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
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Welcome briefing - information packet 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) - 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
● US Moderator - Mike Lee - Crain's Managing Editor
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM U.S. & Italian Advanced Manufacturing: Past Trends, Future Prospects and Needed Government Policies
● William Strauss - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
● Maurizio Forte - Italian Trade Agency New York
● Michael Molnar - National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Automotive Manufacturing Trends and Challenges
● Maurizio Reggiani - 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: Future of Industries - Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics
● 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: Updates on reforms and opportunities
● Anthony Mannara - Head of Foreign Direct Investments, ITA New York
● Andrea Boscolo - GM Global Propulsion Systems – Torino S.r.l.
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch & Learn: Future for Small and Medium-sized Manufacturers in Italy and the US within the Automotive Supply Chain
● Senthil Virthachalam - IBM
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM Advanced Manufacturing Research Centers and Academic Institutions Building More Innovative Public/Private Partnerships
● Steve Shade - Purdue University
● Luca Settineri - Politecnico di Torino
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 - 7:00 PM Cocktail and hors d'oeuvre
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM VIP Dinner (ITA and US Speakers + Local Partner Reps + Italian Companies - Invitation Only)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Shuttle to HGI hotel
Day 3 - Wednesday June 27, 2018
8:30 AM Depart Hilton Garden Inn Troy, Michigan
9:00 AM - 11:15 AM Site Visit of FCA - Chrysler World Class Manufacturing Academy. (Full)
11:15 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch stop and transfer to Comau
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Site visit of Comau
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Delegates should choose on of the two options below.
1. Site visit to LIFT
2. Site visit to Wayne State University
5:45 PM - 7:30 PM Optional Networking event at IABC
5:45 PM Transfer to IABC event or HGI hotel
7:30 PM Transfer from IABC to HGI hotel
Day 4 - Thursday June 28, 2018
Location: Sterling Heights, MI - Chicago, IL
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM Departure from HGI hotel to Purdue University
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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 Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) - 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, and the business community.
8:30:00 PM
Travel from Chicago, IL to Holiday Inn Rockford - 7550 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108
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 Scheduled Business Meetings at HRI hotel
11:30 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch with Mayor of Rockford and REDC
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Travel to Northern Illinois University
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM Depart NIU. Conclusion of program.
*The Conference agenda is subject to change
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Gunel Mammadova,
18 giu 2018, 17:46