Prospects and Challenges of Plant Manufacturing

July 4 and 5, 2017, Mannheim, Rosengarten Congress Centre

With German-English simultaneous translation!

Networking for Plant Engineers

Engineering Summit is the leading networking forum for senior managers in the German and European plant construction industry. More than 300 (2015) Experts from medium-size and large industrial plant manufacturing companies as well as plant operators and suppliers are to exchange views and information in intense discussions and high-profile presentations. The 5th Engineering Summit will take place in Mannheim on Juliy 4 and 5, 2017.

Motto of the 5th Engineering Summit will be „Time to Change“


Tuesday, 4 July 2017

8:30 Reception
8:55 Welcome and Introduction
Change 1: Markets and Structures
9:00 Keynote: Time to Change – Tom Blades, CEO Bilfinger SE
Changeprozess at an mid-sized Engineering Company – Mesut Sahin, Managing Director Mannesmann E&C
10:30 Recent economic developments in a challenging environment  – Klaus Gottwald, VDMA Large Industrial Plant Manufacturers´ Group
10:45 Coffee break and exhibition
11:30 Service-Strategies in Plant Manufacturing – Karl Purkarthofer, Head of Service Business, Primetals Technologies AG
12:15 Strengthening of EPC Capability – Which Measures are essential? – Christian Elsholz, Director, PwC AG
Lunch and exhibition
Change 2: Digitalisation
14:15 Keynote: Digitalisiation in Plant Manufacturing – Lothar Jungemann, Head of Global Engineering, Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG
15:00 Potentials of Industry 4.0 in Large Plant Construction: Results of a Current Industry Survey – – Management Engineers
15:30 Coffee break and exhibition
16:00 Founding of an industrial 4.0 start-up in large plant construction – potentials and challenges – Dr. Markus Reifferscheid, Vice President Research and Development, SMS group GmbH
16:45 Digital offers: What solutions does machine and plant engineering need? – Dr. Teemu Tunkelo, CTO, Voith Digital Solutions GmbH
17:30 Change Discussion: How much change does plant construction really need?
18:00 End of the first day of the event

from 19:30: Networking Event

Agenda 5th Engineering Summit: Wednesday, 5 Juli 2017

Change 3: Efficiency and productivity
9:00 Keynote: Efficiency in project management – Dr. Wilhelm Otten, Head of Business Line Process Technology & Engineering, Evonik Degussa
9:45 Modularization of healthcare systems: a model for large plant construction? – Dr. David Estape, M+W Central Europe GmbH (requested)
Coffee break and exhibition
11:15 Cost-cutting potentials in E, P and C – creative ideas – Ewald Munz, Director Business Development EMEA, Cyent
What measures and trends will increase productivity? – Wolfram Gstrein, Managin Director, VTU Engineering Germany GmbH
Lunch and exhibition
Change 4: Methods and Processes
14:00 Keynote: Success factors in the handling of major projects – Dr. Christian Bruch, Member of the Executive Board , Linde AG
14:45 Optimization of the processes in the supply phase – Dieter Hofmann, Geschäftsführer, plantIng GmbH
15:30 Outlook: New Approaches in Project Management – Clemens Dachs, Chief Engineer, Siemens AG (requested)
16:15 Summary
16:30 End of the Event


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