The Digital and Green Transitions of Industry offer huge growth opportunities

According to Jaakko Hirvola, CEO of Technology Industries of Finland, it is important that the management of industrial companies share ideas about the resilience of supply chains.

The industry-reforming summit, Manufacturing Performance Days, taking place in June, focuses on the theme “Sustainable and Resilient Growth”.
“During the current global uncertainty and change, MPD 2023 offers the management of industrial companies a good opportunity to share ideas on both strengthening the resilience of supply chains and utilizing the huge growth opportunities offered by the digital and green transition,” says CEO Jaakko Hirvola, Technology Industries of Finland.
Technology Industries of Finland is a partner of the event for the eighth time.
MPD 2023 gathers the top management of the manufacturing industry, technology decision makers, experts, and technology and service providers from around the world in Tampere. Dr. Minna Lanz, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Automation at Tampere University is the Scientific Co-chair of Manufacturing Performance Days.

Technology speakers from the top of the industry
The event will be opened by MPD Chairman Mikko Nyman, CEO of Fastems, and Andre Klein, who will present John Deere’s electric modular autonomous tractor.
The speakers also include, among others Dr. Dirk Didascalou, CTO, Siemens Digital Industries, Juha Mäkitalo, CEO, Pemamek, Dr. Pekka Tiitinen, Managing Director ABB Finland, Mikko Uuskoski, Managing Director, Beckhoff Automation, Amy Chen, CIO, KONE, Mika Laitinen, Solution Sales Director, Fastems, Timo Laitinen, Vice President, BU Rock Drills, Sandvik Mining and Construction Oy, Malte Lohan, Director General of Orgalim, Europe’s Technology Industries, Soili Mäkinen, Senior Vice President, Sustainable Business Development, Cargotec Oyj, Annamaija Mäki-Ventelä, Project Director, Operations, Patria, Giuseppe Saragò, Director, Manufacturing Excellence, Wärtsilä, Mikko Veikkolainen, CTO, Kempower, Dr. Riikka Virkkunen, Professor of Practice, VTT and Dr. Valtteri Vuorisalo, Head of Trusted Society, Fujitsu.
Manufacturing Performance Days is known for its side-events, where the latest technology information and business applications open views and actions to the Future. This year, the themes of the accompanying seminars are, for example, human-centered industrial metaverse, future competences in manufacturing, and the possibilities of 3D printing and additive manufacturing.
As usual, MPD offers opportunities for factory visits, which this year are Fastems technology center and the Sandvik factory.

Top of industry and digitalization as partners
The partners of the event are Beckhoff, Business Finland, Delfoi, DIMECC, FAME Ecosystem, Fastems, Siemens, Tampere University, Technology Industries of Finland, VTT, Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology of the Republic of Austria, Noux Node, SIXNET network, 3D Formtech, 3DStep, Advian, Amexci, ANDRITZ Savonlinna Works, Atostek, Brightplus, Citec, CSC – IT Center for Science, Dekra, Delva, Elomatic, EOS, Etteplan, Fujitsu, ifm electronic Oy, KONE, Kongsberg Maritime Finland, Lillbacka Powerco, Machine Technology Center Turku, Mectalent, Mirka, Netum, Patria, Ponsse, Raute, Salon Metalelektro, Stereoscape, Top Data Science, Turku Vocational Institute, Turku University of Applied Sciences, University of Turku, Vaisto, Valmet, Vilpe, Wärtsilä, Åbo Akademi, Ceterio, PipeCloud, Twinverse and A.Spire, Cecimo, Deutsch-Finnische Handelskammer, The European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA), Manufuture EU, Orgalim, Tampere Chamber of Commerce and the City of Tampere.
Previous MPDs in 2017 and 2019 attracted about 800 visitors to Tampere.

Manufacturing Performance Days ”Sustainable and Resilient Growth” Tampere Hall, June 5–7, 2023.

Scientific Co-chair Minna Lanz, Professor, Tampere University, +358408490278, minna.lanz@tuni.fi
Operative Co-chair Harri Kulmala, CEO, DIMECC Ltd. +358 40 840 6380, harri.kulmala@dimecc.com


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