Innovative Supply Chain: The New Growth Engine for the Future

The IDC Manufacturing Summit team is delighted to announce its 4th IDC Pan-European Manufacturing Executive Summit, to be held in Lisbon on November 14 and 15, 2016.

By 2019, 75% of manufacturing value chains will undergo an operating model transformation, with digitally connected processes that improve responsiveness and productivity by 15%. Operating model transformation enables the enterprise to spend more of its time and energy focused on developing new products and services. This transformation begins by integrating the external digital connections of the business to its markets and suppliers with the internal digital processes that are directly impacted by customer requirements. Essentially, this transformation is about changing the way manufacturers can work, with key benefits in responsiveness and productivity.

This is an outstanding opportunity for attendees to assess best practice in obtaining return on investment from operational transformation. Attendees will be able to brainstorm and network with peers in workshops, at roundtables and in informal gatherings from their own and other industries, developing an understanding of leadership strategies for operational transformation.


Pehna Longa

Lisbon - Portugal

Explore the cutting edge of innovation through direct dialogue with trailblazing business and IT leaders.

Key Reasons for Delegates to Attend

The IDC Pan-European Manufacturing Executive Summit 2016 brings together insights and interactions on the biggest issues through keynote speeches, panel debates, and peer-to-peer networking that provide the following opportunities:

  • A truly pan-European event at which executives from across the lines of business can meet
  • Meet with peers to discuss common challenges and share concrete experiences
  • Focus on networking, not on exhibition
  • Agenda designed to match the expectations of IT and LOB executives from leading European manufacturers
  • Offers an unbeatable mix of expert case studies, interactive debate, and master classes over one and a half days
  • Access to local and global IDC analysts
  • Explore key trends in Europe
  • Better understand technology and market challenges
  • Executive-only programs exploring business, technology, and leadership strategies


Helena Chappell

Helena Chappell
European Manufacturing Sales Director

Anne Fleur den Haan

Anne Fleur den Haan
European Manufacturing Summit Conference Manager

About IDC

IDC leads the ICT innovation discussion through events, research, and consulting. For five decades it has been giving ICT and business professionals data and insights for making strategic and practical decisions. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company.

About IDC Manufacturing Insights

IDC Manufacturing Insights assists manufacturing businesses and IT leaders, as well as the suppliers who serve them, in making more effective technology decisions by providing accurate, timely, and insightful fact based research and consulting services. Staffed by senior analysts with decades of industry experience, our global research analyzes and advises on business and technology issues facing asset intensive, brand oriented, technology oriented, and engineering oriented manufacturing industries. IDC Manufacturing Insights’ research focuses on:

  • Innovating Product Development: How manufacturers are employing social product development, visual design and warranty management to improve their product lifecycle management process.
  • Optimizing the Supply Chain: How manufacturers are deploying technology to improve value chain planning and response management in their supply chain process.
  • Transforming Manufacturing: How manufacturing is transforming the manufacturing plant by investing in operations platforms to deliver consistent operational performance.

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