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World Manufacturing Forum 2021 20-21 Oct @Cernobbio

20/10 - 21/10 | Cernobbio - Lake Como, Italy

World Manufacturing Forum

20-21 October 2021


Digital Technologies as Key Enabler for Circularity
Perspectives on the Future of Manufacturing


The 2021 edition of the World Manufacturing Forum will focus on key emerging topics relevant to the resilience of Manufacturing​. ​
Digital Technologies, Circular Economy, and Manufacturing Resilience will be the main topics of this prestigious edition.

Participants will have the chance to attend, both in presence and online, to achieve a comprehensive knowledge of the most relevant themes of the manufacturing scenario, with experts from high-level international institutions, research organizations, and companies.

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The World Manufacturing Forum is a worldwide event organised by the World Manufacturing Foundation. Discover all our partners and sponsors.


WM Network Event

Join us and take part to the World Manufacturing Network. The WM Network connects leaders and experts to exchange knowledge, share innovation, and inspire strategic approaches to shape the future of Manufacturing.

Are you interested in business, partnering and networking opportunities in the Manufacturing sector?

The network event is divided into:

  • a virtual networking session, taking place on 18-22 October 2021
  • a physical networking session, taking place on 20-21 October 2021





An unmissable event in the manufacturing calendar. Join us!

The World Manufacturing Forum is a prestigious event during which global policymakers, industry leaders, and eminent academic and research innovators address and discuss the challenges and trends of global manufacturing.
The Forum has been first held in 2011 and it has grown to become one of the most relevant events in the sector, providing innovative solutions and spreading industrial culture worldwide.
The World Manufacturing Forum will take place over two days, from 20 to 21 October, in Cernobbio, Lake Como, Italy.

Be inspired by leading experts and boost your knowledge of key themes and innovative strategies to revolutionize the Manufacturing sector

Manufacturing Network

The 2021 World Manufacturing Forum connects a global network of leaders and experts to exchange knowledge, share innovations and inspire strategic approaches to shape the future of Manufacturing.

The World Manufacturing Forum’s Speakers come from all over the world, representing a wide array of stakeholders, including manufacturing companies, research organisations, and governments.

Exclusive location

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend the World Manufacturing Forum in person, in the unique Villa Erba, Cernobbio -Lake Como, Italy, a location which combines modernity and technology with the timeless beauty of a magical place.

World Manufacturing Week 2021

Taking place from 18 to 22 October, the World Manufacturing Week will include a number of events co-organised with manufacturing companies, institutions, and associations partnering with the World Manufacturing Foundation.