How can European Manufacturers Protect Themselves from Instability and an Industry Downturn?

17:05 - 17:50

  • The European manufacturing sector is in a precarious position with Germany’s biggest collapse in activity since the financial crisis
  • Some of the reasons for this level of poor performance can be attributed to economic and political uncertainty, trade issues, falling worldwide demand for capital goods and structural changes in key industries
  • What strategies and precautions can manufacturers implement in order to avoid, or at least reduce the impact of, a potential downturn?
  • How should senior management react to such a potentially difficult environment?

Christian Haupt, Director, Global Business Development Technology, STAEDTLER Mars GmbH & Co. KG

Dr Michael Gawronski, Vice President, Business Segment Enterprise & Industrial Projects, LEONI Fiber Optics GmbH

Simon Hardiman, Head of Quality and ACE, Collins Aerospace

Uwe Küppers, Chairman, EMEA, MESA