WMF 2017

Monterrey, Mexico 7-9 November 2017



Towards a Digital Market &

Connected Manufacturing Ecosystem

The WMF 2017 took place in Monterrey, Mexico on 7-9 November 2017 at the Parque Fundidora, exploring the theme “Towards a Digital Market and Connected Manufacturing Ecosystems”.

Global policy experts and industry leaders from both large multinationals and small and medium-sized enterprises and top members of the academic community discussed the economic, social and technical challenges that influence global manufacturing.


Relevant speakers presented policy views supporting and defining manufacturing megatrends such as the digitalization of industry, challenges for SMEs in the global marketplace, manufacturing intelligence, social innovation as a driver for new products, services and technologies, financial challenges that affect industrialized and emerging economies, the circular economy and zero waste, and other disruptive technologies.


Among the speakers expressing their views at the conference there were senior representatives of governments, industries and research organizations, such as Rogelio Garza (Mexican Ministry of Economy), Dong Sub Kim (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea) and Mike Lackey (SAP Labs).