Logo June 30 – July 02, 2021, Berlin, Maritim proArte Hotel Berlin

Chemical Manufacturing Excellence in the Digital Age date_range July 01 – 02, 2021
Maritim proArte Hotel Berlin, Germany
For its 10 year anniversary, the calendar event for all chemical manufacturers in Europe will be back to Berlin in 2021!
Hybrid 2021 – Both live in Berlin and online via our digital event platform hubs101, the leading chemical manufacturing event that brings together more than 250+ top decision-makers from manufacturing, supply chain, and engineering in the chemical industry. Join now and discuss process optimization, digital manufacturing and excellence strategies with your industry peers.

Highlights in 2021

SDNC! Our Smart Distancing & Networking Concept

Hybrid-Conference-Experience! Discover the most interactive and hybrid conference concept in the industry!

Global ManuChem Strategies 2021 at a glance


What's NEW in 2021?

  • Co-located with Smart Manufacturing Europe (high-level cross-industry production leaders & plant leaders from all over Europe)
  • Highlight companies 2020: BASF, Bayer, AkzoNobel, Lanxess, Solvay, Arkema, Henkel, INEOS, Clariant…
  • Global ManuChem Event App – Get the latest updates on the program, see who is at the conference and get connected smart and easy
  • New in 2020:
    • Co-located with Smart Manufacturing Europe (120+ Plant Managers & Manufacturing Directors)
    • Joint Sessions with Smart Manufacturing Europe
    • Pre-Event Workshop: Digital Twin, Machine Learning and the Cloud – Your Journey To The Connected Factory Mesh
    • Interactive 3-4-ALL Fish.BOWL Session

The Global ManuChem Strategies Sessions

The 2-day event is a unique combination of…

Inspirational keynotes | Industry case studies | Well moderated, interactive world café sessions | interactive Challenge your Peers | Icebreakers | Panel discussion

Be part of our Multi-Touchpoint-Networking concept that explores the business models, case studies, actions, and profitability and identifys gaps  hiding opportunities and business chances for your challenges.

We look forward to welcoming you in Berlin!

1 Ticket – 3 events! Co-located with
ener.CON Europe and SPMS Europe

Don’t miss out on the unique opportunity to register for 1 ticket and get 3 conferences! Book your seat for the Global ManuChem Strategies today, and visit sessions from the co-located ener.CON Europe and SPMS Europe conferences.

The ideal way to take advantage of everything we have to offer at our events and customize your learning and networking experience.

The entire spectrum of the chemical manufacturing industry and their technology budgets under the same roof

Get involved at the event as a Business Partner. For our event partners it is a one-stop-shop opportunity to promote thought-leadership and get face-to-face with over 150 key prospects. Global ManuChem Strategies offers the best in class opportunity to introduce yourself as a thought leader to high-level professionals from the chemical industry.

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…not sponsors. Global ManuChem Strategies is a unique event in the business & technology world because of our relationship with our partners. Our aim is to support our partners to reach their targets and inspire innovation. This vision is shared by a select group of partners at our highest quality events with the most elite audience. Position your business as a thought leader at Global ManuChem Strategies. Join our 2021 partners today!

A wind of change goes through a conservative industry.
Ronny Henoch
Continental AG
Didn’t appear to be first timer. The whole crew did a fantastic job!
Ganesh Kumar M C
Impressive how much relevant people participated.
Martin Benedikt
Great introduction for agile development processes, very good networking possibilities!
Matthias Ganz
MAHLE International GmbH
Great platform to learn about best demonstrated practice and to exchange experience.
Andreas Lennep
Exceptionally open atmosphere, both in the talks and the coffee breaks.
Stephan Rudolph
University of Stuttgart
Learned a lot about agile in practice and that others struggle with the same problems as we do (Hardware, Safety, …)
Bernhard Kaiser
The event confirmed that we have to change the way we work.
Frank Michael

1) Key Topics at Global ManuChem 2021

Utilizing lifecycle data along the chemical manufacturing value chain

  • Enabling data across manufacturing operation sites & footprint optimization
  • Creating detailed digital twins of plants down to cables and fire extinguishers
  • Integrated Asset Lifecycle Data Management
  • Modular Plant Technology and Metal 3D-Printing
  • Digital Capability & Feasibility Assessments of Sites

Maintenance and asset management as value drivers in chemical manufacturing

  • Aligning engineering and maintenance processes in a global context –Legal, local,  and organizational requirements.
  • Data-Driven PHM Applications for Oil & Gas Industry.
  • Value oriented and future Maintenance in the chemical industry.

Optimizing productivity, effectiveness and excellence on the shop floor

  • Shift communication and collaboration to improve safety, productivity, quality and agility.
  • Plant Debottlenecking based on a 3 pillars methodology.
  • Production surveillance, process optimization, production allocation, and forecasting.

2) Key Topics at Global ManuChem 2021

Rethinking Business Models amid Changing Markets and Stakeholder Expectations

  • Sustainable Chemistry – A Future Guiding Principle
  • Technical solutions for the production of recyclable flexible packaging materials
  • Transforming a large scale asset base from a low cost main stream producer to an innovation platform for new products
  • Strategic value levers and performance improvement opportunities in a manufacturing organization

Managing volatile working environments

  • Solutions and industry approaches for establishing a holistic management of change
  • Modern communication in shift operations
  • Driving Operational Excellence to the Frontline – Leadership in the Digital Age
  • From OpEx to Workforce leadership
  • Paradigm shifts in employee development for manufacturing.

Movers & Shakers from the past Global ManuChem Strategies

It’s a Multi-Touchpoint Concept

The most effective and most informal networking hub to reach a maximum of ROI ‒ personal dialogue, direct exchange and numerous opportunities to get meetings with top executives!


Top speakers, trendsetters, evangelists and experts in the field share their personal experience.

World Café Session

Be part of several thematic conversation rounds with changing topics and team constellations.

Challenge your Peers

Parallel round table discussions offer the delegates the possibility to talk about their own challenges

Case Study

Selected brand new case studies from the industry offering insights into strategic approaches, project planning and operative realization. Learn from the most successful practices and use these real business results for benchmarking with the competition.

100 Minutes

Pre-qualified One2One Meetings with matched partners and from delegate to delegate. Use the Business Matchmaking function in your Event App “hubs101” in advance to arrange your meetings.

Powered by AI

we.CONECT’s unique Event App & Matchfinder – Use our unique matching platform to make new connections, arrange meetings and find tailored solutions to your needs.

Search – Find – Match – Connect

Meet! Global ManuChem

Discover who else is participating at the Global ManuChem. Our unique Polaroid Picture Wall will help you identify who you want to meet at the conference.

Say Hello

Get the show on the road. Discover who is joining the conference and why. To warm you up for the conference we invite you to get to know your conference peers. Have your business cards ready.


Round tables on the evening before the first conference day. The Icebreaker is a first informal networking.

Networking Dinner

Wind down, enjoy great food and drink in a relaxed atmosphere to absorb all the new stimulations from the day.

Morning Coffee Club

Start the conference with coffee and… NETWORKING! Join the we.CONECT Coffee Club – an exclusive area on the exhibition floor – and get into a conversation with other attendees already while having your first coffee.

Panel Discussion

A moderated conversation where hand-picked industry experts discuss current and future issues from different perspectives.

Pre-Event Workshop

An environment that allows participants to be guided through specific topics from experts in a small group.

Taking Place at

Maritim proArte Hotel Berlin

we understand clients – we go deeper – we transform the experience
See you in Berlin in June!

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