Thank you to everyone who joined us online and in Berlin for The European Manufacturing Strategies Summit 2021!

The EMS Summit provides an international forum for manufacturing leaders to share and discuss the best way forward in this new world. We were joined by manufacturers in the industry who shared case studies, insights and strategies on how the world has been irrevocably changed. We are pleased to announce that our 2022 summit will be in person in Berlin.

A Selection of topics from the 2021 summit included:

  • How to unlock data value from manufacturing end-to-end value processes
  • Digitization of external manufacturing supply chains
  • How can you build a workface for the future?
  • Making intelligent manufacturing happen
  • The digital journey of the manufacturing plant
  • Emotional intelligence in operations as driver for a high-performing workplace

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Featured 2021 Speakers

Alexander Lundin

Volvo Cars

Head of Strategy – Supply Chain Management

Dr. Andreas Reim


Industrial Architect

Barry Regan


Director of Operations

Benthe Klokkerholm

Johnson Controls

VP Global Operations IR

Dr.-Ing. Björn Damm

Vaillant Group

Head of Production Electronic Center

César Lombarte

B. Braun Group

Operational Excellence Manager

Christian Haupt


Head of Business Development Technology

Cornelia Lux


Team Leader Industrial Engineering

Damodar Hegde

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

Director Supply Chain Learning

Davide di Blasi

Hilding Anders International AB

Global Lean and Quality Director

Prof. Dr. Dimitris Kiritsis


Prof. ICT for Sustainable Manufacturing

Emanuele Quarin


Digital Industrial Operations Director EU

Erwin Bytebier


CTO - Operational Excellence/WCMAperam/Black Belt

Fabio Achille Occhioni

Thales Alenia Space

Production & Integration Director

Frank Göller

Volkswagen AG

Head of Digital Production

Hervé Doan

Airbus (Formerly)

Emotional Intelligence Expert in Operations | Former Head of Quality Transport & Logistics

Jesper Toubøl


VP Moulding

Luc Roesems

Samsonite Europe NV

Vice President Manufacturing

Mads Bred Georgsen

Novo Nordisk A/S

Product Owner

Marco Brighi

Tetra Pak

Manufacturing Technology Specialist

Mark Carnaghan


MD, UK & Ireland

Dr. Markus Junk

Bosch Thermotechnik GmbH

Head of International Production Network – Residential Heating

Mujdat Tiryaki

Ford Otosan

Director - Plant Manager

Nihar Patel

Volkswagen AG

Executive Vice President, New Business Development

Pádraig Garvey

Boston Scientific

Production Unit (Operations) Manager

Pierluigi Petrali


Manager, Manufacturing Research & Intelligence

Sarper Arslan


Senior Head of Corporate Services

Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Gottschalk

Beiersdorf AG

VP SC Strategy and Global Engineering

Simon Hardiman

Collins Aerospace

Head of Human Resources for Engine Control Systems

Simon Simpkins, PhD

Oxford Biomedica

VP, Head of Operational Strategy

Dr. Stefan Kluge


Senior Director, Supplier Portfolio Management & Operations Enabling

Stéphane Coudurier Curveur


Injection Senior Manager & Senior Expert

Sydney Badger

Public Habit

CEO & Co-Founder

Prof. Dr. Thomas Friedli

Institute of Technology Management (University of St. Gallen)


Uwe Küppers

MESA | Kalypso, a Rockwell Automation Company

Chairman, EMEA | Manager Consulting Service, EMEA

Michelle J. White, MBA

Cardinal Health

Director, Organizational Change Management

Martine Melis

ATS Global

Chief Commercial Officer

Sven Strassburg


Solution Architect Lead, Europe

Lutz Feldmann


Channel Manager Central Europe

Barry Leahey, MBE


Chief Executive Officer

Josef Kriegmair

MTU Aero Engines

Project Management, Production

Marko Yli-Pietilä

Stora Enso

Head of Smart Operations

Holger Rietmann


Senior Global Supply Chain Manager

Christoph Behler

CC-Link Partner Association - Europe

Business Development Manager

Luke Kerr

Solent Group

Supply Chain Director

Billy Ingram


Director of Lean Product Development

Burkhard Schramm

Elisa Smart Factory

Sales Director, Central Europe

Bernard Cubizolles

GE Digital

Senior Global Product Marketing Manager, Manufacturing

Dorin George Derebei

Liberty Galati

Head of Business Process Systems Supply Chain & IT

Frank Bignone


Global Director of Digital Transformation (DX) Division

David Cortes

Berry Global, Inc.

Vice President – Operations, EMEIA

Curt Richtermeyer


Executive Vice President Global Sales

Christoph Wust

Ford of Europe ITO Operations

Manager, Global Distributed Hosting Planning & Implementation

David Streit

MESA Germany


Uwe Hoffmann


Program Manager, Industry 4.0

Pitt Sebens

FPT Software

Director of Customer Relations

Henrik Widestadh


Director of Customer Acquisition

Victoria Bryazgina

OMK Steel (Formerly)

Independent SCM Consultant | Former Head of SCM Development


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