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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.

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

Attendee List

Jobtitle

Head of Operations

Head of Production

Product Manager

Global manager Manufacturing Services

COO

Manager International Cleaning Validation SME

Plant Manager

Site director

Director Manufacturing Science

Innovation Cell Manager

Principal Scientist - Project Leader Steel 4.0

Director - Advanced Manufacturing Engineering at Polaris Industries

Business Process Production Owner

Director Engineering

Global MES Program Manager

Chief Architect - Manufacturing Information Technology Enterprise Architecture

Managing Director

Head of Corporate Production and Material Management

Head of Quality & Process development

Technical Director Consumer Optics Business Group

Head of R&D

Global PSR Operational Excellence Leader

Global Engineering And Quality Manager - Purchasing

Senior Vice President

CIO

TBA

Vice Precident Manufacturing

VP Production and Technology - Oil Additives

Head of the Research Department Innovative Factory Systems

Head of innovation lab - IIOT

Manufacturing Management

Business Manager

Senior Director - Manufacturing Technology

Strategic Office (Digitalisation)

Senior Lean Expert EMEA

Associate Partner IoT- Cloud & Analytics

VP Elements & Moulds - Engineering

Plant Manager MAE

Head of Production Therapeutics

Head of Technology and Use Cases in Industry 4.0

Executive Manager HR

Leiter Fertigung - Gasturbinenschaufeln Berlin

Head of Competence Center Maintenance

Production Excellence

Supply Chain Director Food Europe - Head of Plant ad interim Constantia Flexibles

Research Analyst

Sr. Campaign & Event Manager

Deputy General Manager

General Manager Operations Central

Production Excellence

COO

GF- Managing Director

Fertigungsleiter

General Manager Operations Central

CTO

Business Process Manager

Head of Industrial Engineering

VP / Head of Process Technology Lighting

Chief Officer Manufacturing Management

Smart Manufacturing Leader

Executive Manager Engineering and Production

Head of Global Manufacturing

General Manager

Enterprise Architect

Site director Lhoist Flandersbach

Business Manager

Executive Director Operations - Global Lead Industry 4.0

Leiter Geschäftsprozessmanagement

Transformation Director

Head of Corporate Lean Sigma

Global VP Finance & Controlling Tubular Glases

Vice President Operational Excellence and Managing Director

Programme Manager

Researcher

Researcher

Vice President Technology Platform

Global Technology Services and Global Engineering - Process Automation

Manager Test Systems Technology & Platforms

Unternehmen

Kendrion Kuhnke Automotive GmbH

Akzo Nobel Industrial Chemicals GmbH

Siemens PLM Software

Procter & Gamble

Beckers Group - Wilh. Becker Holding GmbH

Actavis Ltd (a Teva company)

Daimler AG

AGRANA STÄRKE GmbH

Biogen Idec Inc.

Airbus Group

Tata Steel Nederland Technology B.V.

Polaris Industries

Uponor GmbH

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies GmbH

Bayer AG

General Motors Corp.

CTU

Wacker Neuson Group

Nokian Tyres plc

Carl Zeiss AG

LEONI protec cable systems GmbH

Hexion GmbH

IKEA Group

Robert Bosch GmbH

Volkswagen Slovakia

BayWa r.e. Bioenergy GmbH

Rheinmetall Air Defence AG

Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH (DFKI)

Ham-Let Group

Olympus Winter & Ibe GmbH

Siemens PLM Software

Johnson & Johnson

Medac GmbH

Siemens AG

IBM

Lego Group

AkzoNobel Chemical

Medac GmbH

Daimler AG

cameo S.p.A.- Dr. Oetker

Siemens AG

Clariant

Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH

Constantia Flexibles International GmbH

Mitsui & Co. Deutschland GmbH

SAS Institute AG

Mitsui & Co.- Global Strategic Studies Institute

Olympus Surgical Technologies Europe

Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG

Witzenmann GmbH

Gedore Holding GmbH

Siemens AG

Olympus Surgical Technologies Europe

Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)

Uponor GmbH

Miele & Cie Gmbh & Co

Hella KGaA Hueck & Co

Olympus Winter & Ibe GmbH

Procter & Gamble

Dr. Oettker - Cameo s.p.a.

Valeo Siemens eAutomotive GmbH

Toyota Material Handling Europe AB

TATA STEEL

Rheinkalk GmbH

Siemens PLM Software

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors

Witzenmann GmbH

Tata Steel IJmuiden BV

WIKA Alexander Wiegand SE

Gerresheimer AG

Excelitas Technologies Corp

Tata Steel IJmuiden BV Crediteurenadminstratie

Mitsui & Co.Global Strategic Studies Institute

Mitsui & Co.Global Strategic Studies Institute

LEONI Kabel GmbH

Pfizer Inc.

Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co KG

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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