Venue: Hotel Ózon & Luxury Villas**** Date: 11-13 June 2024

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[industry 4.0 conference]

Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0, digitization, automation.


They are the most frequently quoted expressions in the field of technology, but what do these terms mean in the practice of industrial companies? At the Smart Factory ConnAction conference, you can familiarize yourself first-hand with domestic manufacturing companies that are already at the forefront of the introduction and application of IT, human resources, and management tasks and processes related to Industry 4.0, and they can’t wait to share their experiences with you.


Factory visits, case studies, and interactive workshops


This year, we are also trying to provide inspiration for the introduction of Industry 4.0, and we will also speak frankly and openly about the difficulties and pitfalls.


With our Com-Forth Team we welcome all returning guests and new interested parties for the 9th time at one of the most defining professional events of Industry 4.0.


Expert Speakers, Real Case Studies

You can get a first-hand insight into Industry 4.0 solutions applied in practice from keyplayers in various industries. Presentations showcasing real experiences, round table discussions on exciting topics, and interactive workshops await you on site, and you can gain new experiences up close during factory visits.


Exclusive Networking Opportunities

We provide a unique opportunity for networking. You can get acquainted with notable speakers and a wide range of almost 200 professionals active in the industry. You can share your experiences and be inspired by each other’s stories. Among our exhibitors, you can meet numerous potential partners who can support your work and goals with added value. Interactivity is supported by the EventMobi application.


Interactive, Professional Workshops

The Tuesday afternoon programme is dedicated to small group (12–15 people) professional workshops. We have selected a variety of topics this year again. Select the most relevant for you and sign in using the application. We are counting on your active participation.


Wellness and Sport

The panoramic wellness area and infinity pool of the Hotel Ózon & Luxury Villas will guarantee that you will be able to relax, as we will also leave time for that. On Thursday – true to the already established tradition – we encourage you to join our morning run.

200 experts
15+ presentations
7 Workshops
# Networking opportunity

Our speakers

[Industry 4.0 experience]


Smart Factory ConnAction is a thoroughly Industry 4.0 conference. Our speakers will present on implemented solutions and specific case studies; furthermore, the sharing of experiences will be at the focus during the panel discussions as well.

Péter Bóna

[Com-Forth Kft., CEO]

Cobus van Heerden

[GE Vernova, Analytics Product Manager]

János Abonyi

[Pannon Egyetem, Vice-dean]

Károly Hoffmann PhD

[Sanmina, Vice president]

Attila Gaszt

[GIA Form Kft., CEO]

Szilvia Gärtner

[Grundfos Manufacturing Ltd.; Senior Environmental Engineer EHS & Continuous Improvement]

Attila Hinkel

[Alverad Technology Focus Kft., CEO]

Gábor Kaszás

[Smartindy Kft./Bitotron Kft., Senior Developer]

Tamás Kocsis

[Alverad Technology Focus Kft., ICS/OT Security Expert]

László Kozma

[Bridgestone Tatabánya Termelő Kft., Smart Factory Coordinator]

László Kántor

[Beckhoff Automation Kft., Support Engineer]

György Melegh

[Com-Forth Kft., Presales & Support engineer]

István Nadj

[CAD-Terv Mérnöki Kft., CEO]

Gábor Németh

[Focxonn, Senior Director, Operations and Division Head]

Viktor Péczeli

[Continental, Head of IT at Continental Plant Veszprem]

Egon Restás

[Vág-Tech Kft, CEO]

Péter Szabó

[SONEAS Vegyipari Kft., CFO]

Gergely Szertics

[AI Partners, CEO]

Márk Teket

[MAM-Hungária Kft., Head of technical development engineering]

Attila Vincze

[Howmet, IT&ABS Manager]

Péter Éliás

[Audi Hungaria, Head of Environmental Protection]

Don't miss it

Participation is free for the delegates of Industry 4.0 experts of manufacturing companies. You can find more info at „Registration” section.

Useful information

[About the conference venue]


Located in Mátraháza, 710 meters above sea level, after the grandiouse renovation Hotel Ózon looks more stylish than ever. Its sophisticated event halls with up-to-date facilities and comfortable guest rooms provide a perfect venue for a conference, while relaxation and recreation are guaranteed by the panoramic spa area.

Szállás Hotel reservation

Please note that accommodation is not included in the conference fee. You can book your accommodation individually at your own expense. You can read more information about it in our confirmation letter.

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Business Formal or Business Casual

Smart Factory ConnAction 2023

Check out our 2023 Smart Factory ConnAction video Summary!

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9:00 - 13:00

Factory visit to Sanatmetal in Eger

Sanatmetal is a 100% Hungarian family-owned company that manufactures and distributes trauma, orthopaedic, spinal, dental, veterinary implants and large joint (hip and knee) prostheses. It is one of Europe's TOP 20 companies, with 70% of its turnover coming from exports and sales to more than 50 countries. It is one of the 18 model companies in Hungary that have earned this distinction with Industry 4.0 solutions such as an integrated enterprise management system, real-time monitoring of data collection and robotisation, which is a step forward for the company in automation. During the visit, guests can follow the products journey in the plant after getting an overview of the company. They will be able to gain insight into the manufacturing activities of the Trauma plant, from the receipt of raw materials, through the machining processes, to packaging and sterilisation. In the orthopaedic and instrumentation unit, participants will learn about the production of hip and knee implants, the grinding robot cell, the prototyping and instrumentation area, and the production of spinal implants. At the end of the visit, visitors will gain an insight into the finished goods warehousing processes, where products are delivered daily to Hungarian hospitals.

9:00 - 13:00

Factory visit to Continental in Budapest

The Budapest plant of Continental Automotive Hungary Ltd. supplies highly advanced and innovative automotive electronics products to the world's leading automotive manufacturers. Its manufacturing tools and software embody the latest Industry 4.0 solutions, and its own software development centre contributes to the global integration of manufacturing systems and to increasing production efficiency.

During the visit, visitors will be able to see automated manufacturing implemented by collaborative and industrial robots, an artificial intelligence-based quality control image processing system for SMT manufacturing, examples of the benefits of 3D printing and a range of digital solutions for optimising manufacturing processes.

9:00 - 13:00

Factory visit to Emerson in Eger

As part of Emerson Discrete Automation Solutions, AVENTICS is one of the world's leading brands in pneumatic components and systems. The brand's manufacturing plant in Eger is not a mass manufacturer in the classical sense, but rather a specialist in customized solutions for the pneumatic industry, offering products and services for machine building and industrial automation.

During the factory visit, visitors will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the following topics:

  • Developments in digitalisation
  • Networking of machines and equipment, data collection and processing
  • Applications developed for manufacturing workplaces
  • Paperless manufacturing with E-labelling
  • AGVs in logistics

9:00 - 13:00

Factory visit (to be confirmed)

14:00 - 15:00

Arrival at Hotel Ózon, registration

15:00 - 18:00

Workshop#1 - Artificial Intelligence in industry

Gergely Szertics, CEO, AI Partners

What does the future hold and what is the reality of manufacturing today? Let's explore together the possibilities of AI in our own factories. During the workshop, participants will be guided through the different AI possibilities, from classic scrap detection and factory data management problems to PLC programs and humanoid helpers, using a digitalisation questionnaire sent to all attendees.

15:00 - 16:15

Workshop#2 - TwinCAT 3 Analytics Workshop - The added value of data analysis

László Kántor, Support Engineer, Beckhoff Automation Kft.

During the TwinCAT 3 Analytics workshop, participants will gain a detailed insight into the use of TwinCAT 3 Analytics functions in industrial automation. The workshop will explore the role of analytics in optimising the performance of industrial systems, predictive maintenance, energy efficiency and the analysis and evaluation of production data.
The workshop will show how TwinCAT 3 Analytics can be used to continuously optimise manufacturing processes, identify opportunities for efficiency improvements and monitor system performance through trend analysis. Participants will learn how to use analytics tools through practical applications and understand how they can contribute to more efficient and predictive industrial automation.

16:15 - 16:45

Coffee break

16:45 - 18:00

Workshop#3 - The knights who say NI(S2)

Tamás Kocsis, ICS/OT Security Expert, Alverad Technology Focus Kft. // György Melegh, Presales & Support Engineer, Com-Forth Kft.

During the workshop, we will explore the technical side of NIS2 and answer the following questions:

  • What are the specific requirements of NIS2 for the IT-OT infrastructure?
  • What are the specific requirements of industrial network devices?
  • How can network management support NIS2 expectations?
  • How can we protect our OT systems from accidental and intentional damage?

18:15 - 18:30

Welcome speech

18:30 - 20:00

Reception, icebreaker discussion #1: Is it getting to the point when it really hurts? Cybersecurity aspects of Industry 4.0.

With the rise of Industry 4.0, factories are increasingly under cyber attacks and domestic factories are no exceptions from these. At the same time, the development of defence against cyber attacks is still in its infancy. But will NIS2 be a big enough boost for domestic industries to start investing? These and similar or even different questions will be discussed by Petra Hetényi (Com-Forth Ltd., OT Security Business Development Manager) and Tamás "Sharky" Kocsis (Cyber Security Expert, Alverad Ltd.).

18:30 - 20:00

Reception, icebreaker discussion #2: What can we use AI for in manufacturing? Sharing real-life experiences.

Details coming soon

18:30 - 20:00

Reception, icebreaker discussion #3: sustainability in manufacturing.

Details coming soon

18:30 - 20:00

Reception, icebreaker discussion #4: Details coming soon

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18:30 - 20:00

Reception, icebreaker discussion #5: Details coming soon

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8:30 - 9:15


9:15 - 9:30

Welcome speech

Péter Bóna, CEO, Com-Forth Kft.

9:30 - 9:55

Innovation and inertia in the 4th industrial revolution

Péter Bóna, CEO, Com-Forth Kft.

9:55 - 10:20

Keynote presentation (Cobus van Heerden, GE Vernova)

Cobus van Heerden, Analytics Product Manager, GE Vernova

10:20 - 10:45

3DEXPERIENCE - The power of a unified software platform in the development process

István Nadj, CEO, CAD-Terv Mérnöki Kft.

Technical people strive for perfection. We like using special software solutions for a few steps of the development process, driving our managers and system administrators crazy. At the same time, we want simplicity and to have the latest data available at all times. We don't want the creative work to be taken up by compiling management reports, providing data to the marketing department or summarizing meetings.
How would it be possible?
Honestly, there are no miracles. But innovative thinking is in everyone, so let's use it! With the right tools and with the right goals, we will be able to go above and beyond and achieve full virtual validation of the tool we develop. Last but not least, we will then have time for creative work and family.

10:45 - 11:10

In the same factory with the enemy

Tamás Kocsis, ICS/OT Security Expert, Alverad Technology Focus Kft.

11:10 - 11:40

Coffee break, networking

11:40 - 12:00

Digitalisation as a global competitive advantage

Gábor Németh, Senior Director, Operations and Division Head, Focxonn

In this presentation, we will look at global competition and effective market competition strategies through the example of the Komárom factory of Cloud Network Technology Kft., a Foxconn subsidiary, and seek answers to the following questions:

  • How to change the global division?
  • What could be a real competitive advantage?
  • What technologies and softwares can help Foxconn's factory to achieve this competitive advantage?

12:00 - 12:20

MES - the justification of data collection in manufacturing

Márk Teket, Technical Development Engineering Manager, MAM-Hungária Kft.

12:20 - 12:40

Soneas Chemical Kft's new maintenance management system from a financial perspective

Péter Szabó, Finance and IT Director, Soneas Chemical Kft.

How to make the physical assets and costs of a chemical company with decades of history visible and transparent?

12:40 - 13:00

Presentation by László Kozma (Bridgestone Tatabánya)

László Kozma, Smart Factory Coordinator, Bridgestone Tatabánya

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:40

Leaders' roundtable discussion

Participants: Résztvevők: Károly Hoffmann (Sanmina), Attila Gaszt (GIA Form Kft.), Egon Restás (Vág-Tech Kft.)

14:40 - 15:00

Steps to create data value with TwinCAT Analytics

Sándor Fazekas, Managing Director, Hunify Laboratories Kft.

A discussion on the differentiation between data and valuable data and the creation of value. In a simple few steps, starting from raw data collection to possible measurements and optimizations - based on TwinCAT Analytics, offering a complete solution.

15:00 - 15:20

Smart In-Flow - Introducing successful data collection and analysis solutions - our practical experience in Hungarian factories

Gábor Kaszás, Senior Developer, Smartindy Kft./Bitotron Kft.

The secret to implementing a successful industrial data collection and analysis solution lies in the small details. Using actual examples, we provide insights into the development process, from initial data collection needs to the development of new features, including artificial intelligence/machine learning solutions. It will be revealed what we as full-service hardware/software solution providers can offer during the implementation process and what is needed from the customer side for the project to be successful. The importance of scheduling, reliability and data security will be highlighted during the presentation.

15:20 - 15:40

Coffee break, networking

15:40 - 16:00

Presentation by Dr. habil. János Abonyi

16:00 - 16:30

Operator 4.0 roundtable

16:30 - 16:50

Local sustainability at GRUNDFOS

Szilvia Gärtner, Senior Environmental Engineer, GRUNDFOS

How can we be sustainable where we produce and where we emit?
The Danish pumping station started its operations at a time when all of Europe was still suffering from the damage of war. Creativity and perseverance paid off. Today Grundfos is at the forefront of pump manufacturing. Its products can bring clean drinking water to hundreds of people in areas where there was no hope before.
The durability and timelessness of the product is truly unique in today's 'break and replace' world.
Since it works mostly with water, it's one of the pillars of its sustainability strategy. Its goals include reducing the amount of drinking water used in manufacturing by 50%, harnessing rainwater and creating a water cycle. By 2030, it aims to provide clean drinking water for 300 million people in poorer regions of the developing world.
It also places a strong emphasis on climate change-related activities such as reducing energy use and air pollutant emissions.
These are all very fine goals, but what happens on the small scale at the Székesfehérvár plant? What can we do to translate these grandiose goals into everyday life?

16:50 - 17:10

Presentation by Péter Éliás

Péter Éliás, Head of Environmental Protection

Audi Hungary acknowledges and embraces its role in promoting sustainability. One of its significant tools is the Mission:Zero environmental program, aimed at enhancing Audi Hungary's environmental performance in production and logistics at its facilities. The program consolidates all measures contributing to reducing the environmental footprint of their sites, with a special focus on carbon neutrality, water protection, resource efficiency, and biodiversity.

18:30 - 19:30

Sauna sessions, wellness

19:30 - 22:00

Gala dinner

With live music and whisky tasting, we hope to see as many of you as possible at this evening event.

21:00 - 21:15

Prize-giving ceremony

Winners' announcement of the quiz.

7:00 - 7:30

Morning run for Industry 4.0

Meeting is at the reception at 7:00 a.m.. We plan to run for about 30 minutes.

8:45 - 9:30


9:30 - 9:45

Welcome speech

Péter Bóna, CEO, Com-Forth Kft.

9:45 - 10:15

NIS2 - Domestic cybersecurity regulation from an industrial systems perspective

Attila Hinkel, CEO, Alverad Technology Focus Kft.

10:15 - 10:45

The Dukes of Hazzard - OT cybersecurity risk assessment

Tamás Kocsis, ICS/OT Security Expert, Alverad Technology Focus Kft.

10:45 - 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 - 12:15

Presentation by Cobus van Heerden (details coming soon)

12:15 - 13:00

Final thoughts - panel discussion

Participants: Gábor Németh (Foxconn), Attila Vincze (Howmet), Viktor Péczeli (Continental)

13:00 - 13:00

Closing of the Smart Factory ConnAction conference

Péter Bóna, CEO, Com-Forth Kft.

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch, networking

Create your own meeting calendar



Our event becomes truly interactive with the Eventmobi application. With its use, it has never been so easy to put together your own programme plan and the organization of personal conversations also becomes easier.


1. DOWNLOAD the application from the Google Play Store / App Store and open it.

2. ENTER the code related to our event, which will be sent to registered users by e-mail.

3. SELECT the presentations and professional programmes you would like to attend.

4. COMMENT on presentations, initiate a conversation with others.

5. SCHEDULE personal professional discussions with other attendees and conference exhibitors. Feel free to contact others, so you are guaranteed not to miss any opportunity.


On top of all this, you can also participate in the game that spans the entire event: if you listen to the presentations and are active in the conference, you may even win valuable prizes.

About us

[The Team]

We are working on the innovation of the Hungarian industry and increasing the efficiency of our customers.

Com-Forth Kft. is a 100% Hungarian-owned family business. With our innovative industrial IT solutions we have already helped hundreds of manufacturing companies and other businesses to make their production and communication between their machines and equipment more efficient over the past 35 years. We have done all this with hardware and software used for industrial purposes and by applying unique
automation solutions with the support of well-known manufacturers, such as Moxa, Opto22, GE Digital and Microsoft.


Our clients are key players in the energy, pharmaceutical, chemical, food, oil and gas industries, as well as system integrators engaged in automation, IT and security technology.


We believe in the importance of knowledge sharing: our annual Smart Factory ConnAction Conference and our Industrial IoT Professional Days held several times a year are now considered among the most popular and most important events in the industry by representatives of the profession.


Industry 4.0 is a rather complex field. Most companies are cautious about how to get involved, how to get started and which improvements to begin with. Our experienced engineering colleagues are happy to help you take the first steps.


[Key partners]