June 18 & 19, 2018

High-caliber experts will lecture and present their knowledge at the AUTOMOBIL PRODUKTION Congress 2018 - the meeting place for advanced thinkers and visionaries

Agenda 2018, Second Day

During the VIP tour, even before the official start of automatica, you are given an exclusive view of the leading trade fair for intelligent automation and robotics. During the lecture portion on the second day, the speakers will include Nico Feirer, Director, Global Series Management, Volkswagen Group Procurement, who will explain how the networking of suppliers and production areas within the Volkswagen Group is advancing through the use of intelligent digitalization.

For the english speaking visitors of automatica, there will be interpreters on-site.



Munich Fair Trade, North Entrance


Exclusive VIP-Tour

Even before automatica opens, we will take you on an exclusive VIP-Tour. Here you will receive interesting insights from selected exhibitors and therefore the exklusive "look in the future"- without scrum and with free access to the exhibiton stands.

Coffee-Break / Networking and exhibition visit

Coffee-Break / Networking and exhibition visit


Keynote: The ONE Platform - The digitalization of the supplier relationship

Nico Feirer

Global Series Management, Procurement Processes and Systems, Volkswagen Group Procurement


Strategies for flexibility and responsiveness in the powertrain production network of the BMW Group

Ilka Horstmeier

Divisional Director, Production Engines and Electric Powertrain Systems, BMW Group


Factory of the future: Digitization and Paperless Production

Peter Grendel

CEO abat Group


Coffee-Break / Networking and exhibition visit



There will be a totel three breakout sessions in which we guarantee true know-how transfers and promise approaches to solving your challenges. The breakout sessions are handled by registration so that we know precisely who is taking part in how many participants there will be.

  1. P.A.P.A., what is digitization? Agile transformation from Paperless Automation to Predictive Analytics
    Peter Grendel, CEO abat Group
  2. Learning with Human Beings and Machines – a Systematic Coupling of Engineering Knowledge and Machine Intelligence to Optimize Production
    Dr.-Ing. Isabell Franck, Mitgründerin und Geschäftsführerin IPT-Insight Perspective Technolgies
  3. Ecosystems in mechanical and plant building
    Markus Böttger, Managing Director LOXEO GmbH


Peter Grendel

CEO abat Group

Dr.-Ing. Isabell Franck

Co-founder and CEO, IPT-Insight Perspective Technologies GmbH

Markus Böttger

Managing Director LOXEO GmbH


Final presentation and Summary


Dr. Markus Lohrey

Logistikleiter Europa, MAHLE Behr GmbH & Co. KG


Little-Farewell-Lunch / End of the Congress

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