MESA Events

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Event:6th Annual Business Value of MES - DUE NOV. 24TH
Location:Online - Manufacturers Only
These are exciting times, with an increasing focus on cloud-based deployment options, mobility, data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) all impacting MES. But, how are they impacting the business value of MES? 

MESA and Gartner have been examining that question together for the past five years and are pleased to announce the 6th annual "Business Value of MES" survey.

Deadline November 24th, 2017.


The survey will be open through November 24th, so act now!  Your participation in this
short, 10-minute survey will help provide valuable insights for further performance improvement, plus it will give you the opportunity to see how your peers are doing faced with the same opportunities and challenges.
As a survey respondent, you will get the following special reports:
  1. The Business Value of MES Study 2016 - this Gartner / MESA report was previously only available for MESA members.
  2.  The Business Value of MES Study 2017 - gain access to this year's full report by completing the survey. 
PLEASE NOTE: ALL SURVEY RESPONSES WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL. We respect your privacy. Only aggregated results are published. No data from your responses will ever be shared.
Event:The Future of Materials Summit- November 13-14, 2017
Location:Luxemburg, Germany

Future of Materials Summit

The Future of Materials Summit will be held in Luxemburg on November 13th-14th 2017. Attend as a VIP today. Apply for a free VIP pass at our website -


Advances in 3D printing, robotics, extreme customisation and high-performance computing are just some of the elements that will shape the future of manufacturing. But nothing will impact how things are made, and what they are capable of, more than the materials manufacturers use. From programmable matter to smart polymers and self-healing concrete, new materials are set to transform our lives.

But that is only "may be". Human beings are still inefficient at turning raw materials into useful ones, and useful ones in products. The road from discovery to production is long and strewn with pitfalls. There are many examples of wonder materials, much hyped at the time, that have failed to deliver the advantages they promised. And even modern manufacturing methods can be wasteful and polluting.

The Future of Materials Summit will thus analyse the modern materials "ecosystem", from research and development, via supply chains, to business applications. Its purpose will be to address such questions as: How can this ecosystem be made more efficient and environmentally friendly? How can materials' performances be improved throughout their life cycles - from the moment they are made to the moment they are recycled after their job is done? How can governments encourage manufacturers to develop new materials and to refine their production methods - if, indeed, such encouragement is thought necessary? And how are new ways of designing and manufacturing things reshaping industry?

Apply here -


In the spirit of debate and curiosity that defines The Economist, The Future of Materials Summit will bring together manufacturing leaders, research scientists, academics and policymakers, providing a high-profile platform for a concerted, international movement that crystallises the rise of a new industrial era and ushers in an optimised age of manufacturing.

Event:MESA Africa 9th Annual Conference - November 16-17, 2017
Location:Black Eagle Hotel & Conference Centre, Ruimsig, Gauteng

MESA Africa 9th Annual Conference


Event:13th Annual European Manufacturing Strategies Summit- November 27-29, 2017
Location:Berlin, Germany

The incredible case studies and projects on offer will discuss and uncover the latest developments in European manufacturing. Topics included lean, OpEx, Industry 4.0, workforce development, leadership, safety, quality, risk management, automation and technology. 

Register now using the code MESA20 to get a special 20% discount.

Event:IoT Tech Expo North America 2017-November 29-30, 2017
Location:Santa Clara, Silicon Valley

IoT Tech Expo North America 2017

Explore the entire IoT ecosystem across 6 dedicated conference tracks covering the key industry verticals including manufacturing, transport, logistics, government, energy, automotive and agriculture. Free expo passes available.
6 conference tracks. 6,000 attendees. 200+ speakers. 150+ exhibitors.

MESA members receive 20% off on your registration fee with discount code: MESA20

Event:Continuous Improvement in Manufacturing Forum- December 5-7, 2017
Location:Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Supported by MESA, the Continuous Improvement in Manufacturing Forum will be taking place from 5-7 December in Abu Dhabi, to discuss ideas and source solutions that can help them achieve improve manufacturing operations.

The forum will hear from the likes of Emirates Global Aluminium, Adani Wilmar, Powertech Switchgear, Emirates Metal Structures LLC, Agthia Group, ZADCO, Dow Chemicals, and Dubai Refreshments Pepsico amongst others who are looking to improve manufacturing performance.

Join us at this event to:
  • Learn from live examples of a small manufacturing design change that helped a company save $1.5 million annually across one plant
  • Gain insight from a successful business transformation case study for a major company in Dubai that helped save 5% of the total manufacturing costs annually
  • Benchmark against multiple case studies across automobile, aluminium, glass, petrochemicals, oil and gas, defence, food and beverage, heavy machinery and metal industries
  • For more information or to register email
Click here to register with 10% discount for MESA Members.

Event:MANUSEC Europe- February 7-8. 2018 
Location:Munich, Germany

This series will bridge the gap between the process control and corporate IT senior level professionals, allowing them to discuss challenges, critical issues and debate best practice guidelines

Cyber attacks targeting manufacturing companies are on the rise. The manufacturing sector is an inviting target for hackers, being the most attacked sector only behind healthcare. The first European ManuSec Summit brings together senior security thought leaders to share best practices and find new ways of effectively addressing the current challenges. Ransomware, the human component, the disruptive potential of AI and IoT, GDPR compliance and outdated CISO reporting structures are only some of the topics that will be discussed. Practical steps and innovative solutions will be outlined and debated by industry leaders through a wide array of hands-on presentations and case studies.

For more information on this summit please visit:

Or register online today for 20% Off with Discount code: MESA20.

Event:Smart Manufacturing Leaders Summit 2018- February 27-28, 2018
Location:Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski, Munich, Germany
SMLS 2018

Taking place on 27th-28th February 2018 in Munich, Smart Manufacturing Leaders Summit is the ONLY VP and Director level event in Europe bringing together Ops tech, Info tech and Digital decision makers from the biggest manufacturing companies across industries.

With companies under increasing pressure to become more efficient in production, cost-competitive and more flexible in their manufacturing processes, this is an event you won't want to miss.

Join 120+ of the world's most dynamic senior manufacturing decision makers in Automotive, Aerospace, Defence, Tech, Chemicals, MedTech and FMCG industries to help you solve strategic manufacturing challenges

To learn more about Smart Manufacturing Leader Summit, download the latest agenda.

Get 20% off the current ticket price with code SMLS18MESA - Book your tickets here.