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Manufacturing Technologies & Robotics: The future is now

Machine Tools Forum

The presentation will involve the participation of Top Italian Manufacturers, the Italian and British academic world, end users, importers, distributors, specifiers of metalworking machinery and robotics with a focus on automotive, aerospace, composite materials, shipbuilding, and healthcare sectors.


9.00 Registration

9.30 Opening remarks

Welcome addresses and introduction about the role of manufacturing industries and the trend in the next 20 years in Italy and UK

Raffaele Trombetta, H.E. the Ambassador of Italy

Greg Clark, Rt Hon. Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy*

Massimo Carboniero, Chairman of UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE

Paul O’Donnell, Head of External Affairs of MTA-The Manufacturing Technologies Association

9.50 Advanced Manufacturing: Italy & UK, a strategic partnership

The Italian Government support to the factory 4.0 and the UK new industrial strategy in the manufacturing sectors.

Moderator: Will Stirling

Stefano Firpo, General Director for Industrial policy, competitiveness and SMEs - Italian Ministry of Economic Development

Keith Hodgkinson, Deputy Director Manufacturing, Defence and Marine at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

10.30 Italian machine tool and robotics manufacturers showcasing their latest technologies to the British Industries

1st Session

Moderator: Will Stirling

Pietro Carnaghi Spa – Mario Ottolenghi, Area Manager

Mandelli Sistemi Spa – Marco Colombi, Commercial Director

Balance Systems – Francesco D’Alessandro, Area Manager

Omera Srl – Valerio Ferraro, Sales Manager

Marposs Ltd, UK – Leonardo Zunarelli, Managing Director

11.20 Q&A

11:30 Coffee Break

11:45 2nd Session

Moderator: Will Stirling

Comau – Ennio Chiatante, Head of Digital Transformation Projects

Sisma Spa – Enrico Dall’Igna, Brand Marketing Specialist

Rettificatrici Ghiringhelli Spa – Patrizia Ghiringhelli, Joint Manager Director & Marketing and Promotion Manager

MCM Machining Centers Manufacturing Spa – Stefano Tirelli, Sales Area Manager

Prima Industrie Spa – Paolo Calefati, Additive Manufacturing Business Development Manager

12.30 Q&A

12.45 Light networking lunch

14.00 Panel

Co-organised with the Imperial College Department of Mechanical Engineering

Present and future R&D projects: strengthening the cooperation between UK and Italian academia and research centres

Presenter: Professor Ferdinando Rodriguez Y Baena, Faculty Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Politecnico di Milano – Professor Andrea Matta, Technologies and Processing Systems, Department of Mechanics

Universita` Federico II di Napoli – Professor Bruno Siciliano, Professor of Control and Robotics & Director of the Interdepartmental Centre for Advance Robotics in Surgery (ICAROS)

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia di Genova (IIT) – Professor Giorgio Metta, Vice Scientific Director at the IIT

Scuola Superiore S. Anna Pisa – Dr. Mario Milazzo, Mechanical Engineer - Research Fellow at The BioRobotics Institute

Politecnico di Torino – Professor Luca Settineri, Vice Rector for Policy and Implementation at the Politecnico di Torino & Head of Department of Management and Production Engineering

15.00 Closing Remarks

19.30 Networking Reception at the Italian Embassy

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