Events

We network the ecosystem
of the smart building

Center Smart Commercial Building offers you different event formats spread throughout the year.
Whether certificate courses, theme days or the big annual conference – use our events to effectively further your education and to exchange ideas with other representatives of the industry!

RWTH-certificate course

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Digital Real Estate Manager” 2024

Module I: September 03-04, 2024
Module II: October 15-16, 2024
Module III: November 12-14, 2024 (incl. exam day)

Regular course fee: 4,900 € (plus VAT)
Secure the Super Early Bird Ticket now until May 13, 2024 and save 30%!

We would like to draw your attention to the further training support programs of the federal states for employees and smaller companies as well as to the education bonus.

Theme Days

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Further information about dates and topics will follow.

You would like to contribute to one of our theme days?

You are an expert in one of the topics and would like to present your solution and share your knowledge and know-how?
Then get in touch with us!

Topics & themes 2024

Changing working environments – requirements for the work of the future

Immerse yourself in the future of the world of work at our event “Changing worlds of work – requirements for the work of the future”. Discover what expectations will be placed on employers in the future, how Generation Y will influence the world of work and what innovative approaches there are for harmonizing work and private life, digital skills, leadership in hybrid worlds, new pay and modern office design.

Date: Catch-up date will be announced shortly
Language: German
Execution: Online via MS-Teams
Regular ticket fee: Free of Charge
Speaker: Tbd.

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Data gap in existing buildings: How do we get clarity?

Date: June 04, 2024
Language: German
Implementation: Online via MS Teams
Regular ticket price: Free of charge
Speakers and agenda: Tbd.

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High-tech vs. low-tech: How can the building be operated really efficiently?

Date: September 19, 2024
Language: German
Implementation: Online via MS Teams
Regular ticket price: Free of charge
Speakers and agenda: Tbd.

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 Conference Smart Building Solutions 2024

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The SBS, which has been held annually in Aachen at the RWTH Aachen Campus since 2019, aims to bring together decision-makers from the real estate industry, portfolio holders, technology providers and PropTechs to answer relevant questions from the industry and discuss possible solutions.

Save The Date: November 19th & 20th, 2024

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Recruiting Event on May 25th

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The future of Building & Smart Building introduces itself!
Based on the success of the last year, on May 25, the Center Smart Commercial Building partnered with the Center Building and Infrastructure Engineering to host a recruiting evening again.

Click here for the impressions of the recruiting event 2023

Webinars
(with our partners)

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The last webinar, “BIM Content Management made in Aachen”, took place on January 31st from 16:00 to 17:00 in cooperation with Formitas AG!

Title: BIM Content Management made in Aachen
Speaker: Maksim König, BIM Manager- Formitas AG
Date: 31.01.2023, 16:00 to 17:00

Content?

In this one-hour webinar including Q&A, Maksim König, BIM Manager at the digitization expert at Formitas AG, presented the new Revit-integrated content management platform BIMfiles. He demonstrated how BIM families and other BIM objects can be easily searched, uploaded, organized and shared company-wide in a cloud-based manner.

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The first webinar, “Operational Optimization through AI in Smart Building“, took place on March 29th 2022 from 4 to 5 pm in cooperation with aedifion GmbH!

Title: Operational optimization through AI in the smart building.
Speakers: Marc Baranski, Head of Engineering – aedifion GmbH
Dr. Gerhard Gudergan, Center Manager & Managing Director Metroplitan Cities MC GmbH
Date: 29.03.2022, 4 to 5 pm

#neuland Congress on June 27th & 28th

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Already for the sixth time the #neuland congress took place in Aachen. We were pleased to support the Rhein Ruhr City GmbH in terms of content again this year.

Creating the digital & sustainable future together represents a think tank for thought leaders on the way to an efficient, but equally ecologically and economically sustainable future.
The vision of #neuland is to connect and mobilize people in Europe’s fifth largest metropolitan region: Rhine-Ruhr. Together, innovations for “living and working in a sustainable urban metropolitan region” are to be developed and promoted in the following areas: Digitalization, Sustainability, Mobility, Sports & Culture, Energy and Smart City.

#neuland forms the framework and think tank for thought leaders and stakeholders who want to actively shape the future. In addition to decision-makers from the business, sports and cultural worlds, visionaries, scientists and politicians, investors and startups also emphasized the enormously important networking character of the event, which is intended to lead to the development of new business ideas.

Click here for impressions of the #neuland congress 2023.

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General Conditions of Participation

Scope of application

The following General Terms and Conditions of Participation govern the contractual relationship between participants in continuing education events such as seminars, conferences and meetings and Metropolitan Cities MC GmbH.

Registration/registration confirmation

Registrations for continuing education events can be made online, by e-mail, mail, fax or by telephone (reservation only). Registration becomes legally binding only upon confirmation by Metropolitan Cities MC GmbH in writing or by e-mail after prior registration. However, in the case of registrations from companies with consulting activities and competing institutions, we reserve the right to examine the extent to which they are in competition with Metropolitan Cities MC GmbH or its partners and to refuse participation or cancel a registration.

Each legally binding registration is based on the present General Conditions of Participation.

Payments

Payment shall be made by advance payment after invoicing. The amount is payable without deductions by bank transfer within 14 days of the invoice date. The costs of the payment transaction shall always be borne by the participant. In case of non-payment Metropolitan Cities MC GmbH reserves the right to cancel and pass on the place. If the participant is in default of payment, Metropolitan Cities MC GmbH is entitled to charge default interest in the amount of 5 % above the base interest rate (§ 247 Abs. 1 BGB) p.a.. The fee includes the services named in the advance notice of the event; regularly not included are, for example, accommodation and travel costs, breakfast and dinner.

Withdrawal

The participant has the right to name a substitute person at any time until the beginning of the event, who will participate in the event in his/her place. No fee will be charged for this change. Cancellations must be made in writing, by fax or by e-mail. If a registration is cancelled before the start of the event, a processing fee of 50% of the participation fee will be charged. If a cancellation is received by the organizer later than two weeks before the start of the event, the full participation fee must be paid.

Cancellation by the organizer / change of program

Metropolitan Cities MC GmbH reserves the right to cancel events. Participants will be informed immediately (in writing).

Metropolitan Cities MC GmbH will, as far as possible, offer the participants of cancelled events alternative offers at other dates or locations. If the participant agrees, the event will be rebooked free of charge. If the participant does not agree, the fees paid will be refunded in full. Further claims are excluded. A claim for compensation of travel and accommodation costs as well as loss of work is excluded. Metropolitan Cities MC GmbH reserves the right to make changes in the organization, staffing or schedule of an event that do not have a significant impact on the overall character of the event.

Certificate of participation

Each participant will receive a certificate of participation from Metropolitan Cities MC GmbH or your event partner upon request.

List of participants

The participant acknowledges that all participants will receive a list of participants with the names of the participants and their companies; contact data such as addresses and telephone numbers will neither be passed on nor published by Metropolitan Cities MC GmbH.

Photo and video use

The participant agrees that photos and videos of the event in which he/she is photographed may be published for print media, in online web presences of the organizer, on data carriers, on TV and for advertising purposes.

Copyright

The conference documents are protected by copyright. Copying, passing on or other use of the conference documents is only permitted with the express written consent of Metropolitan Cities MC GmbH.

Liability

The events are carefully prepared and conducted by qualified authors and speakers. Metropolitan Cities MC GmbH assumes no liability for the timeliness, accuracy and completeness with regard to the conference documents and the execution of the event.

Metropolitan Cities MC GmbH is only liable for property damage and financial losses for which it is responsible – regardless of the legal grounds – to the extent that it is guilty of intent and/or gross negligence, provided that no mandatory legal regulations are in conflict with this.

Storage and use of data

Metropolitan Cities MC GmbH treats personal data confidentially and will only use it in accordance with the provisions of data protection law. There is a storage and use

 

RWTH Aachen Campus: Antitrust guidelines within the frame of events

RWTH Aachen Campus and its member companies draw importance to compliance of the German and European antitrust law within the framework of their activities. In case of violations of antitrust law, fines and claims for damages might be applied. Additionally, reputational damage might be caused, which needs likewise to avoid.

The ban on cartels (Art. 101 (1) AEUV, Section 1 GWB) prohibits in particular agreements of competitors on market conduct as well as the disclosure of competition-relevant information such as prices and its components, delivery times, warranty, costs, customers, quantities, innovations.

Restraints of competition can be excluded from the ban of cartels, since in specific individual cases it is required to create efficiencies for the benefit of consumers, e.g. for qualitatively better products, and effective residual competition remains (Section 2 GWB, Art. 101 (3) AEUV). Some privileges exist within the frame of Research & Development collaborations. Exceptions to the ban on cartels require a case-by-case assessment in advance.

Regarding this, the participants commit themselves to comply the following codes of conduct during the event and to contact Alexandra Köther in case of any ambiguities:

  1. Member companies verify in advance and document on their own responsibility, if a specific collaboration is permissible under antitrust law and which kind of basic rules need to be followed. The antitrust guidelines of RWTH Aachen Campus are binding and can be viewed at any time.
  2. In particular, collaboration with focus on standardization, benchmarking or agreements on (commercial) use of R&D results are subjected to a preliminary review.
  3. Any communication between the participants should be generally limited to the relevant issues, which are required to realize the respective projects.
  4. During all events including the breaks, attention will be paid that no critical topics and collaborations will be discussed. In case of doubts or ambiguities, the matter will be postponed, Alexandra Köther will be contacted and legal advice must be obtained in advance.
  5. If any doubt or ambiguity arise that a collaboration is performed in pretense, e.g. due to any anti-competitive agreements on prices and markets or coordinated abandonment of innovation activities, the event will be cancelled, Alexandra Köther informed and legal advice must be obtained.
  6. An invitation, agenda and participation list are compiled for each event. The protocol includes each discussed topic and decision. No topics will be discussed, which will not be correspondingly recorded in the protocol.
  7. Invitation, agenda and protocol will be provided to all participants. All participants review the documents with regard to critical and misleading wording and ask for correction, if required.

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