WMF 2017

“I am pleased to extend an invitation to all of you to join us in Monterrey, Mexico on November 7, 8 and 9 for the World Manufacturing Forum 2017. Your presence will make a contribution to advance in the global manufacturing science and cooperation”

Leopoldo Cedillo, CEO Metalsa

Chair of the Board for the World Manufacturing Forum 2017


“Towards a Digital Market and Connected Manufacturing Ecosystems”

07 – 09 November 2017

The World Manufacturing Forum (www.worldmanufacturingforum.org), is a highly successful invitation-only and big budget event sponsored by IMS International and the Government of Mexico. Through this internationally recognized network, the forum elevates global manufacturing and industry megatrends and challenges in order to help shape global and national manufacturing policy.

The WMF2017 will assemble global policy experts and industry leaders from large multinationals to small-to-medium sized enterprises, and academic leaders to discuss the policy, economic, social, and technical challenges that influence global manufacturing. The theme for this forum is “Towards a Digital Market and Connected Manufacturing Ecosystems” and will explore:

  • Industrial Policies for Digital Manufacturing Market
  • Connected Factories and Value Chains
  • Digital Workforce & Future Jobs
  • Energy and Resources Efficient Manufacturing
  • New Business Models & Service Engineering
  • Technology Trends for the Factory of the Future

In the recent events, more than 400 selected attendees have listened to the opinions of high-level speakers such as Mauro Fenzi, CEO of Comau, Guillaume Vendroux, CEO of DELMIA, Rainer Kallenbach, Chairman of the Executive Board for Bosch Software Innovations, James Heppelmann, President and CEO of PTC, Ernst Stöckl-Pukall, Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy in Germany, Roberto Maroni, President of the Lombardy Region, just to name a few of over thirty executive suite industrialists and policy-makers from our 2016 event.

Speakers are expected to present policy views supporting and defining manufacturing megatrends such as the digitalization of industry, challenges for SMEs in the global marketplace, manufacturing intelligence, social innovation as a driver for new products, services, and technologies, financial challenges that affect industrialized and emerging economies, the circular economy and zero waste, and other disruptive technologies.

The organization of the event is carried out through a supporting action funded by the Mexican government and IMS International. It is a non-branded, stand-alone event meant to be inclusive to all parts of the world that are able to influence change and is open to international sponsorship from government, industry, and institutions.

* More information will be posted on www.worldmanufacturingforum.com when available.


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