25TH - 26TH OCTOBER 2016


  • 6TH YEAR


Our company IPA Slovakia has been organising this conference for the sixth time in Žilina. This two-day event connects 200 directors and managers who come to learn and are inspired by the speakers and by each other as well. Also this year we have done our best to choose the best speakers, who would show you their unique culture, dynamic strategies, the zest to risk, to fall and then to risk again. The conference is a place of enriching the mutual relations and new business partnerships for you to prepare better for your personal and professional challenges. The evening is enriched by a non-traditional programme and informal discussion. This year we organise a workshop about continuous improvement Toyota KATA hosted by Tilo Schwarz one day before the conference. The number of places for both actions is limited.

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Are you ready for an excellent Production Management 2017?

You will surely enjoy this conference, no matter if you specialise in the development of the whole company, a manufacturing area or in a particular segment.



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    Beneš Zdeněk
    Process Specialist Brush SEM
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    Mr. Dvorzhak is the head of the project management department in a company which is the global leader in the area of mobile security and is producing payment cards, ID and GSM cards.

    Dvorzhak Konstantyn
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    Mr. Gaboš has been Director of the company Nobel Automotive Slovakia since its establishment in Slovakia in 2005. This plant which is located in Dolný Kubín is part of the Orhan Holding and is completely led by the Slovak management.

    Gaboš Jozef
    PLANT MANAGER OF THE COMPANY Nobel Automotive Slovakia
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    Mr. Haas was working in management positions in manufacturing enterprises in Switzerland and the USA in the years 1994 to 2009. Since 2009 he has been working at the headquarters of B&R in Austria as the Director Global Industrial Management.

    Haas Gerald
    HEAD OF GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT Bernecker + Rainer Industrie-Elektronik
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    Hajdík Filip
    GENERAL DIRECTOR Lakovna Hajdík
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    Helbich Jan
    Production Manager 3070
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    Hold Philipp
    Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter Produktionsoptimierung | Industrial Engineering Fraunhofer Austria
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    Since 2010 the Production Director of a company with custom manufacturing amounting a billions of crowns´ turnover. Previously he was working in leading positions in the companies Motorpal and TES Praha.

    Chvojka Jaroslav
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    He has acquired extensive international experience in the area of managing the production logistics projects. As the Logistics Director of DB Schenker in Slovakia he helps the clients increase the quality and effectiveness of the manufacturing processes through appropriate adjustments of the logistic operations.

    Lani Milan
    Logistics manager DB Schenker
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    His activities in the companies LEGO, RedButton, NGOs or universities are based on continuous improvement. This is his hobby at work and in everyday life.

    Malý Luboš
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    She has been working in the company Air Liquide Welding for more than 10 years. She is behind the move of production from France to Slovakia. She implements Lean in spite of a low production volume and pressure for the lowest possible investment costs.

    Melovič Martina
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    Mr Novák has been working in the position of the General Manager of the plant Koyo Bearings Česká republika aimed at manufacturing the rolling bearings for the automotive industry, mechanical engineering and distribution since 2008.

    Novák Petr
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    Paalová Martina
    Industrial engineer NEMAK SLOVAKIA
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    He was working in the companies Letov, Janka Radotín and Valeo Autoklimatizace in production and management positions. Since 2004 he was a manager of the plant Koito Czech, a foremost producer of the automotive lighting technique. Since 2009 he has been working in the company BRUSH SEM.

    Prokop Petr
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    Mr Ondreáš is a co-founder of a company which has been creating innovative retail concepts aimed at furnishing the selling points and communication of the brand in the place of the sale since 2009. The production is located especially in Slovakia and is determined for the customers in all over Europe.

    Ondreáš Martin
    COO & PARTNER 3070
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    Professor Sihn participates in the applied research and consultancy. He is engaged in more than 300 manufacturing projects in the whole world. At the same time he is professor at the Technical University in Vienna and a member of several Advisory Boards and Board of Directors.

    Sihn Wilfried
    DIRECTOR OF Fraunhofer Austria



Useful tips directly from the best experts in the branch


Meetings with leaders and business partners


Personal development and development of the company


An overview about new trends in the area of production management

Evening Programme

The surprise will be disclosed shortly before the conference - as every year


Excellent catering during the whole conference

Simultaneous Interpreting

For you to catch the new ideas clearly

Toyota KATA

A discount for the workshop Toyota KATA with Tilo Schwarz


The conference will also meet those topics - Technology of the Future: Smart Factory and Industry 4.0 │ From Technology to Work with People │ Top Concepts for Custom Manufacturing Systems │ Development of the Lean Culture │ Solutions for Practice │ Nontradditional stories











The managers of the middle management level create almost half of the conference participants. The representatives of the higher managment level create almost 30 % of the participants. The owners and top managers – 10 %. Here you can find statements of some of them.

The conference gave me a good impression – organised on a high professional level.

Milan Réti

Head of Electric Goods Production TESLA Liptovský Hrádok

I have been participating in the conference since its first year, thanks to it we have improved in many aspects.

Aleš Šlechta

Executive Director GALVAMET

The conference is very inspiring for the further development of the company. It serves for benchmarking – where we are and which activities and processes are to be improved.

Zdeněk Vladár

Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors Slévárny Třinec

Dobrá organizácia, konferencia splnila moje očakávania.

Martin Bobala

Výrobný technológ Varroc Lighting Systems

Konferencia je úžasné miesto, kde dochádza k zdieľaniu skúsenotí a názorov k aktuálnej situácii. Pre všetkých to musí byť motivujíce.

Ladislav Kukumberg

Manažér výroby NORMA Czech

Inšpiratívne prednášky, ktoré nútia k zamysleniu sa - človek opustí operatívu všedných dní a má možnosť popremýšľať o využití získaných informácií u seba vo firme.

Roman Chromý

Manažér výroby Hettich ČR



Save the date 25-26 October 2017. Buy this special ticket and secure your place at Production Management 2017.


350 €

Participation in the whole programme • Participation in the evening programme • Conference materials • Catering during breaks • Lunch



  • Until 31 October 2016 – 350 Eur without VAT
  • Until 31 December 2016 – 390 Eur without VAT
  • Until 31 July 2017 – 490 Eur without VAT
  • From 01 August 2017 – 590 Eur without VAT

More information about registration of the journalists and partners, see: konferencia@ipaslovakia.sk

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Through paying the participant fee of the conference you will obtain a 20 % discount voucher for the workshop Toyota KATA hosted by the KATA coach Tilo Schwarz who was director of the plant Festool in Germany, one of the five research workplaces for the book Toyota KATA. The workshop is held one day before the conference - on 24th October 2016 in Žilina.



We have booked several hotels where you can find accommodation during the conference. When you book the room, please, give the staff the information you are an IPA conference participant. We recommend you – postpone neither paying the entrance fee nor booking the hotel accommodation. The hotels are usually fully booked up.

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A single room with breakfast 79 EUR / double room with breakfast 89 EUR

Hotel Holiday Inn

The conference will be held just in this hotel and you will find everything in one place. You will also obtain a discount for your accommodation – when checking in only say you are the IPA conference participant.

Hotel Grand

This hotel is situated in the centre of Žilina, it takes only 13 minutes to come to the venue of the conference on foot.

Palace Hotel Polom

It takes only 10 minutes to come to the venue of the conference on foot. The hotel is in the centre of Žilina and close to the railway station. Parking is free for the conference participants.



If you have any questions or you need any advice regarding the conference, please, send us an e-mail.


Holiday Inn, Športová 2, 010 01 Žilina


00421 41 23 99 080