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The Purpose-Led Manufacturer: Thriving with Impact, Scale, and Trust

Coverage: Europe

New ecosystems, resilient supply chains, efficient and agile factory and service operations

In an environment that will continue to be volatile, uncertain, and complex, purpose-led and digital-first strategies will enable manufacturers to build new ecosystems, resilient supply chains, efficient and agile factory and service operations, and worker experience concepts to retain and attract talent.
Successful digital-first strategies will:

  • Utilize digital technologies to achieve measurable business outcomes that significantly contribute to KPIs

  • Be enabled by scalable IT architectures and solutions that ensure cost-effective digital operations and that can easily be rolled out enterprise wide and across the ecosystem

  • Utilize digital technologies to make them a more trustworthy customer, supplier, partner, and employer that positively contributes to society and sustainability.
  • Why Attend?
    IDC European Manufacturing Xchange is an event that connects senior IT and business professionals from several industries and countries. We aim to create the best-in-class independent content based on insights from our analysts, external speakers, as well as industry, and thought leaders.

    The event will provide you with industry trends, actionable recommendations, hands-on experience from external speakers and last but not least - a chance to connect and network with your peers from the biggest European companies.

    Advisory Board

    We build each edition of the Xchange event by starting dialogue with industry leaders, which helps us to create the best independent content. Meet the Advisory Board Members for this year!


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    Registration & Networking lunch


    IDC Greetings & Welcome


    The Purpose-Led Manufacturer: Thriving with Impact, Scale, and Trust


    Ensuring sustainable and profitable growth in the manufacturing industry while mastering the storms of disruption


    Panel: Business and operating model transformations: Balancing investments in technology and people


    Coffee & Networking; One-to-One Meeting


    How can we improve European competitiveness by raising workers' productivity


    How a manufacturer improved business performance with building digital/IT inhouse capabilities


    Future of AI-driven applications in manufacturing operations


    Coffee & Networking; One-to-One Meeting




    Networking and Refreshment Break; One-to-One Meetings


    Champagne Reception


    Gala dinner with games and speeches


    After Dinner Drinks


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    At IDC’s European Manufacturing Digital Summit 2022, on November 15, 2022, the summit featured an impressive panel of speakers from our partners and the manufacturing CxO community, complemented by insights from the European IDC Manufacturing Insights team. Based on the presentations and roundtable discussions from 14 sessions, our top 10 manufacturing trends were identified:
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    We recently had our Advisory Board meeting, comprised of senior executives from European manufacturing organisations, with an objective to understand the latest topics or challenges they are dealing with. The two main challenges that were on their lists were energy prices and cybersecurity, how these two converge, and the role that technology can play to overcome the obstacles created by these threats.
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    3 Highlights from Hannover Messe 2022 — Industrial Transformation

    After a virtual hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 75th edition of Hannover Messe this year took place in a physical format, with everyone connecting face-to-face again. To get a sense of perspective, during the four-day event, from May 30 to June 2, 2,500 exhibitors (last year: 1,800) presented their products and innovations to 75,000 visitors and 15,000 online attendees (last year: 90,000 registered participants).
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    Key Topics from the IDC Manufacturing Summit's Advisory Board Kick-Off 2022

    In advance of IDC’s European Manufacturing Summit in November we have been discussing some of the key topics and challenges with the IDC Advisory Board. Some of the current challenges in the manufacturing industry relate to the ongoing supply chain disruptions, exacerbated by the Russia-Ukraine War and the resurgence of COVID-19 in China, which continue to cause supply shortages, a lack of skills to pursue digital transformation, and most importantly a lack of IT skills to develop smart and connected products to enable new business models, ensure cybersecurity and embed sustainability targets into operations.
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    IDC's European Manufacturing Summit 2022: Analyst Snapshot

    This IDC Perspective summarizes key takeaways from IDC's European Manufacturing Digital Summit 2022, which took place on November 15, 2022. The key theme of this year's summit was "Thriving in the Manufacturing Industry with PRIME." An impressive panel of speakers from our partners and manufacturing CXO community, complemented by insights from our European IDC Manufacturing Insights team, contributed to this event.
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    Charlotte Thygesen Poulsen

    Vice President Events, Events and GMS, IDC Benelux, IDC Nordic

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    Barbara Cambieri

    Group Vice President and Managing Director, IDC

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