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Now in its 3rd year, the annual Internet of Manufacturing Germany is Europe’s leading event for the fast growing and business critical Industrial Internet of Things sector. With over half of all production processes now using IoT and most manufacturers now planning how to embed smart devices or intelligence into products, companies are already reporting increased productivity and profitability.

Germany is the birthplace of the Industrie 4.0 initiative and with its strong manufacturing sector, from family run Mittelstand companies to global automotive companies, penetration of IIoT and automation has already been significant. To really take off and reach their potential, manufacturers now need a roadmap to implement IoT, specific to their organisation.

Our research shows…

Companies that embrace automation will not just take advantage of the breakneck pace of digital change, but will also create a new digital world where they hold competitive advantage.

“The manufacturing industry is increasingly aware of the potential of IoT to identify new opportunities and revenue potential. However, in a risk-averse and cost-sensitive environment adoption of IoT has not moved past the initial stages. When speaking with those in the industry it’s clear that practical digital transformation roadmaps, via new ‘how to’ presentations and onsite clinics are crucial in providing the clarity needed to move the industry forwards.

Building on the success of the 2017 event, my aim at Internet of Manufacturing 2018 is to provide attendees with the tools to create their roadmap for scalable and reliable implementation of IoT solutions and products. Attendees will leave this event empowered to advance their digital transformation journey, with clear ROI strategies to make adoption of IoT feasible.”

Jacob Peters
Senior Conference Producer

The must attend event for IIoT

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Internet of Manufacturing will provide partners an opportunity to find new prospects, meet existing clients, shorten sales cycles and offer a cost-efficient way to do business with the right decision-makers in one place over two days.


World-Class Speakers

Over 50 experts in Predictive Maintenance, Data Analysis, Automation and Smart Factory solutions for 2018.

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Selection of Speakers from 2017
Andreas Klinger
Head of IoT Lab, BASF
Axel Schmidt
Director Manufacturing Engineering, Sennheiser
Dietmar Goericke
Forum Industrie 4.0 Geschäftsführer, VDMA
Dr Hans Ulrich Golz
Board Member, Krauss Maffei
Dr. Max Lemke
DHoU, European Commission
Ernst Stöckl-Pukall
Head of Digitisation, German Ministry of Energy
Harald Rudolph
Strategy Director, Daimler
Heiko Witte
Head of Engineering Improvement, Rolls Royce
Holger Pietzsch
Head of Marketing & IoT, Caterpillar
Jens Gralfs
VP of Assembly & Installation, Airbus
Juha Pankakoski
Chief Digital Officer, Konecranes
Kari Kemppi
Director of Welding Management, Kemppi
Konrad Klingenburg
Head of the Berlin Office, IG Metall Board
Peder Arvidsson
Managing Director, Sandvik Teeness AS
Prof. Dr. Boris Otto
Director of Management & Engineering, TU Dortmund University
Professor Frank Piller
Co-Founder of the MIT Smart Customization Group, MIT
Thierry Cartage
Process Performance & Digital Director, Solvay
Thomas Hahn
Chief Software Expert, Siemens

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Not only can you address the practical issues around IIot implementation in the thought leadership sessions but you also have the opportunity to talk technical with some of the leading providers in this fast moving market – the people at the cutting edge of IoT implementation.  We provide a 1 to 1 meetings service as part of your participation providing the opportunity to discuss your own particular issues in detail with market experts.

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Agenda Snapshot

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Key conference themes for 2018
-ROI strategies through the proper analysis of risk and upfront investment
-Consider the practical implementation of Industrie 4.0- Move beyond the theory!
-Sustainable integrated platforms and standards solutions
-Overcome network and connectivity issues that are innate within factories
-Create an agile business model that provides a platform to implement IoT
-Equip staff with the necessary tools to enable IoT adoption
-Discover how IoT can help you move away from a product centric to services model
-Reduce downtime through the use of predictive maintenance
-Increase productivity and reduce costs through the digitalisation of your factory
-Insight into the evolution of technology in the manufacturing sector
-Bring about digital transformation within a traditional manufacturer
-Early adopter IoT case studies that have placed efficient data strategies at their core
-Scalable and reliable IoT projects born out of successful pilots
-Pinpoint who you should be partnering with and who you could partner with
-Build a robust security framework against the constant threat of cyber attack
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Our Advisors

Key industry figures on our Advisory Committee

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Frank Piller
Frank Piller
Professor, RWTH Aachen University
Kari Kemppi
Kari Kemppi
Director of Welding Management, Kemppi
Andreas Klinger
Andreas Klinger
Head of IoT Lab, BASF
Axel Schmidt
Axel Schmidt
Director Manufacturing Engineering, Sennheiser Electronic
Richard Albert
Richard Albert
Product Owner, Smart Manufacturing, Pirelli
Heiko Witte
Heiko Witte
Head of Engineering Improvement, Rolls-Royce
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All our delegates are pre-qualified to ensure that they are making decisions about active projects. In 2017 82% of the audience held a senior position.
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Our attendees have allocated budgets for IoT projects and are actively seeking ways to move them forward.. A staggering 38% had a budget of over $1 m in 2017.
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The majority of delegates will be talking about their actual projects bringing real-life experience to the mix and allowing concrete conversations to happen.
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Our pre-selection process ensures that the top manufacturing companies are attending and that we are inviting only those senior decision makers with active projects.

Who should attend?

This event is tailored for Technical Decision Makers and Business Decision Makers in the key industries of automotive, technology, aerospace, machinery and construction materials, food and beverage, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

The conference will be appropriate for:

  • Chief Information Officers

  • Chief Digital Officers

  • Chief Technology Officers

  • Chief Operating Officers

  • VPs

  • Directors

Heads of

  • Technology

  • Innovation

  • Production

  • Operations

  • Plant

  • Product Innovation

Heads of

  • Quality

  • Industrie 4.0

  • Digital Manufacturing

  • Smart Manufacturing

  • Data Science

  • R&D

You may be eligible to attend this conference on a complimentary ticket, if you have or are looking to start an active project and you fulfil our qualification criteria. Please click the Attend button for further information.


Previous attendees include:

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Audi AG
B Braun Melsingen
BMW Group
Carl Zeiss
Daimler AG
Evonik Industries AG
Exide Technologies
General Motors
KSB Global Operations
Karl Storz
Kion Group
Kone Cranes
MAN Diesel & Turbo
Magirus GmbH
Miele Group
Minimax Viking
Proctor & Gamble
RUAG Aerospace
Rolls Royce
SKF Group
Sennheiser Electronics
Volvo Construction Equipment
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We understand that one of the key reasons to attend a conference is to network, learn from our peers and make useful contacts.

We have a range of options managed through our concierge services to maximise the effectiveness of your attendance and to ensure you meet the people you want to meet:


Staged in Munich, in the heart of Germany’s technology corridor, Internet of Manufacturing is perfectly placed for not only the major technology industries across southern Germany but also from the surrounding countries.

The Grand Westin, Munich is a prestigious hotel right at the heart of the city with sophisticated meeting areas, comfortable rooms and good facilities. The hotel can be reached easily by car via the ring road and the city centre is ten minutes away by subway. Munich Airport and the main railway station are easily accessible.

Internet of Business has secured preferential rates for your stay during the conference. To book a room, click below.

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Our Advocates

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”It was a really fruitful and interesting event! I got a much better picture of IoT and digitisation!"
Andreas Huber, Lead Architect, Osram
”Well organised, interesting selection of talks.”
Martin Dimmler, Technical Sales M2M, Device Insights
"Good event, learned a lot!"
Olaf Kraska, Head of Operational Support, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG
"An eye opener - IoT is not a revolution it is an evolution. And: think big, start small, scale fast."
Dan Lämkull, Research Leader, Volvo Cars
"Very useful event."
Aris Pofantis, Deputy Technical Advisor, EIB
"Very good."
Paul Green, Kaj Vaataja, Senior Director, Danfoss
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