Jointly organized by CEFAMOL – Portuguese Association for the Mould Industry, CENTIMFE – Technological Center for the Mouldmaking, Special Tooling and Plastics Industries and POOL-NET – Portuguese Tooling Network, the "Moulds Event 2016" will take place from September 26th to 30th, in the cities of Marinha Grande and Oliveira de Azeméis.

Embracing the competitiveness challenge imposed by a global economy, the "Moulds Event 2016" comprises several added value seminars, conferences and workshops, towards the edification of an environment prone to innovativeness, evaluation of markets and technologies trends, launching new innovation and R&D projects as well as new businesses and networking among attendees.

Over 500 delegates are expected to attended the initiatives promoted under the "Moulds Event" umbrella, including the eight edition of the RPD – Rapid Product Development Conference, to be held on September 26 and 27, dedicated to "New Manufacturing Paradigm" subject and focused on research, development, application and demonstration of Rapid Product Development technologies and methodologies driven for industrial innovation and competitiveness.

In the afternoon of September 27 the Brokerage Event "Key Enabling Technologies and Horizon 2020" will be organized, dedicated to the presentation and discussion of proposals for new European projects towards industrial innovation and development.

During the week several other Technical Seminars and Workshops will take place in Oliveira de Azeméis and Marinha Grande gathering entrepreneurs, managers and senior technicians of companies.

"Moulds Event 2016" final day will be dedicated to the International Conference "Moldes Portugal 2016", a forum for reflection and debate on key trends and prospects for the sustainable development of the Tooling Industry worldwide.