Future-proof manufacturing strategies from industry leaders

The 2019 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 2019 Speakers

Achim Schalk

Berry Global Inc.

Vice President Operations HHS Division EMEIA

Angel Garcia Bombin

Sonae Arauco

Data Analytics Project Manager - Industry 4.0

Carlos Villalobos


Vice President Global Internal Manufacturing

Carsten Bitschkus

Lighthouse Systems Ltd

Senior MES Consultant

Christian Georges


Technical Director

Cem Temel

Ford Otosan

General Manager, Kocaeli Plants and New Projects

Claus Tollnick

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Managing Director Ferring Kiel

Dean Lenane

Fisher Dynamics Europe

Managing Director

Davide Meda

Pirelli Tyres S.p.A.

Executive Vice President Manufacturing

Dirk Vander Mierde


Site Director

Dmitriy Gorbachev


Head of Severstal Business System

Emanuele Quarin


Digital and Lean Transformation Director EMEA

Fabian Schumann


Managing Consultant

Fabien Schmerber


Vice President Operations B&H EMEA

Fernando Ortega Feliu

Airbus Defence & Space

Head of Automated Assembly

Dr Gunter Beitinger

Siemens AG

Vice President Manufacturing

Jimmy Kesters


Vice President Global Operations Services

Jordan Workman

Performance Solutions by Milliken

Global Director of Client Development

Josef Kriegmair

MTU Aero Engines

Project Management, Production

Kari Terho


General Manager, Elisa Smart Factory

Nüket Baran

Hugo Boss

Production System Engineer Leader

Pierluigi Petrali

Whirlpool EMEA

Operation Excellence - Manager, Manufacturing Research & Development

Marco Brighi

Tetra Pak

Manufacturing Technology Specialist

Mehmet Güresin


Operational Projects Development Group Manager

Dr Michael Gawronski

LEONI Fiber Optics GmbH

Vice President, Business Segment Enterprise & Industrial Projects

Mike James

ATS Global

Chair, Board of Directors

Morten Just Blangsted


Senior Partner

Ori Kaplan

FoldiMate Inc.

Chief Operating Officer

Reinhold Gietl

Pilkington Deutschland AG

Plant Manager

Rudi Neeckx

Kellogg Company

Continuous Improvement and Autonomous Maintenance Director

Sabina Krzystolik


Chief Quality Officer

Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Gottschalk

Beiersdorf AG

VP SC Strategy and Engineering

Simon Hardiman

Collins Aerospace

Head of Quality and ACE

Simon Simpkins

Oxford BioMedica

Head of Manufacturing

Dr Urbain Bruyere


Vice President of EHS Pharma Supply Chain

Uwe Küppers


Chairman, EMEA

Prof Wolfgang Wahlster

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)


Joris Stolk


Manager Maintenance, Utilities and Digital Innovation

Paolo Butti

Rockwell Automation

Director Industry and OEM EMEA

Matthias Graefe

IBM Germany

Director of Supply Chain Transformation, Supply Chain Data Officer, IBM Transformation & Operations

Plamen Kiradjiev

IBM Germany

Global CTO Industrie 4.0, IBM Distinguished Engineer

Ori Kaplan (1)

FoldiMate (Previously)

Start-ups Operations Executive


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