07.45 - 09.00


Hamburg Messe Hall A3 | Entrance WestLagerstraße, 20357 Hamburg, Germany

09.00 - 09.15

Opening Speech

Prof. Dr. Johannes Walther, CEO, Institute for Production Management (IPM)
Volker Thum, Managing Director, German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI)

09.15 - 09.35

Supply Chain Evolution Presents New Opportunities in Commercial Aerospace

Simone Berger, BCA Supply Chain, Director of Systems Strategy, The Boeing Company

09.35 - 09.55

Differentiating Future Flight - The GKN Journey to become a Global Innovator

Dietmar Czaia, Managing Director, GKN Aerospace Deutschland GmbH


09.55 - 10.15

Globalization roadmap of an Arabic challenger

Ismail Ali Abdulla, Chief Executive Officer, Strata Manufacturing PJSC


10.15 - 11.15

Coffee Break & Networking in the Exhibition

B2B Meetings

Meet procurement representatives from OEM and Tier-1 Suppliers in pre scheduled seven-minute meetings; Airbus, Boeing, Premium AEROTEC, Liebherr, Spirit AeroSystems, RECARO Aircraft Seating, Rolls-Royce, RUAG Aerospace, Lufthansa Technik and more are waiting for you. 

Note: Book a booth and invite your meeting partner for a product presentation to your booth after the B2B Meetings.

10.50 - 14.40

- 12.15

Master class session: Smart Production

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Alexander Tsipoulanidis, HWR Berlin

Production, Supply Chain and Human Factor – Success Factors for Digital Change

Bernhard Lietzmann, Partner, Director Business Unit,
Ingenics AG

SMARTer Together – Connecting the Supply Chain

Jens Harde, Arconic – Country Manager Germany

Open Discussion

Master Class Session: Additive Manufacturing meets Digitalization in Aerospace

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Matthias Tomenendal, Berlin School of Economics and Law

Developing your Product Strategy around Digital Manufacturing
How to convert the economics of digital manufacturing into efficiencies, revenue, and profit to enable a Product 4.0

Bjoern Klaas, European VP und Managing Director, Proto Labs, Ltd. (Europe)

Building 3D design engineering capability via tooling – A radical innovation journey at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Arlette van der Veer, Innovation Manager, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Open Discussion

12.15 - 13.40

Lunch & Networking in the Exhibition

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13.40 - 14.00

Growing with the programs and Ramping up production

Kevin Matthies, Senior Vice President Global Fabrication, Spirit Aerosystems


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14.00 - 14.20

What impact does the Bombardier deal have on the supply chain?

Philippe Balducchi, Chief Executive Officer, C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership - Airbus


14.20 - 14.40


Lars Wagner, Member of the Executive Board, Chief Operating Officer, MTU Aero Engines AG


14.40 - 15.00

Bio Break

15.00 - 16.30

PANEL DISCUSSION - Global Production - follow the OEM?

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Andreas Zaby, Berlin School of Economics and Law

Mark Walker, Vice President Airbus Procurement Strategy and Processes, Airbus
Peter McDowell, Head of Strategy, thyssenkrupp Aerospace
Dr. Stefan Ohl, Managing Director, Head of Aerospace & Defense DACH, AlixPartners GmbH
Hans-Peter Traber, Chief Operating Officer, Diehl Aviation

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15.00 - 18.30

WORKSHOP #1 - Where does digitalization really begin? 

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Stephan M. Wagner, ETH Zürich

Thierry Larroque, VP Procurement Digital Transformation, Airbus
Gaurav Kataria, Vice President, Aerospace & Defense, Digital, Cyient
Johannes Klenke, Executive, Aerospace & Defense, Accenture GmbH
Stefan Schmid, Director, Aerospace & Defence, Dassault Systèmes
Max Evers, Business Development & Sales, Digital Solutions, Lufthansa Industry Solutions AS GmbH


Workshop #3 – Efficiency & propulsion systems

Moderation: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Elmar Bräkling, Koblenz University of Applied Sciences

Dr. Christof May, Head of Supply Chain Strategy & Business Operations Propulsion Procurement, Airbus
Dr. Holger Lipowsky, Partner, Roland Berger GmbH
Thomas Rupp, Vice President Customer Support Management & Flight Operations, Safran Aircraft Engines
Matthias Schneider, Component Manager Business Jets, Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG

Workshop #5 – Additive Manufacturing

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Michael Eßig, Universität der Bundeswehr München

Dr. Jérôme Rascol, VP Head of Additive Manufacturing Platform, Airbus
Josef Gropper, Managing Director and COO, Liebherr
Christoph Hauck, Chief Executive Officer, MBFZ toolcraft GmbH
Dr. Kevin McAlea, Executive Vice President, 3D Systems
Klaus Müller, Senior Consultant, Bionic Production AG
Dr. Bart Van der Schueren, Chief Technology Officer,
Materialise NV

WORKSHOP #2 - Supply chain evolution – fast & slow

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Matthias Tomenendal, Berlin School of Economics and Law

Thomas Moik, SVP Procurement Operations, Airbus
Marelle Capperauld, Global SCM Director, Spirit Aerosystems
Joachim Hermes, Member of the Board, Karl Berrang GmbH
Markus Quicken, CEO, SupplyOn AG
Michael Santo, Managing Partner, h&z Unternehmensberatung AG


Workshop #4 – Advanced Automation

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Stölzle, University of St. Gallen

Jens Gralfs, Vice President, Research & Technology, Airbus
Dr. Lars Herbeck, Managing Director, Voith Composites GmbH & Co. KG
Dr. Hans-Jörg Kutschera, Partner, Strategy&
Philippe Prat, President, KUKA Systems Aerospace


Workshop #6 – Innovation field "Cabin"

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Holger J. Schmidt, Koblenz University of Applied Science

Dr. Jörg Schuler, Senior Vice President Procurement Cabin, Airbus
Sven Achilles, Chief Executive Officer, E.I.S. Aircraft Products and Services GmbH
Niccolo Giannelli, Aerospace Application and Account Manager EMEA, Stratasys GmbH
Harald Mehring, Chief Customer Officer, Diehl Aviation
Markus Villinger, Chief Executive Officer, Villinger GmbH

18.30 - 19.30

Champagne Reception in the exhibition

in the exhibition area

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19.30 - 19.45

Dinner Opening

Prof. Dr. Johannes Walther, CEO, Institute for Production Management (IPM)
David Rodgers, Vice President Economic Development, Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce



Gala Dinner

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Cocktail Networking Reception