The 4 th Smart Manufacturing Summit will be in Barcelona this month for informative presentations, interactive sessions and panel discussions on the future of smart manufacturing. With the success of the 3 rd Smart Manufacturing Summit, we've decided to bring even more noteworthy speakers to discuss Robotics & Automation and Manufacturing Excellence within the smart manufacturing industry.  

Did you know: Latest studies have Suggested That The Industry 4.0 Market Will Grow Rapidly by 2024 and it's expected to cost $155 Billion.

Attendees will acquire in-depth knowledge such as how to develop and sustain manufacturing innovations to reach higher profits through operational transformation. They will also discover the latest advancements regarding artificial intelligence within manufacturing as well as ground-breaking digital twin technologies and collaborative robots. Not to mention, notable case studies on successful manufacturing plants journies to operational excellence and how organizations have become more competitive through the employment of robots and automation.

Last year's chairman is returning this year for more insightful information on the 4th Smart Manufacturing Summit; Ruud Vermeulen, Director of Industrial Data and Advanced Analytics at Ortec Data Analytics, and Giuseppe Ravazzolo, CEO at WTCO Leandiscovery Holding, both have extensive knowledge of the smart manufacturing industry.

Industry leaders from a number of major companies will be giving the latest presentations on critical topics mentioned above. We also have notable sponsor slots. Our Platinum Sponsor is Rockwell Automation and their Regional Vice President of the Southern Region, Harald Mag, will be presenting on 'Unlocking the Value of Digital Transformation within the Industrial Environment.' In addition, our Gold Sponsor, PTC and their VP of Business Development for Digital Transformation, Eric Jackson's Case Study on, 'Accelerating Industry 4.0 with Smart Connected Solutions Environment.'

We also have a number of plenary sessions with the Continuous Improvement Director at Stanley Black & Decker, Cesare Ceraso who'll be holding an interactive session on what makes a conscious leader, and Irene Petrick, the Director of Industrial Innovation at Intel, with a case study on artificial intelligence and real-time monitoring. Additionally, Coats Plc 's Head of Operations, Matthew Stockwin giving an interesting case study on 'Digitalization's fine but what about the people.'

Track A (Robotics & Automation) will start off with Head of Manufacturing R&D at Whirlpool, Pierluigi Petrali, who will be discussing the implementation of collaborative robots within the white good industry. Then, AGCO 's Director of Digital Transformation, Global Manufacturing, Peggy Gulick, who will discuss AGCO's smart factories regarding efficiency through organization, innovation and technology. Víctor Canton Ferrer who is the Industry 4.0 Project Manager at Continental Automotive. Victor will discuss the process of automation using a digital twin approach. Plus, the CEO for KUKA (Iberia, SA) Fernando Sánchezgiving an excellent case study on 3 Contributions from KUKA to Industry 4.0.

Track B (Manufacturing Excellence) will begin with Vice President E&M Elements & Molds at Lego, Jesper Toubøl, with his noteworthy case study on 'Unlocking the Business Value of Increasing Intelligent Technologies. Followed by Cesar Lombarte, the Operational Excellence Manager at B. Braun, who will discuss how manufacturing excellence can be a cornerstone for change through leadership. Alessandro Spadini, the Plant Director for Barilla, will also take the stage where he will explore Barilla's factory automation journey. Not to mention, Toyota 's Senior Project Leader, Adam Zawadzki, will be giving a case study on how to transform actual manufacturing within a digitally connected operational world.

With the incredible line up of speakers and the topics they will be discussing, this event is a must-attend for any high-level executive throughout the industry looking into smart manufacturing.