Join our entirely Virtual Smart Factory League Summit in order to explore the latest developments, innovations and best practices within the Manufacturing industry. During our Event you will connect, interact and exchange ideas online with like-minded practitioners & our Top Level Professionals. Our expert-led online Workshops enable you to learn and share latest insights, practical frameworks and deliver on mission-critical objectives.

Smart Factory League provides an efficient platform for business leaders, decision makers to connect, benchmark and exchange ideas on strategic topics. Our Virtual Event consists of exclusive interactive networking opportunities including competition between the peers, virtual face to face meetings, discussions with leading industry Experts.

Join our exclusive community of senior executives to learn, network and build your organisation in a digital era.


Day 1

Learn the key trends from short interviews we prepared all over the globe on how the manufacturing ecosystem reacts to specific critical issues due to 2020 transformative situation.

Enough of theoretical talks! Get to know each other’s story and find the practical solution together.

Meet manufacturing and supply chain experts in a theme dedicated rooms, introduce yourself and exchange an experience with your peers.

Topics to cover:

  • Implementing Smart Operations for the Next Normal
  • Enabling Smart Manufacturing with 5G and Multi-Access Edge Computing
  • Accelerating Workforce Performance Through Learning and Development Best Practices
  • Real World Guidance for Standards & Interoperability in IIoT Projects
  • VR for Manufacturing: An Overview of Technology, Applications and Potential ROI
  • A.I. in Manufacturing: Zero-Downtime and Zero-Defect Operations
  • How to Accelerate the Adoption of Additive Manufacturing for Industrial Processes and Applications
  • Making Smart Manufacturing Relevant with Enterprise Sized Value
  • Manufacturing in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
  • The Dawn of Human-Machine Interaction
  • Transform Traditional Businesses in High Tech Companies

* More rooms will be created based on the interest of attendees

* We limit the capacity of every room to ensure a quality networking. Register now to reserve your place in advance

Get cozy and learn from the experts in an interactive format.

4 streams that will cover:

  • Integrating Hybrid Manufacturing Processes via the Digital Thread
  • Robots Speed Up Manufacturing Recovery and Growth
  • How Smart Manufacturing is Disrupting the Supply Chain – Are You Prepared?
  • Simple Blockchain Applications (SIMBA) – Web 3.0 and the 4th Industrial Revolution: How Blockchains are a Key Component

Share your recent challenges with us prior the event and our speakers & partners will brainstorm together with you in an informal atmosphere of this virtual Solutions Room that every attendee can join.

Day 2

Explore a global expertise from the short interviews we prepared for you on how smart manufacturing is disrupting the supply chain and how to empower a sustainable manufacturing.

Learn about Building the Pandemic-Proof Supply Chains of the Future during our one-hour training.

One month before the event, we will group together attendees for unique networking – Competition! Participants will choose one of the following directions:

• How to educate for remote work?
• How to build a green plant?
• How to stimulate future courses of actions in a post-COVID 19 manufacturing paradigm?

At this session the winner will be announced!

More details on the competition will be shared with registered attendees.

Back to the Future: Manufacturing Beyond Covid-19 – Transformation of Traditional Businesses in High Tech Companies.

The amount of attendees is limited.
Reserve your place today to secure the pass.


Audi live at the Ingolstadt factory. Accompany us on a trip through our plant in Ingolstadt. You will get exclusive insights into the manufacturing process, from part production to delivery.


Michel Morvan

Michel Morvan

Co-Founder & Executive Chairman
Klaus Beetz

Klaus Beetz

Joachim Hensch

Joachim Hensch

Chief Transition Manager, Mover
Werner Kraus

Werner Kraus

Head of department robot and assistive systems
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Pavel Beklemishev

Member of the Board
Felipe Dal Belo

Felipe Dal Belo

Industry 4.0 expert | Digital Governance | Risk Management | Compliance

Byron Ernest

Director of Educator Development & Partnerships

Marcos Alexandre Contri

Head of Manufacturing Excellence and Process Technology LATAM

Mindaugas Bulota

Head of national innovation and entrepreneurship center

Frank Giroux

Digital SC Transformation Manager

Eric Prevost

VP, Industry 4.0 & Advanced Technologies

Richard Hagan


Luisella Giani

Head of Industry Transformation EMEA
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Christian Becker

Plant Manager

Thomas Usländer

Head of Department Information Management and Production Control
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Rafael Zanete

Operational Excellence & Digital Transformation
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Kevin White

Operational Technology Manager

Nélio Drumond

Senior Principal Scientist

Likhith Reddy Asani

Industry 4.0 Expert

Diego Dantas

Smart Manufacturing Leader - LATAM

Francisco Vidal Romero

Plant Manager
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Gourav Dey

Manufacturing Engineer
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Karen Norheim

President & COO

Dariya Chekalova

Industrial Engineering, Planning Manager and Smart Manufacturing Officer
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Nicola Accialini

Senior Consultant

Michael Calvillo

Senior Product Designer
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Andrew Warren

Sr Manager, Engineering Services Support
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Peggy Wu

Associate Director & Principal Research Scientist - Human Machine Interaction




Manufacturing Directors, Investors, Chief Innovation/Technical Executives, Executive Directors, Vice Presidents, Heads, Team Leaders and Managers, R&D Directors, Education Policymakers, Education Sector Practioners of:

From Industries such as:


Learn & keep up with industry trends
Network & exchange ideas with your peers
Talk to the existing suppliers & your potential partners






  • Yes, the participation is free of charge, if you represent an industry which is a Smart Manufacturing, Industrial Automation & IoT products’ user. You can submit your registration here and we will confirm your participation shortly after quick review;

  • If you represent an Industrial Automation solution/service providing company, the participation is 99 EUR. If you represent a law firm or consultancy – 29 EUR. You can register online here.

You may register online here

Once you are registered to the Summit, we will send you the login details for the Summit platform including the link to the detailed tutorial where you can informatively see how to use it via web browser & mobile application, where to find the streaming links and many more.

Definitely, every participant will have its virtual profile. You will be able to chat and agree on virtual meeting in our mobile app. Additionally, there will be networking breaks organised virtually to let participants interact live in a small groups.



Nargiz Mukhammetdiyeva

Head of Production

Anna Beklemisheva

Communications Manager

Anastasia Sultangirova

Head of Partnerships


Join the Summit as Speaker

Join the Summit as Partner


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Luiz Barberini

MBA, mechanical engineer, CQE and APICS CSCP & CPIM certified, with three post-graduations in Marketing, Logistics and Transports, has worked for more than 25 years in activities related to Supply Chain, Procurement and Logistics. Also has coordinated the dangerous goods’ transports’ committee at ABIQUIM – Brazilian Chemical Industries Association.

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Sharp & Dohme are some companies where he has worked for and added value through his knowledge and

Currently works as Operations Manager for Latin America External Manufacturing Operations Consumer Health at Bayer and teaches Negotiation, Supply Chain and Demand Management for some major post-graduation schools in São Paulo. Also coordinates post- graduation curses in two major Universities in Brazil.

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Uwe Kueppers

Uwe has more than 25 years of experience in the manufacturing environment and with industrial software and automation products. He spent five years as an application engineer with Schiess, a major manufacturer of heavy machine tool builder before he started to be involved in developing the first Industrial PCs and the use of PC equipment to control and optimise palletise systems. Before Incuity and Wonderware, Uwe has built up the sales area for an engineering company and sold automation solution to all kinds of manufacturing segments. After running his own business, Uwe joined Wonderware in 1994, in 1995 he moved to the headquarter in the US to develop the OEM program. In this timeframe, Uwe also gained international experience in Asia. January 2001 he took over the position as a managing director in Scandinavia. In 2003 Uwe became the additional responsibility of the German operation as Managing Director. April 2005 he accepted the position as Director Business Development and Marketing EMEA where he was responsible for extending the established markets and grow new emergency market segments or area. Together with his Marketing Manager, he developed the marketing strategies for Wonderware in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. His primary goal was to grow significant the business in EMEA as well as identifying new potential business segments. Since Jan 2014 Uwe was also appointed to the Chairman of the EMEA board of Mesa International a non-profitable association focusing since more than 20 years on Manufacturing. Uwe Küppers is married and has a son and a daughter.

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Luisella Giani


Luisella Giani, EMEA Industry Transformation Director at Oracle, has over 15 years of international experience leading digital strategy, operations and product development. Following a degree in Artificial Intelligence, she started her career with iconic brands of the digital age, such as Skype, Netlog and Lycos. More recently she has been helping global businesses, such as Yellow Pages, Goodyear-Dunlop and DuPont Coating, with their digital transformations. Her role at Oracle is to help companies to continuously innovate creating new digital experiences.

Dr. Byron Ernest

Dr. Byron Ernest does professional development in leadership and education around the world. Dr. Ernest authored the book: The Hand In the Back of the Room: Connecting School Work to Real Life. He serves on the Indiana State Board of Education and is Chair-Elect of the National Association of State Boards of Education. Dr. Ernest is a former AgriScience Teacher who was named 2010 Indiana Teacher of The Year and 2011 Christopher Columbus Foundation National Outstanding Agriscience Teacher. Byron served as the Department Head for Agriculture Science and FFA at Lebanon Community School Corporation where he started the program from scratch. The program is now one of the largest in the state and is well respected nationally for its focus on teaching science in the context of agriculture. Byron holds Bachelor of Science Degrees in Animal Science and Agricultural Education and a Master’s in Education from Purdue University. He received his Doctorate from Walden University in Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning. In 2017 Dr. Ernest completed the Certificate for Advanced Educational Leadership program at Harvard University where he is continuing his Post-Doctoral Studies.

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This new class of software provides holistic and dynamic digital twin simulation that leverages both predictive and prescriptive analytics. With a 360° view of their process, decision makers can run unlimited scenarios to better understand the current behavior of their complex organization and assess future outcomes.

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