Programme 6th Engineering Summit: TUESDAY, November 20, 2018

8:30 Reception Desk opens
8:55 Welcome Address and Introduction Thomas Waldmann, VDMA and
Armin Scheuermann, Hüthig GmbH
Lead 1: Strategy and Market
9:00 Keynote 1: Taking the Lead: The new leadership-role understanding of plant engineering
Impulsion: Business in large-scale plant construction
10:00 From industrial plant manufacturer to industrial service provider – Development of new business fields in times of energy transition
10:45 Coffee Break and Exhibition
11:30 Control and creation of a corporate identity in an international plant manufacturing group in the age of digitization
12:15 How can plant engineering benefit from working with start-ups?
Lunch and Exhibition
Lead 2: Digitization and Business Models
14:15 Keynote 2: Digitization in plant manufacturing
15:00 Digital services in plant construction: Examples and Success Factors
15:30 Coffee Break and Exhibition
16:00 Plant construction hits Silicon Valley: Collaborations models for new digital business fields
16:45 Digital business models in international plant engineering
17:15 Workshop “Which requirements and possibilities does digitalization offer to plant manufacturing?”
18:00 End of day one
19:30 – Networking Event at Restaurant Lumen

Programme 6th Engineering Summit: WEDNESDAY, November 21, 2018

Change 3: Efficiency and Productivity
8:55 Welcome
Lead 3: New Approaches in Project Business
9:00 Keynote 3: Vision for plant engineering of the future
9:45 New (digital) business and organizational models in plant engineering
Coffee Break and Exhibition
11:15 Modularization as a future strategy for plant engineering in specialty chemicals
Modular plant engineering: from product to strategic factor for plant engineering companies
Lunch and Exhibition
Lead 4: Managing People and Projects
14:00 Keynote 4: Change processes in plant construction – how do we take the employees?
14:45 New approaches in project management (Scrum, Agile, Lean) – hype or help for industrial plant construction?
15:30 Taking the Lead – agile in the VUCA world: Plant engineering between mega-projects, service orders and spare parts business
16:15 Summary
16:30 End of the conference

The Engineering Summit Team reserves the right to make changes to the programme.


For questions about the agenda please contact

Klaus Gottwald, VDMA e.V.

Tel.: +49 (0) 69 / 6603 – 1264



Armin Scheuermann, Hüthig GmbH

Tel.: +49 (0) 62 21 / 48 93 88