09:00 – 12:30 HP Smart Manufacturing Applications and Research Centre Site Tour
HPI_outline_logo_kr-w-k_s_72LG HP’s Smart Manufacturing and Research Centre (SMARC) focuses on digital transformation and reinvention of its Supplies manufacturing processes. Located within HP’s new Singapore campus, the facility deploys technologies such as additive manufacturing, large scale data analytics, industrial Internet-of-Things and advanced robotics to transform and innovate HP’s global Print Supplies lines. Delegates will also visit HP’s Customer Welcome Center, an immersive showcase of HP innovation and solutions.
13:30 – 17:00 Additive Manufacturing Sharing Session and Site Tour  
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In this site tour, the leading experts in Singapore’s 3D printing industry at AMIC will show you the diverse industrial applications of 3D printing and demonstrations of the various innovations and possibilities enabled by 3D printing: rapid prototyping, direct tooling, rapid jig & fixture, design for additive manufacturing and process optimization. Join us and see how 3D printing is revolutionizing industries including manufacturing, medicine, architecture, aerospace, and many more.

The Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC) is a Centre of Excellence for Additive Manufacturing Technology & Design Innovations jointly set-up by EDB and NYP and located at NYP. AMIC aims to drive a broader industry AM adoption, develop deep skills in AM design & process innovation and fulfil the training needs of the NYP’s PET and CET programmes. Its capabilities in additive manufacturing / 3D printing / direct digital manufacturing and innovative product development focus on the areas of Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM), AM Process Optimisation and Innovation.


The rise of smart manufacturing and industry 4.0 technologies

Manufacturing accounts for about a fifth of Singapore’s GDP and more than 400,000 jobs. As Singapore’s manufacturing sector continues to face unprecedented challenges amid global economic headwinds, the time is ripe for a holistic revamp of its manufacturing sector to reap the full benefits of Industry 4.0, while proactively managing the challenges and dislocations created by this historic transition.

The first day of the forum will kick start with sessions exploring local, regional and global trends in manufacturing and providing a better understanding of the current landscape. The subsequent sessions will dwell on the massive benefits of Additive Manufacturing, Robotics Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence. Case studies of local and global organizations who have successfully implemented smart manufacturing strategies to transform their manufacturing processes will also be showcased and discussed in great details. These will inspire delegates to push past the status quo and envision future transformative roadmaps towards Industry 4.0.

At the end of day one, the forum features a roundtable discussion, which will examine the key pillars of smart manufacturing in depth. Through this panel discussion, delegates will be able to glean insights into preparing their organizations for the impending end-to-end industrial transformation.

09:00 Opening Address and Day 1 Highlights by Chairperson  

Visionary Keynote: Building an Industrial Digital Ecosystem: Manufacturing’s Next Big Act

  • Key Technological Drivers and Trends for the Manufacturing Sector
  • Staying ahead of emerging disruptive Innovations and their impacts on productivity
  • Smart Manufacturing as a key driver for Singapore’s growth towards an innovation-driven economy
  • The nine essential pillars for a successful transition to smart manufacturing


Dr Claus Trenner
Singapore German Chamber of Industry and Commerce


Smart Manufacturing Success Stories – Championing Industry 4.0

  • Brand hits and misses on optimizing the smart factory
  • Plans and implementation of solutions for the digital transformation
  • Unlocking the potentials of industry 4.0 – Productivity, Skills and Profits
  • Making the business case for smart manufacturing and achieving buy-in from top management

Roxane Desmicht
Senior Director Corporate Supply Chain
Infineon Technologies

10:15 Morning Refreshments & Networking Session  

Panel: Building the Talent Pipeline for Smart Manufacturing & Industry 4.0: Developing New Mindset and Perspective

  • Brand hits and misses on optimizing the smart factory
  • Plans and implementation of solutions for the digital transformation
  • Unlocking the potentials of industry 4.0 – Productivity, Skills and Profits
  • Making the business case for smart manufacturing and achieving buy-in from top management

Jamie Neo
Product Engineering/Smart Manufacturing Section Manager
HP Singapore


Fong Pin Fen
Director of Cities, Infrastructure & Industrial Solutions
SG Economic Development Board


Michael Fung
Group Director (Training Partners); CHRO; Chief Data Officer
SkillsFuture SG


How Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Will Upend Traditional Manufacturing

  • How 3D Printing is disrupting and reinventing various industries to meet the challenges of our rapidly-evolving markets
  • Massive benefits offered by Additive Manufacturing: Increased speed to production, manufacturing design freedom, and supply chain reductions
  • Replacing redundancy and large volumes of unused inventory with new efficiencies and just-in-time manufacturing.
  • Bringing manufacturers closer to consumers in the ever-increasing hyper-global and hyper-local world

David Rosen
Digital Manufacturing and Design (DManD) research centre, SUTD


Advanced Manufacturing and 3D Printing Case Study: How Mercedes Is Transforming Its Vehicle Parts With “First 3D Printed Metal Spare Parts for Trucks”

  • How Mercedes-Benz Trucks becomes the technological leader in the challenging segment of cutting-edge 3D printing processes for metal component
  • 3D metal parts with superior functionality, reliability, durability and cost-effectiveness compared to conventionally produced parts
  • How 3D metal printing allows decentralized, instantly available, local production right at the workshops for an improved customer experience

Sven Graeble
Senior Vice President, Head of Operations, Trucks & Buses
Daimler Trucks Asia

12:45 Lunch & Networking  

Additive Manufacturing as Game Changer: Rapid Prototyping, Mass Customization and Distributed Manufacturing

  • New processes and techniques that transform the Additive Manufacturing industry by moving from prototype to production
  • How additive manufacturing pushes manufacturing status quo and enables rapid prototyping, mass customization and distributed manufacturing
  • Incorporating advanced materials and composites to build functional parts and final products

Automation, Robotics and the Factory of the Future

  • Upgrading production efficiency and meeting better quality standards in manufacturing process with Robotics and Vision Systems
  • Enhancing profitability and growth through effective use of Robotic automation technology and vision inspection systems
  • Problems faced by local manufacturing on how to overcome production efficiency and energy costs to meet global competitiveness

Marcelo Ang
Acting Director
Advanced Robotics Center, National University of Singapore


Afternoon Refreshments


Deploying AI and Machine Learning for Smart Manufacturing: How Rolls Royce Leverages AI and Industries 4.0 for Smarter Manufacturing

  • Joint partnership between Rolls Royce and Google to drive the digitization of marine and create the ships of tomorrow
  • Smarter, self-learning and fully autonomous ships thanks to advanced machine learning algorithms
  • How AI and machine learning redefine shipping from the bottom up – driving efficiencies across the entire operation

Robots Managing Robots: Digital Factory Of The Future

  • Headlong into Industry 4.0: Creating the factory of the future through disruptive innovations
  • 5G taking automation to the next level: Robots feed, manage and reconfigure other robots
  • ‘Lights out’ facility: Robots reinventing the role of the factory worker and improving  productivity, efficiency and accuracy of operations

Roundtable discussions: Industry 4.0 Pillars for Success

The Industry 4.0 tools include:

  1. Additive Manufacturing/3D printing
  2. AR/VR
  3. Robotics Process Automation & Vision Systems
  4. IIoT & Cloud Computing
  5. Big Data Processing & Predictive Analytics
17:15 Closing Remark by Forum Chairperson
17:30 Champagne Networking Session  

After a long day of learning, benchmarking, and planning, unwind and mingle with your peers.

Creating the Manufacturing Sites of the Future

While smart manufacturing has shown it has immense potential and burgeoning prospects, manufacturers still face major challenges on their road to adoption. Organizations have expressed reservations that hinder them from jumping on the bandwagon, be it integration of new technologies into existing infrastructure, standardization or inter-operability. With smart manufacturing being a tremendous financial and human resources commitment, it is vital that proven solutions and tried-and-tested strategies be addressed to facilitate and realize the significant success predicted.

Day two of the forum will first discuss strategies to overcoming the challenges with systems integration and implementing machineries as well as working with other stakeholders in the ecosystem. The following sessions will then continue to strongly focus on Industry 4.0 key technologies like 5G, AR/VR, Industrial IoT and Big data. These sessions allow delegates to learn from our top-notch speakers and tap into exclusive insights, market-leading case studies and solutions to create effective and customer-centric manufacturing plans.

Day two of the forum will wrap up with a panel discussion, guiding delegates in devising strategies to bridge the gap between use cases, technology and cultural change. This session in the event will benefit delegates by ensuring that they are well-equipped to handle the impediments to new business and operating models arising from implementing Industry 4.0.

09:00 Forum Introduction and Day 2 Highlights by Chairperson  
09:15 Visionary Keynote: Creating the Manufacturing Sites of the Future

  • Overcoming the challenges with systems integration and implementing IIoT- connected machinery
  • Working towards common objective with suppliers
  • Ensuring the seamless integration of new technology into existing infrastructure
  • Justifying investment in new technologies

Christopher Warren
Managing Director


Integrating Smart Warehouse Logistics with Driverless Trucks: How Digitization and Autonomous Vehicles will Make Supply Chain More Efficient

  • New intelligent “reach-trucks” with the innate human ability to orient themselves without expensive aids
  • Autonomous trucks performing complicated tasks like identifying desired pallets, storage, fetching or re-positioning without human intervention
  • Advanced technologies like Time-of-Flight cameras to ensure accuracy, efficiency and time-effectiveness of autonomous vehicles
10:15 Morning Refreshments & Networking Session  

How 5G & Robotics Will Truly Revolutionize Industry 4.0

  • The 5G revolution, with low latency and greater connection speeds, enables wireless robotics to take over critical manufacturing processes
  • Unprecedented advancements in industrial automation by utilizing increased connectivity, cloud computing and big data
  • Massive benefits of 5G for robotics: huge jumps in robots’ reliability, cost savings and productivity
11:15 How AR & VR Will Re-Define Manufacturing Design, Safety, Operations and Servicing

  • What are AR and VR and how they can be applied to manufacturing
  • Advanced training and development enabled by Virtual Reality and simulation in high-risk industries
  • How AR and VR contribute to operational efficiency, productivity and uptime and create a smarter manufacturing process

Dr Antonio Feraco
Head of Business Development
Fraunhofer Singapore, Nanyang Technological Univesity

Fraunhofer Singapore
12:15 Lunch & Networking  

Big Data Analytics: How Big Data & Analytics Will Empower the Next Generation Smart Manufacturing

  • Improving capture, collection and analysis of data to its full potential
  • What can advanced analytics provide to manufacturing decision making?
  • How big data analytics enable better forecasting and strategy building at lower costs, use fewer resources and improve return on investment

Liu Bisheng
Vice President Digital Factory Customer Services

13:45 How to Implement Global Industry 4.0 Strategy to Achieve Full Connectivity and Standardization

  • How to standardise your Industry 4.0 strategy across all sites in order to improve connectivity and minimize system integration failures
  • How to gain buy-in from across your organization to ensure the take-up of smart manufacturing solutions
  • Working with your partners to stay current on evolving standards and maximize the value delivered by Industry 4.0 investments.

May Yap
Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Jabil Green Point


Timothy Kooi
Director of Data Analytics
DHL Asia Pacific Innovation Center


How IIoT and Rising State of Interconnectivity are Shaking Up Traditional Manufacturing: Unlocking True Business Potential with IIoT

  • How IIoT and the rising state of interconnectivity are shaking up traditional industrial business models
  • Discovering key IIoT technologies, how they interact, and how you can customize them to fit the specific needs of your applications
  • Best practices to create a digital, intelligent and predictive factory with IIoT

Michael Goh
Director of Smart Connected Solutions
BOSCH Singapore

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15:00 Afternoon Refreshment & Networking  

How IIOT is transforming manufacturing to a smart and intelligent landscape

  • Leveraging sensors and advanced analytics to flag deviations quickly to reduce unplanned downtime
  • Delivering an enhanced customer experience through predictive maintenance and performance monitoring of equipment
  • Improving manufacturing efficiency through automating data-driven decisions

Nicholas Payen
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Future Economy Studio


Panel: Bridging the gap between use cases, technology and culture change

  • The impediments to new business and operating models arising from IIoT
  • Strategies to unite approaches so that technology, new use cases and people are aligned in transformation projects
  • Best tools to be applied for a connected, smart and responsive supply-chain in the cloud

Dr Andreas Hauser
Director of Water Services and Digital Service


Closing Remarks by Forum Chairperson