Smart Manufacturing Leaders Summit 2018

February 27-February 28, 2018

Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski, Munich, Germany

+ 44 (0) 207 368 9465

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What is Smart Manufacturing Leaders Summit?

Smart Manufacturing Leaders Summit is Europe’s only event to bring together Ops Tech, Info Tech and Digital decision-makers from top manufacturing companies. Senior decision-makers from the leading European manufacturing companies attend Smart Manufacturing Leaders Summit to engage in detailed discussions with their peers, to source solutions and to benchmark their digitalization journeys against competitors.

Hear topics that matter to you

The best processes and technologies are constantly evolving and it is important to stay up to date and ahead of the curve. With companies under increasing pressure to become more efficient in production, cost-competitive and more flexible in their manufacturing processes, it is vital to stay ahead of the competition by driving technology innovation within the business.

To deliver the best possible agenda to solve your challenges, topics and themes are thoroughly researched during over 50 in-depth interviews with senior professionals across Ops Tech, Info Tech and Digital business functions from Europe’s leading manufacturing organisations.

The result is a 2 day programme packed full of new solutions to problems you face as a manufacturing professional with topics relating to your key challenges:

Implementing Smart Manufacturing Transformation

Paul Mairl, Vice President Programme Management and Industry 4.0 GKN explains how you can build on lean manufacturing principles to stimulate your smart manufacturing strategy

When: Tuesday at 17.40 on Track A

Mastering Data Analytics and Systems Integration

Learn from Josef Kriegmair, Representative Production, MTU Aero Engines about how to retrofit new technology across manufacturing sites in order to upgrade legacy machinery and advance your smart manufacturing strategy

When: Tuesday at 15.40 on Track B

Change Management

Kalman Tiboldi, Chief Business Innovator, TVH discusses how to integrate new teams and gain buy-in to support your smart manufacturing strategy

When: Tuesday at 18.40

Ops Tech Innovation

Stig Victor Petersen explains, VP Operations, Hamlet Protein how to practically implement smart robotics in your manufacturing process in order to improve productivity

When: Wednesday at 14.30 on Track A

Info Tech Innovation

Learn with Adrian Polglase, Head of IT – Defence Services Rolls Royce about system integration to ensure optimal connectivity and interoperability

When: Wednesday at 14.30 on Track B


Benefits of attending

  • Take away practical advice about how other organisations have successfully implemented Industry 4.0 projects
  • Overcome the business barriers to introducing smart manufacturing
  • Enhance Ops Tech and Info Tech collaboration and contributions to Smart Manufacturing
  • Network with like minded peers and senior level decision makers to establish valuable business contacts.
  • Keep up to date and learn how you can improve product development by stronger data analysis to meet and exceed the needs of your consumers.

Who is Who in Manufacturing

If you are a decision maker in a Manufacturing organisation, you should be at Smart Manufacturing Leaders Summit. Whether you’re in Ops Tech, Info tech or Digital and Innovation - if you add value to your business and the customers, this event is for you.

Where the entire manufacturing community comes together

Get practical advice on how other organisations have successfully implemented smart manufacturing by participating in interactive case studies, drill down roundtables, workshops and networking functions.

Here’s a snapshot of companies already registered to attend:


Tickets & Registration

  • Manufacturing Professionals
    Learn from the industry’s thought leaders as they reveal their manufacturing strategies to keep costs down while meeting the needs of their customer
  • Solution Providers
    Assist manufacturers with new tools and strategies for optimising demand, forecast and capacity planning

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