YML Main Event | 21 October 2021 10 AM CEST – Program

YML Main Event – 21 October 2021 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM

You can join the livestreamed event and have the chance to get to know more about the YML Network, its members and their impact on the future of manufacturing.

The event will consist of Keynote speeches and roundtables on two core topics for the new manufacturing era: Young Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Inclusivity & Gender Balance in Manufacturing.


21 October 2021 | 10 AM – 12:30 PM

The event will be live streamed from the beautiful Villa Erba at Lake Como – Italy.

The 2021 World Manufacturing Forum Digital Technologies as Enablers for Circularity will focus on key emerging topics relevant to the long term resilience of Manufacturing. A particular focus will be given on the significance of the circular economy and how digital technologies are deployed to achieve environmental sustainability in manufacturing.

Discover the Program

10-10:05 AM CEST: Welcome

Marco Taisch, Professor of Digital and Sustainable Manufacturing at Politecnico di Milano and Scientific Chairman of the World Manufacturing Forum

10:05-10:10 AM CEST: Introduction 

Paola Fantini, Director of Education – EIT Manufacturing

10:10-10:30 AM CEST: Keynote Young Entrepreneurship and Innovation  

Giorgia Munari, President of Gruppo Giovani Imprenditori dell’Unione degli Industriali della Provincia di Varese

10:30:11:05 AM CEST: Roundtable YMLs as Innovators 

Alessio Fino, Bachelor’s Degree Student – Politecnico di Torino

Felix Ferk, Master’s Degree Student -Technical University Braunschweig

Andrew Dickson, Principal Investigator & Research Engineer – University College Dublin

Jacopo Farina, Strategic Partnerships Expert – Vodafone Business Italy

11:05-11:25 AM CEST: Awarding – YML Innovation Contest 3D Printing

Libor Beránek, Director of the Department of Machining, Process Planning and Metrology – CTU in Prague

11:25-11:35 AM CEST:  Keynote Inclusivity and Gender Balance in manufacturing 

Carlotta Dainese, Digital Strategy & Innovation Lab Director – Prysmian Group

11:35 AM -12:10 PM CEST: Roundtable Young Inclusive Leaders

Greta Braun, PhD student – Chalmers University of Technology

Ludmila Růžičková, PhD student – Czech Technical University in Prague

Elena Fernández Calvo, Bachelor’s Degree Student – IMH University

Leonor Ramos do Bem Cónego, Research fellow – Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto

12:10-12:20 PM CEST: Awarding – YML Contest for the 2021 WM Report  

Mark L. Casidsid, Lead, Scientific and Strategic Projects – World Manufacturing Foundation

Giulia Dimonopoli, Institutional & Business Relations – World Manufacturing Foundation

12:20-12:25 PM CEST: Closing