Back to the Future – Manufacturing Beyond Covid-19

01/06 - 11/11 | Virtual Focus Groups

Back to the Future: Manufacturing Beyond Covid-19

13 Focus Groups, each tasked to deep-dive on a specific topic, will explore what the ongoing pandemic means for the manufacturing sector and how manufacturing can be a positive driver for post-pandemic recovery.

The 13 topics revolve around four key macro-themes:

  • PEOPLE: Manufacturing workers: re-imagining the workplace in a post-Covid world
  • POLICY: Government policies to support manufacturers during and after the pandemic
  • PRODUCTIVITY: Leveraging on Industry 4.0 technologies to support production during and after
  • PREPAREDNESS: Building pandemic-proof supply chains of the future


Call to Action

Group leaders will call for participants from all over the world.

July and August:

Group Meetings

Participants will meet virtually to discuss the given topic and develop their group whitepapers.

September and October:

Virtual Events

To anticipate the results of individual focus groups and to the 2020 World Manufacturing Forum.


Presentation at the WMF 2020

Presentation of the comprehensive whitepaper Back to the Future: Manufacturing Beyond Covid-19 and discussion of group results in the 2020 World Manufacturing Forum.