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Global Industry Conference: A first in Morocco

A first in Morocco! Fueled by the success of the first two editions of the “Matinées de l’Industrie”, Industrie du Maroc Magazine is organizing “Global Industry 4.0 Conference” on the theme “Industry 4.0 as a new industrial model”. Scheduled for November 13, 2019 at the Palmeraie Country Club in Bouskoura, this international business forum will bring together over 500 professionals and experts from diverse backgrounds to discuss the issues and challenges of industry 4.0 in Africa and around the world.

King Mohammed VI, in His Address to the Nation on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Sovereign’s accession to the throne of His glorious ancestors, on July 29, 2019, stated that “The renewal of the national development model is the prior to the emergence of a new stage”. Industry 4.0 could serve as a model for a qualitative national development of our industry.

In this spirit, after the success of its first two editions of the “Matinées de l’industrie” on all fronts, Industrie du Maroc, under the impetus of its founder, Hicham Rahioui, launches a unique event of its kind: “Global Industry 4.0 Conference” on the theme “Industry 4.0 as a new industrial model”.

This flagship business forum is a laboratory of reflection on this industry of the future and challenges.

Today, to better meet the growing demand of professionals regarding the future trends of this fourth revolution, Industrie du Maroc magazine has decided to initiate “Global Industry 4.0 Conference”. This international event, organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy, in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and The various federations and associations with an economic and industrial vocation, will gather for its first edition more than 500 professionals from all over the world to dissect industry 4.0 through two panels but also workshops and a plenary.

Initiated in the form of a business forum under the slogan “Industry makes its revolution”, this exceptional platform will address in the first panel several questions that correspond essentially to the future of the industry at the national and international levels in a context digitization, open innovation and mutations. The second panel will focus on themes such as 5G to the 3rd dimension of the 4th industrial revolution, 3D printing or additive manufacturing, the disruption of global production habits, immersive technologies as a market of opportunity for companies … The challenges of training in a context of the new professions of the future and the financing and support of SMEs will also be debated. The workshops and plenary will focus on the impact of robotics and robotics on human resources, the impact of digitization on industry, augmented reality and the Internet of Things (IoT), intelligence artificial (IA) in the industry, logistics, factory models Moroccan in aeronautics, automotive and agro-industry. The International Conference of Industry aims to become the meeting place for national and international professionals and experts and aims to reflect on the various challenges and technological and industrial challenges of the kingdom and the world in the era of the industry 4.0. A whole afternoon will be led by Belgian, French and British experts on maintenance 4.0.

The fourth revolution

Driven by the emergence of new technologies, industry 4.0 or “Industry of the future” means a new generation of connected, robotized and intelligent factories. With the digital revolution, the boundaries between the physical and digital world are shrinking to give life to an interconnected 4.0 factory in which people, machines and products interact. This is a challenge and a real opportunity for Moroccan industry.

The term Industry 4.0 first appeared in 2011 at the Hannover Industry Forum. The industry has experienced several revolutions, the most important of which is that of the second half of the 18th century. The first industrial revolution was the exploitation of coal with the development of the steam engine by James Watt in 1769.

A second revolution is brought about by the introduction of electricity, mechanics and the development of transport at the end of this century. Finally, a third revolution took place in the middle of the 20th century thanks to electronics, telecommunications or computer science. We are witnessing the convergence of industrial production with information and communication technologies. This concept expresses the idea that the world is at the beginning of a fourth industrial Revolution.

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