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13th R&D Autumn Conference 2019

Strategic R&D Management



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October 17/18, Giengen, Germany

The 13th R&D Autumn Conference in Giengen (Germany) will focus on success factors in strategic R&D management, like leadership, product development processes, technology strategies, technology roadmapping, continuous improvement, agile development and security concepts. Speakers from different industrial areas will share their learnings and best practices and illustrate examples from their day-to-day work.

This year our industrial partner will be B/S/H/, the world's second-largest home appliance manufacturer, well known for their brands Bosch, Siemens, Gaggenau, Neff and many others. In Giengen, B/S/H/ develops and produces its refrigeration and freezing products.

The event will start on Thursday around noon - we will hold our afternoon session in the Parkhotel Lobinger in Giengen. The 4 stars Parkhotel offers a perfect combination of tradition and state-of-the-art. For many years and five generations swabian hospitality has always been a shared and lived virtue here, including individual guest care and perfect service.

The Friday session will take place at the premises of B/S/H/. The visit will include a factory tour and will finish after lunch.

The R&D Autumn Conference has been held every year since 2007. At different places in Europe current technology and management topics have been discussed and investigated. The basic idea of the conference is to provide a forum for managers from various industries to meet peers, discuss topics of mutual interest and to share best practices.

Conference Programme

We are currently compiling the detailed conference programme. So far there will be contributions from:

Thursday, October 17
13:00 Get Together and Standing Lunch
14:00 Afternoon Session

Welcome & Introduction
Martin PAPING · Managing Director · Kontrapunkt Technology · Konstanz (Germany)

Francotyp Postalia
Werner KAMPERT · Senior Project Manager · Francotyp Postalia GmbH · Berlin (Germany)

Comet Ebeam Technologies
Marcel FÜHREN · VP Research & Development · COMET AG · Flamatt (Switzerland)

Scheidt & Bachmann
Gerrit BLEUMER · Director of Technology · Scheidt & Bachmann GmbH · Mönchengladbach (Germany)

Siegwerk Druckfarben
Daniel DROCHNER · Head of Technology BU Tobacco · Siegwerk Druckfarben · Siegburg (Germany)

42 Technology
David GRIFFIN · Senior Consultant · 42 Technology Ltd · St Ives (Great Britain)

Mathias GLASMACHER · Head of Corporate Technology · Diehl Ventures GmbH · Nürnberg (Germany)

18:00 End of Afternoon Session
19:30 Dinner

Friday, October 18
08:30 Transfer to B/S/H/
09:00 Morning Session
11:00 Factory Tour

Bosch Siemens Hausgeräte
Godehard Nentwig · Head of Development Giengen · BSH Hausgeräte GmbH · Giengen (Germany)

Inficon Ltd
Christian BERG · Sr. Director Global Programs · Inficon Ltd · Balzers (Liechtenstein)

Ravensburger Spieleverlag
Clemens TÜRCK · Technology Innovation Manager · Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH · Ravensburg (Germany)

12:30 Lunch
13:30 End of Conference


The conference fee is EUR 490. This package includes a standing lunch, beverages during the conference, dinner, accommodation for one night, breakfast, lunch after the factory tour and all conference material.

Deadline for registration: June 28, 2019.

To register, please fill in the boxes below and submit the data to the conference office. You will receive a confirmation by email.

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