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 July 4 and 5, 2017.

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


Programme 5th Engineering Summit: TUESDAY, July 4, 2017

8:30 Reception Desk opens
8:55 Welcome Address and Introduction
Change 1: Markets and Structures
9:00 Keynote: Time to change – Tom Blades, Chairman of the Executive Board, Bilfinger SE
Change process in a medium size plant construction company – Mesut Sahin, CEO, MMEC Mannesmann GmbH
10:30 Trends in the large industrial plant manufacturing sector – Klaus Gottwald, Manager, VDMA Large Industrial Plant Manufacturers’ Group
10:45 Coffee Break and Exhibition
11:30 Service strategies in industrial plant construction – Karl Purkarthofer, Head of Metallurgical Services, Primetals Technologies Austria GmbH
12:15 Enhancing EPC-cpabilities in large-scale plant construction – What measures are needed? – Christian Elsholz, Director, PwC AG
Lunch and Exhibition
Change 2: Digitalisation and Technology
14:15 Keynote: Digitalisation in plant construction – Lothar Jungemann, Head of Global Execution (NOE), thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG
15:00 Potentials of Industry 4.0 in large-scale plant construction: Results of a recent industry survey – Thorsten Helmich, CEO, maexpartners GmbH
15:30 Coffee Break and Exhibition
16:00 How do machine and plant builders benefit from digitalisation? – Dr. Teemu Tunkelo, CTO, Voith Digital Solutions GmbH
16:45 Potentials and challanges of digitalisation in large industrial plant manufacturing – Dr. Markus Reifferscheid, Vice President Research & Development, SMS group GmbH
17:30 Change Discussion: How much change is really necessary for plant construction?
18:00 End of day one
19:30 – Networking Event at the Galopprennbahn Mannheim

Programme 5th Engineering Summit: WEDNESDAY, July 5, 2017

Change 3: Efficiency and Productivity
9:00 Keynote: Efficiency and effectiveness in project execution – Dr. Wilhelm Otten, Head of Business Line Process Technology & Engineering, Evonik Technology & Infrastructure GmbH
9:45 Modularisation of process plants in the health care industry: A role model for large-scale plant construction? – Dr. David Estapé, Technology Manager Biotechnology, M+W Central Europe GmbH
Coffee Break and Exhibition
11:15 Potential for cost cutting in E, P and C – Creative Ideas – Ewald Munz, Director Business Development EMEA, Cyent Ltd.
What measures and trends enhance productivity? – Wolfram Gstrein, Managing Director, VTU Engineering Germany GmbH
Lunch and Exhibition
Change 4: Methods and Procedures
14:00 Keynote: Success factors in the execution of large-scale projects – Dr. Christian Bruch, Member of Executive Board, Linde AG
14:45 Optimisation of procedures in the tendering phase – Markus Ecker, CEO, TGE Gas Engineering GmbH
15:30 Outlook: New approaches in project management – Clemens Dachs, Chief Engineer, Siemens AG
16:15 Summary
16:30 End of the conference


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

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