The World Manufacturing Forum stands as a prestigious yearly event, gathering global policy experts, industrial leaders, esteemed academics, and research innovators to address global challenges and emerging trends in manufacturing. The Forum takes great pride in its strong backing from numerous sponsors.



MICS – Made in Italy Circolare e Sostenibile is an Extended Partnership between Universities, Research Centers and Enterprises financed by MUR – Ministero dell’Università e della Ricerca, thanks to the European Union NextGenerationEU (NRRP) program funding.
MICS brings together the Italian public and private sectors to tackle the challenges to our design, production and consumption models in order to move towards greener and more circular patterns. MICS promotes research in eight thematic areas (called Spokes) and it involves three key areas of the Italian industrial backdrop: Fashion, Furniture and Factory Automation.



EIT Manufacturing is one of the nine innovation communities supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union. EIT Manufacturing’s main goal is to bring European stakeholders focused on manufacturing together in innovation ecosystems that add unique value to European products, processes and services and inspire the creation of globally competitive and sustainable manufacturing. EIT Manufacturing brings together more than 85 members (universities, research institutes and companies).



UniCredit is a pan-European Commercial Bank with a unique service offering in Italy, Germany, Central and Eastern Europe. Its purpose is to empower communities to progress, delivering the best-in-class for all stakeholders, unlocking the potential of its clients and its people across Europe.
It serves over 15 million customers worldwide. They are at the heart of what it does in all its markets. UniCredit is organized in four core regions and two product factories, Corporate and Individual Solutions. This allows it to be close to its clients and use the scale of the entire Group for developing and offering the best products across all its markets.
Digitalization and its commitment to ESG principles are key enablers for its service. They help it deliver excellence to its stakeholders and creating a sustainable future for its clients, its communities, and its people.



The Embassy of Finland in Italy is a sponsor of the 2023 World Manufacturing Forum.



Manufacturing Indaba is the leading manufacturing event in Sub-Saharan Africa. The event has shown impressive growth year on year and has proved its value in catalyzing business connections and helping manufacturers to innovate and grow their potential.
The aim of the annual Manufacturing Indaba and its provincial roadshows is to bring together business owners, industry leaders, government officials, capital providers and professional experts to explore opportunities and grow their manufacturing operations.



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 both the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) and Advanced Manufacturing International, Inc. (AMI).