2020 Young Manufacturing Leaders Essay Contest


A chance to be featured in the 2020 WM Report “Manufacturing in the Age of Artificial Intelligence”


Members of the Young Manufacturing Leaders were involved in various activities of the World Manufacturing Foundation, a non-profit organisation which aims to spread industrial culture worldwide, and one of the six partners of the YML initiative. One of the main activities of the WM Foundation is the publication of the World Manufacturing Report, an annual whitepaper which outlines the most important trends in the manufacturing sector.

The 2020 World Manufacturing Report, entitled “Manufacturing in the Age of Artificial Intelligence”, was realised in collaboration with more than 50 experts from over 30 countries, outlining how manufacturing is being transformed in the age of AI.

The Report was published on the occasion of the 2020 World Manufacturing Forum, which this year was a digital event consisting of plenary sessions on important manufacturing topics.

The YML essay contest was launched in May 2020 calling YML members to submit their essays on topics related to AI in manufacturing.

The essays have been evaluated by the World Manufacturing Report Editorial Board. The winning essays (5) and a selection of outstanding essays (3) have been published in a dedicated section in the 2020 World Manufacturing Report.

The authors of the winning essays were officially awarded during YML Main Event Opening Session held on 10th November 2020 and were selected for attending YML Workshop Leadership is Influence.