Factory 4.0 Expo-Conference – working together for the digital transformation of the Romanian economy

May 13, 2024

On November 8 and 9, the 3rd edition of the Factory 4.0 Expo-Conference was held in Bucharest, Romania, bringing together companies, public sector entities and academics interested in digital transformation, with a special focus on digital skills and Industry 4.0.

Top experts and the biggest technology companies, investors, innovative start-ups, governors and representatives of professional associations in the manufacturing and other sectors in Romania discussed important topics such as:
– investing in Romania;
– the future of the Romanian car industry in the contact of electromobility;
– ‘smart’ sectors and role of digital skills in the future of Romanian manufacturing;
– the future role of energy in manufacturing (energy security);
– Industry 4.0 applications for the medical/healthcare sector;
– how to prepare organisations for logistics 4.0;
– opportunities for the digital economy and society.

Flying in from Alabama, USA for the conference, CONNECTS partner Ed Morrison, founder and leader of the Strategic Doing Institute delivered the first Strategic Doing Masterclass in Romania. He introduced the principles of Strategic Doing and Agile Leadership to an audience of Romania’s manufacturing sector CEOs and senior executives. As an output from the masterclass, a strategy was developed to accelerate the journey towards regional leadership in Industry 4.0.

The Factory 4.0 Expo-Conference concluded with a lavish gala dinner in one of the most beautiful ballrooms in Bucharest. Digital Excellence Awards were handed out, recognizing companies, products and services demonstrating excellence, innovation and leadership in digital transformation. A special award was given to Ed Morrison and the Strategic Doing Institute for his pioneering work in developing business collaboration and to Joost Visser and CONNECTS as the best digital ESG business platform for its work in supporting SMEs on their ESG journey.
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