The World Conference of ISTMA – International Special Tooling & Machining Association, is an international event held every three years that brings together businessmen and technicians from the tooling industry chain to debate and define strategies to supply worldwide market, proposing innovation, best practices and business generation opportunities.

This time, ABINFER, the Brazilian Association of the Tooling Industry will have the privilege to be its host in Joinville, State of Santa Catarina from June 28 thru 30, 2017. Past conferences took place in: 2014-Cape Town/South Africa-Africa; 2010-Windsor/Canada; 2007 - Joensuu/Finland - Europe and 2004 - Bangkok/Thailand, Asia.

We invite all ISTMA associate members and industry stakeholders to join us in the beautiful city of Joinville, a stunning venue offering a world class convention center and a vast array of fascinating and interesting places to visit.

Our 15th World Conference will include:

Carefully researched and identified technical sessions to keep you up to date with the latest trends in technology and business management.
A special focus on the future technology for the so called Industry 4.0 through the TFT 2017 - Towards the Future of Technology umbrella for the whole event.
Regional meetings to enable you to network with professionals from the tooling industry chain from your regions and around the world.
Opportunities to do business with customers, suppliers and service providers.
Link to the dimensions of professional skills, management and sustainability.
Plant tours to distinguished toolmakers in Joinville and region.
In addition, we have arranged a selection of carefully prepared tours for your accompanying partners so that they can explore and experience what this most beautiful part of Brazil has to offer.

We also encourage all country and regional ISTMA associate members to extend this invitation to your local associates to come along.

You will be amazed by the special attention given by our local host staff that will show a little of our hospitable culture and diversity.

We look forward to greeting you in Joinville.

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