldorf can be reached via tram lines U71, U83, U74, and U77 – the latter two can be taken from the central station – and bus lines 724, 789, or 835 to reach Düsseldorf-Niederheid. From the Niederheid stop it is a three-minute walk to Gate 8.

For more information on arrival and departure times and a map showing all the stops, please visit Find more information about our your way to Henkel here.

Free visitor parking is available at Gate 8, P04 (40 parking slots available) or at building Y15 (80 parking slots available) Find more information about our your way to Henkel here.

Yes, there are various charging stations on the Henkel site from Stadtwerke Düsseldorf.

You are already registered as a guest and must identify yourself to the staff at gate 8 with your ID card or passport. Your identification will be checked against the guest list and you will be admitted to the Henkel site.

To ensure the safety of all guests, we kindly ask that you take a Covid 19 rapid test before the event begins.

Please drop us an email at if you would like to transfer your ticket to a colleague. In this case we need the first name, last name, professional title and email address of your colleague.

Please drop us an email at if you have any questions. We’d love to help!

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