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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 2019

E2open is the one place, in the cloud, to run your supply chain, powered by the world’s largest direct business network and a broad portfolio of next generation solutions including Sourcing & Procurement, Quality & Traceability, Inventory Visibility & Optimization, Supply Planning & Response, Logistics & Fulfillment, S&OP/Financial Planning, Demand Planning & Sensing, Channel Data Management and Channel Performance Optimization. E2open enables the world’s largest and most complex supply chains to better plan, execute and collaborate. We understand supply chain. Bring us your challenges and E2open will deliver better outcomes.


Valcon is the premium operations consulting firm in Europe. We were established in Scandinavia in 2000, and today, we create value across the globe in increasingly complex markets in constant change.

We are very proud to work for some of the most complex companies and organisations in the world on business-critical issues. And we are even more proud of the fact that we have very long relationships with our clients. We believe the reason is that we not only propose what to do – we strive to demonstrate and collaborate with our clients on how to do it.

In other words, we support our clients in connecting strategy and operations and making it work. We call this The HOW. Our people is a critical element of The HOW. We always deliver in teams with real experience from both consulting and leadership positions across a broad spectre of sectors. We help the client make the solution their own. This sense of ownership helps create sustainable solutions that become part of the client’s DNA. We call that leaving footprints.

Valcon strives to be the happiest company in the world. And we have the best possible starting point for fulfilling this aspiration right here in Scandinavia, some of the happiest nations on Earth. That is a very real opportunity to build some of the best, most innovative and most competitive companies in the world. And we are up for the challenge.





Founded in 1972 by Walter and Herta Sticht in Attnang-Puchheim, the STIWA Group is a leading name in the field of product and high-performance automation. In the 2016/17 financial year, the company achieved a turnover of 207 million euros from a workforce of 1,542 people in nine locations across four countries (Austria, China, USA, Germany). Alongside its core business of high-performance automation, the Group’s key competencies include product and software development for manufacturing automation, energy-efficient building services technology, laboratory automation, the production of high-quality metal and plastic subassemblies and machining.


SAS is the global market leader in analytics and one of the world’s largest software manufacturers with sales of $3.2 billion. Customers at more than 83,000 locations use SAS’ innovative analytics, business intelligence and data management software and services to make better business decisions faster. Since 1976, SAS has been supplying customers around the globe with THE POWER TO KNOW.

SAS Internet of Things (IoT) analytics delivers intelligence in the connected world. Our solid foundation of sophisticated streaming technology, mature analytics, and proven domain expertise provides users with meaningful, specific capabilities to make sense of IoT data. SAS software analyzes data as it streams nonstop from sensors and devices, making it possible to identify and examine patterns as data is created in real time. With advanced techniques from SAS, data-stream analytics moves beyond monitoring existing conditions and evaluating thresholds to predicting future scenarios and examining complex questions. Then metrics embedded into the data stream drive automatic adjustments in connected systems or initiate alerts for immediate actions and better decisions.


Business Partner Community


…in for you – and why partner at Rethink! Smart Manufacturing Europe 2020?

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


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 SPMS 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 2020

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 2020

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.


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.


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.


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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