Just a week left to Future Factory 2021, the future at human service. The event of the 15 and 16 of September, both live from The Theatre in Milan and in streaming, is an opportunity to deepen the conversation on the core issues orienting the markets: sustainability, industry 4.0, servitization and human centrality.
The event, main stop in the roadmap towards Print4All the trade fair of 3-6 May 2022, gathers the entire printing, converting, and packaging community with contributions from national and international speakers, brand owners, retailer, the players within Federazione Carta e Grafica, technology manufacturers and printers.
Highlights from day one – September 15
- The second step of the bilateral sectoral meetings between Italy and Germany, promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in collaboration with the German Ministry of Economy and Energy, with an institutional opening by Undersecretary Manlio Di Stefano
- Alec Ross, Distinguished Visiting Professor at Bologna Business School;
- Ivana Pais, Associate Professor in Economic Sociology at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, together with David Stark, Arthur Lehman Professor of Sociology at Columbia University;
- A roundtable discussion with technology manufactures Simec Group, ACE Electrostatic, Uteco Group, OMET e Prades.
- A discussion sustainability in packaging, introduced by Nomisma, with brand owners Nestlè, Henkel, Euro Company and Pedon.
Highlights from day two – September 16
- Nouriel Roubini, CEO of global macroeconomic consulting firm Roubini Macro Associates
- Paola Mariani, Associate Professor of International Law at Università Bocconi in Milan;
- Bertrand Badré, founder of Blue Like an Orange Sustainable Capital.
- A roundtable on corporate social responsibility, introduced by Ipsos with representatives from the retail world such as Penny Market, Leroy Merlin and Esselunga;
- A roundtable discussion with printers Sacchital, Lucaprint, Smurfit Kappa Italy, Sales and Gruppo Rotolito
The full Future Factory agenda is available on the dedicated website https://www.future-factory.it/en/
In addition, Future Factory 2021 has almost thirty international media partners further enhancing that vocation toward export that has always characterized the companies in the industry.
«Future Factory is a network opportunity, which this year will take place thinking about a new start. – says Andrea Briganti, General Manager of Acimga – After 2020, which was a very a difficult year for our companies, the first six months of 2021 recorded a 67.1% growth in orders compared to the same period of the previous year (+76.2% domestic orders, +64% foreign orders), while turnover marked a +21.4%, standing at a value of 1.4 billion. Those are very positive and comforting signs, which leave us with the hope to return to pre-Covid levels within the year. »
«The claim of this new 2021 edition of Future Factory is “The future at human service” – continues Briganti – A claim that wants to underline, in this specific global context, the need to reposition the human being at the centre of the scene. As an element of sustainability, a relational touchpoint for servitization and as a pillar of digitization. Because industry 4.0 means that human skills are enhanced both in the design phase of production systems and machinery, and in the data processing phase. These are skills that evolve. And at Future Factory we’ll discuss on how they evolve».