"In 2021, outstanding companies will once again show how they are continuously developing, using the latest technologies and approaches, and thus strengthening their competitive position." This is the conclusion drawn by Dr. Marc Lakner, Partner Strategic Operations European Lead, Kearney on this year's competition.Program of the past congress 2021 (PDF)
Attention, new date! The congress has been postponed to May 10 and 11, 2022.
Companies have learned their lessons from Covid-19, the container crisis and the chip shortage. They are now accessing information in a much more targeted way that they didn’t use before in order to remain competitive despite raw material shortages and supply issues. The winners will be announced on November 15, 2021 and honored at the conference on May 10-11, 2022 in Ludwigsburg. As usual, the conference will be moderated by Prof. Dr.-Ing., Dipl.-Wirt. Ing. Günther Schuh, director of the Machine Tool Laboratory WZL at RWTH Aachen University and the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT, and Prof. Thomas Bauernhansl, institute director Fraunhofer IPA. TV host Kathrin Müller-Hohenstein will lead the gala evening on May 10, 2022.
Look forward to 5 companies being awarded in the following categories:.
- Factory of the Year
- Global Excellence in Operations- GEO-AWARD
- Safeguarding locations through digitization
- Excellent Site Development
- Excellence in series production
For the fifth time, our Startup Challenge will take place. Founder teams get the opportunity to pitch their solutions and ideas for production in front of the expert audience of the conference. At the end, the audience votes via app for the startup with the best solution.
May 10 and 11, 2022 in Ludwigsburg
The next conference will be held on May 10 and 11, 2022 in Ludwigsburg. Read here shortly more details about the program, the winners of the competition.
We look forward to seeing you again next year!
Your SV Veranstaltungen & Kearney Team
30. FACTORY OF THE YEAR
Siemens AG – Karlsruhe factory
ERSA GmbH – Wertheim factory
EXCELLENT LOCATION DEVELOPMENT
Beiersdorf AG – Tres Cantos factory (Madrid, Spain)
EXCELLENT BIG SERIES ASSEMBLY
ABB AG – Ratingen factory
EXCELLENT LOCATION SAFEGUARDING BY DIGITALIZATION
Brose Fahrzeugteile SE & CO. KG – Würzburg
Details on virtual participation
We use the Hopin tool for our virtual events. For your better orientation, you will find a general description of how our events are structured here. We have also compiled answers to the most frequently asked questions for you.
Structure of our virtual conferences
An event consists of five different areas:
Reception is the virtual reception hall. This is where you will find general information about the event, the agenda, the speakers and our partners. All other areas featuring in the event are located on the left-hand side. If an area is marked “live”, the event is currently taking place in this area, according to the agenda.
The stage is the main platform of the event and this is where you can follow all the live lectures.
Forums are different rooms, some of which are live parallel to the stage. Here, for example, speakers are available to answer your questions after their presentation. Depending on the event, this is where you will also find various offers during the lunch break.
Under Networks you are able to participate in speed dating with other available participants. You have 3 minutes each to exchange information and share your business cards with one another via the “Connect” button. An exchange of contact data will only take place if both persons click on Connect. The allocation of people is random, and you will only be connected once with each person.
You will then find the business cards that have been exchanged in your account under Connections.
In order to be able to use networking in a meaningful way, you are welcome to expand your own profile. To do this, go to your account in the top right-hand corner and then to Profiles. There you can link your LinkedIn profile or add a photo, for example.
Under Exhibition you will find all sponsors and exhibitors of the event. Please visit their booth and contact them.
On the right-hand side you will also find various tabs:
Chats – there are several chats within the event.
The Event Chat is the global chat of the event, where all participants are able to communicate with one another. Everyone can see all comments – the organisers’ comments are highlighted. In addition, each session and Expo booth has an extra chat. Only those people who are currently in the respective area may see what is being posted. There is also a chat in the networking area, which only you and your current networking partner can see. Here you may also exchange e-mail addresses with each other, for instance. If you see a chat marked with an orange dot, it means that there are new comments.
Participants or direct messages – anyone can send personal messages to another participant. Click on a profile in the Participants tab and then send a message or invite the person to a private video conversation.
Under Surveys you will find surveys which you are welcome to participate in. Here too, an orange dot means that a new survey has been posted.
Which browser is the most suitable?
- It is best to use Chrome or Firefox. With other browsers, you may still encounter problems occasionally.
Why can I not participate in a certain forum?
- In the case of a moderated forum, the moderator must grant access to you first, which may result in a short waiting period. If this is not the case, please check that you have permitted the browser to accept Hopin access to your camera and microphone. Otherwise try reloading the website, this will often solve the problem.
I get a 404 / 500 error message – What can I do?
- If you encounter one of these error messages, please try the following:
Restart your browser.
Reload the browser.
Log out of your Hopin account and log in again.
Restart your computer.
If none of this works, contact Hopin Support or the Chat.
Am I able to participate in the event from my mobile phone?
- Yes, you can use a mobile device to participate in the event. However, it will work best via a laptop/PC.
I have audio/video problems
- Normally the tool will ask you which audio and video settings you want to use. You may try to select a different device.
If this does not work or you are not asked for the settings at all, it may be because you have to grant Hopin access to your devices in the browser first.
In Chrome, you can adjust this under Settings in Privacy and security / Site Settings.
Sponsors and exhibitors
Sponsors and exhibitors
At the next conference, we will offer a virtual exhibition area. You can also present yourself online as an exhibitor with a product video, in a chat with the participants or live via personal video session. Secure your presence as exhibitor or sponsor at our conference digitally. Present your products and solutions to the attending professional audience – your target group!
Participation fee #PRESENCE
The regular participation fee at the congress is 1980 € plus VAT.
The participation fee includes the following services:
- Participation in the congress
- Participation in the factory tour
- Participation in the award ceremony during the evening event on the first day of the congress
Participation fee #VIRTUAL
The regular participation fee for the virtual participation in the conference is 299 € plus VAT.
The participation fee includes the following services:
- Digital congress participation
- Digital workshop participation
- Digital participation in the award ceremony during the evening event on the first day of the congress
Tuesday, May 10 and Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Place of event:
Forum am Schlosspark
Stuttgarter Str. 33
Please register under the tab “Registration”. After receipt of your written registration you are registered as a participant* and will receive a written confirmation as well as the invoice, which has to be paid before the event starts.
In case of cancellations after the cancellation period (14 days before the event) or in case of no-show, the full participation fee will be charged; however, a substitute participant* may be provided. Cancellations before this date will be charged with € 150,- administration fee. All cancellations must be made in writing and the organizer reserves the right to relocate, change or cancel the entire event or individual parts of it at short notice.
We have booked room allotments for you in the following hotels:
Stuttgarter Straße 35/2
Telefon: +49 7141 967 – 0
Fax: +49 7141 967 – 113
(Single room from 149 €)
(Single room from 74 €)
Please note: We will hold the room allotments for you until 08 April 2022. Please make your reservation under the keyword SV Veranstaltungen. Bookings after this period can only be made subject to availability.
Current Hygiene Concept 2G+
To ensure the safety of all participants and our staff, all events will be held according to the 2G+ principle until further notice. Only those who can prove that they have been vaccinated or have recovered in conjunction with an official identification document (ID card, passport or driver’s license) can be admitted to the event. In addition, a daily negative rapid test certificate must be carried or a rapid test must be carried out on site. For multi-day events, this is considered a daily requirement. Until further notice, the wearing of an FFP2 mask is mandatory. If the circumstances change, we will inform you in the “short advance letter”.
Sponsorship & Trade Exhibitions
Vice President Supply Chain Management, ASM Assembly Systems GmbH & Co. KG, München
Plant Manager, Diehl Controls, Wangen im Allgäu factory
Chair of Supply Chain Management at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Nuremberg
Senior Vice President Production, Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG, München
Former CEO of FAG Kugelfischer AG, Schweinfurt, and DEKRA AG, Stuttgart
Former automotive company plant manager and managing board member, currently working as a consultant, coach and interim manager for major industrial companies
President of the Fraunhofer Society, Munich
Former manager of the Chemnitz Engine Plant, Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH
CEO of egeplastinternational GmbH
VicePresidentOperations Strategy& CI at BL Transformers, Hitachi ABB Power Grids Ltd.
Director of the Machine Tool Laboratory WZL at RWTH Aachen and the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT
CTO, Rational AG