Driving the Internet of Manufacturing

Join Rethink! SPMS Europe as a Partner

The Rethink! SPMS Europe 2019 – the leading strategy event for site directors and manufacturing decision-makers. Our previous Rethink! SPMS events (with a regional focus on Germany, Austria and Switzerland) have 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.


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…in for you – and why partner the Rethink! SPMS Europe 2019?

Partnering at SPMS 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

Business Wire verbreitet Ihre Unternehmensnachrichten an die weltweit wichtigsten Medien und sorgt für ihre erfolgreiche Bekanntmachung

Business Wire, ein Unternehmen des Warren Buffett-Konzerns Berkshire Hathaway Inc., ist seit 1961 der weltweit führende Anbieter für die Verbreitung von Unternehmensmitteilungen, Finanzmeldungen und Multimediainhalten an die einflussreichsten Medien rund um den Globus. Unternehmen aller Größen verlassen sich auf Business Wire, um ihre Nachrichten wahrheitsgetreu zu verbreiten und Menschen auf der ganzen Welt zu erreichen. Ihre Pressenews werden gezielt in führenden Online-Medien veröffentlicht und in den Märkten positioniert, die für Ihr Unternehmen ausschlaggebend sind.

Über sein mehrfach patentiertes firmeneigenes NX-Netzwerk speist Business Wire Presseberichte simultan und minutengenau in redaktionelle Systeme und führende Online-Nachrichtenseiten ein. Neben dem internationalen Presseversand bietet Business Wire Services für die Veröffentlichung von Messenachrichten sowie die Bereitstellung von Online Newsrooms, IR-Websites, Content-Marketing-Plattformen, Journalisten-Tools und Medienanalysen an. Business Wire gehört heute zu den meist vertrauten Nachrichtenquellen und genießt globale Anerkennung bei Unternehmen, Nachrichtenagenturen, Medien, Aufsichtsbehörden, Finanzexperten, Journalisten und Verbrauchern.



Media Partner 2019

Die Fachzeitschrift für den Konstruktions- und Engineering-Bereich „DIGITAL ENGINEERING Magazin“ berichtet über alle Aspekte, die bei der integrierten (ganzheitlichen) Produktentwicklung wichtig sind. Im Mittelpunkt steht die fundierte Berichterstattung über den Einsatz von Software- und Anwendungslösungen sowie deren Nutzen für die Bereiche Design, Entwicklung, Simulation, Analyse, Datenmanagement und Fertigung. Aber auch Innovationen aus den Gebieten Werkstoffe und Komponenten kommen dabei nicht zu kurz und liefern dem Konstrukteur die benötigten Informationen.

Kernzielgruppe des DIGITAL ENGINEERING Magazins sind Konstrukteure, Entwicklungsingenieure, Planer und Führungskräfte, die an Kaufentscheidungen mitwirken bzw. diese selbst treffen.


  • Maschinenbau
  • Anlagenbau
  • Automobilbau
  • Luft- und Raumfahrt
  • Werkzeug- und Formenbau
  • Schiffbau
  • Konsumgüterindustrie
  • Medizintechnik

Unternehmen sind gezwungen, ihre Produktion effizient und wirtschaftlich zu gestalten. Richtig eingesetzt, leisten die Methoden und IT-Werkzeuge für den Bereich Produktion einen wesentlichen Beitrag für eine effiziente, kostengünstige und damit wettbewerbsfähige Produktion. Im Mittelpunkt des Fachmagazins DIGITAL MANUFACTURING stehen deshalb Grundlagen, Methoden, technische Trends, IT-Lösungen sowie praxisnahe Anwendungsbeispiele aus dem Bereich der digitalen Prozesskette in der Produktion. DIGITAL MANUFACTURING vermittelt, welche Produktivitätsvorteile sich in der Produktion durch die richtigen Strategien und Lösungen erzielen lassen.





…are our sponsors & exhibitors?

Our Business Partner are carefully selected to make sure that our attendees meet the right people. SPMS Europe exhibition is covering following areas in 2019:

  • The Future of Smart Manufacturing
  • Smart Future Factories & Highest OEE Scores
  • Innovative Technologies
  • Connected Machines
  • People empowered by IT
  • Digital Visualization & Future of Additive Manufacturing
  • Robotics, Sensorics & Automation
  • Data Protection & Cyber Risk Management
  • Operational Excellence, Lean Management & Shop-Floor Management
  • Smart Mobile Devices & Cloud Computing
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Smart Workforce & Leadership

Investments in new manufacturing technology and safety technologies 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, SPMS 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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