Washington, June 5, 2018 -- The World Manufacturing Foundation was officially established on May 21, 2018 by founding members Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) International, Confindustria Lombardia, and Politecnico di Milano. The Foundation organizes the World Manufacturing Forum (WMF) Annual Meeting, now held annually in Italy, to discuss global manufacturing challenges and solutions and disseminate a yearly Global Manufacturing Report. It will also organize regional events to address local challenges.
“As a world class center for innovation, Lombardy is a perfect place to launch this new foundation and international headquarters to advance manufacturing for all nations,” noted Dan Nagy, Managing Director of IMS International. “Since our first event held in 2011, it was our dream to expand the mission, reach and resources of the WMF. Together with the additional resources of our new partners at Confindustria, Lombardy, and Politecnico di Milano, we will make this dream a reality.”