Registration & Check-in

ESTREL Congress Center, Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

07.30 - 08.15

08.15 - 12.15

Plant Tour 1


Plant Tour 2


Lunch & Networking in the Exhibition

12.15 - 13.15

Official Opening

Prof. Dr. Johannes Walther, CEO, Institute for Productionmanagement

13.15 - 13.30

13.30 - 13.50

Factory of the future - A logistics perspective

Matthias Hülsmann, Vice President Connected Logistics, Robert Bosch GmbH


13.50 - 14.10

Production logistics of the future

Dr. Christian Baur, COO Swisslog Gruppe & CEO Swisslog Warehouse & Distribution Solutions


CoffeE Break & official walk through The exhibition

14.10 - 15.00

15.00 - 18.30

Workshops & Podiumsdiskussion

Workshop 1 (german)

Connected Production: Will the Cloud be the next step?

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Alexander Tsipoulanidis, Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin

Christian Brauneis, Director Industry Solutions, KNAPP Industry Solutions GmbH
Jörg Diederichs, CTO/VP New Business (IoT/4.0), HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES
Nikolai von Löper, Managing Director, KINEXON Industries GmbH
Alexander Popkes, Managing Director, CIMPA GmbH


Workshop 2 (german)

Man in the factory of tomorrow: How to create acceptance?

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Andreas Zaby, Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin


Beate Petra Döring, Partner, Stanton Chase Düsseldorf GmbH
Daniel Heidrich, Managing Director, EBK Krüger GmbH & Co. KG
Oliver Herkommer, CEO, Ingenics AG
Joachim Hermes, Member of the Board, Karl Berrang GmbH
Dr. Fedor Titov, Managing Director, attenio GmbH


Workshop 3 (German)

Artificial Intelligence: What can we expect from tomorrow's machines?

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Lüke, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences

Carsten Fleischer, Business Development & Product Manager, Evertracker GmbH
Asmus Hammer, Senior Account Manager, Consist Software Solutions GmbH
Mike Hummel, Managing Director, aiso-lab GmbH
Martin Olff, Account Manager, The unbelievable machine company GmbH


Workshop 4 (english)

3D-printing as disruptive innovation for factories of the future: hype or paradigm?

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Gert Bruche, Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin


Dr. Ole Bröker, Head of Business Development & Consulting, trinckle 3D GmbH
Daniel Büning, Head of Global Strategy, BigRep GmbH
Stefan Ritt, VP-Head of global marketing and communications , SLM Solutions Group AG


Panel discussion (english/german)

Global Automation: Strategies for managing automation across corporate and national boundaries

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Matthias Tomenendal, Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin

Rainer Aits, Managing Director, P3 automotive GmbH
Nicolas Franzwa, Director, AlixPartners
Peter Muhr, Managing Director, Bühler Motor GmbH
John Willems, Industry Marketing Director Automotive, TNT Express
Thomas Zernechel, Senior Vice President Group Logistics, Volkswagen Konzernlogistik GmbH & Co. OHG

Champaign reception in the Exhibition

18.30 - 19.15

19.15 - End



Gala DinNer & DinNer Keynote

Zoltan Bickel, Bereichsleiter Enterprise Product Management, Vodafone GmbH



All content subject to change. Official conference languages: German & English.