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The next edition in the leading global series for the Industrial Internet of Things

The Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industrie 4.0 will become the platform in which manufacturers have adopted a plethora of technologies to cut costs, improve operational efficiency and increase profits. IoT is at the forefront of the sectors mind, with an estimated $913Bn of revenue being generated by 2018.

Part of the global IoB manufacturing series, this latest UK edition provides a unique and unparalleled environment to empower manufacturers on their IoT roadmap. The only event of its kind in the UK, attention will be given to overcoming challenges that include: security concerns, improving employee knowledge, connectivity and showing ROI on initiatives.

Our research shows…

The UK manufacturing industry is on the up. Britain is now the 8th largest manufacturer in the world by output.

However, with only 11% of manufacturers agreed that the sector was geared up to take advantage of Industry 4.0 in late 2016, there is still some way to go before the UK sector truly takes advantage of associated technologies like IoT.

While the potential of IoT may be obvious, there needs to be more clarity around existing issues. For instance, only 35% of UK manufacturers believe that current internet connection is adequate for their needs over the next five years. It’s certainly an exciting time for UK manufacturers looking to adopt IoT and through careful navigation of current challenges, this outlook is only going to improve.

Jacob Peters
Senior Conference Producer

The must attend event for UK Manufacturers!

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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

Past speakers at the Internet of Manufacturing Speakers include:

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Andreas Klinger
Head of IoT Lab, BASF
Axel Schmidt
Director Manufacturing Engineering, Sennheiser
Bruce Rauner
42nd Governor of Illinois
Dietmar Goericke
Forum Industrie 4.0 Geschäftsführer, VDMA
Dr Hans Ulrich Golz
Board Member, Krauss Maffei
Dr. Don Kinard
Senior Technical Fellow, Lockheed Martin
Dr. Max Lemke
DHoU, European Commission
Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy
Technical Fellow & Chief Data Scientist, Halliburton
Ernst Stöckl-Pukall
Head of Digitisation, German Ministry of Energy
Harald Rudolph
Strategy Director, Daimler
Hardik Bhatt
State CIO & Secretary Designate, Innovation & Technology, State of Illinois
Heiko Witte
Head of Engineering Improvement, Rolls Royce
Holger Pietzsch
Head of Marketing & IoT, Caterpillar
Jens Gralfs
VP of Assembly & Installation, Airbus
Jesper Toubol
Vice-President, Lego
Juha Pankakoski
Chief Digital Officer, Konecranes
Kari Kemppi
Director of Welding Management, Kemppi
Konrad Klingenburg
Head of the Berlin Office, IG Metall Board
Michael Fox
Senior Manufacturing Engineer, General Motors
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
Rajesh Nagarajan
CIO, Celanese
Richard Soley
Chairman and CEO, Object Management Group
Thierry Cartage
Process Performance & Digital Director, Solvay
Thomas Hahn
Chief Software Expert, Siemens

For speaking opportunities please contact:

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Learn from our partners

Not only can you address the practical issues around IoT 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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For more information about sponsorship or hospitality opportunities,
please call Christopher Wells on:

+44 (0)203 841 8359

[email protected]

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!
-Hear a regulatory update for advances in pharmaceuticals and chemical companies
-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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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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It explains how the industry is evolving and segments the market. It will help you gain an in-depth understanding of the IIoT marketplace and how it is changing the manufacturing sector.

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We understand that some of the key reasons to attend a conference are 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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