Logo March 14 – 15, 2022, Berlin, Maritim proArte Hotel Berlin


Plant-, Asset-, Maintenance-, Worksforce- and Post-pandemic
Manufacturing Management

Join Rethink! Smart Manufacturing Europe as a Partner.
Rethink! Smart Manufacturing – the leading strategy event for site directors and manufacturing decision-makers. In the last years, Rethink! Smart Manufacturing Europe has contributed significantly to the Industry 4.0 discourse by bringing together 100+ site directors and production decision makers since 2015. Our participants have a 6-7 digit budget at their disposal and are constantly looking for new projects and challenges. The i.CONECT 360° Format has been developed with solution providers, consultancies and technology partners in mind and provides a time-efficient and productive business environment.

Business Partner 2021

Orange Business Services is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 41 billion euro in 2018 and 148,000 employees worldwide at 30 June 2019, including 89,000 employees in France. The Group has a total customer base of 266 million customers worldwide at 30 June 2018, including 207 million mobile customers and 20 million fixed broadband customers. The Group is present in 27 countries. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services. In March 2015, the Group presented its new strategic plan “Essentials2020” which places customer experience at the heart of its strategy with the aim of allowing them to benefit fully from the digital universe and the power of its new generation networks.


Adastra Corporation transforms businesses into digital leaders. Since 2000, Adastra has been helping global organizations accelerate innovation, improve operational excellence, and create unforgettable customer experiences, all with the power of their data. By providing cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Cloud, Digital and Governance services and solutions, Adastra helps enterprises leverage data that they can control and trust, connecting them to their customers – and their customers to the world.


Softing connects disparate automation components to feed data from the shop floor to the cloud for control and analytics. The company’s products enable communications networks to be monitored and diagnosed to ensure a reliable flow of data, thereby creating the basis for optimizing production processes.


Elisa Smart Factory provides AI, IIoT and lockout/tagout solutions for industry manufacturers. We connect to any data source, harness streams of data, and combine data analytics and machine learning to create outcomes like increased uptime, production quality and yield. In addition, we help ensure the safety of factory employees by enabling them to track safety procedures related to ensuring that industrial machinery is properly shut off and not restarted until maintenance work has been completed.
Being part of Elisa corporation, we have decades of experience in managing vast, highly automated network infrastructures as well as predicting and preventing disruptive incidents. For more information, visit us at


Cognite is a global industrial AI Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company supporting the full-scale digital transformation of heavy-asset industries around the world. Their key product, Cognite Data Fusion (CDF), empowers companies with contextualized OT/IT data to drive industrial applications that increase safety, sustainability, and efficiency, and drive revenue.

AVEVA is a global leader in engineering and industrial software driving digital transformation across the entire asset and operations life cycle of capital-intensive industries.  The company’s engineering, planning and operations, asset performance, and monitoring and control solutions deliver proven results to over 16,000 customers across the globe. Its customers are supported by the largest industrial software ecosystem, including 4,200 partners and 5,700 certified developers. AVEVA is headquartered in London, UK, with over 4,400 employees at 80 locations in over 40 countries.


Razor Labs is a leading Artificial Intelligence company, unlocking significant value for companies in the era of industry 4.0 through tailor-made AI solutions for process optimization, resource allocation, predictive maintenance, visual inspection, production monitoring and other video analytics applications. Razor Labs is an official Professional Service Partner of NVIDIA, and selected in 2020 by CB Insights as one of the 100 promising AI startups in the world.

We recently also went public on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange as the first and only AI company to do so and at our IPO we were valued at $150M.

Everyone talks about digitization – we make it happen. MEGLA is one of the leading service providers for the efficient digitization of business processes. Our solutions create added value, ensure transparency and open up completely new perspectives. We make business smart: We support customers with their digital transformation as well as with the optimization of existing implementations. We work for companies of different sizes, regardless of the industry- from medium-sized companies to corporations. Our name stands for 30 years of experience in digitization. Founded with a scientific background, we are now an official partner of leading players in the IT industry. From OSIsoft and Axonize to Microsoft and Oracle to MPDV and Transpara. Thanks to our agile team of software developers and system administrators, we can offer our customers holistic end-to-end solutions. We think and work holistically and quickly. And we have space for professionals, starters, students and trainees.


The STIWA Group is a family-owned company based in Attnang-Puchheim and a leading international specialist in the field of high-performance automation.

The three strategic business areas involve Automation, Manufacturing and Software. With the combination of comprehensive mechanical engineering, efficient manufacturing technologies, innovative product developments as well as integrated software solutions, STIWA sets new standards in digital, fully automated manufacturing. STIWA accompanies its customers and partners along the entire value chain and thus secures its locations worldwide. In the 2020/21 financial year, the company achieved a turnover of 260 million Euro from a workforce of 2,062 people in twelve locations across four countries (Austria, China, USA, Germany).


Business Partner Community

Orange Business Services is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 41 billion euro in 2018 and 148,000 employees worldwide at 30 June 2019, including 89,000 employees in France. The Group has a total customer base of 266 million customers worldwide at 30 June 2018, including 207 million mobile customers and 20 million fixed broadband customers. The Group is present in 27 countries. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services. In March 2015, the Group presented its new strategic plan “Essentials2020” which places customer experience at the heart of its strategy with the aim of allowing them to benefit fully from the digital universe and the power of its new generation networks.


PGS Software delivers custom-made IT solutions to clients around the globe. We offer expertise and services in Cloud computing, design and data science – including business analysis, visual and UX/UI design and quality assurance. With nearly 700 employees and more than 2,650 successfully completed projects, we will help you achieve your goals. Among our existing clients are Ringier Axel Springer Media, Schmitz Cargobull, Yell and many more.


At ATOSS we are shaping working environments to the benefit of companies, employees and society. We are paving the way to working environments that are more creative, more intelligent and more humane. At the same time, we are revolutionizing the interaction of cost efficiency and humanity. This vision of a human economy drives and motivates us. Since more than 30 years ATOSS has ranked as a trendsetter and key player in the workforce management market. Every day, ATOSS solutions are making significant contributions towards higher value creation and greater competitive strengths for around 8.000 customers. We are enabling the implementation of employee-oriented working time concepts, thereby ensuring greater job satisfaction – meanwhile in more than 40 countries worldwide. Our customers include companies such as Deutsche Bahn, Douglas, EDEKA, HORNBACH, Lufthansa, Shell Retail Netherlands, Sixt SE, thyssenkrupp Packaging Steel or W. L. Gore & Associates. #HumanEconomy


Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services – we are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. Huawei’s end-to-end portfolio of products, solutions and services are both competitive and secure. Through open collaboration with ecosystem partners, we create lasting value for our customers, working to empower people, enrich home life, and inspire innovation in organizations of all shapes and sizes. At Huawei, innovation focuses on customer needs. We invest heavily in basic research, concentrating on technological breakthroughs that drive the world forward. We have more than 180,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.


The Industrie 4.0 Maturity Center is aimed at manufacturing companies that are facing the digital transformation as well as at companies that support this transformation. Because the question today is not whether a company should transform itself, but how it can shape this digital transformation. With the Industrie 4.0 Maturity Index companies getting a tool to structure relevant projects.


Exhibition Plan 2021


…in for you – and why partner at Rethink! Smart Manufacturing Europe 2021?

Partnering at Rethink! Smart Manufacturing Europe is connecting you to the right people in a space designed to optimize your relationship-building and deal-making. Sponsorship gives you access to site directors and manufacturing decision-makers from renowned European industrial companies through:


Meet moretha 100 site directors and manufacturing decision-makers from renowned European industrial companies at your booth, at sessions, roundtables, in workshops and more.

Networking & Managed One2Ones

Talk to the people you’re there to meet in more than 30 hours of networking . Host your own private breakfasts & lunches, C-Level One2One meetings, cocktail parties… Your prospects will get back to the office with your brand on their minds!


Have your brand featured on the main agenda, in our unique event app, in emails, on our website, and throughout the event floor space. Benefit from the ultimate social selling – share an experience with your customers. Showcase your brand in innovative ways via website, live channels and conference app throughout the full 12-month cycle, as well as having a physical presence onsite.


Showcase your solutions and run product demos to drive demand amongst your target market. Benefit from our dedicated and extensive marketing campaign to assemble the production and manufacturing community of the leading european industrial companies.


Promote your business as a thought leader to production ecosystem and launch a new product or business solution at the event.


Get your product in front of the right buyers – senior technical experts of manufacturing & strategy adoption enterprises, SME’s & start ups, gives an invaluable networking opportunity, providing a social and enjoyable environment to meet with all conference attendees and speakers. Drive sales leads pre, during and post event.

“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


We understand that the key reasons to attend a conference are to network, learn from our peers and make valuable business contacts. To facilitate this, we have created a range of bespoke packages managed through our dedicated concierge team, allowing you to maximize your time on site, meet the people you need to and create lasting value-adding business connections. These include:

HUBS Matchfinder! Powered by AI

HUBS is we.CONECT’s unique Event App & Matchfinder – Use our unique matching platform to make new connections, arrange meetings and find tailored solutions to your needs.

search. find. match. network.


Discover who else is participating at the Rethink! Smart Manufacturing Europe. Our unique Polaroid Picture Wall will help you identify who you want to meet at the conference.

Thought provoking...

…hosted Icebreakers, World Café Round Tables and various other workshops – 2 ½ days full with interaction uncover project details from other motivated delegates themed by Expertise.

Onsite Meeting Service...

…to make sure that your scheduled meetings will happen.

Say Hello

Get the show on the road. Discover who is joining the conference and why. To warm you up for the conference we invite you to get to know your conference peers. Have your business cards ready.


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

Networking Dinner

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

Primary Media Partner 2021

Industry of Things Voice is all about the Internet of Things, IT, IoT, Cyber Security, Continuous Delivery and DevOps. We gather the latest information, case studies, innovation studies, videos, surveys and exclusive interviews on these topics shaping the future and give most important opportunities & challenges their deserved space online.



Media Partner Community

IoT Global Network – Discover the world of IoT.

IoT Global Network is the ultimate intelligence platform for the global machine-to-machine communication value chain.

IoT Global Network serves as an invaluable source of information for IoT decision makers in all areas of industry and public services, including consumer-related, energy, financial, industrial, healthcare, security and transportation, – and anyone else who would like to learn more about how the Internet of Things will shape tomorrow’s society.

Discover.  Learn.  Connect.  Engage.



IoT Now – How to run an IoT enabled business.

With exclusive analyst reports and specialist journalists, IoT Now is the leading global brand covering the Internet of Things, machine-to-machine communications (M2M), embedded devices and connected consumer devices. Delivering webcasts, quarterly magazines, white-papers, daily news and expert opinion pieces, IoT Now focuses on the deployment of these technologies across the enterprise, automotive, logistics, healthcare, utilities, travel, security and smart city verticals.

To join our community, register at: www.iot-now.com 
For more information, contact: Cherisse Jameson: c.jameson@wkm-global.com


Are you a UAV Fan? MyDearDrone is perfect for you because it’s a free, original and best community to learn everything from news, reviews, guides and much more about drone and it’s technology. So come and experience the Quadcopter (UAV) world with us.


CIO Applications Europe has fast culminated into the most sought-after magazine Pan-Europe as it has transformed its course hand-in-hand with the technology and has culminated

into a leading media brand, with a unique editorial focus on bringing to light the core innovations in technology.CIO Applications Europe magazine stands out with its unique approach of learning from peers

approach offering professionals the most comprehensive collection of technology trends. The magazine is the single most successful initiative Pan-Europe to advice and guide decision makers

regarding the latest in the fast-evolving technology landscape. We are determined to propose a myriad of additional services that can improve businesses and help customers deal with issues related to this industry.


Online Robotics Trade Magazine: Industrial Automation, Robots and Unmanned Vehicles


Manufacturing Technology Insights focuses on growing trends, consumer demands and several technology solutions that are dramatically affecting the manufacturing arena. Manufacturing Technology Insights assists key decision makers, including Chief Manufacturing Officers and Inventory Managers, in understanding the fast-changing landscape where robots are getting more sophisticated and becoming adept at performing complex tasks. Manufacturing Technology Insights increases organizational visibility and advises firms on the connectivity tools that can provide insight into production levels, inventory and capacity availability, quality levels, and order status from all their suppliers. Manufacturing Technology Insights is always looking for industry leaders to share their experiences, wisdom, and advice with our readership.


Industrial Ethernet Book is the only internationally distributed journal dedicated to Internet-of-Things (IoT) technologies as used in the manufacturing industries, in discrete automation and in process control. Our coverage includes all types of industrial networking, and extends down into field-level automation and upwards into the areas of enterprise and cloud connectivity. The editorial content includes in-depth technical articles and case studies, aimed at end users, system integrators and vendors within Industrial IoT, Industrial Internet and Industry 4.0 technologies for factory and process automation.


Manufacturing Global is an innovative digital publication aimed at bringing business executives up-to-date with the latest news, information and trends from across the manufacturing industry.

Our digital platform includes an interactive website and magazine experience that will bring you inside the world of manufacturing, including comprehensive insight and analysis into the sector.

We seek to inform, engage and interact with leading executives about key trends, technological advances, lean developments, operational excellence and the progression of people and skills throughout the industry.

With a physical presence in many of the world’s largest economies, Manufacturing Global is abreast of news and developments occurring around the clock. We strive to keep our ears to the ground and our fingers on the pulse to bring time-poor executives a breakdown of the most important breaking stories and news updates from one of the globe’s most influential industries.

At Manufacturing Global we aim to enhance the industry’s media landscape and generate open dialogue with our readers to influence the sector for the better, while creating an interactive client development tool.


Business Chief Europe is an innovative digital publication offering business executives insight into the operations, innovations, financial strategies and other business practices of industry leaders throughout Europe. With a physical presence in many of the world’s largest economies, Business Chief Europe is abreast of news and developments occurring around the clock.

Our digital platform includes an interactive website and magazine experience that will bring you inside the world of European business, including comprehensive insight and analysis about the territory.

As experts on the European economy, we strive to bring business leaders a breakdown of the most important news updates from one of the largest and most influential economies regionally as well as globally.


Companies are forced to design their production processes efficiently and economically. When used correctly, production methods and IT tools make a significant contribution to efficient, cost-effective and thus competitive production. The specialist magazine DIGITAL MANUFACTURING therefore focuses on fundamentals, methods, technical trends, IT solutions and practical application examples from the field of the digital process chain in production. DIGITAL MANUFACTURING conveys the productivity advantages that can be achieved in production through the right strategies and solutions.





DIGITAL ENGINEERING Magazine”, the trade journal for the digital and engineering sector, reports on all aspects that are important for integrated (holistic) product development. The focus is on well-founded reporting on the use of software and application solutions and their benefits for design, development, simulation, analysis, data management and manufacturing. However, innovations in the areas of materials and components are not neglected either and provide the designer with the necessary information.

Target group: The core target group of the DIGITAL ENGINEERING magazine are design engineers, development engineers, planners and managers who participate in purchasing decisions or make them themselves.

Get your free ePaper issue of the trade magazine DIGITAL ENGINEERNG MAGAZIN now with the voucher code: DE-Testit19_DW-VStM1


Internet of Strategy Network covers content around best practices, discussions and solutions within the scope of digitization and its appliance in businesses. Topics such as Manufacturing, IT Security, Digital Marketing, Finance, HR Technology and many more are increasingly gaining importance important and call for decision makers willing to use chances and benefits of digital transformation.



…are our partners and sponsors?

Our Business Partner are carefully selected to make sure that our attendees meet the right people. Rethink! Smart Manufacturing Europe are covering following investment areas:

  • Industrial IoT
  • Big Data, MES & Cognitive Manufacturing
  • Digital Visualization & Future of Additive Manufacturing
  • Robotics, Sensorics & Automation
  • Data Protection & Cyber Risk Management
  • Operational Excellence, Lean Management & Shop-Floor Management
  • Edge Computing, IT & Software, SCM
  • Smart Mobile Devices & Cloud Computing
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Smart Workforce & Leadership

Investments in new manufacturing technology experiencing unprecedented growth and this requires an all-inclusive event platform to bring its key contributors and influences together in the one space.

Driven by generating genuine business connections, Rethink! Smart Manufacturing Europe is committed to showcasing your products, ideas and innovations and ensuring they are shared with the right customers in a new and exciting way.

we understand clients – we go deeper – we transform the experience

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