Presentations Available: World Manufacturing Forum: “Innovation in Global Manufacturing”, 16-17 May, 2011

World Manufacturing Forum 2011

“Innovation in Global Manufacturing”

16-17 May 2011, Villa Erba, Cernobbio, Como Lake, Italy

The 2011 World Manufacturing Forum, attended by 320 high-level industrialists, researchers, and policy makers, gathered at the Villa Erba to hear featured keynote speeches and a round table discussion on the first day, with more in-depth thematic sessions on day two, focusing mainly on issues such as: Are industrial policies keeping pace with global reality or are they still based on non-global manufacturing paradigms? Will economies become unstable by keeping their markets open or can there be a more resilient world, for example through collective R&D? Which skills and competencies will be needed for manufacturing in 2020? How to create better workplaces? The Forum tried to address these issues by building consensus on a vision with respect to the global manufacturing challenges and to sustainability, growth models and policies, and by stimulating bottom-up ideas to promote international R&D and innovation partnerships through hands-on sharing of experiences.

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