An in-depth convention on the Italian and international ceramics industry.

Two days with panel discussions, debates and presentations of case histories, with prestigious opinion leaders, key industry players, paint producers and plant suppliers

We will talk about economy and markets, intralogistics and warehouses, digitalisation of ceramics company, up to the new frontiers of the full digital surface decoration.

Speakers include some of the major players in the Italian and international ceramics industry, representatives of industry associations and experts on new trends.

THE FUTURE OF CERAMICS SUMMIT 2019

International Business Forum

THE FUTURE OF CERAMICS FORUM is organized by
Italian Exhibition Group and Acimac

 In collaboration with
TILE EDIZIONI

Official Media Partners
Ceramic World Review, CeramicWorldWeb.it, Tile Italia, Tile International, Materialicasa.it

ABOUT US

THE EVENT

The GUIDO MONZANI FORUM is a modular and flexible structure, which is characterized by the modernity of technical solutions and by the union between aesthetics and nature.

THE LOCATION

FORUM GUIDO MONZANI

Via Aristotele, 33
41126 Modena / Italy


Tel. (0039) 059 2021093


Attendance is free, subject to registration.

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Registration


Welcome
Paolo Sassi (Chairman Acimac) and Patrizia Cecchi (Director BU Italian Exhibitions, IEG)



Introduction
Paolo Gambuli, General Manager Acimac



World production, consumption, import-exports of ceramic tiles: trends and perspectives 
Luca Baraldi (Acimac/MECS)



The US market: Who is going to win?

Joseph Lundgren (Joseph Lundgren Consulting, USA)


What future for Asia and Africa amid new challenges and opportunities?
Panel Debate with key figures from the local ceramic industry

Mr. Ye Yongkai, Vice President New Pearl Ceramics (China)
Mr. Prem Narayan Trivedi, Director of Indian Council of Ceramic Tiles & Sanitaryware (India)
Mr. Patrick Oaikhinan, Epina Technologies (Nigeria) 
Mr. Mohammad Roshanfekr, CEO of Iranian Ceramic Producers’ Syndicate (Iran)  
Mr. Ilter Yurtbay, Chairman of Serkap, Turkish Ceramic Tile Association (Turkey)




Trends of Distribution in Tiles & Flooring” by Christophe CALLON  
(Purchasing and Marketing Manager SAINT GOBAIN BUILDING DISTRIBUTION - Tiles & Flooring. CEO Decoceram)


Is Italy still a model?
ROUND TABLE with the Chairmen of the Italian Ceramic Industry Associations
Speakers:
Giovanni Savorani, Chairman of Confindustria Ceramica
Claudio Casolari, Chairman of Ceramicolor
Paolo Sassi, Chairman of Acimac


Networking Lunch


THE “DIGITAL” FUTURE OF CERAMICS

Introduction to the afternoon session: A long history of digitalization

Franco Stefani, Chairman System Ceramics


The Italian Government politics for the future of Industry 4.0 plan
Ilaria Vesentini (Il Sole 24 Ore) meets:
Marco Calabrò (Italian Ministry of Economic Development)
Andrea Bianchi (Confindustria’s Director for Industrial Politics)


Digital humanism explained by:
Maurizio Brioschi (Head of Digital Enterprise Division Cefriel)
Luciano Sottile (General Manager Machine Division Goglio Spa)


Question time and conclusions

 

THE PROGRAM

8:30 am


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4:45 pm

Monday 11th November

Tuesday 12th November

Registration


Welcome
Paolo Gambuli, General Manager Acimac 


FIRST SESSION: Toeards complete digitalization of ceramic companies 
Technical talks given by:  


PRIME, Digital Industrial Design - Cristian Mattioli (System Ceramics) 

The road to plant digitalisation - Paola Gatti (Sacmi) 


The BMR digital line and logistics 4.0 - Marco Sichi (BMR) 


Digital Synergies - Stefano Guidarini (Proteo Engineering) 


The digital factory by LB: improving the efficiency of machine and plant interactions in the PLUS and STAR solutions - Giuseppe Cavani, Stefano Puccini (LB) 


Software for the factory 4.0: the experience of FLORIM with COMPASS10 - Fabrizio Arnaldi (Plannet) and Maurizio Mambelli (Florim)



ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: suppliers and users exchange views


SECOND SESSION: Digitalisation in intralogistics and warehouses: new solutions for creating value
Technical talks given by:

Intralogistics 4.0, the added value of modern ceramics - Giuseppe Miselli (Sacmi), Stefano Cudicio (Toyota Material Handling Italia)

Picking management and optimisation - Paolo Cometto, Franco Angelotti (Intermac/Movetro)

Intralogistics: innovative technologies for use in new management models - Paolo Serpagli, Miki Ferrari (Weflex)


ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: suppliers and users exchange views 


Networking Lunch 


THIRD SESSION: The new frontiers of the Digital Decoration for ceramic surfaces
Technical talks given by:

Decoration: the innovation of digital technology from System Ceramics - Paolo Casarini (System Ceramics) 

The need for production flexibility and consistent quality. The response from Sicer: supplier or partner? - Sergio Marcaccioli (Sicer) 

Synchronisation of the digital decoration process 
- Davide Medici (Sacmi)

 
Je pense donc Je suis digital 
- Claudio Casolari (Metco) 



ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: suppliers and users exchange views 



Question time and conclusions

 

8:30 am


9:00 am







9:15 am

9:30 am

9:45 am

10:00 am

10:15 am


10:30 am



10:45 am





11:45 am


12:00 pm

12:15 pm


12:30 pm


1:00 pm





2.35 pm

2.50 pm


3.05 pm

3.20 pm


3.35 pm


4.30 pm


8:30 am
Registration

9:00 am
Welcome and introduction

9:30 am
World production, consumption, import-exports of ceramic tiles: trends and perspectives

10:10 am
The US market: Who is going to win?

10:30 am
What future for Asia and Africa amid new challenges and opportunities?


11:45 am
Trends of Distribution in Tiles & Flooring

12:15 pm
Is Italy still a model?

1:00 pm
Networking lunch

2:30 pm
The "digital" future of ceramics

3:00 pm
The Italian Government politics for the future of Industry 4.0 plan

3:45 pm
Digital humanism

4:45 pm
Question time and conclusions

8:30 am
Registration

9:00 am
Welcome

9:15 am
FIRST SESSION: Towards complete digitalisation of ceramic companies
Technical talks and Roundtable discussion 

11:45 am
SECOND SESSIONI: Digitalisation in intralogistics and warehouses: new solutions for creating value
Technical talks and Roundtable discussion

1:00 pm
Networking lunch

2:35 pm
THIRD SESSION: The new frontiers of digital decoration for ceramic surfaces
Technical talks and Roundtable discussion

4:30 pm
Question time and conclusions

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