Machines Italia — A post COVID-19 Scenario 962
Machines Italia — A post COVID-19 Scenario
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The manufacturing ecosystem has seen its capacity to plan its investments ahead fall sharply as a result of the current pandemic. In this webinar, experts from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the Italian Trade Agency will share with you the results of an extensive survey on what strategic changes executives in manufacturing are going to implement to successfully adapt to the new framework.

Some changes expected to happen in 2030 have been anticipated to 2021 in the framework of the new normal business practices.

From this event you’ll gain...


Bruce Morey
Senior Technical Editor
SME Media

Bruce Morey is the Senior Technical Editor for Manufacturing Engineering magazine.

Steve George
Manager, SME Business Intelligence

Marco Saladini
Trade Commissioner

Marco currently manages the Chicago, Illinois office of the Italian Trade Agency, tasked with developing bilateral trade and investment relations between USA and Italy in the industrial machinery, automotive, food distribution and publishing sectors (August 2017 onwards). The office assists Italian and local companies nationwide, in these sectors. Marco stands ready to work with local companies and administrations to facilitate mutual advantage solutions related to their business needs and involving an Italian counterpart. He is a trained economics practitioner with expertise in macroeconomic and sector analysis, statistical databases and internationalization support policies Marco has previously been working as ITA’s Senior Economic studies officer (2013-2017), Innovation and start-up companies team officer (2014-2015), Chief representative for ITA in Vietnam (2006-2011), Advisor to the Executive Director for Italy and other countries at the World Bank Group (2000-2005) and Economic studies officer (1993-2000). He holds a Master’s degree in Political Sciences from La Sapienza in Rome and a Certificate in Emerging Markets from Johns Hopkins’ SAIS He’s a member of the Italian Journalists’ Guild since 1992.

Linda DiRocco
Human Resource Director
UTIL Canada Limited

My name is Linda DiRocco. After working in the financial industry for almost 15 years I found that my strong suit was not actually working with numbers but with people. In 2014 I began my certification in Human Resources. I loved the fact that I was able to assist people in a variety of ways, especially when it came to promoting personal growth and development. I am enthusiastic, highly motivated, and detail oriented. My role in a Human Resource capacity has given me the ability and skill set to provide creative, innovative, and forward-thinking leadership in a team environment with a focus on achieving continuous, improved business performance.

  • Access to the latest findings from the ITA-SME Post Covid-19 manufacturing study done with 500 manufacturers in the USMCA
  • An understanding and an awareness of new technologies and best practices related to Smart Manufacturing such as automation on the factory floor and workforce development
  • Actual case study about companies who already over the course of 2020 have provided solutions helping their USMCA clients feel as if it’s already 2030!
Date & Time
Wednesday February 24th, 2021 2:00pm EST
End Date & Time
Wednesday February 24th, 2021 3:00pm EST
Category Webinar

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Date & Time: 02/24/2021 02:00:00 PM EST