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Who will attend and who will you meet?

Over 150 site directors and manufacturing decision makers and leaders from renowned European industrial companies providing you with a maximal ROI of your and your company’s time.

Join us as a team!

We have made the experience that you’ll get the maximum benefit from our events when you are participating as a team. Don’t just interact with the other participants, but generate new ideas for your business together with your colleagues. Take advantage of our team discounts and save up to 50% on the standard registration fee!

Justify your Trip

The knowledge and skills you will gain at the Rethink! SPMS Europe will ultimately help you to strengthen your competitive advantage. You will return to the office fully prepared to help your company develop market-leading innovations, capitalise on emerging opportunities and communicate and collaborate more efficiently.

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10 reasons to attend the Rethink! SPMS Europe 2018

  1. All you need to know about the impact of smart process and manufacturing systems on the industry and your company’s business model
  2. Discover new smart technologies and trends to improve cost efficiency and raise productivity
  3. Discuss how additive manufacturing and AI will change the way products are being designed, developed and produced
  4. Learn from key industry players and renowned research institutions about the potential of smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0 technologies
  5. Get insights into the latest development regarding mobile devices and apps
  6. Team-up with industry leaders and analyze newest technologies digital planning and pilot projecting
  7. Discuss challenges regarding platforms, standards and interoperability
  8. Discuss how smart technologies can improve workforce productivity
  9. Learn how to make your machines fit for Industry 4.0 and the role of cloud computing in this context
  10. Discover future pathways, required research and the role of smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0 technologies on industry

What can you expect at the Rethnik! SPMS Europe

  1. Community: the Rethink! SPMS Europe is the leading business platform on manufacturing automation. It discusses technological aspects as well as precise roadmaps towards automated production. Speakers from all over the globe give insights into their concepts and present current strategies.
  2. Delegates: 150+ senior level executives and leading professionals discuss the most pressing challenges and solutions, technologies, trends and best practice innovations in the field smart process and manufacturing systems.
  3. Speakers & Moderators: 30+ pioneering experts and industry leaders share experiences, forecast trends in smart manufacturing, present their best practices, evaluate best-in-class projects and explain development in recent projects.
  4. Networking: Multiple opportunities for networking invite you to meet and greet with those hard-to-meet executives in a relaxed and social setting.
  5. Sessions: 30+ innovative and interactive sessions ensure that all key topics are covered
  6. 40+ hours of networking with top level executives from all important industrial sectors from across the globe.
  7. Format: 4+ Icebreaker round tables, 6+ World Cafés, more than 20+ case studies, 4+ Challenge Your Peers round tables.

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What our attendees say and why they love attending our conferences…

Attendee List

Jobtitle

Deputy General Manager

Manufacturing Management

General Manager Operations Central

Production Excellence

Business Process Production Owner

VP Elements & Moulds - Engineering

TBA

Innovation Cell Manager

GF - Managing Director

Executive Director Operations - Global Lead Industry 4.0

Head of Corporate Operational IT

Plant Manager

Plant Manager

General Manager

Global PSR Operational Excellence Leader

CDO

Chief Officer Manufacturing Management

Plant manager MAE

Event Manager

Leiter Controlling - Prokurist

CDO/Head of the Digital Transformation Project

Research Analyst

Head of Corporate Production and Material Management

Senior Vice President

Global Director - IBP (Integrated Business Planning) BU Tire and Specialty Rubbers

Client Relationship Manager

Leiter Geschäftsprozessmanagement

VP Production and Technology - Oil Additives

Leader Center of Excellence – Electronics

CTO

COO

Corporate Technical Office - VP Group Innovations - Platform Structures

Werksleiter

Vice Precident Manufacturing

VP / Head of Process Technology Lighting

CIO

CTO / EMO / Engineering Processes & Tools

COO

Chief Architect - Manufacturing Information Technology Enterprise Architecture

Director - Advanced Manufacturing Engineering at Polaris Industries

Head of Manufacturing Process Control

Director Manufacturing Engineering

Vice President - Speaker ZVEI-Führungskreis Industrie 4.0

Technical Director Consumer Optics Business Group

Head of Competence Center Maintenance

Leiter Industrial Engineering

Werksleiter Lhoist Flandersbach

Business Process Manager

Leiter Operations

Production Excellence

Cognitive Solutions Architect Industrial IoT

Head of Technology and Use Cases in Industry 4.0

Unternehmen

Mitsui & Co. - Global Strategic Studies Institute

Olympus Winter & Ibe GmbH

Olympus Surgical Technologies Europe

Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH

Uponor GmbH

Lego Group

BayWa r.e. Bioenergy GmbH

Airbus Group

Gedore Holding GmbH

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors

Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.

Continental

Daimler AG

Toyota Material Handling Europe AB

Hexion GmbH

voestalpine High Performance Metals GmbH

Olympus Winter & Ibe GmbH

AkzoNobel Chemical

Ibm Deutschland Mbs Gmbh

Dula-Werke Dustmann & Co. GmbG

Faurecia S. A.

Mitsui & Co. Deutschland GmbH

Wacker Neuson Group

Robert Bosch GmbH

ARLANXEO

TBM Consulting Group

Witzenmann GmbH

Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH

WABCO GmbH & Co. OHG

Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)

Witzenmann GmbH

Airbus Group

AGRANA STÄRKE GmbH

Rheinmetall Air Defence AG

Hella KGaA Hueck & Co

Volkswagen Slovakia

Bombardier Transportation

Beckers Group - Wilh. Becker Holding GmbH

General Motors Corp.

Polaris Industries

Novartis AG

Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG

Siemens AG

Carl Zeiss AG

Clariant

Miele & Cie Gmbh & Co

Rheinkalk GmbH

Uponor GmbH

Kendrion Kuhnke Automotive GmbH

Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG

IBM

Daimler AG

Decision Maker Profiles

95%

OF ATTENDEES ARE DECISION MAKERS WITH DIRECT OR INDIRECT BUDGET RESPONSIBILITY

81%

OF ATTENDEES JOIN TO EVALUATE NEW SERVICES, TECHNOLOGIES AND PRODUCTS

69%

OF ATTENDEES HAVE BUDGETS RANGING OVER 1M $

All people and all topics that matter in one place.
Helmut Windl
Continental Automotive GmbH
We very much appreciated and enjoyed the opportunity to present to the terrific audience you assembled and were honored to be part of such an outstanding agenda.
Robert Libbey
Pfizer Inc.
Great Job – very impressive event! Changing how conferences can work.
Amy Davidson
Deloitte
Very good opportunity and investment of time dedicated to in depth insights into latest trends and demonstrations of the most important IT changes.
Johann Prenninger
BMW
Perfectly organized, good fundamental overview of the major topics. Perfect atmosphere and a place where you can do a lot of networking.
Eberhard Langer
Wacker Chemie AG
Once again the opportunity has been incredible and we will stay in touch for other future events.
Francisco Lumbreras Arcos
Jaguar Land Rover

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