Industry 4.0 is not just a story about robots, software or databases. It is a story of change: from low-paid hard work to high-performance automation. It is about production efficiency, flexibility and adaptability and all the opportunities digital innovation brings to companies to climb the next level in their development.
The position of Bulgaria in this global trend is still uncertain. On the surface, the country ranks 27th out of 28 countries in terms of digital technology penetration in the economy and society, but less than one in ten companies are assumed as "highly digitilized" business.
At the same time, we are witnessing a rapidly growing industrial infrastructure and specialization in key industries such as IT and automotive production.
2019 will be an important year for the industrial sector in the country. Even if it does not win the race for the new Volkswagen mega factory, Bulgaria will gain valuable experience and will increase its chances of attracting a big automotive manufacturing plant in the foreseeable future.
Along with the automobile industry, the potential for replicating the success with the industrial zone in Plovdiv remains enormous.
The Fourth Annual Forum Industry 4.0 purpose is to show good practices, as well as the opportunities for partnership between business, government and municipalities, to attract new high-tech investors and increase the industrial capacity of our economy.
Promoting best practices and experience from digital transformation from industry leaders in Europe
A strong platform for meeting industrial enterprises, consultants and experts
When and where
03 October 2019
Hotel Imperial Plovdiv
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Finance
President of Bulgaria (2012 - 2017), Member of the Board of Directors, AUTOMOTIVE CLUSTER BULGARIA
Mayor of Plovdiv
Partner, MCKINSEY & COMPANY
Prof. Dr. Sama Mbang
Head of Digitalization & Simulation of Manufacturing Load Cases, DAIMLER
Senior Artificial Intelligence Business Strategist, VOLVO GROUP
Senior Head of Corporate Services, HUGO BOSS IZMIR
Associate Partner, MCKINSEY & COMPANY
Deputy Mayor of Plovdiv
Managing Director, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC BULGARIA, Plovdiv Plant
Economic Policy Advisor in the Cabinet of the Deputy Prime-Minister Tomislav Donchev
Head of Financing І Real Estate, Project & Structured Finance, UniCredit Bulbank
Regional Head of Automotive and Industrial Sector, KINSTELLAR
CEO of F27 and Co-founder of Sophia Lab
Manager External Affairs, Aurubis AG
General Manager, Sensata Technologies Plovdiv
Chief Customer Success Officer, ScaleFocus
Chairman of the Board, Trakia Tech
Managing Director, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Operated by Selectium
Director Sofia Technical Center, Visteon Bulgaria
CEO of FANUC Bulgaria
Director of the Network Architecture, Planning and Construction Directorate, Vivacom
Founder of DesignFirst
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