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Strong response from Asia-Pacific’s manufacturing industry for region’s first Industrie 4.0 event

Learning Journey helps companies and governments start, scale and sustain industrial transformation

Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC’s exhibit program features four main areas: additive manufacturing, digital factory, industrial automation, and smart logistics. In addition, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore are presenting pavilions. Fourteen business partners are supporting the premiere, including Accenture, SAP, Schneider Electric and Siemens as the founding partners.

Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC’s conference tracks cover business and leadership topics as well as technologies, case studies, and panel discussions. Under the overarching theme "Getting Real with the Business of Industrie 4.0", more than 100 industry experts from 15 countries will discuss topics such as industrial transformation, the Industrial Internet, additive manufacturing, and standards. Speakers include Dr. Gunther Kegel, CEO, Pepperl + Fuchs; Samuel Garcia, Vice President for Global Consumer Product Supply APAC, Procter & Gamble; Dr. Robert Yancey, Director of Manufacturing and Production Business Strategy, Autodesk; and Kurichi Kumar, Head of Technology APAC, Rolls-Royce.

Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister, will open Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC on 16 October. The first plenary features a panel of ministers from ASEAN who will discuss regional macro-economic perspectives, schemes and frameworks for Industrie 4.0 initiatives.

The Learning Journey: Start, scale and sustain industrial transformation

According to the 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index, Asia-Pacific will eventually overtake Europe and North America in manufacturing output. Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC features a Learning Journey that prepares companies and governments from the region for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

"The Learning Journey focuses on all stages of Industrie 4.0 adoption, providing each visitor with a program customized for the region," said Arno Reich, Global Director IAMD and Digital Factory, Deutsche Messe AG. "For example, demonstration areas, case studies and solution recommendations provide beginners with a clear overview of options. Early adopters find more sophisticated concepts and solutions that enable them to build out what they have already started. Advanced users share their experience and expertise with the Industrie 4.0 community."

The Learning Journey consists of an interactive Gateway to Industrie 4.0, Sandboxes where visitors can present specific problems they want to solve, and Learning Labs that present ready-to-market products and solutions in an engaging atmosphere. Technical tours enable visitors to experience the best showcases and deployment concepts for Industrie 4.0.

SingEx Exhibitions organizes Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC. Deutsche Messe is international partner and assists with brand development as well as global sales and marketing. SingEx and Deutsche Messe expect more than 10,000 attendees at the event’s debut.