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Forum on the Future of Manufacturing

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Forum on the Future of Manufacturing
Robbert de Kock, WFSGI Secretary General, ‘Together with other expert lead speakers we welcome three eminent authorities in the field of product manufacturing and engineering, innovative manufacturing in industrial sustainability.’ – Photo Bike Europe

The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI ) identified the importance around the future of manufacturing and its implications on business processes, people, the environment and society as an important subject not only for the bicycle but for the entire sporting goods industry’s future activity.

Complex subject

To acquire the necessary insight in this complex subject the WFSGI exchanged thoughts and point of views with leading academics and experts in the field of ‘future manufacturing’. To make this expertise available to the bicycle industry, the WFSGI organizes a Manufacturers Forum titled: ‘The Future of Manufacturing’. The event will take place in Taipei, Taiwan on December 2 – 3, 2013.

Eminent authorities

“Together with other expert lead speakers we welcome three eminent authorities in the field of product manufacturing and engineering, innovative manufacturing in industrial sustainability and in political and macro-economic perspectives,” says Robbert de Kock, Secretary General of the WFSGI.

  1. Prof. Aleksandar Subic is Dean of Engineering and Head of School, Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at RMIT University in Melbourne. He is an expert in the field of product manufacturing and engineering. He will talk about the new wave of thinking emerging in the sporting goods industry around sustainable design and manufacturing.
  2. Prof. Steve Evans serves as the Director of the new EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Industrial Sustainability as well as the Director of the Centre for Industrial Sustainability at the Cambridge University Institute for Manufacturing (IfM). “My speech will offer a unique combination of academic insight and expertise, practical experience and entrepreneurial drive. The focus will lie on the trends coming from a sustainability angle while keeping an international approach.”
  3. Dr. Haico Ebbers is Professor of International Economics at Nyenrode Business University, the Netherlands. He works in the Centre for International Business and Diplomacy. Ebbers will talk about political and macro-economic perspective on the economic changes and developments in Asia. Special attention will be paid to the impact this development has on the company level.

Next to these three authorities several brands and manufacturers will present their views on future development and needs. Participants may interactively participate and exchange views in the group sessions organized on both event days.

Summary:

The Future of Manufacturing
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Date: December 2 – 3, 2013
Costs: 490 euro/person
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