Programme 2022

7-9 November 2022: Berlin, Germany [Central European Time]

08:00 - 11:00 - Site Tour

Pre-Bookable Tour: BMW Group Plant, Berlin

11:05 - 12:00

Networking Brunch & 1-2-1 Meetings

12:05 - 12:15

12:15 - 13:30 - Keynote

The 7 Actions Leadership needs to Accelerate their Operational Excellence Journey & Results

Marc Winkelman, Global Director Manufacturing Innovation Capability, Proctor & Gamble

Widely regarded for its operational excellence, Marc discusses the capabiities that have helped P&G to have a year-on-year program of cost-saving, inventory reduction, service improvements and employee satisfaction. 

In this presentation, you will learn about some of the critical leadership actions needed to accelerate and maintain the capabilities to achieve this level of performance.

13:35 - 14:05 - Solution Spotlights

Speaker TBC

Solution Spotlight

14:10 - 14:40 - Case Studies

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Getting Best Value from your Technology Partners

Creating the shopping list that's right for you and your business

Lean & Operational Excellence

The Personnel Supply Chain

Speaker TBC
  • Assessing the scalability of workforce development
  • Change management and integrating new systems

Leadership & Workforce Development

Cultivating a Diverse and Inclusive Leadership Plan

Angelique Mesch, Digital Solutions Product Manager, Waygate Technologies

  • The benefits of a mentorship scheme
  • Promotion from within
  • Onboarding international offices
  • Raising your public profile

14:45 - 15:15 - Solution Spotlights

Speaker TBC

Speaker TBC

Solution Spotlight

15:05 - 16:05

1-2-1 Meetings & Networking

16:05 - 16:35 - Case Studies

Lean & Operational Excellence

Effecting the Nearshoring Process

What will moving business processes to less culturally and geographically distant regions do for you?

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Protecting Your Data

  • From phishes to spam, how to decipher and deal with threats
  • Maintaining production and protecting your colleagues 

Lean & Operational Excellence

Designing and Implementing a Successful Workforce Management Plan

Alexandru Costin Stoica, Operational Excellence Lead, Michelin

16:40 - 17:10 - Solution Spotlights

Solution Spotlight

Solution Spotlight

Solution Spotlight

17:15 - 18:00

The MESA Model: A Framework for Smarter Manufacturing

Uwe Küppers, Chairman, EMEA | Manager Consulting Service, EMEA, MESA, Kalyspo, a Rockwell Automation Company

  • Diversifying your Workforce 
  • Implementing a Digital Strategy
  • Onboarding Stakeholders

18:00 - 18:05

Chair's Closing Remarks & End of Day One

Simon Hardiman, General Manager , Collins Aerospace

18:05 - 19:05

Evening Networking Reception

08:00 - 08:40

1-2-1 Meetings & Networking

08:45 - 08:45

Industry 4.0 & Technology

The Smart Plan for Smart Tech

  • Why your business needs it
  • Developing a Smart strategy everyone can be part of 
  • From traditional to digital - merging skillsets

09:35 - 10:05 - Case Studies

Lean & Operational Excellence

Upscaling your Digital Marketing Strategy

From pilot to series: when is the right time to roll out your program?

Leadership & Workforce Development

Tomorrow's World

What does your tech investment say about your staff investment

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Digital Twins and their Place on the Shop Floor

Jesper Toubøl, VP Moulding, LEGO

Realizing smart operations in the manufacturing process

10:10 - 10:40 - Solution Spotlights

Speaker TBC

10:40 - 11:30

1-2-1 Meetings & Networking

11:30 - 12:00 - Case Studies

Leadership & Workforce Development

Wearables and Wellbeing

  • The line between caring and intrusion
  • Merging markets - the line between consumer and business 

Industry 4.0 & Technology

The Role of the Start-up

What impact, if any, are start-ups having on the acceleration of technology in manufacturing?

Advanced Production Strategies

The Sustainability Factor

Can a SMART itinerary really help you hit Net Zero?

12:05 - 12:35 - Case Studies

Lean & Operational Excellence

Implementing a Lean Digital Strategy - Roadblocks and Runways

Christian Haupt, Head of Business Development Technology, STAEDTLER

Leadership & Workforce Development

Assessing your Workforce Capabilities

In-house training Vs new hires Vs outsourcing - deciphering the cost effectiveness of innovation

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Upscaling Your R&D Strategy to R&T

Speaker TBC

12:35 - 13:35

Networking Lunch & Roundtables

13:35 - 14:05 - Case Studies

Leadership & Workforce Development

Dynamics within the Changing Workforce

How remote workers can co-exist with in-house staff

Lean & Operational Excellence

How does Increasing Automation affect Lean Principles

Industry 4.0 & Technology

From Big Data to Smart Data

Roberto Napione, Manufacturing Knowledge Area Manager, SKF

How to generate event-prediction models in manufacturing

14:10 - 14:40

Solution Spotlight

14:40 - 15:30

1-2-1 Meetings & Networking

15:30 - 16:00 - Case Studies

Advanced Production Strategies

Collaboration and Cooperation

The need to integrate the project delivery process via partnering and strategic alliance agreements

Industry 4.0 & Technology

What - or who - is the next disruptor?

How much has our digital transformation prepared us for the next disruptor?

Leadership & Workforce Development

Upgrading your Business Processess for Tomorrow's Workforce

16:05 - 16:35 - Case Studies

Lean & Operational Excellence

Procurement Transformation

Delivering and implementing your cost-effective and best practice procurement strategies

Leadership & Workforce Development

Aligning traditional and digital skills

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Transforming Manufacturing in the Digital World

16:40 - 17:10

Keynote Address

17:15 - 18:30

Evening Networking Reception

08:00 - 08:40

1-2-1 Meetings & Networking

08:40 - 08:45

Chair's Opening Remarks

08:45 - 09:30 - Panel Discussion

Growth Pressure Points

  • Sustainability and your share price
  • The impact of ESG
  • How far away is Net Zero
  • Roadmapping your business

09:30 - 10:05 - Case Studies

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Using ESG to Grow your Customer Base

Can merging technology and sustainability initiatives increase your market share?

Leadership & Workforce Development

Aligning Customers and Colleagues with your Net Zero Strategy

Lean & Operational Excellence

Cost Efficiency of the Modern Building

10:10 - 10:40

Solution Spotlight

10:40 - 11:30

1-2-1 Meetings & Networking

11:30 - 12:00 - Case Studies

Lean & Operational Excellence

Your Business Healthcheck

Health, social, and economic concerns - assessing and prioritising the most pressing issues for your business

Advanced Production Strategies

Innovations in Advanced Technology Supporting Sustainability

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Cybersecurity and Immunity - Assessing your Hackability

12:05 - 12:35

Solution Spotlight

13:35 - 14:05 - Case Studies

Industry 4.0 & Technology

About Humans and Data - the Success Factors on the way to Industry 5.0

Dr. Michael Schmeja, Area Manager Safety and Security, Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH

Leadership & Workforce Development

Career Progression - bringing back the job-for-life

Lean & Operational Excellence

Designing Tomorrow's Products

  • Assessing the availability of sustainable and raw materials
  • The role of digital twins and additive manufacturing in bringing products to market

14:10 - 14:40 - Case Studies

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Lean & Operational Excellence

Manufacturing Ecosystems

From collaboration to KYC - how the right alliances in your value chain can add to your bottom line

Advanced Production Strategies

Disruptor Preparedness

Andrew Hipgrave, E-Commerce subject matter expert

From nearshoring to strategic alliances - how a detailed risk assessment of potential and existing partners can help your business

14:45 - 15:15 - Case Studies

Lean & Operational Excellence

Analysing your way to be a Lean, Green, Manufacturing Machine in 2030

Industry 4.0 & Technology

What does a Digital Strategy mean to your Investor Base?

Leadership & Workforce Development

Investing In, and Upskilling your Workforce: Is this the route to retention

15:20 - 15:50 - Panel Discussion

15-to-One Q&A

Fifiteen industry leaders conclude this year's event with their key takeaways

15:50 - 16:00

Chair's Closing Remarks & End of Summit