European trade fair organiser Fira Barcelona has reported that the fourth edition of its event Industry: From Needs to Solutions, formerly known as In(3D)ustry, set to be held at Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via venue in Barcelona, Spain, October 29–31, 2019, will increase its focus on industry 4.0 and host four high-level conferences to discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by the digital transformation of industry, including Additive Manufacturing, advanced manufacturing and cybersecurity, as well as automation and robotics.
Titled Max, Barcelona Cyber Ethical Days, In(3D)talks and Ayri11, the four conferences combined have confirmed approximately 120 speakers, with more than seventy sessions finalised on the programme. The organiser stated that the Max conference will be the main new feature for Industry 2019, and will focus on advanced manufacturing, including the specific benefits this technology provides.
Additive Manufacturing will feature prominently again this year, with In(3D)talks providing a platform for companies to share how the technology is being implemented in their production processes, as well as the challenges they have to overcome. In(3D)talks will feature roughly twenty representatives from companies and sectors such as aeronautics, medical, industrial, automotive and consumer goods. In the ‘innovation arena’, additively manufactured parts and new system models will be displayed, including a series of talks and workshops by the exhibiting companies.
The Max conference will be held across October 30–31 and will be structured around four subjects (efficiency, product, business and talent) and organised through approximately fifteen sessions. In these sessions, around thirty representatives from leading companies are expected to present how connected industry enables higher levels of efficiency to be attained in industrial processes, logistics and resource savings.
Barcelona Cyber Ethical Days will focus on cybersecurity in the industrial field and include a conference, an exhibition area, workshops, a space for start-up companies, a ‘talent market’ and networking activities. Aimed at both managerial and technical personnel, the conference will be the core of this event, with over forty talks from sixty speakers who will address topics such as cloud security, data protection in the health and finance sectors, quantum computing and 5G, as well as cyber-intelligence.
The Ayri11 conference on industrial automation and robotics will feature for the second time this year, and includes seminars, presentations and courses to promote professional links between businesses and students, graduates and young professionals.
Miquel Serrano, the event’s director, stated, “Industry aims to be a platform for the dissemination of the major advantages offered by new manufacturing technologies in two ways. On the one hand, by exhibiting the main innovations in products and services for the industry, and on the other, through the direct guidance from companies who will share, first-hand, the benefits of becoming a connected industry.”