The World Manufacturing Forum 2011, under the title “Innovation in Global Manufacturing”, was held on 16-17 May 2011 at Villa Erba, Cernobbio, Lake Como, Italy, with the participation of over 310 policy-makers, researchers and industry leaders.
On the first day, top-level representatives from leading industries, trade associations and governments discussed the advancement of the government policies related to the needs of the manufacturing industry and their possible developments.
On the second day, the discussion, carried across parallel sessions, moved to the exploration of manufacturing issues and the relative projects with the aim of finding solutions to them.
During the meeting, different speakers addressed various themes related to the social, technological and economic dimension of manufacturing and examined the emerging trends that are setting today’s sector paradigms.
Among them, the 2 days of the event, saw the intervention of 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).