In this exclusive site tour, delegates will have a glimpse of the future of manufacturing. Delegates will be able to get up-close and personal with emerging technologies of Industry 4.0 like world-class advancements in data and analytics, robotics and automation, and production methods such 3-D and 4-D printing, all of which play a critical role in reshaping manufacturing and operations, and helping companies achieve significant—even sensational—improvements in productivity. Hear from the leading experts in the smart manufacturing industry on how to ignite a successful smart manufacturing strategy through transforming your strategy, data and processes.


In this exclusive site tour, the leading experts in Singapore’s 3D printing industry 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 optimisation. Join us and see how 3D printing is revolutionizing industries including manufacturing, medicine, architecture, aerospace, and many more.


In this exclusive site tour, join us and discover novel robotics manufacturing solutions in hardware and software that can benefit growing industries such as food and beverage, pharmaceutical, consumer electronics, and solar photovoltaics. Hear from the leading experts in the robotics and industrial automation sectors on how robotics automation is revolutionizing the face of manufacturing. Learn how your manufacturing processes can become even more cost competitive while meeting the highest standards of productivity and quality.


The rise of smart manufacturing and industry 4.0 technologies

With pro-business policies, competitive taxes, a robust intellectual property regime, and an educated, reliable, adaptable workforce, Singapore is uniquely positioned to leverage on Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing to drive unprecedented economic growth. 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 the current Industry 4.0 initiatives driven by the Singapore manufacturing sector and providing a better understanding of the current local, regional and global landscape. The subsequent sessions will dwell on the massive benefits of Additive Manufacturing, Augmented and Virtual Reality 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 panel discussion, which will examine how SMEs, which contribute to 99% of Singapore’s total 216,900 enterprise count. Through this panel discussion, delegates will be able to envision how SMEs can take advantage of advanced manufacturing and the assistance and solutions available to aid in their transformation.

09:00 Opening Address and Day 1 Highlights by Chairperson  
Bob-Gill-112x128 Bob Gill
General Manager Southeast Asia
ARC Advisory Group

Visionary Keynote: Singapore’s Advanced Manufacturing Initiatives “Industry 4.0” – Transforming the City-State into Asia’s Future Manufacturing Powerhouse

  • How digital transformation can help Singapore’s manufacturing sector handle pressure from both regional competition and domestic restructuring
  • Smart Manufacturing as a key driver for Singapore’s growth towards an innovation-driven economy
  • Singapore’s i4.0 strategy to move the industry towards quicker adoption and help manufacturers transition from a value-add model to a value creation model

Brandon Lee Kok Hoh
Chairman, Smart Automation Industry Group
Singapore Manufacturing Federation

Singapore Manufacturing Federation

$105 million Smart Factory of the Future Case Study: Infineon’s Plan to transform its Singapore Plant into a Smart Factory

  • Smart Enterprise program: Embracing horizontal, vertical and digital integration
  • Taking full advantage of the entire production value network capability and improving Infineon’s competitiveness via innovation, quality and productivity
  • Incorporating advanced manufacturing elements like robotics, automation, real-time global production network and end-to-end digital integration

Roxane Desmicht
Senior Director Corporate Supply Chain
Infineon Technologies

10:15 Morning Refreshments & Networking Session  
10:30 International Roundtable Discussions: Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 Technology Success Stories and Takeaway Lessons from Key Players in the Region

  • Advanced Manufacturing Analytics
  • 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing
  • Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation
  • IoTs & Sensors in Manufacturing
  • Automated Warehouse & Supply Chain

Joseph Micsko
Operations Director
PSC Biotech


3D Printing Metal Case Study: How Additive Manufacturing enables Rapid, Low-cost Production of Aerospace-quality 3D-Printed Parts for Rolls Royce

  • How metal 3D printing will help Boeing produce metal structural aerospace parts faster and at higher volume than ever before
  • Unique advantages of metal 3D printing over powder-based and wire-based 3D Printing systems and techniques
  • Additive manufacturing generating value for Boeing by reducing the cost and time needed to design, build and deliver products to customers

Luc Scheffer 
Smart Manufacturing Programme Manager
Rolls Royce

12:00 From Part to Whole: Overhauling The Entire Future Supply Chain with 3D Printing

  • 3D Printing’s limitless potentials in simplifying the production of highly complex and customizable products and parts
  • Massive benefits offered by Additive Manufacturing: Increased speed to production, manufacturing design freedom, and just-in-time and on-demand manufacturing
  • End-of-runway services to achieve fast response times and speed to market for time-sensitive shipment of critical parts
Nora Pataut
Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Singapore Programme Lead
12:30 Lunch & Networking Session

BMW Case Study: How BMW is applying 3D printing to Commercial Vehicles

  • How 3D Printing is used in the latest BMW car and motorbike models to create parts faster and more efficiently
  • Re-imagining commercial vehicles with additive manufacturing to stay competitive in the automotive sector
  • Why BMW is adamant about staying at the vanguard of 3D printing technology

Why On-Demand Manufacturing Could Be the Future of Manufacturing

  • How on-demand manufacturing can reduce costs and vastly improve supply chain efficiency
  • How 3D Printing can help to accelerate on-demand manufacturing?
  • How on demand manufacturing Improve pilot production

Alexander Liu
Head, Digital Fabrication and Additive Manufacturing Centre, School of Engineering
Temasek Polytechnic


Afternoon Refreshments


Tetra Pak Case Study: Visualization Technologies Creating Value in an Industrial Environment

  • Tetra Pak’s AR/VR/MR journey with practical use cases
  • Determining how and where to embark on your immersive journey
  • The age-old value vs. cost and technology vs. solution dilemmas

Ashish Dahiya
Cluster Digital Leader & Cluster Portfolio and Category Leader
Tetra Pak


How Jaguar Land Rover Is Getting Ready For the 4th Industrial Revolution: AI & Autonomous Cars

  • How Jaguar Land Rover is taking a proactive approach to the inevitable shift to autonomous vehicles
  • The world’s first self-learning car: Automatically adjusts setting for the driver after learning their habits, preferences and other nuances
  • Artificially intelligent self-driving cars video, radar, light detection, distance sensing capable of “communicating” with pedestrians and other vehicles

SMEs Panel: How SMEs Can Join the Industry 4.0 Race and Start to Automate their Manufacturing Floor

  • How will smart manufacturing disrupt the business models of SMEs?
  • Is there a place for SMEs in smart/advanced manufacturing?
  • Understanding the assistance and solutions available for SMEs
Ng-112x128 Ng Kai Fai
President SEMI Southeast ASIA
Terence-112x128 Terence Teo
Singapore Industrial Automation Association
Sinapore Industrial Automation
17:00 Closing Remark by Forum Chairperson
Bob-Gill-112x128 Bob Gill
General Manager Southeast Asia
ARC Advisory Group
17:15 Champagne Networking Session  

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

Factory-Forward – How Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics 4.0 can take Roots

It is now clearer than ever that Artificial Intelligence is no longer a fantasy fiction but soon-to-be parts and parcels of all aspects of life. In the recent years, AI has made its way into manufacturing and the machine learning technology, robotics process automation and pattern-recognition software at its core could hold the key to transforming factories of the near future.

Day two of the forum will feature sessions examining why AI is so crucial for the manufacturing industry. Delegates can glean insights into the various possible applications of AI, from real-time maintenance of equipment to virtual design that allows for new, improved and customized products, to a smart supply chain and the creation of new business models. Two other key pillars of Industry 4.0, advanced analytics and IIoTs, will also be analysed in great details, featuring success stories and invaluable takeaways.

Day two of the forum will wrap up with sessions exploring the intersection between logistics and Industry 4.0. Delegates will learn about the next generation of successful supply chain management that will leverage edge computing, IIoT and autonomous vehicles for a new degree of visibility and operations excellence immanent in the supply network.

09:00 Forum Introduction and Day 2 Highlights by Chairperson  
Bob-Gill-112x128 Bob Gill
General Manager Southeast Asia
ARC Advisory Group

The Power of AI in Entire Manufacturing: From Demand Planning to Automated Quality Control and Predicting Machines Breakdown

  • AI radically improving the efficiency and effectiveness of decision-making in highly complex data environments while embedding an ever-increasing amount of knowledge within these intelligent systems
  • How machine learning and deep learning can transform planning, scheduling and predictive maintenance
  • Applying sophisticated robots for accuracy and quality and self-organize logistics for seamless deliveries

Jim Roovers
Head of Electronics, Program and Verification


The Future of Robotics in Manufacturing: Co-Bots, AI Integration and Robots as A Service

  • Increase in Co-bots
  • Artificial Intelligence integration
  • Cloud robotics
  • Robotics as a Service (RaaS)
10:15 Morning Refreshments & Networking Session  
10:30 Robots of the Future: Hyundai Ventures Further Into the Robotics Industry of the Future with Wearable Industrial Robots

  • How robotics not only offers future mobility solutions but also presents alternative solutions to reduce workforce productivity decline
  • Hyundai’s state-of-the-art technologies in wearable robots, service robots and micro-mobility to prevent workplace accidents and increase efficiency
  • Hyundai’s deep investments and collaborative efforts to further efforts and commitment in artificial intelligence and robotics

Case Study: How Industrial IoT Makes Ericsson’s Smart Factories Even Smarter

  • Ericsson’s IoT-enabled devices and networks providing real-time management of its factories across the globe
  • Real-time monitoring and analysis of production data to be used to guide dynamic adjustments to the production plan
  • IIoT as the key enabler for effective predictive maintenance for significant cost savings and longer usage of tools and equipment
11:30 Factory of the Future with Advanced Manufacturing Analytics: Feinmetall Case Study

  • How Feinmetall Singapore is on track to double its revenue by 2020 thanks to investments in advanced manufacturing
  • Industry 4.0 technologies that allow the company to analyse machine data, develop measures to minimise stoppage and plan machine maintenance schedules effectively.
  • Eliminating manual and paper-based tracking that is time-consuming and prone to errors
12:00 Data-driven Smart Manufacturing: How Data Empower Decisions on The Shop Floor

  • Data insights used in the design and manufacturing processes – all the way from early stage R&D to the manufacturing floor – to improve the final product and speed up its development
  • Digital mock-up enabling structural tests and reviews before any product hitting the market
  • Predictive maintenance with connectivity and in-car data collection to enhance customer experience and enhance loyalty
Pritam-Dutta-112x128 Pritam Dutta
Head of Global Data Strategy
12:30 Lunch & Networking Session

Predictive Maintenance with IoT: What It Means for Manufacturing 4.0

  • Breaking the trade-off: Leveraging the power of the smart factory
  • The long-awaited potential to optimize maintenance tasks in real time, maximizing the useful life of equipment while minimizing downtime and disruptions
  • Advanced data analytics from critical equipment sensors, ER and CMM systems and production to enable accurate prediction models and proactive maintenance
Raul-112x128 Raul Samaniego
Director of Supply Chain & Operations

Panel: How IoT, Connectivity & Data Analytics are Transforming Manufacturing

  • 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
Liu Qiao
Executive Director & Chief Technical Officer
3M Japan
14:45 Logistics 4.0 – Smart Supply Chain Management with Industry 4.0

  • The next generation of successful supply chain management with edge computing and industrial IoT
  • Yielding real-time automated, sense-and-response feedback mechanisms for a new degree of visibility immanent in the supply network
  • Effectively identifying potential bottlenecks and breakdowns well in advance and develop countermeasures or backup plans to preserve smooth operations
KNG-Krishna-112x128 KNG Krishna
Director ANZ Supply Chain
Castrol BP Australia
Castrol BP

Afternoon Refreshments


Alibaba Case Study: How Automated Guided Vehicles runs China’s Smartest Warehouse

  • Automation as the key to the future of logistics for Alibaba
  • State-of-the-art AGVs equipped with WiFi and self-charging for efficient goods moving and significant time savings
  • Leveraging on Industry 4.0 technologies for a better logistics infrastructure and new age customer experience

Pepperl+Fuchs Case Study: What does the Automated Warehouse of the Future Look Like?

  • Realising the scope of potential in automated warehousing
  • How do robotic solutions actually integrate into a warehouse?
  • What new challenges does robotic warehousing introduce?

Edge Computing: How Edge Computing will Improve Manufacturing Reliability, Speed and Resilience

  • Massive benefits of edge computing: Enhancing disaster recover, speed, resilience and security
  • Reliable on-premises edge computing resources that can gather and process IoT data and maintain the pace of production
  • Why Edge computing systems should integrate with cloud environments to create a hybrid edge-cloud infrastructure
Wendy Teo
Assistant Director, Industry & Capability Development
Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
17:00 Closing Remark by Forum Chairperson
Bob-Gill-112x128 Bob Gill
General Manager Southeast Asia
ARC Advisory Group