Future-proof manufacturing strategies from industry leaders

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2020 Summit! 

In 2020 the industry landscape and indeed the world have been irrevocably changed. The way you operate will be necessarily different, and yet manufacturing has a vital role to play in the global recovery effort.

The EMS Summit provides an international forum for manufacturing leaders to share and discuss the best way forward in this new world.


Featured 2020 Speakers

Alessio Preti

Philip Morris International

Head of Manufacturing Digital Transformation

Alexander Moentjens


Global Program Lead for Digitalization in Operations

Alexis Bateman

MIT Center of Transportation & Logistics

Research Scientist, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics Director, MIT Sustainable Supply Chains Course Lead, MITx MicroMasters Program

Andreas Gendo


Director Supply Chain Management

Ariane Roos



Dr Aristides Matopoulos

Aston Logistics & Systems Institute, Aston University

Reader, Engineering Systems & Management

Bernard Cubizolles

GE Digital

Global Product Marketing Manager

Billy Ingram


Director of Lean Product Development

Brecht Vanlee


Area Director, Western Europe/Asia

César Lombarte

B. Braun Group

Operational Excellence Manager

Chris Poole

Performance Solutions by Milliken

Director of Client Development EMEA

Christian Haupt


Head of Business Development Technology

Damian Baldysz

VIRTU (Formerly)

Lean Systems Professional, Standardization and RCA SME

Davide di Blasi

Hilding Anders International AB

Global Lean and Quality Director

David Streit

MESA Germany


Denis Niezgoda

Locus Robotics

Vice President - Europe

Prof. Dr. Dimitris Kiritsis


Prof. ICT for Sustainable Manufacturing

Emanuele Quarin


Digital Industrial Operations Director EU

Filip Waelkens


Global Program Lead for MES

Giorgio Rossi


Direct Sales Manager

Dr Gunter Beitinger

Siemens AG

Vice President Manufacturing

Heinz Avendano


Vice President - Manufacturing

Jens Schulz


Technical Product Management

Jesper Toubøl


VP Moulding

Joe Miemczyk

ESCP Europe

Professor Information & Operations Management

Jose Everaldo Morelli

Bosch Power Tools

Measuring Tools Global Logistic Director

Justin Goldston, PhD

Penn State University

Professor of Project and Supply Chain Management

Dr Kamila Walters

University of Brighton

Lecturer - Supply Chain and Operations

Kari Terho


General Manager, Smart Factory

Lee Stephenson

Taylors of Harrogate

Operational Excellence Lead

Luc Roesems

Samsonite Europe NV

Vice President Manufacturing

Manuel Fernandes


President, Europe

Marco Brighi

Tetra Pak

Manufacturing Technology Specialist

Marco Padilla-Ordonez

Grupo Cuinba

Director, Administration and Supply Chain

Mark Carnaghan

2 Sisters Food Group

Business Unit Director

Martin Demel

JMP Software

Sr. Systems Engineer

Matthias Gräfe


Director of Global Supply Chain Transformation

Michael Schneider


Global Head Technology Innovation Drug Product

Nourredine Boubekri, Ph.D.

University of North Texas

Professor, College of Engineering

Olivier Proust


Vice President of Operations EMEA

Pádraig Garvey

Boston Scientific

Production Unit (Operations) Manager

Dr Patrick McLaughlin

Cranfield University

Senior Lecturer in Manufacturing Management

Dr Peter Emvin

GKN Aerospace Sweden AB

Operational Strategy

Pierluigi Petrali


Manager, Manufacturing Research & Intelligence

Dr Rajesh Shankar Priya

Teesside University

Lecturer in Business and Management

Roberto Napione

SKF Group

Manufacturing Knowledge Area. EU/ASIA/AMERICAS Manager

Ronnie Granlund

Snellmanin Lihanjalostus Oy

Production Director

Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Gottschalk

Beiersdorf AG

VP SC Strategy and Global Engineering

Serkan Sagdic

Philip Morris International

Regional Project Manager

Stefano Cortiglioni

Toyota Material Handling Italia S.r.l.

Toyota Lean Academy Italia Director

Stéphane Coudurier Curveur


Injection Senior Manager & Senior Expert

Sujit Banerji

WMG, University of Warwick

Emeritus Professor, Operations Management

Sydney Badger

Public Habit

CEO & Co-Founder

Uwe Küppers


Chairman, EMEA

Wade Wessels

Donaldson Company

Director of Connected Solutions and IoT

Wolfgang Weber


Head of International Engineering and Digital Transformation

Oliver Reisch

MESA International

Vice Chairman MESA Special Interest Group Germany

Damodar Hegde

Coca-Cola European Partners

Director Supply Chain Learning

Christoph Wust

Ford of Europe ITO Operations

Manager, Global Distributed Hosting Planning & Implementation

Jorin Preuß


Corporate Unit Supply Chain Management

Fatma Çakar

Grandvision Turkey (Atasun Optik)

Product Value Chain Director


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