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10 Nov 2020 - 15 Nov 2020
Young Manufacturing Leaders - YML Main Event

YML Main Event - Opening Session



YML Main Event – Opening Session will be streamed online from Cernobbio – Lake Como on November 10th, 4-6 PM (CET) in the framework of the World Manufacturing Forum and Week organised by the World Manufacturing FoundationThe initiative will bring together the project’s partners and YMLs to discuss further steps in the development of the network and, in particular, highlighting the role of City-Hubs. 

Furthermore, some YMLs will take the floor to share their experiences in participating to the project Back to the Future: Manufacturing Beyond Covid-19, an initiative promoted by the World Manufacturing Foundation. Speakers from the industry sector will be also invited with the aim to inspire participant with their experience as young entrepreneurs. 


16:00 - 16:08

Institutional opening by World Manufacturing Foundation and EIT Manufacturing

16:08 - 16:15

Young Manufacturing Leaders Network

Marco Taisch - Full Professor of Advanced and Sustainable Manufacturing -  Politecnico di Milano School of Management Manufacturing Group

16:15 - 16:20

The role of the World Manufacturing Foundation in the network and general overview of the YML Main Event

Marisa Marini – Chief Operating Officer – World Manufacturing Foundation

16:20 - 16:45

Panel 1: The structure of the network and its added value for young people

Speakers: Partners of the Young Manufacturing Leader Network

Anders Skoogh - Professor of Production Maintenance - Chalmers University of Technology

Bastian Thiede - Team Lead - Learning Factory for Digital and Sustainable Production Technical University of Braunschweig

Libor Beránek - Head of Department - Technology of Machining, Process Planning and Metrology - Czech Technical University in Prague

Ana Arroyo Muñoz - Project Manager - Policies for Innovation and Technology – Tecnalia

16:45 - 16:51

The YML Essay Contest – Announcement of the winners  

Mark Leonard Casidsid - Research Analyst - World Manufacturing Foundation

16:51 – 17:30

Panel 2: The first experiences of the YMLs – Back to the Future – Manufacturing Beyond Covid-19

Ricardo Cevada - Co-founder & CEO - Skills For Industry

Brian Jeong - Shop Supervisor - Autodesk Technology Centre

Giulia Artibani - Communication Advisor - EFFRA - European Factories of the Future Research Association

Marco Spaltini - PhD Candidate - Politecnico di Milano

17:30 – 17:58

Panel 3: Young entrepreneurs sharing their experience - by Giovani Imprenditori Confindustria Lombardia

Laura Bresciani – CEO - I.M.D. Generators Srl

Andrea Moretti - Managing Director - Palazzoli SpA

Andrea  Fumagalli - Manufacturing Manager - Fumagalli Industria Alimentari S.p.A.

17:58 – 18:00




Closed since 15 November 2020

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Belgium 1
Canada 2
Czech Republic 6
Estonia 1
Germany 1
India 2
Italy 22
Spain 5
Sweden 11
Switzerland 2
United States 1
Total 54