Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 9:15 AM to 1:00 PM CEST
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European Parliament
Rue Wiertz 60
Conference Room JAN 6Q1
Brussels 1047



Giorgia Zia

Additive Manufacturing
European Conference (AMEC)
21 June 2018

Event hosted by Ivan Štefanec (EPP), Mady Delvaux-Stehres (S&D), Dita Charanzová (ALDE) - Members of the European Parliament


Aerospace, automotive, healthcare and railway are just some of the sectors where the applications of 3D printing technology, also known as additive manufacturing, are growing considerably.

The rise of additive technologies is set to spark the next wave of manufacturing innovation. If Europe aims to be the leader in this new innovation round, it will need to succeed in the global race to industrialise technologies such as additive manufacturing. At what stage of development is additive manufacturing across Europe? What are the most pressing issues to address to strengthen Europe’s position as an international hub for additive expertise and advancements into the factory?

AMEC will bring together senior EU policy-makers and key players in the market to provide an insight into top additive manufacturing applications and to debate the EU’s role in placing Europe at the forefront of the technology’s developments. 


08:15 - 09:15: Registration

09:15 - 10:55: Session 1
"Making industry competitive with additive manufacturing: insights on key policies, technologies and applications" 

  • Ivan Štefanec, MEP (EPP, Slovakia).
  • Mady Delvaux-Stehres, MEP (S&D, Luxembourg).
  • Philippe Vannson, Head of Unit Photonics Unit at DG CONNECT of the European Commission.
  • Stewart Lane, General Manager of UK Sales Division at Renishaw.
  • Roberta Sampieri, Product Development Manager at FCA EMEA.
  • Miguel Castillo Acero, Vice President Technology Development at Aernnova.
  • Florian Feucht, Head of Additive Manufacturing Application and Sales at DMG MORI/Realizer.

Moderator: Frits Feenstra, Senior Project Manager at TNO.

11:05 - 12:50: Session 2
"Additive Manufacturing at the heart of the next production revolution: Discussing Europe's position in the technology's ecosystem" 

  • Dita Charanzová, MEP (ALDE, Czech Republic).
  • Signe Ratso, Deputy Director-General for Research Programmes at DG RTD of the European Commission.
  • Filip Geerts, Director General at CECIMO.
  • Stefanie Brickwede, Head of 3D Printing at Deutsche Bahn and Managing Director of the network 'Mobility goes Additive'.
  • Emilio Juarez, HP Vice President & Head of 3D EMEA at at Hewlett-Packard.
  • Thomas Maal, Associate professor 3D Imaging & 3D Printing and Director of the Radboudumc 3D Lab.
  • Valeria Tirelli, CEO at Aidro Hydraulics & 3D Printing.

Moderator: Benjamin DenayerSenior Business Developer Additive Manufacturing at Sirris

12:50 - 12:55: Closing remarks

Download last the edition's takeaways here. And for more information about additive manufacturing visit the CECIMO website: www.cecimo.eu.

Additive Manufacturing at the heart of the next production revolution:    

discussing Europe’s position in the technology’s ecosystem   
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Registration is free, but places are limited.

Event organised by CECIMO, the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries. Visit www.cecimo.eu