The Manufacturing Congress 2022 – Digital solutions for the connected factory is an important opportunity for the whole industrial world, to be informed about the best existing on the market as support to digitalization. A unique chance indeed, also due to its particular place and time framework. The event will take place in Bologna (Italy) on Wednesday June 8th 2022 at Volvo Congress Center, former GAM, sideways the main entrance of BolognaFiere.


The congress will be held the day before the opening of MECSPE exhibition (June 9-11, 2022), trade fair dedicated to the innovative technologies for the manufacturing industry.
The Italian manufacturing industry is called to look ahead and to embrace digital technologies, to turn each plant into a real smart factory: 68% of manufacturing companies highlight that increasing resilience is one of the corporate priorities; 77% of manufacturing companies agree about the fact that the digital transformation in production is essential for the future success; and 84% of manufacturing companies intend to embrace digital transformation technologies. The time has come of introducing with determination the change in all companies, because it is impossible to disregard the enormous opportunities that the digital transformation can create. Mainly, the collection and the analysis of data directly from plants enable the most reliable forecasts, allow producing more efficiently and permit higher resilience and sustainability.

The focus of the Manufacturing Congress 2022

In the scenario described above, the Manufacturing Congress 2022 is framed: satisfying a market that asks responses in the shortest possible time, always researching technologies that can transform each plant into a real smart factory with optimized processes and high safety and reliability levels. 5G, digital platforms, Industrial IoT, Edge Computing, Digital Twin, Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity, enabling a data exchange in big volumes, enhance communication and enable the monitoring from remote of plants, thus improving efficiency and productivity. Experience proves that the acquisition of data and the automatic learning lead to fast error-free ameliorations in production. Manufacturing Congress 2022 represents the most interesting opportunity of the year to remain updated about the trends connected with the digital transformation in progress, to know the best technological solutions and for networking with sector top players. The event will focus on: organizing the factory for a lean adaptive production; automation and robotics for the connected factory; virtual modelling systems, augmented reality, digital twin; 5G, Big Data, IIoT, artificial intelligence and Data Science in production; connected digital innovation for the sustainable factory. The congress will propose five parallel sessions: Automotive and vehicle industry; Food and drink industry; Packaging; Manufacturing systems and machining; Start-ups for digitalization.

Excellent names in the academic world and applied research have joined the Technical Committee of the Congress and will share, with their speeches, in ensuring the content authoritativeness.
Antonio Bicchi
Founder and manager of Soft Robotics laboratory by the Italian Institute of Technology of Genoa.
Marco Belardi
Contract consultant for the Ministry for the Economic Development (MiSE) for Industrial Policies for the Industry 4.0 – Enterprise 4.0 – Transition 4.0 plan; contract consultant in quality as Expert for Digitalization by the European Commission; president of UNI/CT 519 Technical Committee – “Enabling technologies for Industry 4.0” by UNI – Italian Standards Body.
Antonino Bonanno
Professor of “Hydrostatic transmissions” and of “Safety and reliability of hydraulic components” by the Executive Master in Hydraulics. He works by the Institute of Advanced Technologies for Energy (ITAE) of CNR.
Lucia Chierchia
Managing Partner of GELLIFY, B2B Innovation Platform that invests in digital B2B start-ups and guides companies in the design and execution of technological and innovation governance roadmaps.
Claudio Giardini
Full Professor in SSD ING-IND/16 “Machining Technologies and Systems” by University of Bergamo.
Mario Guagliano
Full Professor by the Department of Mechanical Engineering by Milan Polytechnics.
Paolo C. Priarone
Associate Professor of the scientific-disciplinary sector “Machining technologies and Systems” by the Department of Managerial and Production Engineering of Turin Polytechnics.
Annalisa Pola
Full Professor of Metallurgy by University of Brescia.
Paolo Rocco
Full Professor of Automatics and Robotics by Milan Polytechnics. Currently, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the University.
Marco Sortino
Associate Professor of Machining Technologies and Systems by University of Udine and Professor of courses in Mechanical Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Systems.
Andrea Zanchettin
Associate Professor of Automated Controls by Milan Polytechnics.