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

8:30 Registration and Preliminary Technical Discussions
8:55 Welcome Address and Introductory Remarks:
Armin Scheuermann, Hüthig GmbH & Thomas Waldmann, VDMA
Lead 1: Strategie und Markt                                                  Moderation: Armin Scheuermann
9:00 Keynote 1
Taking the Lead:
Digital transformation as a catalyst in plant engineering – are we prepared?
Dr. Peter Feldhaus, CEO,
thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG
Impetus: Trends and Economic Activity in the Large Plant Manufacturing Sector
Klaus Gottwald, Large Industrial Plant Manufacturers’ Group of the German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA)
10:00 From Large Industrial Plant Manufacturer to Solution Provider – Development of New Business Sectors in Times of the Energy Turnaround
Prof. Emmanouil Kakaras, Vice President and Head of Innovation & New Products,
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH
10:45 Coffee Break and Exhibition
11:30 Digital Transformation in the Steel Industry: Tenova’s Journey
Giovanni Bavestrelli, Digital Engineering Director,
12:15 Learning from the Start-up Culture: How Can Industrial Plant Manufacturing Benefit?
Lead 2: Digitisation and Business Models
14:15 Keynote 2
Digitisation in Plant Construction
Dr. Jürgen Brandes, CEO Process Industries and Drives,
Siemens AG
15:00 Digital Services in Plant Construction: Examples and Success Factors
Dr.-Ing. Katja Windt, Member of Management Board,
SMS group GmbH
15:45 Coffee Break and Exhibition
16:15 Plant Construction Meets Silicon Valley: Collaboration Models for New Digital Business Sectors
Julien Brunel, Head of Digitalization,
Linde Engineering
17:00 Digital Business Models in International Large Industrial Plant Manufacturing – Results of a Joint Study Conducted by PwC and VDMA
Christian Elsholz, Director PwC Capital Projects & Infrastructure,
PwC Germany                                                           
“What Demands and Opportunities Does Digitisation Offer Plant Engineering?”

Time for Change – New Strategies for Plant Engineering

Peter Ritsche, Managing Director,

Workshop and lecture will run simultaneously.

18:00 End of the 1st Day of the Meeting
19:30 Networking Event with Table Dedicated to Particular Topics
“Lumen” Restaurant, Wiesbaden

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

08:55 Welcome Address
Lead 3: New Approaches in the Project Business
9:00 Keynote 3
Vision for the Future of Plant Engineering
Rolf Narjok, Chairman of the Supervisory Board,
Bosch Rexroth AG
9:45 Shop Floor Management in the EPC Business
Cristina Anderiz, Vice President Infrastructure – Product & Innovation,
Alstom S.E.
10:30 Coffee Break and Exhibition
11:15 Modularisation as Future Strategy in Plant Construction for Specialty Chemicals
Dr. Frank Stenger, Chemical Reaction Technology, &
Igor StolzDirector Electrical & Process Control, Process Technology & Engineering, Technology & Infrastructure,
Evonik Technology & Infrastructure GmbH
Modular Plant Construction: from Product to Strategic Factor for Plant Manufacturers
Dr.-Ing. Gerd Sagawe, Member of the Management Board,
EniviroChemie GmbH
12:45 Lunch
Lead 4: Management of People and Projects
14:00 Keynote 4
Change Processes in Plant Construction – How Can We Truly Involve Employees?
14:45 New Methods in Project Management: Hype or Help in Industrial Plant Construction?
Oliver Thost, Managing Director,
Thost Projektmanagement GmbH
15:30 Remaining Agile in the VUCA World: Plant Construction between Mega-scale Plants, Brownfield Investment, and the Service Sector
Markus Mank, Project Development Manager,
Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions Germany GmbH
16:15 Summary – Closing Remarks
Armin Scheuermann, Hüthig GmbH & Thomas Waldmann, VDMA
16:30 End of Meeting

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

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