WORLD MANUFACTURING FORUM
The World Manufacturing Forum (WMF) was created by IMS 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 mission of the WMF is to improve research, innovation, and competitiveness in all industrialized nations through dialogue and cooperation. The WMF hosts over 800 attendees and 40 speakers annually including high level government officials, premier academic scholars, and top industry professionals from companies including Bosch, Whirlpool, General Motors, Hitachi, Boeing, ABB, Daimler, Samsung, and General Electric.
The first forum was held in 2011 in Cernobbio, Italy. Past editions were held in Stuttgart, Milan, Barcelona, and Monterrey. In 2018, IMS, Politecnico di Milano, and Confindustria created the World Manufacturing Forum Foundation based in Milan, Italy. The Foundation will guide future WMF activities and research.