Feb. 28 – Mar. 2, 2023
Bremen, Germany


About AITS Bremen

After a first edition in a digital format in 2021, AITS Bremen will make its grand debut as an in-person event on February 28 – March 2, 2023.

The event will provide an international platform for discussing opportunities and challenges in the development of disruptive technologies in the aeronautics, space and security supply chains.

AITS Bremen will gather industry suppliers and OEMs, R&D centers, associations and clusters, academia, and public and private organizations to identify further business opportunities and develop partnerships.


Panel Discussions

1-1 Pre-Arranged Meetings

Networking Reception

Main topics

Advanced Manufacturing
Digitalization & Automation
3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing
Workforce Training & Development

Speakers highlight

Dr. Gerald Hagemann

Head of Liquid Propulsion Center


Dr. Miguel Ángel Castillo

VP Technology Development


Dr. Thomas Bielefeld

Senior Expert Additive Manufacturing

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Siegfried Monser

Space Co-ordinator 

Bremen State

Dr. Miguel Ángel Castillo

VP Technology Development


33 years career in aerospace industrial companies, C.A.S.A. now Airbus, Boeing and Hispano Suiza currently SAFRAN.

From 2000 Miguel Ángel has held several Management and Direction positions in Aernnova and current duties are as Vice President of Technology Development.

Miguel Angel is author of several scientific articles, book chapters and patents and collaborates as Visiting Assistant Professor with Universidad Europea Madrid, Spain.

Thomas Bielefeld

Senior Expert Additive Manufacturing

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In 1993 he started his professional career as research engineer at the LEIBNIZ Institute for Material-Oriented Technologies (IWT). He managed national and international research projects and headed an engineering team focussed on process innovation and process chain reductions. After his PhD on short-time metallurgical effects in metals Thomas was awarded the International CIRP Taylor Medal in 2000.

Since 1999 he took leading positions in different industries. For ASTRIUM Space he served as Head of Production Center Tanks & Components with responsibility for satellite propulsion equipments like tanks, valves, thrusters, tubings and insulation. Joining AIRBUS in 2006 he get in charge of the competence center for production systems, an annual 65 M€ business on developing and producing advanced jigs & tools for carbon fiber placement and aircraft assembly lines. With foundation of Premium AEROTEC 2009 Thomas served the Board of Management on several improvement projects. As Head of Supply Management Detail Parts and Aerostructures he implemented new order and operational supplier management processes. 2015 PAG decided to industrialize Additive Manufacturing for aerospace serial production and Thomas lead the activities on technology development, process maturity and reproducibility, qualification, automation and digitalization.

His scientific and technological background is mainly in the field of short-time metallurgical effects in material removal and thermal processes, electron-beam welding and heat treatment of titanium alloys, laser welding and heat treatment of aluminium alloys and PBF-LBM of titanium/aluminium.

Siegfried Monser

Space Co-ordinator 

Bremen State

Siegfried Monser worked in the space industry for many years, most recently as Head of Communications for the space division of Airbus Defence and Space.

Before that, the economist worked for 13 years as Head of Internal Communications for Airbus Defence and Space (formerly Astrium).

Since 2020 he acts as Space Industry Coordinator for the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Europe in Bremen.

Georges Caseau

Key Account Manager Aerospace EMEA


Georges is Aerospace market Leader for Stratasys in EMEA.
His role is to drive innovative technologies adoption among Aerospace players as well as adjust Stratasys roadmap according to industry needs.
He belongs to the Aerospace Business Unit that has been recently set-up by Stratasys as company’s strategy is to drive additive manufacturing market manufacturing transformation.
The core focus of Stratasys is polymer solutions, whether they are used for prototyping or tooling, up to EASA Form-1 flying parts production.