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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC 2018

From October 16 to 18, 2018, Singapore EXPO will play host to Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC, a Hannover Messe event. The 4th Industrial Revolution in Asia will feature over a hundred trailblazers from 15 economies via the "Learning Journey" approach.

"A total experience curated for regional target audience to help start, scale and sustain their transformation journey." 

Co-organized by SingEx Exhibitions and Deutsche Messe, this trade event will highlight the Asia-Pacific as a manufacturing region to contend with especially in terms of technological innovations. Participants of the Industry 4.0 has a wide array of activities and programmes to participate in, as well as exciting booths so that they can interact with the different brands and companies and learn more about the multiple industry sectors, including Learning Journeys, Learning Lab, Knowledge Exchange Platform, and Startup Forum, and be part of the growing manufacturing community.

Over 10 countries will participate in the event and there will also be six special pavilions for Singapore, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Japan, and Germany.

Some key innovations that will be featured include:

- Beckhoff's C-based control TwinCAT engineering and control software, in creating applications (such as Big Data and Pattern Recognition) to sustainably increase production and engineering efficiency.

- ST Engineering"s family of autonomous vehicles (STROBO), which incorporates LiDAR SLAM technology to accurately pick and place pallets through advanced pallet detection and recognition capabilities. The company will also launch their latest model of TUG, a leading autonomous mobile robot for material transportation and delivery, at the event.

Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister and Co-ordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies and Chairman of the Group of Thirty, Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam will open the event on October 16, and the opening plenary will feature an ASEAN Ministereal-level panel, where regional macro-economic perspectives, schemes and frameworks for Industry 4.0 initiatives will be discussed.

The roaster of industry experts at the conference whose theme- "Getting Real with Business of Industry 4.0," include:

Paul Smith, Chairman of Innovate UK (the UK's Technology Strategy Board and key innovation agency), whose keynote Drawing On Innovation's Dividend- The Journey to Renewing Industry's Promise draws inspiration from the UK's innovation initiatives for spurring industrial transformation, and lessons for Asia-Pacific audiences on multi-sectoral, public-private collaborations.

Samuel Garcia, Procter & Gamble's Vice President for Global Consumer Product Supply (APAC), who will share insights on the significant changes Industry 4.0 has brought to the FMCG sector, from manufacturing, innovation and development process standpoints, as well as its impact on supply chain.

Alpesh Patel, Director of McKinsey & Company's Digital Capability Center, who will moderate a high-level panel session on the topic Where Next on the Journey to Industry 4.0 in Asia Pacific? Presenters on this panel will share their prognostications on the impacts and outcomes of Industry 4.0.

Max Ward, Chief Executive Officer of Openport and Board Member of the recently formed Open Enterprise Logistics (OEL) Foundation based in Hong Kong, who will speak on how blockchain technologies and applications are reshaping process and business models in the value and supply chain space.

For more information, please visit: Industry 4.0 


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