Driving the Internet of Manufacturing

What is the Rethink! SPMS Europe?
The Rethink! SPMS Europe 2019 is the leading strategic Smart Manufacturing summit for production executives and plant managers to interactively discuss the future of smart factories, advanced production strategies, factory automation, organisational change, data management, predictive maintainance, robotics, cost reduction, lean & operational excellence, Industry 4.0 and Workforce 4.0. Innovative technologies, as well as trends on current projects, strategic thinking and latest developments in the field of Smart Manufacturing will be discussed throughout 2 ½ days of interactive and intensive best practice sharing.
Networking & Benchmarking – Meet an exclusive circle of max. 100 manufacturing leaders from renowned European industrial companies

Speaker Highlights

The Advisory Board

Event at a glance

+ Manufacturing Leaders
+ Sessions
Hours Networking
% Buy Side
Direct Buyers

KEYNOTE 2019 | Michael Eder | Global CDO | voestalpine High Performance Metals GmbH

The digital journey of voestalpine High Performance Metals

Digital Transformation in the context of a world market leader in special steels: How we define digitalization and what are our focus topics?
– Some applications:

What to expect in 2 ½ days in Berlin?

30+ top Speakers and Moderators, 20+ Best Practices, 20+ Round Tables & 100+ Top Level Executives

  • 100+ Manufacturing Leaders from renowned European companies
  • 2 ½ Days of Interactive Networking & Benchmarking Opportunities
  • 15+ Keynotes, Case Studies and 20 Interactive Sessions
  • Highlights: 6 World Cafés, 6 Workshops, 5 Challenge Your Peers Sessions, Panel Discussion and a Networking Dinner

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Digital Plant – Advanced Production Strategies – Factory Automation – Organisational Change – Cognitive Manufacturing
That's Rethink! SPMS Europe 2019!


Not sponsors… The Rethink! SPMS Europe is a unique event in the business & technology world because of our relationship with our partners. Our aim is to support our partners to reach their targets and inspire innovation. This vision is shared by a select group of partners at our highest quality events with the most elite audience.

Position your business as a thought leader at Rethink! SPMS Europe. Join our 2019 partners today!

“Inspiring and fruitful”
David Gredal
Novo Nordisk A/S
“The event gave a great overview of IIOT and brought also practical aspects of application and implementation.”
Jürgen Großhauser
Great discussions and take aways!
Ralf Neubert
Schneider Electric
Very good opportunity and investment of time dedicated to in depth insights into latest trends and demonstrations of the most important changes
Johann Prenninger
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

Key topics of the Rethink! SPMS Europe 2019

  1. The Future of Smart Manufacturing: What will the globalized company of the future look like and how will virtual teams work together effectively? Can technology convert local information into cross-functional teamwork? (level of networking, preservation of interpersonal relationships)
  2. Smart Future Factories & Highest OEE Scores: Will Hyperconnected Factories, Autonomous Factories or Collaborative Product-Service Factories prevail? What will the factory of the future look like? | How can we achieve an OEE score of 100%?
  3. Innovative Technologies: How does technology (Digital Twins, AI, ML, AR, Blockchain etc.) help simplify complex processes by combining thousands of components into precise processes and shortening long instructions?
  4. Connected Machines: Communication among machines and robotics on the factory floor, purchasing departments, and digitally run truck fleets and materials suppliers.
  5. Predictive Maintenance: How do we apply machine learning, deep learning and AI into predictive maintenance (and cyber security)?
  6. People empowered by IT: Connected to the data and supported by automated analytics, managers and supervisors can achieve a higher level of wise decision-making.
  7. Digital Visualization & Future of Additive Manufacturing: Real-time and predictive analytics – Real-time data collection and automated review using powerful algorithms. Turns data into insights. | Organic vs. Inorganic Growth Strategy Options – Advantages and Disadvantages.
  8. Robotics, Sensorics & Automation: Which technology is most efficient? Will Robots complement or replace Human Workers? Possibilities for better adherence to tight cycle times through collaborative robots.
  9. Data Protection & Cyber Risk Management: How do we handle cyber security issues regarding intellectual property and customers?
  10. Operational Excellence, Lean Management & Shop-Floor Management: We can integrate innovations into ongoing business processes and successfully keep them in the routine? | How will Lean and OE change in the future?
  11. Use of Mobile Devices & Cloud Computing: What are the advantages of using mobile devices in production? What are the challenges for the IT infrastructure in view of the increased use of mobile devices? | Can cloud services support production and make it faster and more efficient? Who owns the data?
  12. Smart Workforce & Leadership: What skills do future employees need to have and what does the training have to look like? | How will people work alongside robots and intelligent machines – what makes employees more productive?

The i.CONECT 360° Multi-touchpoint Concept

The most effective and most informal networking hub to reach a maximum of ROI ‒ personal dialogue, direct exchange and numerous opportunities to get meetings with top executives!


Round tables on the evening before the first conference day. The Icebreaker is a first informal networking.

Challenge your Peers

Parallel round table discussions offer the delegates the possibility to talk about their own challenges


Our hubs101 technology and our onsite team will help facilitate pre-arranged and qualified meetings with your peers and potential business partners.

Tweetback & Connect

The unique interactive live feedback system! Note down your thoughts on comment cards which will be pinned on walls in the networking area for further discussion.


Top speakers, trendsetters, evangelists and experts in the field share their personal experience.


An environment that allows participants to be guided through specific topics from experts in small groups.

Live Tech Take

Delegates and solution providers have the chance to actively participate in product and service demos on the expo floor.

Networking Dinner

Wind down, enjoy great food and drink in a relaxed atmosphere to absorb all the new stimulations from the day.

World Café Session

Be part of several thematic conversation rounds with changing topics and team constellations.


We qualify every delegate to ensure an audience of senior executive decision makers with brand new projects, like yourself.

Panel Discussion

A moderated conversation where hand-picked industry experts discuss current and future issues from different perspectives.

Event App

Use our unique online matching platform to make new connections, arrange meetings and find tailored solutions to your needs.

Taking Place at

TITANIC Chaussee Berlin

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