07.30 - 08.30


Hamburg Messe Hall A3 | Lagerstraße, 20357 Hamburg, Germany

08.30 - 09.00

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Opening Address

Prof. Dr. Johannes Walther, CEO, Institute for Production Management (IPM) 
Dr. Klaus Richter, Chief Procurement Officer Airbus

09.00 - 09.20

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The next wave of automation in aircraft manufacturing

Dr. Thomas Ehm, Chief Executive Officer, Premium AEROTEC GmbH

09.20 - 09.40

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Future Business Models for commercial aviation in the digital era

Dr. Detlef Kayser, Executive Vice President Strategy & Fleet, Deutsche Lufthansa AG

09.40 - 10.00

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What’s next in interior lightweight design?

Dr. Mark Hiller, Chief Executive Officer and Shareholder, RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co. KG

10.00 - 10.45



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10.45 - 12.15

Panel Discussion

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Trends and transitions: the aftermarket of tomorrow

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Stephan M. Wagner
Confirmed Panelists:
Erik Goedhart, Senior Vice President Aerospace & Industrials, Kuehne+Nagel Management AG
René Gurka, Chief Executive Officer, BigRep GmbH
Andrea Lübke, VP Purchasing MRO, MTU Maintenance GmbH
Kevin Michaels, Managing Director, AeroDynamic Advisory
Bart Reijnen, Chief Executive Officer, Satair Group
Dr. Thomas Stüger, Chief Executive Technical Operations, Logistics & IT, Lufthansa Technik AG


Master class Session

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Automated Production: Hype or Paradigm?

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Hans-Gerhard Seeba
Confirmed Speakers:
Charlie Martin, Vice President Business Unit Aerospace, KUKA Systems GmbH

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Müller, Managing Director, ZeMA- Zentrum für Mechatronik und Automatisierungstechnik

12.15 - 13.30

Business lunch and visit of the Exhibition

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13.30 - 14.35

Best Practice Track Global Production & Protectionism

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Supply Chain environment in an evolving world

Axel Kaldschmidt, Global Director Aerospace, Volga Dnepr Group


The opportunity of digitalization and collaboration vs. protectionism

Marc Blaser, Chief Executive Officer, Blaser Swisslube AG

Digital MRO in Commercial Aircraft Seating Systems

Dr. Udo Haberland, VP Industrial- and Healthcare Solutins, Bühler Motor GmbH

Best Practice Track Digitalization & Innovation

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Leverage digitization to optimize and rapidly scale your business model – example: Digital Food Chains

Rino Ariganello, VP Global Account Airbus Group, T-Systems Internatonal GmbH
Mario Stockhausen, Chief Creative Director, Rieber

Simulation Innovation - how simulation is transforming product design

Anthony Mc Loughlin, Director Aerospace, Altair Engineering GmbH

How Digital Solution improves Supplier Management

Sebastien Fages, Vice President North America, Scalian Group

Master Class Session
Open innovation

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Moderation: Prof. Dr. Elmar Bräkling

Confirmed Speakers:
Christiane Bausback, Chief Executive Officer, N+P Industrial Design GmbH

Dr. Florian v. der Hagen, Director MRO IT Solutions, Lufthansa Industry Solutions

14.35 - 15.15

Coffee break and networking in the Exhibition

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15.15 - 15.35

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Digital transformation in aircraft production

Patrick de Castelbajac, Executive Vice President Strategy & International, Airbus

15.35 - 15.55

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Disrupting business models: the effect of predictive maintenance and health monitorinG

Peter Enright, President Aerospace Americas & Global Sector Lead, Schaeffler, FAG, Barden

Refreshment Break

15.55 - 16.05

16.05 - 17.00

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Executive Interview: E2E Supply Chain Performance

Thomas Moik, Senior Vice President Procurement Operations Airbus
Beth F. Anderson, Vice President Payloads and Systems Supplier Management, Boeing
Nico Buchholz, Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Bombardier Inc.
Werner Lieberherr, Executive Vice President and COO, Interior Systems, Rockwell Collins



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Closing Address

Prof. Dr. Johannes Walther, CEO, Institute for Production Management (IPM)


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