Logo July 01 – 02, 2021, Berlin, Maritim proArte Hotel Berlin

This was Rethink! Smart Manufacturing Europe 2019: the Smart Process & Manufacturing Systems Summit

The second edition of the Rethink! Smart Manufacturing Europe summit was unanimously characterized as a successful conference. More than 100 registered attendees gathered in Berlin to shape the future of manufacturing during 2,5 event days filled with keynotes, case studies, networking sessions, interactive discussion rounds as well as a networking dinner.

One thing became clear: there is still a need for discussion and planning, but most importantly the need for collaboration across job functions and with different stakeholders to maximize the effectiveness of manufacturing technologies and tools.

Join the networking summit in 2020
Rethink! Smart Manufacturing Europe is coming back to Berlin on March 16 17, 2020 and will be co-located with two other events, offering an even bigger networking opportunity for our attendees: the Global ManuChem Strategies, the manufacturing event for the Chemical Industry and the Ener.Con event, the efficient energy management conference. Be part of the thought-provoking discussion and the fastest growing business community and secure your spot for next year!

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Trends, Ideas, Solutions
These have been the Key Topics in 2019!

The Future of Smart Manufacturing

Smart Future Factories & Highest OEE Scores

Innovative Technologies

Connected Machines

Predictive Maintenance

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

Use of Mobile Devices & Cloud Computing

Smart Workforce & Leadership

The Rethink! Smart Manufacturing Europe Summit 2019 in Numbers

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we.HAVE PARTNERS.

…not Sponsors! Our Business Partners in 2019 – A strong Community!

Do you want to become a partner or do you want to exhibit in 2020? Contact us – we will be happy to advise you on your tailor-made package at the Rethink! Smart Manufacturing Europe 2020!

The Rethink! Smart Manufacturing Europe Keynotes 2019

The digital production roadmap @ Schaeffler
Gerhard Baum
CDO | Schaeffler AG
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Of clones and mutants – is it worth implementing 3D printing to solve technical problems in your own company?
Stefanie Brickwede
Managing Director at Mobility goes Additive e.V. / Head of Additive Manufacturing | Deutsche Bahn AG
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A strategical view to tackle the mass of upcoming topics for smart maintenance and smart production together?
Dr. Andreas Weber
Vice President Global Business Development, Technology & Infrastructure, Technical Services | CEO 4OPMC | Evonik Technology & Infrastructure GmbH
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Industry Experts – Visionaries – Movers and Shakers
The Panel in 2019

“Engaging.”
Kalman Palvolgyi
Ford STA Manager Electronics EU
“Good mix of industry sectors.”
Christian Juricek
MAGNA Cosma Engineering Europe
“Good ideas to be considered for my future work”
André Kuckuk
Schaeffler AG
Great opportunities to connect with experts in IoT R&D
Dr.-Ing. Markus Reinhold
Ipsen International Holding GmbH
“The future is here”
Manuel Ces
TetraPak
“Gives an excellent overview about the IOT status and most relevant questions for the future”
Christian Backert
Fraunhofer IIS

Our Attendees – With more than 90 registered participants Rethink! Smart Manufacturing Europe brought together thought leaders from all across Europe. Selected companies were among others:

Listen to 3 Manufacturing Executives who already attended Rethink! Smart Manufacturing Europe

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Rethink! Smart Manufacturing Europe Attendee Profiles and Event Statistics

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of the attendees have a budget of over 1 Mio. €

Geographic Split

Germany
70%
Germany: 70%
Scandinavia
10%
Scandinavia: 10%
Netherlands
6%
Netherlands: 6%
Italy
4%
Italy: 4%
UK
4%
UK: 4%
France
4%
France: 4%
Other
2%
Other: 2%

Rethink! Smart Manufacturing Europe Ecosystem

Automotive & Aerospace
23%
Automotive & Aerospace: 23%
Machine & Plant Engineering
18%
Machine & Plant Engineering: 18%
Conglomerates
17%
Conglomerates: 17%
Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Chemistry
16%
Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Chemistry: 16%
Consumer Goods
12%
Consumer Goods: 12%
Food & Beverages
9%
Food & Beverages: 9%
Other
5%
Other: 5%

Job Functions

Site Director / Plant Manager
34%
Site Director / Plant Manager: 34%
Board Member / VP Production
31%
Board Member / VP Production: 31%
COO / CTO / CIO
18%
COO / CTO / CIO: 18%
Director / Head of Production
14%
Director / Head of Production: 14%
Senior Product Engineer
8%
Senior Product Engineer: 8%

Why is the networking experience at Rethink! Smart Manufacturing Europe unique?

We know that networking, inspiration, knowledge sharing and this “little detail I didn’t know before” are the main reasons for attending the Rethink! Smart Manufacturing Europe. To ensure the best networking experience, we’ve developed several sessions tailored to your needs and industry – we call it the Multi-Touchpoint Concept!

Icebreaker

Icebreaker

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

Challenge-your-Peers

Challenge your Peers

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

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One2Ones

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

Tweetback-Cards

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.

Keynote

Keynote

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

Pre-Event-Workshop

Workshop

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

Tech-Take

Live Tech Take

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

Dinner

Networking Dinner

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

World-Cafe

World Café Session

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

Matchfinder

Pre-qualification

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

Panel

Panel Discussion

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

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Event App

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

Media Partner Community

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We look forward to welcoming you again in 2020.

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