Like so many others, COVID-19 has caused us to rapidly adjust our business strategy. We had to figure out how to continue safely providing a platform for industry experts to gather and share cutting-edge information to push businesses forward while also establishing meaningful connections in a new socially distanced world.

Through several product tests, brainstorming sessions and many design-thinking workshops, the new Luxatia app was created.

Luxatia Online Platform

Our Luxatia online format will provide several virtual platform benefits so you receive the same outstanding business conference experience from the safety and comfort of your home.

The 5th Annual Smart Manufacturing Virtual Summit will be the first event for you to exchange knowledge and collaborate with peers through this new online experience.

Join us on September 3rd & 4th to network with industry leaders while exploring solutions to drive change in your supply chain, product design and productivity.

This edition is designed as a two-track event so you can dive into the key issues regarding Robotics & Automation or Manufacturing Excellence.

Choose the track that interests you the most to engage with live and then enjoy the other sessions from any connected device after the event.

All of the sessions will be available to re-watch through the app, after the event so you can enjoy them again from your favourite spot in your home.


Besides the valuable insights and case studies you will hear from global brands, networking is a big part of the virtual experience as well. There are several features inside the Luxatia app to help you establish valuable business connections, such as individual/group chats, a social wall and the ability to schedule 1-on-1 meetings with a single click.

These features combined with networking sessions throughout the event will provide plenty of opportunities for you to establish an initial connection, receive feedback on any challenges you are facing and discover solutions to achieve real results.

**You can also connect with industry peers before, during or after the event through our LinkedIn group.

About the Event

The Annual Smart Manufacturing Summit has seen great success over the past 4 years. Although we cannot meet in-person this year, we are excited to present the 5th edition in this virtual format.

The 5th edition will focus on the implementation of IoT, robotics and automation to achieve substantial growth in ROI while increasing cost savings and ability to perform exceptionally in complex functions and processes.

We have two great chairs this year, Ruud Vermeulen (Senior Lecturer at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam - Center for Digital Innovation) and Giuseppe Ravazzolo (CEO at WTCO Leandiscovery Holding).


The Boston Consulting Group is our Speaking Sponsor and Elisa Smart Factory is our Gold Sponsor. Both companies will have representatives speaking during the summit.

You can hear from Kari Terho, General Manager at Elisa Smart Factory, after the “Breaking the Ice” speed networking session on day 1. He will discuss the importance of cross-functional data and real-time insights to ensure success and increase ROI.

Alexandre Biau, Associate Director for The Boston Consulting Group, will be the first keynote speaker on day 2, reviewing a selection of success stories and defining a synthesis of prerequisites in order to achieve tangible results.

If you participate in Track A (Robotics & Automation) you will hear from Tomas Letko (Intel Corporation), Clarissa Vecchioni and Emanuele Sampaolo (Whirlpool EMEA) and more.

Track B (Manufacturing Excellence) will include speakers, such as Jose Angel Rodriguez Fernandez (Airbus), Kaushik Yathindra (EcoLab) and others.

Final Thoughts

The 5th Annual Smart Manufacturing Virtual Summit is an amazing two-day opportunity to network with industry leaders and gain knowledge through immersive learning, real case studies and expert analysis, all from the comfort of your connected device.

Request your free brochure to discover even more features of the new Luxatia app and to see the full event agenda.

Tickets are available now. Register today to save your seat so you don’t miss out on this magnificent event!

In addition, we understand everyone will be in a different situation as travel restrictions start to lift and events begin to return in-person. That is why the majority of our upcoming summits will be hosted as hybrid events.

For those who are able and feel comfortable travelling, we will have a limited number of in-person tickets available. For those who prefer to attend the event from the comfort and safety of their home, you have the option of virtual access.

Both tickets will provide the same great conference experience you can expect from Luxatia International.

View our upcoming events and register now for in-person or virtual tickets.

We are so happy that we can continue bringing people together through outstanding business conferences and look forward to seeing you in-person or online soon!