The World Manufacturing Forum’s annual convening attracts global policy experts, industrial leaders, esteemed academics, and research innovators to deliberate on global challenges and emerging trends in manufacturing.

The Forum takes great pride in its strong backing from numerous sponsors.



UniCredit is a pan-European Commercial Bank with a unique service offering in Italy, Germany, Central and Eastern Europe. Our purpose is to empower communities to progress, delivering the best-in-class for all stakeholders, unlocking the potential of our clients and our people across Europe.

We serve over 15 million customers worldwide. They are at the heart of what we do in all our markets. UniCredit is organized in four core regions and two product factories, Corporate and Individual Solutions. This allows us to be close to our clients and use the scale of the entire Group for developing and offering the best products across all our markets.

Digitalisation and our commitment to ESG principles are key enablers for our service. They help us deliver excellence to our stakeholders and creating a sustainable future for our clients, our communities and our people.



The Manufacturing Indaba showcases Africa’s rich tapestry of manufacturing capabilities, highlighting success stories, breakthrough innovations, and investment opportunities across various sectors, including automotive, agro-processing, pharmaceuticals, textiles, and more.

Through dynamic exhibitions, live demonstrations, and insightful conference sessions, participants will learn about and witness first-hand the ingenuity and resilience driving Africa’s industrial renaissance. The event has shown impressive growth year on year and has proved its value in catalysing business connections and helping manufacturers to innovate and grow their potential.



The Manufacturing Technology Deployment Group Inc. (MTDG) is committed to transforming the advanced manufacturing industrial base throughout the world for our sustainable future. MTDG was established in 2020 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit holding company of the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), Advanced Manufacturing International (AMI), and Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS).



Intelligent Manufacturing Kuala Lumpur is a regional conference-led event that aims to help businesses of all sizes understand the smart manufacturing opportunities available to them in response to growing demand for sustainable operations. A combination of presentations, technological showcases, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities will deliver the information and resources needed to start implementing smart strategies.

Attendees will gain valuable insights from experts on smart factory solutions, predictive maintenance, and more. This is a must-attend event for anyone looking to stay ahead of the curve in the manufacturing industry.