World Manufacturing Forum™

About the Forum

The WMF was created to be an international forum where high-level policy makers and industry leaders could meet to discuss global manufacturing issues that should be solved cooperatively. The first forum was held in 2011 and was highly successful with speakers from companies like Bosch, Whirlpool, General Motors, Hitachi, Boeing, ABB, Daimler, Samsung, and General Electric to name a few. During the two-day event, there were over fifty speakers from companies and institutions around the world and over 350 qualified participants. Participants enjoyed high quality speeches and speakers. Last year’s event built on this success and was highly acclaimed by the attendees. Outcomes from the 2012 meeting included a communique, extension of cross-platform networks, cooperative projects initiated, and elevation of awareness for the issues.  There are also spin-off meetings from this event like the board meeting for PDES Inc. whose members represent the U.S. aerospace industry. The WMF is an invitation-only event.

General Information


WMF 2017


“Towards a Digital Market and Connected Manufacturing Ecosystems”
07 – 09 November 2017


WMF 2016



Photos and Drawings


WMF 2014

Presenters and Presentations


WMF 2012

– Presentations