Dresden Germany

The Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) is pleased to invite you to join a day dedicated to “Taking Manufacturing to the Next Level – SMEs in a global value chain” on October 6th at Globalfoundries HQ in Dresden, Germany.

The event is jointly organised with The Staatskanzlei Sachsen (State Chancellery of Saxony), the Wirtschaftsfoerderung Sachsen GmbH (Economic Development Company Saxony), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Globalfoundries.





Wilschsdorfer Landstrasse 101
TOR 1 (Zufahrt zum Gelände)
01109 Dresden


06 October 2017


  • Staatskanzlei Sachsen
  • Wirtschaftsförderung Sachsen GmbH
  • Siemens
  • Globalfoundries


9:00 – 9:30Registration
9:30 – 9:35 Opening by MOC

Peter Nothnagel, Managing Director, Saxony Economic Development Corporation

09:50 – 10:05 Welcome Speech

Peter Failer, UNIDO, Head of Investment & Technology Promotion Offices (ITPO)

10:05 – 10:50 Presentations

Dr Rutger Wijburg, General Manager, Globalfoundries
“Democratising High Technology for SME’s and Startups”

Ralf-Michael Franke, CEO Business Unit Factory Automation, Siemens AG
“How to incorporate SMEs into the worldwide manufacturing alliance through Industry 4.0

Dr Hartmut Freitag, Managing Director, XENON Automatisierungstechnik GmbH
“XENON as a well-developed SME, integrated into local networks, with a future-oriented

10:50 – 11:00  GMIS Presentation

Badr Al Olama, Head of GMIS, Head of Aerospace Business Unit – Mubadala Investment Company

11:00 – 11:50

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Gerd Teepe,Director, Marketing for Europe, Globalfoundries


  • Innovation – Shaping the cooperation between OEMs and SMEs for resourceefficient production by means of ICT technology
  • Designing the future manufacturing and industrialisation development forsustainable development, resource efficiency and minimal environmental impact
  • How can we provide an Ecosystem that encourages labor to innovate inmanufacturing facilities?


  • Heinz Martin Esser, General Manager, Fabmatics GmbH and Speaker of the Board of Silicon Saxony e.V.
  • Ralf-Michael Franke, CEO Business Unit Factory Automation, Siemens AG 
  • Tino Petsch, CEO, 3D-micromac AG
  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Putz, Director Scientific Field Machine Tools, Production Systems and Machining, Fraunhofer IWU Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology
  • Peter Weber, General Manager, FEP Fahrzeugelektrik Pirna GmbH & Co. KG
11:50 – 12:00  Closing / Next Steps

Badr Al Olama, Head of GMIS, Head of Aerospace Business Unit -Mubadala Investment Company

12:00 – 13:00Networking & Lunch

Contact Information

For additional information and further inquiries about future roadshows, please contact:

Ms. Jessica Schroeder
phone: +971 55 207 0221
e-mail: Jessica@gmisummit.com
website: gmisummit.com



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