Discover the Future of European Manufacturing

The 2018 agenda covers:

  • How to become more agile, flexible and responsive
  • The Smart Factory of the future
  • Implementing lean & OpEx strategies across multiple plants
  • Leadership & employee engagement techniques
  • New technologies to increase output
  • Cost reduction
  • Implementing industry 4.0 to stay ahead of the competition


Featured Speakers

Alberto Tureikis

IMI Hydronic Engineering

Operations Lean Transformation – Division Director

Alexandre Goubin


Director, LEGO Continuous Improvement

Ana Camilo Raposo

Grupo Vendap

Quality & Continuous Improvement Director

Antonio Rossi


Plant Director

Ariane Roos


Senior Director, Customer Services and Operations (Benelux)

Armin Schwab


Vice President, Plant Management & Site Responsible (WeP/PM)

Arturo Galvan


Factory Manager, Hamburg Chocolate Factory

Bart Wouters


Site Director

Çağdaş Cantürk

Perfetti Van Melle Turkey

Continuous Improvement and Development Manager 

Christian Haupt

Grammer AG

Operations Director

Conor Browne


Global Head of Capital Strategy & Services

Denis Treacy

Pladis Global

Chief Safety, Quality, Security & Environment Officer

Prof. Dimitris Kiritsis


Professor, ICT for Sustainable Manufacturing, EPFL - Chair, IFIP WG5.7 – Advances in Production Management Systems

Dirk Borghs



Ferdi Aksoy

Yazaki Europe

Regional Head/General Manager

Fernando Ortega Feliu

Airbus Defence & Space

Head of Automated Assembly of Cádiz Plant

Francesco Sala

Pirelli Tyre S.p.A.

Senior Vice President of Technical Operations.

Frederic Moret

Faurecia Interior Systems

Industrial Director

Giampaolo Burello

Husqvarna Group

Global Manufacturing Strategy Manager

Herbert Klein

Agfa Healthcare

Site Manager & Manager Production Peissenberg and Site Manager & Production Optics Manager Peiting

Hervé Ghesquières


Global Head of Industrial Engineering

Ignacio Pastor Nobrega


Packaged Explosives Manufacturing Manager

Dr Jagjit Singh Srai

University of Cambridge

Head of Centre for International Manufacturing

Jorge Blanco Catalá

3P Biopharmaceuticals

Head of USP Manufacturing

Josef Kriegmair

MTU Aero Engines

Project Management, Production

Luis Miguel Rodríguez


IT Director

Michel van den Hoven


Business Process Owner

Milan Jerabek


Project Director

Nick Miesen

GKN Aerospace Fokker

Business Transformation Officer

Paul Mairl

GKN Powder Metallurgy

Chief Digital Officer

Raffaello Lepratti

Siemens PLM Software

Vice President, MOM Business Development

Dr Ralf Zichner

Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS

Head of Department Printed Functionalities

Reinhold Gietl


Factory Manager

Sebastian Mueller

Airbus Group

Head of Manufacturing Strategy & Exploration

Sergio Ros Hernandez


Managing Director

Sezin Taskin Koeylueoglu

Siemens Limited China

Lean Program Manager, Business Unit Transformers

Sibylle Buettner

Continental Automotive GmbH

Plant Manager, Dortmund

Simon Hardiman

UTC Aerospace Systems

Continuous Improvement Director

Simon Jacobson


Vice President

Stefan Köhler

Volvo GTO

Vice President & General Manager (AVI Arabian Vehicles & Trucks Industry Co. Ltd)

Stefano Cortiglioni

Toyota Material Handling Europe

Toyota Academy: Business Improvement Director

Professor Sujit Banerji

WMG, University of Warwick

Executive Director, WMG Education

Tharsilla Laier

GE Power

Operations Excellence Leader

Vittorio Morizio


Vice President, Head of Manufacturing, CardiacSurgery; Head of Operational Excellence

Martyn Gill

Lighthouse Systems Ltd

Business Development Director

Kari Terho


General Manager, Elisa Smart Factory

Phil McIntyre

Performance Solutions by Milliken

Managing Director, Client Development & Marketing


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