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 150+ 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 2018

We offer the best Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for global businesses with complex products and processes. Resilient PLM platform technology makes Aras more scalable, flexible, and upgradable for the world’s largest organizations, and a full set of applications provide complete functionality for the business of engineering. Customers include Airbus, GE, GM, Hitachi, Honda, Huntington Ingalls, Kawasaki, and Microsoft. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass.


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.


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.


From digital business to cognitive business – to assist companies of all sizes with the digital transformation of their business models and to harness the opportunities that digitalization offers them, IBM is focussed on the growth initiatives Business Analytics, Cloud Computing, Mobile Enterprise, Social Business and Security. These strategic areas are for IBM the basis of both its constantly expanding solution portfolio and its progressive transformation into a cognitive solutions and cloud platform provider. Innovation is the core of the IBM strategy. With the IBM Watson Group, newly launched in January 2014, IBM underscores the importance of cognitive computing for the company in a new era of IT systems that can learn, argue and interact with humans in natural language. Jointly with customers and partners, IBM will work at the new IBM Watson Innovation Centre in Munich on making connected devices, systems and sensors smart by means of cognitive skills. Work on a new generation of connected solutions at the interface of cognitive computing and the Internet of Things (IoT) will be undertaken in Munich. Founded in December 2015, the first European IBM Watson Innovation Centre will also serve as the global centre of Watson / Internet of Things activities.

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TBM is a global operations management consulting firm that maximizes enterprise value and accelerates growth by working with clients to leverage operational excellence. We work side-by-side with our clients to immediately improve EBITDA, accelerate organic growth, integrate newly acquired businesses, and generate immediate and long-term balance sheet improvements. Our clients achieve growth rates 3-5x their industry average and EBITDA growth at least 2x their top line. Our clients are the most demanding executives and investors from multi-site, global enterprises. We work directly with executives and senior managers responsible for maximizing stakeholder value including managing directors and operating partners in private equity firms and their portfolio companies. We work side-by-side with you to provide experiential, hands-on, rapid, sustainable business improvement, analysis and transformation. If you need training and development, our continuous improvement trainers are widely recognized as experts in their fields. They share real-world experience with your associates and help drive cultural change and transfer knowledge so you can internalize, accelerate, align and sustain the gains of your improvement activities.




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.



…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 Roundtables 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

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 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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