Munich, GermanySeptember 17-19, 2024

FocusIn: Operational Excellence and Lean Leadership will be held in and around Munich, Germany.

Frank Hayden, an accomplished industry leader, will host the event. Frank will lead a multi-day workshop on business resilience, managing risk, and working towards growth & profitability.

Site tours will be held at the primary operating facilities of MAN Trucks Munich, Audi Ingolstadt, and BMW Munich.

You can review a summary of a past Germany event on LinkedIn here.

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Registration - €2,450 per seat

  • Leadership Behavior Workshops with Frank Hayden
  • Guided tours of top global companies (MAN Trucks, Audi, BMW)
  • Group dinners & meals
  • Learning materials & resources
  • Ground transportation during the event
  • Optional - 3 nights hotel accommodation (€500)

Why Germany?

This environment offers a unique operating landscape in which to learn. Germany is one of the leading industrialized economies of the world, and there are an abundance of companies to benchmark. We will use this backdrop during the event to offer proximity to site visits with globally-leading brands.

Sample Event Agenda We are pleased to offer a blend of learning experiences

Tuesday, September 17th
Arrival & pick-up at Munich Airport (MUC)
Shuttle transfer to Munich & Intro lunch
Production Tour at MAN Trucks Munich
Reflection of Tour & transfer to Hotel
with Frank Hayden
Group dinner in Munich
Wednesday, September 18th
Leading a Business through Risk
with Frank Hayden
Lunch & Transit
Production Tour at Audi Ingolstadt
Debrief & transfer to Munich
Day 2 Close
Group dinner in Munich
Thursday, September 19th
Leading Business Growth
with Frank Hayden
Debrief & Individual Present-out
Workshop Q&A
Transit to BMW
Production Tour at BMW (to be confirmed)
Close & Depart

Event Highlights

Site Visits at Best-Practice Companies

Explore some of Europe's most advanced Manufacturing facilities with in-depth tour of the factory environments.

After the tour will be a group debrief:

  • Group Observations and Question & Answer Session
  • Learn from Frank Hayden's unique perspective as a corporate leader in Manufacturing
  • Group Discussion comparing elements of engaging a workforce and developing a culture of continuous improvement

Workshop Content and Objectives

Learn business resilience firsthand from our facilitators, along with other participating members of the workshop.

  • Gain insight from the operations and management systems of leading companies on the journey of continuous improvement
  • Learn from demonstrated operations planning, system flow, and project management in mature supply chains
  • Understand the quality-driven relationship between the supplier base and operations

Workshop Sessions with Frank Hayden

Frank is one of Europe's leading industrialists, having led the strategic and operational transformation of a number of high-technology businesses, including Land Rover, BMW, Airbus, BAE Systems, and Rolls-Royce. He has worked at the main board level for these companies and led the launch of a number of iconic and world-leading products. Franks now works as a consultant and non-executive director, and he has served more than 300 client leadership teams, across a wide range of industries, all over the world. Most frequently, Franks supports the owners of medium size, high-technology businesses to accelerate their business growth and resilience plans. Frank’s passion is: “Coaching senior executive teams, to help them plan and implement ambitious business transformation strategies."

Group Networking and Events

During the event, we will take advantage of the unique location to offer several group networking opportunities. We will offer post-workshop mixers throughout the event to promote collaboration between participant companies. We will also offer an optional evening tour of Munich to enjoy the local culture.

Guest Information

Hotel Accommodation (3 nights)
Courtyard Marriott Munich City Center

A central location will allow for co-located hotel accommodation and workshop sessions in the heart of each city. This will also offer proximity to restaurants, bars, and other attractions.

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