May 8th Nürnberg, Germany

Digital Transformation and Hyperautomation

The unique focus of the eSmartFactory conference 2023, is to create and discover best practices for Digital Transformation and Hyper-automation, addressing the very real challenges that manufacturing faces from all that the last few years has thrown at it.

Industry 4.0

Creation of sustainable technologies, best practices and solutions drive unfolding and emerging opportunities, in the “new manufacturing paradigm” of Industry 4.0

As manufacturing operations struggles to start each day, faced with endless, repeating, supply-chain, human resources, security issues, as well as spiraling inflation, it has never been more important for manufacturing to know and create the next business step, in terms of meeting business goals with efficient manufacturing technologies.

Few believe that the manufacturing industry and supply-chain can go back as they were before the pandemic and other global instability issues. It is a new world that is being painfully crafted, focused on the reduction of risk, control of dependencies, efficient use of resources, with automation and agility there to satisfy changing demands and circumstances. Digital Transformation is a critical part of what we have come to know as Industry 4.0.

The eSmart Factory conference is designed to expose novel disruptive hardware and software technologies, tomorrow’s drivers and enablers behind manufacturing business success, addressing both immediate concerns, but in a sustainable way that ensures success in our new manufacturing paradigm.

call for papers

Abstracts of 60-100 words are invited from professional engineers, materials scientists, software developers and industry specialists on the following range of topics:

  • Reinventing “global localization”: the local manufacturing ecosystem
  • Manufacturing As A Service (MAAS): What is it, and is it realistic?
  • Manufacturing business goals for governments to consider, promoting the economy
  • Availability of local, national and international support and resources
  • The evolving role and opportunity of the EMS business model
  • Strategies for attracting and retaining new engineering talent and skill sets
  • Novel process technologies
  • Dynamic resource management
  • Autonomous automation / software-driven manufacturing
  • Intelligent Maintenance
  • Data acquisition methodologies and best practice
  • Methods of using data to gain the maximum benefit, through visibility, control and AI etc.
  • Security, trust and reliability
  • Can ‘Lean’ or ‘ Just In Time’ be reinvented?
  • Asserting provenance of materials and products
  • Controlling distribution to meet emerging restrictions and requirements
  • Sustainability in the Supply Chain – ethical sourcing, reducing distance to end-customer
  • New manufacturing skills, tools and automation
  • E-Mobility, including batteries, chargers etc.
  • Domestic renewable energy management
  • Cybernetics and medical devices, online and embedded
  • IIoT devices
  • Design for sustainability, including repair, recycling and market feedback
  • Should investment in re-use and recycling equal that of manufacturing?
  • Energy efficiency and collaboration
  • Manufacturing network (OT) cybersecurity
  • Impact of security requirements on the industry


Technical Committee

Trevor Galbraith

Trevor Galbraith

Conference Chair


Michael Ford

Aegis Corporation


Naim Kapadia



Gregory Vance



Rudy Ghosh



Thomas Marktscheffel


Torsten Vegelahn

Torsten Vegelahn

ASYS Group

Sponsor Packages


Expo and Hotel Venue

Sheraton Carlton Hotel
Eilgutstraße 15
90443 Nürnberg

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Special Room Rates available



Distance From Property: 9 KM
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Other transporation nearby:

Bus Station: Nuremberg ZOB

Subway Station: Hauptbahnhof / Main Station

Train Station: Central Railway Station



Digital Transformation and Hyperautomation

Sponsor Packages

By being a part of eSMART Factory 2023 you can align your business with key companies that are shaping the electronics manufacturing industry.  Strengthen your existing relationships and meet new business contacts through access to a diverse range of colleagues and thought leaders.

Connections will be made everywhere – in unique, educational sessions and during the many breaks and networking opportunities. eSmart Factory will help you build and collaborate ideas with companies at the forefront of the future of the industry throughout the day.


Sandy Daneau – Director of Sales

eSmart Factory 2023 Exhibitor Package

The tabletop displays are 6’ long x 2’ wide and are equipped with two (2) chairs and space for a pop-up banner. Each exhibit has one (1) complementary ticket covering coffee break, beverages, and lunch.

Logo will also appear on website and registration materials as a sponsor.    

PRICE: €1,000

Welcome Sponsorship Package

Your company logo on lanyards, delegate notebooks, pens and on all printed and digital promotion of the event.  Recognition in program!

PRICE: €3,000

Delegate Bag Sponsorship Package

A highly visible promotional opportunity for your company, each attendee will receive a conference registration bag that they will use throughout the conference as well as when they get back home or to the office.  It is certain to call attention to your company!  Sponsorship Includes: Sponsor logo/message printed on conference registration bag one-side and included on all printed and digital promotion of the event as a sponsor and recognized in the program! 

PRICE:  €1,000  

All Day Coffee Sponsorship Package

What is a conference without coffee? The All-Day Coffee Sponsorship is an exclusive sponsorship where your logo will be noticed at every break while the attendees enjoy a good cup of joe.  Your logo will appear on their cup of coffee at the morning, lunch, and afternoon break. Your logo as a sponsor of the breaks will appear on the program as well and a sign at the coffee station too.  Recognition in program!

PRICE: €2,000   

Cocktail Hour Sponsorship Package

This would be an exclusive sponsorship that will take place on May 8th in the bar of the Sheraton Carlton Hotel in Nuremburg, Germany from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Company logo banner in bar area, master event signage, website logo & link as the sponsor of the cocktail hour. Cocktail napkins and promotional materials will include your logo. This will include cocktails and soft drinks plus a selection of hors d’oeuvres.

PRICE: €3,000