About the summit

Join us and global executives as we return for our 9th Annual Smart Manufacturing Summit on the 18th - 19th of April 2024 in Berlin, Germany. This edition will focus on the potential of AI, IIoT, robotics, data management, as well as lean principles, circular economy and operational excellence strategies driving industry 5.0.

The summit will bring together manufacturing experts, plant managers, production specialists, engineers, supply chain controllers, and other industry leaders to discuss the best practices, success factors and latest technological advancements through practical case studies. Leading professionals from global brands will be in attendance to share their experience and expertise around manufacturing excellence and smart factories.

This is a unique 2-day opportunity to network with valuable connections in the industry, while gaining knowledge to overcome recent challenges and capitalize on new opportunities to drive your business forward.

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Meet some of our speakers

Gladis Araujo
Vice President of Global Quality Systems and Supply Chain
Mattel, Inc.
Andrea Rapetti
VP Smart Factory
Datwyler Group
Clare Brown
Director of Manufacturing Energy and Resources
Peter Morland
Heading Operational Excellence in Services
John Engelhart
Former Director, Merck Manufacturing Division IT
Claus Folke
Senior Business Development Consultant
Capra Robotics
Okechukwu Okorie
Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Manufacturing (E&R) Systems, Processes and Data Centric Engineering Section
University of Exeter
Sanjeev Manocha
Global Director Of Business Development
Gerhard Kreß
Senior Vice President Xcelerator Portfolio and Digital Business
Kerstin Rabbel
Director Customer Success Digital Manufacturing
FactoryPal GmbH
Frank Giroux
Manager Digital SCM Transformation
Ali Anwar Hassan
Expert Process and Innovation
GEA Heating and Refrigeration Technologies
Krystof Hejhal
Key Account Manager

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Key Practical Learning Points:

  • Resilient Solutions to Prioritize Collaboration Between Employees and Machines through Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Automating Processes through the Use of Universal Robots on the Factory Floor
  • Predictive Maintenance Strategies to Reduce Downtime, Increase Machine Life and Cut Costs
  • Lean Manufacturing Techniques to Reduce Waste
  • Moving Toward a Zero-Carbon Transformation System
  • Bringing Manufacturing Practices into the Metaverse
  • The Rise of Microfactories
  • Lean Manufacturing Techniques to Reduce Waste
  • Empowering People and Building Strong Leaders

Who Should Attend:

The summit gathers business leaders, technical experts, researchers and key stakeholders focusing on:

  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Operational Excellence
  • Robotics, AI, IIoT and Automation
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Industry 5.0
  • Smart Factories
  • Maintenance and Reliability
  • Data Collection & Analysis
  • Production Lines
  • Innovation and Digitization
  • Sustainability
  • Lean/Additive Manufacturing

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