WORKING TOGETHER FOR A STRONG MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY
Thursday 1 February - 16:00 hrs
Crucial cooperation between various organisations and platforms is needed to innovate and prepare the manufacturing industry for future challenges. Governments, research institutions, training providers, schools and business organisations play a key role in sustainable and digital transformation.
In an inspiring panel discussion, speakers share how their organisations and complementary collaborations support companies. The mechanical engineering and mechatronics sector in West Flanders demonstrates this commitment with strong investments in local infrastructure and expertise, such as the recent realisation of House of Manufacturing and the Cocreation Centre for Industry 4.0 in Kortrijk by POM West Flanders, Agoria, Sirris, PTI and the Flanders Make building."
Come along and help put your shoulders to the wheel for a strong manufacturing industry!
16:00 Introduction by Vincent Van Quickenborne, Mayor of Kortrijk and Federal Member of Parliament
Debate panel Moderator
Jean de Bethune: chairman POM West-Flanders
Jolyce Demely: general director Agoria Flanders
Grisja Lobbestael: CEO Flanders Make
Pieter-Jan De Man: director STAS
Concluding remarks Delegate Jean de Bethune
17:00 Photo & networking opportunity (Agoria booth) with subsequent tour of partners
18:00 Networking reception POM (stand 440) - start Nocturne