Harnessing the future of cross-sector manufacturing excellence in Europe today

In October 2014, the European Manufacturing Strategies Summit will celebrate its 10th anniversary, we are launching a special industry Award designed to recognise an individual who has demonstrated pioneering leadership in driving excellence, performance and competitiveness within European manufacturing.

We are currently inviting nominations from the European manufacturing community for the inaugural European Manufacturing Leadership Award. If you would like to nominate an individual who you believe has demonstrated leadership excellence in manufacturing, to add to the list of those under consideration, please click here.

The extended deadline for nominations is Friday 18th July.

The European Manufacturing Strategies Summit key themes include:

  • How to ensure the success of your lean principles and standardise your continuous improvement programmes across all manufacturing operations
  • What does the advent of Industry 4.0 and the increasing digital influence mean for your business?
  • How to meet the increasingly higher expectations of your customers: building increased flexibility, customisation and speed to your manufacturing operation
  • Analyse and assess the possibility of lucrative and cost-effective new locations for expanding your manufacturing operations
  • Plan and respond to strategic regulatory initiatives across the EU on CSR and sustainability
  • Avoid falling into the skills gap! How to lead and transfer skills to the new generation of workers: leadership and development strategies to ensure a future of growth

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Well spent time, good mixture of different industries, subjects very well chosen — Head of Integrated Management Systems and OpEx, ABB Turbo Systems

Excellent event with some very good speakers, some real leaders in Industry. It helped me to learn, it helped to simply apply thinking and pictures to my real world, it reminded me about certain personal and strategic actions. I took many, many notes and .. as said excellent. — Head of Global Operations – GBU Tonnage, Linde AG

Very effective formula giving the opportunity within 3 days to have contacts and important experience exchange with many companies. — Head of Quality of Caselle Plant, AleniaAermacchi

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Join us at the 10th Anniversary Manufacturing Leadership Award dinner, held at the 10th Annual European Manufacturing Strategies Summit on 28 October, in Düsseldorf.