16-17 May, 2012
World Manufacturing Forum 2011, under the title “Innovation in Global Manufacturing”, was held 16-17 May 2011 at the Villa Erba, Cernobbio, Como Lake, Italy, with over 310 policy and industry leaders participating.
On the first day, top-level representatives from leading industries and trade associations, and government officials discussed whether government policies relate to industry needs and whether they have kept pace with the current global realities. On the second day, parallel sessions exploring issues and projects to find solutions were discussed. The event was open to non-IMS countries and organizations.
The intervention from Mr. Black, Group Senior Vice President, Quality and Operational Excellence, ABB Group (Switzerland), Mr. Masahiro Kitano, Vice President and Executive Officer, Hitachi, Ltd. (Japan), and Mr. Vallampadugai S. Arunachalam, Chairman, Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (India) addressed critical questions and explored emerging trends that are now setting today’s manufacturing paradigms.
The community that meets at the ICE conference is not only very active in projects, initiatives, and paper production; it has evolved and gained general academic and business reputation. The Technology Management Council of IEEE now is co-sponsor of the conference and publishes the papers on IEEExplore, and it is the EUROMOT European edition of the IA- MOT conference. With ACM, IMS, and PDMA e.V. joining, ICE is evolving into the leading European meeting place for raising questions, framing concepts, and bringing together concrete projects and initiatives in engineering, technology and innovation.