Leipzig and Düsseldorf, Germany
Europe’s leading strategic event for process and discrete manufacturers is the conference and networking event that will deliver answers to the key questions affecting all manufacturing industries across the globe. This four day event begins with a choice of advanced manufacturing tours which take place in Leipzig BMW’s production plant and DHL’s Air hub. Both these unique behind-the scenes opportunities will allow you to see first hand how one of the world’s leading manufacturers has adopted cutting-edge best practice and technology to increase manufacturing efficiency and maximize output of the BMW 3 series and the new BMW 1 series. Learn how the latest logistics principles can be implemented directly into the manufacturing environment at the world's newest and most technically advanced logistics hub. Discover how it connects the established and growing markets of Europe by air, road and rail. Pre-conference master classes will then set the scene for two days of keynote conference sessions, streamed focus groups, interactive workshops and private one-to-one meetings, creating a lucrative bespoke networking environment for all manufacturing professionals to discover the latest best practice in manufacturing today. On the evening of the 8th October, Europe’s manufacturing community will be rewarded for best practice at the inaugural Strategic Manufacturing Awards. The ceremony will reward the region’s foremost enterprises for best practice and celebrate manufacturing excellence across vital disciplines including energy management, skills in manufacturing and IT in manufacturing over the past twelve months.