US & Canadian Participant Agenda 
Innovation Days Detroit and Chicago 

Week of June 25 - 29, 2018

Tuesday June 26, 2018
Location:
Sterling Heights (MI) - DC3S | Center for Collaboration and Synergy 7205 Sterling Ponds Ct, Sterling Heights, MI 48312
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Welcome Remarks
● Marco Saladini - Italian Trade Agency Chicago
● Ann Williams - DC3S
● Maria Manca - Consul General of Italy in Detroit
● US Moderator - Mike Lee - Crain's Managing Editor
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM U.S. & Italian Advanced Manufacturing: Past Trends, Future Prospects and Needed Government Policies
● William Strauss - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
● Maurizio Forte - Italian Trade Agency New York
● Michael Molnar - National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Automotive Manufacturing Trends and Challenges
● Maurizio Reggiani - Lamborghini
● Carlo Pignatari - Clust-ER Meccatronica e Motoristica
● Edoardo Sabbioni - Politecnico di Milano
● Louis J Donato - SAE International
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Industry 4.0: Future of Industries - Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics
● Bob Doyle - A3 - Association for Advancing Automation
● Paolo Rocco - Politecnico di Milano
● Vincenzo Lettieri - Federmacchine
● Martin Kinsella - Comau
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Invest - in - Italy: Updates on reforms and opportunities
● Anthony Mannara - Head of Foreign Direct Investments, ITA New York
● Andrea Boscolo - GM Global Propulsion Systems – Torino S.r.l.
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch & Learn: Future for Small and Medium-sized Manufacturers in Italy and the US within the Automotive Supply Chain
● Senthil Virthachalam - IBM
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM Advanced Manufacturing Research Centers and Academic Institutions Building More Innovative Public/Private Partnerships
● Steve Shade - Purdue University
● Luca Settineri - Politecnico di Torino
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Break
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Scheduled Business Meetings
Friday June 29, 2018
Location: Holiday Inn Rockford Hotel (HIR) - 7550 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Scheduled Business Meetings at HRI hotel
* If you are interested to reserve one to one meetings, our Agency must receive your completed registration by no later than June 18, 2018. Later submissions will be reviewed and accepted based on availability.
** The Conference agenda is subject to change.