07.30 - 08.20

Registration & Check-In

08.30 - 12.15



Plant Tour 1:
Deutsche Bahn AG
ICE Plant Berlin-Rummelsburg


Plant Tour 2:
EBK Krueger Group
Production Plant Teltow

Spare-Part Management

Plant Tour 3:
Knorr Bremse
Production Plant Berlin-Marzahn


Plant Tour 4:
Bombardier Transportation
Production Plant


12.15 - 13.00

Business Lunch and Visit of the Exhibition

13.00 - 13.30

Conference Opening Speeches

Prof. Dr. Johannes Walther, CEO, Institute for Production Management
Christian Gaebler, State Secretary for Transporation and Environment, State of Berlin
Ralf Meinsen, CEO, Kompetenznetz Rail Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH



13.30 - 14.00

Winning customers with reliable suppliers: creating a sustainable supply chain

Uwe Günther, Chief Procurement Officer, Deutsche Bahn AG

Strategic Impulse    



14.00 - 14.30

How the Internet of Things changes entire industries

Uwe Peter, Member of the Management Board and Managing Director Corporate Accounts, Cisco Germany

Digital Impulse


14.30 - 15.00

China's role in the integration of European railway

Prof. Weiping Yu, Vice President, CRRC Corporation Ltd.

International Impulse

15.00 - 15.30

Networking and Coffee Break in the Exhibition

15.30 - 19.00

Working Sessions

(in parallel)

   15.30 - 19.00

Workshop 1: Globalization (English)
A changing business landscape: predictions and implications for the railway industry

Prof. Dr. Andreas Zaby, Vice-President, Berlin School of Economics and Law

Michael Boback, Head of International Procurement Office Asia, Deutsche Bahn AG
Björn Riechers, Managing Director, LKE Group
Prabhakar Atla, VP Business Development EMEA, Global Industry Lead Transportation, Cyient
Dr. Sylvia Trage, Senior Manager, KPMG AG
Jan Bonczyk, Head of Marketing Western Markets, PESA Bydgoszcz SA

Workshop 2: Quality Management (German)
Quality improvement through cross-industrial learning?

Prof. Dr. Hans-Gerhard Seeba, Professorhip for Automotive Management, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences

Gorden Falk, Security and Quality Management, Deutsche Bahn AG
Daniel Heidrich, CEO, EBK Group
Dr. Arne Ostermann, Head of Business Development & Consulting, CIMPA PLM Services
Joachim Hermes, Member of the Management Board, Karl Berrang GmbH
Jörg Pretzel, CEO, GS1 Germany
Dr. Christoph Becker, Senior Quality Manager Relays, TE Connectivity

Workshop 3: Sustainability (German)
Stable competitive advantage for rail?

Prof. Dr. Michael Eßig, Professorship for Supply Chain Management and Distribution, Universität der Bundeswehr München

Jan Grote, Head of Procurement Policy and IT Procurement, Deutsche Bahn AG
Thomas Schmölzer, Associate Partner, Drozak Consulting
Maria Leenen, CEO, SCI Verkehr
Dirk Rodermann, Service Manager, Faiveley Transport Witten GmbH
Hartmut Sievers, Head of Central Procurement Department, Knorr Bremse & Representative of Railsponsible Initiative
Dirk Junghans, Managing Director Sales, Marketing & Customer Services, LIEBHERR-Transportation Systems

Workshop 4: Innovation Management (English)
Digitalization of the railway industry – hype or paradigm?

Prof. Dr. Holger Schiele, Professorship for Technology Management, University of Twente

Dr. Eberhard Kurz, CIO, Deutsche Bahn AG
Guido Vogel, Technical Director, Skoda Transportation Deutschland GmbH
Huschke Diekmann, Executive Director Customer Innovation & Business Leader Transportation, General Electric
Mervyn Gerarde Maistry, Partner Digital Business Models and Digital Innovation, Ernst & Young
David Telford, Senior Director, Sector Group & Global Supply Chain Lead, Qlik

  15.30 - 17.45

Round-Table: DB World Class Procurement (German)
In Dialogues with Deutsche Bahn AG

Prof. Dr. Stephan M. Wagner, Professorship for Logistics Management, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

Uwe Günther, Chief Procurement Officer, Deutsche Bahn AG
Ralf Lüthi, Head of Procurement General Demands and Services, Deutsche Bahn AG
Dr. Torsten Latz, Head of Procurement Rail Infrastrucure, Deutsche Bahn AG
Markus Quicken, CEO, SupplyOn
Prof. Dr. Michael Feindt, Chief Scientific Advisor, Blue Yonder GmbH

  15.30 - 17.45

Panel Discussion (German/English)
Railway Infrastructure 2020: Chances and risks of a globalizing value creation

Prof. Dr. Matthias Tomenendal, Director, IMB Institute of Management Berlin

Frank Sennhenn, CEO, DB Netze Fahrweg
Cavin Pietzsch, Managing Director, GE Power Conversion GmbH
Gerfried Weiss, COO, voestalpine BWG GmbH
Heinz Laumen, Managing Director Signaling Solutions, Scheidt & Bachmann GmbH
Oliver Kuklok, Partner, Ernst & Young

19.00 - 19.30

Champagne Reception




Dinner Keynote Speech:

"Future Railway" program: What does the initiative of Deutsche Bahn mean for the industry?

Dr. Volker Kefer, Vice-Chairman of the Management Board and the Board Member for Infrastructure, Services and Technology Division, Deutsche Bahn AG



All content subject to change. Official conference languages: German & English.