Embracing digital technologies to drive sustainable manufacturing


Private experiential learning at the Henkel Lighthouse Factory

The Lighthouse Series

  14 NOV - 15 NOV    |    Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Sustainability & Digital Leaders 

    Day One: Uerige Brewery • Düsseldorf • Germany | Day Two: Henkel Consumer Brands • Düsseldorf • Germany  

14 NOV - 15 NOV   

Henkel Consumer Brands, Düsseldorf, Germany 

  Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Sustainability & Digital Leaders


Step into a beacon of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and find out how to leverage 4IR technologies to create opportunities for more efficient, more flexible, and more sustainable practices.

Join us and 50 leading Supply Chain and Manufacturing leaders from global brands, as we partner with Sustainable Manufacturing trailblazers, Henkel, for intimate discussions about specific challenges in smart sustainable manufacturing.

Keynotes and Panel sessions led by executive practitioners from global brands

Interactive roundtable discussions

Guided tour of Henkel Consumer Brands factory - part of the WEF’s Lighthouse Network as a Sustainability Lighthouse

Gala Reception and Dinner

In partnership with



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Evening Networking Social

Take the evening before the big day to carve out lasting relationships over a bite to eat in the heart of Düsseldorf. This is about you, your industry, and your future - which is exactly why we have ring-fenced the evening before to build a strong connection with peers. With the introductions out of the way, we can start the next day well-acquainted and ready to go.

Sustainable Manufacturing Strategies & Henkel Lighthouse Factory Tour

Be prepared with questions to tackle some of the most challenging debates around sustainable smart manufacturing, with a day full of panel sessions and discussions, including a keynote from Henkel’s CSCO Dirk Holbach on “the digital backbone - the heart of sustainable transformation”. 

But that’s not all, after a roundtable networking lunch, take a tour of Henkel’s World Economic Forum recognized Laundry & Home Care factory in Düsseldorf - part of the WEF’s Lighthouse Network as a Sustainability Lighthouse, and a leader in the 4th industrial revolution.





Dr. Dirk Holbach

CSCO Henkel Consumer Brands, Corporate Senior Vice President Consumer Brands | Henkel



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Nina Anttila

Chief Supply Chain Officer | Verkkokauppa



Wolfgang Koenig

Executive Vice President Henkel Consumer Brands | Henkel



Lars Bettermann

Chief Procurement Officer | Bridgestone



Santosh Pandey

CIO | ArcelorMittal


Chaim Huijsman

Vice President Global Logistics | 3D Systems




Stephen Tonks

Chief Supply Chain Officer | Fujikura Automotive Europe GmbH


Weiland Group

Jörg Heinen

VP Digital Transformation | Wieland Group



Hans Friedrich Zeh

VP Industrial Excellence | Danone



Cristina Alonso Alija

SVP Head Sustainability, Safety, Health & Environment | Bayer



Janos Baranyak

VP GSC Europe Performance and Digital Transformation | Schneider Electric


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Himanshu Mehrotra

 VP Product Management | FourKites



Hanno Bruemmer

EVP & Head of Supply Chain Covestro



Amr Arafa

Group Chief Data Officer | IKEA



Carlos Día Navarro

CEO | CELSA Spain Group



Maria Villablanca

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder | Future Insights Network



Goksen Tore Sancak

Former Executive Vice President & Board Member | Ford


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Rob Scholte

Chief Supply Chain Officer | LambWeston



19:00 - 21:30

14 NOV

Welcome Drinks Reception & Dinner

Meet up with fellow peers for a truly memorable evening at Uerige, one of the most famous breweries in Düsseldorf for traditional drinks and dinner.  Uerige has a brewing history dating back to 1862, and has become part of the rich history and culture of Dusseldorf’s culinary and beer heritage, the perfect location to meet other manufacturing leaders before the day at Henkel begins

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09:45 - 17:15

15 NOV

Sustainable Manufacturing Strategies

Be prepared to tackle some of the most challenging debates around sustainable smart manufacturing, with a day full of power panels and outstanding keynotes at the Henkel Consumer Brands Factory. 


Key discussion topics include:

Leveraging Digital Technologies for  Sustainable Manufacturing
Utilizing Supply Chain Visibility for enhanced customer service
Using digitization to create new products and revenue streams
Using real-time data analytics for improved supply chain performance
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13:15 - 15:15

15 NOV

Tour of the Henkel Lighthouse Factory

Join Henkel leaders as they provide an exclusive tour around The World Economic Forum-recognized Henkel Consumer Brands factory, designated as one of only 4 sustainability lighthouses in Europe.

Experience sustainable manufacturing in action, as our experts lead us around the facility which reduced energy consumption by 38 percent (kWh/ton), and water consumption by 28 percent (m3/ton), while simultaneously also reducing waste generation by 20 percent (kg/ton) against factory baseline set in 2010, earning them their place within the Lighthouse Network.

Key Themes

The Henkel Experience - Experiential learning with powerful peers


Two days of unparalleled insights from industry pioneers


The Future Insights Network Experience

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The organization was fantastic and I had the opportunity to exchange ideas with a good part of the people there.

Chief Energy Officer



Amazing event and so well organised with great speakers

Vice President Industry Solutions

o9 Solutions

A great collection of topics with amazing keynote speakers, interactive round tables and Q&A sessions - Always hitting the 'Nerve'

Head of Demand Planning


The event was professional organized. Speakers brought the necessary expertise and knowledge to have a comprehensive and worthwhile discussion where the audience could get engaged too. The agenda allowed enough time for networking which is extremely important for most of the attendees. I`m glad I had the opportunity to attend this event, I`m hopeful that I will be invited to other events as a speaker.

Head of Order Fulfilment Planning


It was great to attend, as it brought many professionals together sharing their experience & knowledge, especially during these hectic times. Lots of good discussions with some insights on how some dealt through the ''supply chain crisis'' and getting prepared for the future.

Director Supply Chain Raw Materials

Alcoa Inc.

Well-organized event with great speakers and particularly amply room to connect with speakers and other participants. Hence, all you want from such an event: Insights and network. Would go there again any time.

Head of Procurement Excellence


Frequently Asked Questions

This event is open to VP-level and above practitioners from large manufacturing companies. Due to the exclusivity of the event, our team will be in touch with all registrants within 48 hours to confirm their place.  You can register here.

Unfortunately, this is an exclusive event, and we wish to keep it as intimate as possible on the day to help harness in-person discussions. While many of Future Insights Network’s are available online, Sustainable Manufacturing Strategies will remain in-person only and not be available to watch online.

The event begins the evening of Nov 14th for our Starlight Mixer at Uerige in Düsseldorf. The event itself on Nov 15th is taking place at Henkel Consumer Brands in Düsseldorf.

Yes, this event is completely free to attend.