Organized by ABINFER (Brazilian Tooling Association), the XV ISTMA World Conference was held on June 28 to 30, in the city of Joinville (Brazil). Over 250 delegates from 13 countries attended the event and took advantage from world class presentations and speakers that shared with audience their vision about the industry and its market and technological developments.

This 14th edition of the Conference took place at Expoville exhibition fairground and convention center. Attendees had a unique opportunity to learn about key topics like "World class toolmakers", the introduction of "Industry 4.0" within the sector, the development of skills and competences to the Sector or best practices in management and cooperation in mold and die companies. Also, new technologies and market analysis, with deep information about tooling industry business trends in different geographical regions, were hot topics in the Conference.

Besides presentations and networking opportunities, attendees had the chance to participate in plant tours enabling national and international delegates to be in touch with successful best practices of toolmakers in Joinville, one of the largest industrial centers of the industry in South America.

This successful event was a milestone for promotion, visibility and recognition of ISTMA and the Tooling Industry worldwide.