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Commissioner Oettinger to Open Factories of the Future Conference 2016

BRUSSELS, 28 July. EFFRA is pleased to announce that Günther H. Oettinger, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, will officially open the Factories of the Future Conference 2016: Materialising Factories 4.0 (15 & 16 September 2016).

The Commissioner will deliver a keynote address in the opening plenary session of the conference on 15 September. Mr. Oettinger will be joined in the opening plenary by high level speakers from Airbus, FESTO, Siemens and Volvo who will provide their perspective on the future of manufacturing in Europe.

Factories of the Future Conference 2016 with gather over 80 expert speakers and 300 participants from across Europe to discuss the transformation of manufacturing in Europe and explore how this transformation is being realised through the EU’s ‘Factories of the Future’ public-private partnership (PPP).

The European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA) is an industry-driven association promoting the development of new and innovative production technologies.

EFFRA’s key objective is to promote pre-competitive research on production technologies within the European Research Area by engaging in a public-private partnership with the European Union called 'Factories of the Future'.

‘Factories of the Future’ brings private and public resources together by launching market-orientated cross-border projects through a progressive research and innovation agenda. These projects produce demonstrators and models which are applied in a wide range of manufacturing sectors.

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