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The annual conference of the European Cutting Tool Association (ECTA) was held recently in Barcelona;  as well as the general business of the association, it featured a range of presentations on the following topics:

  • Key Note Speech on the global economy and latest implications for the European industry by Andrea Boltho (Oxford Economics)
  • Challenges for car manufacturers from a disruptive electromobility industry by Arancha García Hermo (ANFAC - Spanish Automotive Industry Association)
  • Electromobility, how affects to cities:  types of recharges, growth and management of the recharging infrastructure and EV users by Javier Montón (EVECTRA - consultants implementing the electric vehicle network in Barcelona)
  • Digitalisation and human capital: new competences, skills and jobs - challenges and Opportunities for Industry by Guillermo Tena (CUATRECASAS - a Spanish HR consultancy)
  • Digitalisation of Industry, short outlook. New opportunities around smart tooling by Agustín Saenz (TECNALIA - a Spanish technology consultancy)

You can download all of these presentations from the conference web-site at or request them from MTA.