INNOVATION DAYS DETROIT AND CHICAGO
ITALIAN PARTICIPANTS' AGENDA 

Week of June 25 - 29, 2018
Day 1- Monday June 25, 2018
Location: Hilton Garden Inn Troy Hotel, Michigan (HGI) 200 Wilshire Dr., Troy, MI 48084
6:30PM - 7:15PM Welcome briefing - information package will be provided

Italian Delegates, Italian Association Partners, Italian Trade Agency
Day 2 - Tuesday June 26, 2018
8:15 AM Depart HGI hotel to Sterling Heights (MI)
Location
DC3S | Center for Collaboration and Synergy 7205 Sterling Ponds Ct, Sterling Heights, MI 48312
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Welcome Remarks
● Marco Saladini - Italian Trade Agency Chicago
● Ann Williams - DC3S
● Maria Manca - Consul General of Italy in Detroit
Moderator - Mike Lee - Crain's Detroit Business Managing Editor
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM Advanced manufacturing: past trends, prospects and government policies
William Strauss - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Maurizio Forte - Italian Trade Agency New York
Michael Molnar - National Institute of Standards and Technology
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Automotive manufacturing and new technologies: trends and challenges
Maurizio Reggiani - Automobili Lamborghini
Carlo Pignatari - Clust-ER Meccatronica e Motoristica
Edoardo Sabbioni - Politecnico di Milano
Louis J Donato - SAE International
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Industry 4.0 is now: advanced manufacturing and robotics at work
Bob Doyle - A3 - Association for Advancing Automation
Paolo Rocco - Politecnico di Milano
Vincenzo Lettieri - Federmacchine
Martin Kinsella - Comau
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Invest in Italy: a competitive platform for automotive and advanced manufacturing
Anthony Mannara - Italian Trade Agency New York
Andrea Boscolo - General Motors
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch & Learn: Innovation and the automotive supply chain
Senthil Virthachalam - IBM
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM Research centers and academic institutions building public-private partnerships
Luca Settineri - Politecnico di Torino
Steve Shade - Purdue University
Rosanna Fornasiero - Italian Technology Cluster - Intelligent Factories
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Break
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Scheduled Business Meetings
6:00 PM Optional shuttle to HGI hotel
6:40 PM Optional shuttle from HGI hotel to dinner
Location: Andiamo Warren Restaurant - 7096 E 14 Mile Rd, Warren, MI 48092
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Networking dinner for Conference Speakers, Local Partner Representatives and Italian Delegates - by invitation only
9:00 PM Transfer to HGI hotel
Day 3 - Wednesday June 27, 2018
8:30 AM Depart Hilton Garden Inn Troy, Michigan
9:00 AM - 11:15 AM Visit of FCA - Chrysler World Class Manufacturing Academy (fully booked)
11:15 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch stop and transfer to Comau
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Visit of Comau Innovation Center
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Delegates may want to choose one of the two options below
1. Site visit to LIFT
2. Site visit to Wayne State University
5:45 PM Transfer to IABC event or HGI hotel
5:45 PM - 7:30 PM Optional Networking event at IABC
7:30 PM Transfer from IABC to HGI hotel
Day 4 - Thursday June 28, 2018
Location: Sterling Heights, MI - Chicago, IL
7:00 AM  Departure from HGI hotel to Purdue University
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Visit of Purdue University - Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) - Hammond, Indiana
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM Lunch stop and transfer to DMDII
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM Visit of Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) - Chicago
5:30 PM Transfer to the Italian Cultural Institute in Chicago
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Networking event at the Italian Cultural Institute in Chicago with the presence of the Consul General of Italy, Giuseppe Finocchiaro
8:30 PM Transfer from Chicago, IL to Holiday Inn Rockford
Day 5 - Friday June 29, 2018
Location: Holiday Inn Rockford Hotel (HIR) - 7550 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Business meetings
11:00 AM Transfer to restaurant
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch with Mayor of Rockford and RAEDC
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Travel to Northern Illinois University
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Visit of Advanced Research of Materials Manufacturing Laboratory and meeting with Management of Northern Illinois University

4:00 PM Depart NIU. Conclusion of program.
*The Conference agenda is subject to change
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Gunel Mammadova,
23 giu 2018, 15:58