CEO Manufacturing - Volume 1 Number 1 May/June 2016


Manufacturing Excellence Awards & Strategy Summit Program

Manufacturing Excellence & Industrial Property Awards – “Lean Industry 4.0” Strategy Summit Program

In today’s difficult European manufacturing environment, it is essential that businesses maintain an overwhelming competitive edge through innovation and the proper strategy.

The fourth annual “Manufacturing Strategy Summit 2016” (MSS-2016) is the only strategic conference and industry event that focuses on the CEE region, during which best practices and cutting edge manufacturing strategies are discussed.

The MSS-2016 conference will present experts from many sectors of manufacturing, including FMCG, Food, Heavy Industries, and others. The speakers will present their efforts to not only survive in these challenging times, but also will discuss how to build a competitive advantage operationally in order to grow their businesses while keeping costs and investments under control.

MSS-2016 will be held during the day of the “CEE Manufacturing Excellence & Industrial Property Awards” that will take place in the beautiful InterContinental Hotel Ballroom. The Gala starts at 19:00 with opening cocktails then seated formal dinner and award presentation finishing with late night bar entertainment and networking.

CEE Manufacturing Excellence Awards & Strategy Summit - June 16, InterContinental Hotel Warsaw

FDI Trends, Innovation – Logistics – Supply Chain Management (SCM) - “Lean Industry 4.0”

4th annual Manufacturing Excellence & Industrial Property Awards Gala program

9:00 – 9:15 Registration & networking

9:15 - 10:15 the role of Real Estate in Manufacturing & Industrial - from Finance, BTS, Warehouse, Logistics, Supply Chain Management (SCM): How to set up production in the Poland/CEE region, which countries and regions are offering the best conditions? What are manufacturers looking for in real estate services, are they outsourcing or keeping it in-house? Are developers keeping up and delivering to the expectations of manufacturers?
Moderator: Craig Smith, Publisher CEO Manufacturing Magazine, - Event organizer & founder for Manufacturing Excellence Awards & Strategy Forum
Marek Foryński, Managing Director of BTS Group, Panattoni Europe
Tom Listowski, Cushman & Wakefield Poland, Partner, Head of Industrial CEE Corporate Client Relations
Guy Gueirard, JLL, Regional Director, EMEA Head of Industrial and Logistics

10:15 – 10:45 Presentation:  Courtney Fingar, Editor-in-chief, fDi Magazine, Financial Times Group
How is the region currently performing in terms of attracting manufacturing FDI
Central and eastern Europe has been a popular choice for the siting of production facilities in recent years thanks to its cost, logistics and workforce advantages. Competition from Asia has put pressure on the sector, while conversely the nearshoring trend has only added to its attractiveness for western European companies. How is the region currently performing in terms of attracting manufacturing FDI? And how does it compare with competitor regions?

10:45 – 11:20 coffee break

11:20 – 12:20 Lean Industry 4.0 Innovation – a way to increase your competitive advantage in manufacturing – How to increase your production efficiency and market competitiveness through innovation. What does innovation mean to your company.
Moderator: Craig Smith, Publisher CEO Manufacturing Magazine,
Krzysztof Wronkiewicz, Managing Director, Koettermann Sp. z o.o.
Carlos Fernandez, Director Industrial Management CEE Region, Prysmian Group
Piotr Hunik, Programme Manager, Rolls-Royce
Piotr Sroka, Country Leader, WABCO Poland
Sławomir Kluszczyński, COO, Lotte Wedel
Marek Potoczny, Industrial Projects Director, Valeo Autosystemy
Adam Zawadzki, Senior Project Leader, Toyota Motor Europe
Nikos Kalaitzidakis, General Manager, Coca-Cola HBC Polska sp. z o.o. 
Eugene Smethurst
, Head of Process & Automation Control Services, AECOM

12:20 – 12:50 Preston Smith, MD, Corporate Risk & Investigation, Business risk and due diligence

12:50 - 14:00 Closing remarks and networking lunch

4th annual Manufacturing Excellence & Industrial Property Awards Gala program

19:00 – 24:00 CEE Manufacturing Excellence Awards opening cocktails, seated dinner and award ceremony followed by late night networking, entertainment and cocktails

19:00 - Opening cocktails
20:00 – 22:00 - Seated 5 star dinner and awards ceremony. VIP guest Ms. Eva Minge
22:00 – 24:00 - Late night networking and entertainment

Joseph F. Paris Jr. Founder, Operational Excellence Society LLC 

Janusz Puzoń, Quality Control Director, General Motors Manufacturing

Adam Zawadzki, Senior LEAN Project Leader, Toyota Europe

Event overview

Award categories and criteria

This year we are covering five of the most important... more »

“CEO Manufacturing Magazine”

covers Central and Eastern Europe and South Eastern European region. Distribution is focused on Manufacturing CEO’s and senior directors responsible or working in the region. ... more »

CEE Manufacturing Excellence Awards (CEEMEA)

The first ever Awards Event for the manufacturing sector in Central and Eastern Europe, the much anticipated CEE Manufacturing Excellence Awards 2013, took place on October 24th at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Warsaw.

Sponsors 2015

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Premier Partner: Sponsor: Auditor: Award "Manufacturer of the Year" sponsored by: Award "Plant Manager" Sponsored by:
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