#3: Winter 2017
The 31st edition of IMTS, the biannual -International Manufacturing Technology Show, took place at the landmark McCormick Place, from September 12 to 17, 2016
The Italian Trade Commission’s Mexico City office and Machines Italia Mexico attended FUNDIEXPO 2016 that took place at Centro De Exposiciones De Queretaro in Queretaro, from October 5 to 7 2016, with AMAFOND, the Italian Association of producers machinery, plants, furnace materials and services for the foundry industry and a contingent of Italian machinery technology providers.
The figures from the last BIMU trade show which took place from October 4 to 8 2016, are truly impressive: 1,060 exhibitors, 47% from outside, Italy, 3,000 metalworking machines on display over 900,000 square feet, exhibitions space, 61,926 visitors and 1,000 pre-arranged business meetings.
PRINT4pack Conference was held at Fiera Milano Rho, in Milao from September 20 to 21, 2016. The 2-day event was organised by ARGI, Italian Association of Graphic Industry Suppliers, ACIMGA, Italian Manufacturers Association of Machinery for the Graphic, Converting and Paper Industry, with the support of the Italian Trade Commission (ITA), the Ministry for Economic Development, as part of the Made by Italy program.
On the heels of the Italian Ministry of Economic Development’s launch of the Industrial National Plan 4.0, Machines Italia USA and the Italian Trade Commission (ITA) Chicago office hosted a conversation on the ground-breaking collaborations between Italian and US companies in advanced manufacturing and the emergence of the Industry 4.0.
This survey of Industry 4.0 was conducted by the Italian Trade Commission (ITA) Chicago USA Office and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers in November 2016 with over 325 companies based in the US taking part (2/3 of which currently use Italian machinery and technology in their production lines).
Last November, the Italian Trade Commission (ITA) announced the US winners of the thirteenth Italian Packaging Technology Award (IPTA), seventh Italian Machine Tool Technology Award (IMTTA) and the first-ever in the US - the Italian Glass working Technology Award (IGTA). ITA honored recipients for their outstanding theses submissions and academic scholarships with a one-week educational and cultural trip to Italy which commenced on November 27th, 2016.