Industry Strategy Symposium – ISS Europe 2024

6-8 March, Vienna
Industry Strategy Symposium – ISS Europe 2024

The SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium Europe (ISS Europe) 2024 will host distinguished speakers to spotlight innovations addressing the semiconductor industry’s sustainability goals, strategies for building supply chain resilience in Europe and approaches to cultivating the future workforce.

ISS Europe 2024 Distinguished Speakers

  • Jens Irmscher, VP Purchasing, QMP Sensors, Control Units Automated Driving, Semiconductors, BMW
  • Katharina Westrich, Global Head of Vertical Management Semiconductor, Digital Industries, Siemens
  • Jochen Thewes, Chairman of the Board of Management, Schenker AG
  • Jo De Boeck, Executive VP and Chief Strategy Officer, imec
  • Silke Sorger, VP of Procurement, Infineon Technologies
  • David Bloss, Corporate VP in Manufacturing Supply Chain and Operations and the GM, Global Sourcing for Equipment and Materials, Intel
  • Andreas Lippert, Head of Department (VP) Acquisition, Inward Investment, Saxony Economic Development Corporation
  • Mikolaj Trunin, Deputy Director, Invest in Pomerania
  • Sandrine Bronner, VP Supply Chain Semiconductor Division, Edwards
  • Juergen Schmidt, VP Semiconductor Manufacturing Frontend, Robert Bosch
  • Manfred Horstmann, Managing Director and Senior VP, GlobalFoundries Dresden
  • Thomas Richter, Senior VP and Managing Director, Infineon Dresden
  • Ivo Raaijmakers, Corporate Vice President and Executive Advisor, ASM
  • Miriam Tolksdorf, Global Head Sustainability, Merck
  • Handel Jones, Founder and CEO, International Business Strategies (IBS)
  • Stephan Haferl, CEO, Comet Group
  • Isabel Obieta, Programme Manager for Sustainable Semiconductors, European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA), European Commission
  • Jean-Christophe Eloy, President and CEO, Yole Group

ISS Europe 2024 Highlights

Session 1: Market Trends and Key Strategies 
Leading market analysts will address global semiconductor market trends and strategies, highlighting Europe’s challenges and opportunities in an evolving world.

Session 2: End-to-End Supply Chain Resilience

Experts will explore deglobalization trends, ways to secure the semiconductor supply chain and opportunities in both the front and back ends of semiconductor production such as process innovation and equipment advancements.

Session 3: Cultivating the Workforce and Leaders of Tomorrow 

Thought leaders will provide insights into the actionable strategies companies can implement to cultivate the workforce of tomorrow. The discussions will highlight pathways for collaboration, innovation, and strategic partnerships that can strengthen the chip industry.

Session 4: Inspire Innovation, Empower Sustainability 

Experts will examine how integrating advanced technologies – including automation and data analytics – can help address the industry’s sustainability goals, climate change, and growing digitalization.

Session 5: Sustainable Technology Solutions for Future Applications 

Speakers will shed light on coming innovations across diverse applications – such as medical devices, data centers, artificial intelligence, and automotive – and their profound implications for the design and manufacture of semiconductors.

Business Networking

ISS Europe 2024 will feature several networking activities including a welcome reception at the Hilton Vienna Park and an exclusive gala dinner at Hofburg Vienna, where attendees will meet with peers to explore new business partnerships and opportunities.

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