9 – 10 November 2016 in Warsaw was held the second edition of Innovative Manufacturing Forum organized by the company MMC Poland. The aim of the event was common desire to develop solutions that will effectively support the development of innovative industry in Poland in near future. This meeting allowed an in-depth discussion of a representative group of representatives of boards of key companies, representatives of government and experts production and new technologies.

The ceremonial opening of Conference was performed by Leszek Juchniewicz – Chairman of Energy Conference EuroPOWER Advisory Board, Joanna Makowiecka-Gaca – Chairwoman of Innovative Manufacturing Forum Advisory Board and Dariusz Piotrowski, Member of the Board, Microsoft in Poland.

Honorary guests of event were Secretary of State in Ministry of Energy Grzegorz Tobiszowski and Undersecretary of State in Ministry of Development Jadwiga Emilewicz.

The first day of Forum was focused around diagnosis of state of polish economy and polish industrial policy and priorities and conditions of its development. A significant point was the Oxford Debate, which the leading topic was strategy of development of polish economy. In second part of event Panelists they exchanged views on concepts and trends Industry 4.0. During this debate, we attempt to answer the question whether polish companies are ready and how they will implement the assumptions of the fourth industrial revolution.
The last panel of First Day of Forum was devoted to innovation in industrial enterprises. The discussion was attended by m.in.: Ronald Binkofski – Director General of Microsoft in Poland, Piotr Zuber – Director of Department of Strategy Development, Ministry of Development, Janusz Steinhoff – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy in 2000-2001, Advisor Board PwC, Andrzej Ziółkowski – President , Office of Technical Inspection, Thomas Ilkow – General Director, Bosch Rexroth, Henryk Siodmok – President, Atlas Group and Alicja Adamczak – President of the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland.
The second day of Congress opened panel Intelligent Factory, during which speakers talked about automation, robotics and computerization of Polish industry and opportunities and challenges facing the sector. In the next part of meeting we talked about the Internet of Things industrial production and cybersecurity in industrial production.

Second edition of Conference ended with a panel of smart spaces Production, namely intelligent building. Among the speakers they were, among others, second day Krzysztof Fiegler – Member Board, IPOsystem Tomasz Haiduk – Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives Director, Siemens Poland, Stefan Życzkowski – President, Astor, Łukasz Wojtczak – Representative Director for Industrial Applications, Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements PIAP and Robert Futera – Director of IT Centre, Robert Bosch.

Industrial production is pillar of competitiveness of economies and serves to build a lasting and based on stable foundations for growth. Today, as a result of globalization, trade liberalization, innovation, and thus continuously increasing competition, it is necessary to develop new solutions to help optimize production processes and improve the position of companies in domestic market. The answer to these challenges is Forum of Modern Manufacturing, which enables in-depth debate on adapting to constantly changing realities.

Partners II Innovative Manufacturing Forum

Strategic Partners: Microsoft, WPIP., Atos, IPO system
Partners: BZ WBK Leasing, APAGROUP, Starter24, OKI, Abak, PROFESCAPITAL, CallPage
Technology Partner: Meeting Application
Logistics Partner: My Taxi
Private Tailoring Partner: Balthazar

More information about event can be found on www.forumprodukcji.pl