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.

Currently we are working on the Agenda of the 5th Engineering Summit and will publish it in December 2016. Stay tuned!


Agenda of the 4th Engineering Summit

TUESDAY, 1 December 2015

8:30 Reception
8:55 Welcome and Introduction
Economy & Competition
9:00 Keynote Address: Trends in plant manufacturing – Dieter Rosenthal, Member of the Board of Management, SMS group GmbH
9:45 Quo Vadis plant manufacturing? Recent economic developments in a challenging environment  – Klaus Gottwald, VDMA Large Industrial Plant Manufacturers´ Group
10:00 Success factors of asian competitors – Dr. Hans-Nicolaus Rindfleisch, CEO, TÜV Süd Chemie Service GmbH
10:45 Coffee break and exhibition
11:30 Turbulences on commodity markets – implications for engineering companies – Ulf Herrlett, Vice President Innovation & Development, Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions Germany
Internationalization & Globalization
12:15 Recruiting in international markets: paths, opportunities, threats – Jan-Christoph Schüler, Country HR Manager, ABB Deutschland AG
13:00 Lunch and exhibition
14:15 Relocation of R & D in the international market – protection of intellectual property rights – Dr. Hannes Storch, Vice President Sulphuric Acid / Off-gas, Outotec GmbH & Co. KG
15:00 Global engineering: organizing the planning process worldwide efficiently  – Carsten Pott, Global Head of Engineering, Siemens AG
15:45 Coffee break and exhibition
16:30 Internationalisation of value creation: globalisation strategies from the perspective of a medium-sized company – Ulf Meusel-Böhm, Managing Director, Coperion GmbH
17:15 Panel Discussion – Volatility in plant engineering: risk or opportunity?
18:00 End of first conference day

19:30 Networking Event

19:15 Bus transfer from the conference center 


WEDNESDAY, 2 December 2015

9:00 Keynote Address: Strategic factors for competitiveness – Jens Michael Wegmann, Chairman of the Executive Board, ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG
Efficiency & Productivity
Integrated planning structures in plant engineering: Life science vs. chemical plant engineering – Dr. Jürgen Hinderer, Head of Engineering, Bayer Technology Services GmbH and Christian Wissel, Head of Engineering, Covestro AG
10:30 Coffee break and exhibition
11:15 Throughput times reduced – ideas, approaches and success stories  – Dr. Heiner Röhrl, CEO, Primetals Technologies Austria GmbH
How machinery suppliers work together – The Excellence United alliance as an example – Markus Ströbel, Managing Partner, Bausch+Ströbel GmbH
12:45 Lunch and exhibition
Technology & Future 
14:00 Industrial Internet and Industry 4.0: Consequences for plant manufacturers – a study conducted by VDMA and maexpartners  – Thomas Waldmann, Managing Director, VDMA Large Industrial Plant Manufacturers´ Group and Thorsten Helmich, CEO, maexpartners GmbH
14:45 Big Data – Future potential for plant manufacturers – Jörg Breuer, Head of Engineering, Technip Germany GmbH
15:30 Outlook: Paradigm shift in the EPC Business: Delivering safer, faster better capital projects through data centric ways of working – Clemens Pulles, Manager Capital Projects IM/IT Business Improvement, Shell Global Solutions International BV
16:15 Conclusion
16:30 End of the event

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