Tijuana, Mexico
November 13-14, 2017

International BtoB Forum for Advanced Manufacturing

Conferences Program - November 13, 2017

9:00 – 9:15: Opening Ceremony

9:20 – 9:45: Introduction: “What is 4.0 for Mexico?”

Mr. Dan Shunk – CETYS University PIMSA Chair for the College of Engineering and Center for Innovation & Design and Professor from Arizona State University

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9:50 – 10:50: Panel discussion, “Manufacturing 4.0: Materials, processes and systems"

A) New Materials: Mr. Omar López Botello, Professor & Researcher, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
B) New Processes: Mr. Leopoldo Ruiz Huerta, Head of National Laboratory of Additive Manufacturing, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
C) New Systems: Mr. David Romero, Research Professor of Advanced Manufacturing, Tecnológico de Monterrey & Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) International Program

Moderated by: Mr. Arturo Medrano Leal, Director of ICAT BC, SEDECO, State Government of Baja California

This keynote panel will address and develop on the three fundamental entities driving the evolution of Advanced and Smart Manufacturing within the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In a first instance, “smart materials”, such as advanced polymers, metals and powders, being designed and engineered to have several functional properties that can improve and extent the life of components and structures, and that interact with their environment. In a second instance, “smart (manufacturing) processes” revolutionizing how we produce things, such as additive manufacturing and laser-based manufacturing, allowing industry to handle a wide range of (new) materials processing applications. Lastly, and in a third instance, “smart (production) systems” eliminating the remaining shop-floor inefficiencies towards near-zero-waste and creating new production paradigms thanks to the advances and convergence of information and operations technologies.

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10:55 – 11:40: Beyond Smart Manufacturing

Mr. Horman Millan Sánchez, Director of Innovation, ITS Trade and Tech Solutions

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11:45 – 12:35: Binational Engagement in Advanced Manufacturing: Importance of collaboration of states/regions to support advanced manufacturing.

Mr. Kevin O’Shea, Vice President, International Trade at Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA)
Mr. Timothy E. Kelley, President & CEO, Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation
Mr. Victor Aguilar, Representative of Texas in Mexico
Mr. Carlo Bonfante, Secretary for Economic Development, Baja California State Government

Moderated by: Mr. Manuel Rubio Montoya, CEcD Director of Promotion and Investment attraction, SEDECO, State Government of Baja California

12:40 – 12:45: Closing words

Mr. Federico Serrano, President, Index National Council

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