The European Tooling Industry plays a strategic role in the rejuvenation development and sustainability of the European industrial activity and economy. Tooling is an enabling Industry considering its global impacts being demonstrator for the Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, Industry 4.0 & Digitalization, but also, for the implementation of the Circular Economy Strategies.

The EUROPEAN TOOLING FORUM 2019, gathers European Tooling Representatives (ISTMA Europe), Decision Makers, Researchers, Stakeholders, to present, discuss and define new roots for the next future (HORIZON EUROPE - 2030).


09:00 Registration of attendees

09:30 Official opening and welcome addresses
Joaquim Menezes, ISTMA Europe President

09:45 Tooling: Key element to European Industrial competitiveness
Fausto Romagnani – UCISAP, Former ISTMA World President

10:15 Tooling 2030: Strategic Roadmap for Industry
Moritz Wollbrink, European Tooling Platform

11:00 Tooling Industry: European Commission vision
Peter Dröll - Director Prosperity, DG Research and Innovation
Jurgen Tiedje - Head of Unit Sustainable Industry Systems, DG Research and Innovation
Felicia Stoica - Deputy Head of Unit, DG Internal Market Industry, Entrepeneurship and SME

11:45 Closing Session
Bob Williamson, ISTMA World President
Joaquim Menezes, ISTMA Europe President

12:00 Networking

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First and last name;
Company/ organization;
E-mail address;
Company website;
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