The 2011 World Manufacturing Forum (www.worldmanufacturingforum.org) aims to bridge the disconnect between government policies and industries that has moved beyond the confines of national borders. The Forum will be held May 16 and 17 in Cernobbio at the Villa Erba on Lake Como in northern Italy.
The inaugural Forum will include senior executives from global industrial companies and top government officials from around the world. The intent is to build a consensus for the adoption of a new generation of government industrial policies that promote advances among companies and supply chains that operate on a global scale.
The event is fashioned after the World Economic Forum held annually in Davos, Switzerland, but is aimed specifically at the implications of the globalization of manufacturing and the growing need for a revolution in production.