CiA's 25th anniversary

CiA birthday event on January 17, 2018 in Nuremberg.

On occasion of CiA’s birthday celebration, CiA would like to discuss the future of CAN-based networking with special regard to CANopen FD.

The CiA Board of Directors will discuss the opportunities, expected application fields, and time-to-market of CANopen FD. CiA has released the CANopen FD specification CiA 1301 by the end of September 2017.

CiA members are invited to meet up in the evening of January 16, at 18:30.
The official event is scheduled on January 17, 2018 and starts at 09:00 in the morning.

The participation for CiA-members is free-of-charge. Non-members have to contribute an expense fee of 220,00 € (261,80 € incl. German VAT).

Until January 09, 2018 we provide the possibility to enroll either by e-mail to events(at) or online.


09:00 - 09:30 CANopen - From research project to industrial applications or what we can learn from the past Holger Zeltwanger (CiA)
09:30 - 10:00 CANopen FD: The next generation is approaching or how we can meet the customers’ needs Reiner Zitzmann (CiA)
10:00 - 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 - 11:15 CANopen FD in the days of Ethernet or why there is still a huge market for CAN-based networks Christian Schlegel (HMS)
11:15 - 12:00 CiA serves its members – specifications, education, consultancy, testing, and promotion or how members can benefit from CiA services nn
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 - 14:00 CANopen FD from the system designer’s point-of-view or how you can make your application future-proofed Uwe Koppe (MicroControl)
14:00 - 15:00 Podium discussion: The future of CANopen FD or what is needed to continue the success story (moderated by Reiner Zitzmann) Uwe Koppe (MicroControl), Christian Schlegel (HMS), Holger Zeltwanger (CiA)

Subject to change without notice.

Please consider that the registration is mandatory and binding. It can be cancelled in case the cancellation reaches CiA office 14 days prior to the event date. Otherwise, fee-based registrations will be charged completely.