On the first day, Dr. Mosch, director of the VDMA Industry 4.0 Conference and Mr. Wenzhe Guo from the OPC (Object Linking and Embedding for Process Control) foundation discussed the definition of industry 4.0 and the perspective of OPC UA (Unified Architecture) with the participants. Professor Ming Chen from Tongji University analysed the challenges of talent cultivation through the influence of industry 4.0 and Made in China 2025. In addition, Bosch Rexroth, Siemens and Phoenix Contact, as leading members of the VDMA industry 4.0, shared their views on how digitalization might affect the machinery manufacturing industry.
During the round table, six speakers discussed the following questions with more than 200 visitors:
The second day business meeting was divided into two sessions: smart factory and digitalization. In the morning, ten VDMA members – Wittenstein, Siemens, Krones, Werma , ifm, Beckhoff , Balluff, Freudenberg IT , Baumueller and Voith – presented various industry 4.0 solutions in different fields. In the afternoon, all the audience had in-depth one-on-one discussions with the ten VDMA enterprises in their booths or in the VIP meeting room.
After the conference, we visited the professional audience of Chinese production companies to discuss the quality and content of the presentation and the expert discussions, such as the practical applicability of the topic and the social possibilities. The audience gave the conference a high reputation. Most listeners said that the topic and content of this conference has some influence on the strategic promotion of Chinese companies in the future.
The VDMA has always been committed to creating a platform for the German-Chinese mechanical engineering industry. The conference not only builds bridges for Chinese and German companies, but also provides a binding interpretation of Industry 4.0 and offers solutions for the transformation and upgrading of Chinese companies. In addition, it supports communication through personal business negotiations, helps to gain potential business opportunities and promotes existing relationships that also support "Made in China 2025".