Our focus areas
The aim of the annual survey is to present the current situation of the manufacturing industry in Switzerland in a meaningful way and to reflect a possible structural change through its long-term orientation. The focus on manufacturing companies provides new information that is sometimes insufficiently collected by other surveys. This transparency enables companies, associations, science and politics to identify and analyse developments and trends and to act accordingly..
Prof. Dr. Thomas Friedli | Moritz Classen | Julian Macuvele
This year's conference will focus on the question of how industrial companies can use existing production sites in high-wage countries as a long-term strategic advantage despite cost pressure. In addition to process excellence and novel management approaches, we would also like to highlight the potential of smart, digitized processes and products. "Sustaining and Restoring our Competitive Edge" is therefore the motto of this year's conference. The target group of the conference are managing directors, plant and production managers as well as managers from production-related areas of industrial companies.
The event will take place on 23 and 24 October 2018 at the Hotel Einstein Congress in St. Gallen.