IMFS November Programme

The next IMFS session will take place on November 4th. Register to participate!


International Manufacturing Forum Series 2021

The IMFS is a virtual conference series, held on the first Thursday of each month of the year. The series will start in 2021. Each Virtual Conference will last one day and will be focused on a specific topic which is within the rather broad manufacturing umbrella. In November 2021, the session is focused on “Managing Direct Digital Manufacturing”. The Chair of the session is Ana Lisboa (Portugal)

All timings are West European Summer Time  (GMT +1)

International Manufacturing Forum Series 2021

November 4th 2021


Time Type Title Speaker
Managing Direct Digital Manufacturing
10H00 Introduction To the international Manufacturing Forum Series Geoffrey Mitchell
10H05 Welcome Prof Rui Pedrosa, President PLeiria
10H10 Welcome Session Chairs Ana Lisboa
10H15 Session 1
Chair   Ana Lisboa
10H15 Keynote 1 The Perspective of Industry Valdemar Duarte, President, DRT Group
10H45 Qs and Discussion Keynote 1  
10H55 Keynote 2 IOT and Cyber Security Mario Atunes, Polytechnic of Leiria  Portugal
11H15 Qs and Discussion Keynote 2
11H20 Break
11H30 Keynote 3 Product Development in international markets Ana Lisboa, Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugal


12H10 Qs and Discussion Keynote 3
12H30 Lunch Break  
14H00 Session 2
Chair Ana Lisboa
14H00 Keynote 4 Patient Innovation


Pedro Oliveira, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark & Nova School of Business and Economics, Portugal
14H40 Qs and Discussion Keynote 4
14H50 Contributed 1 Impact of Industry 4.0 on the Organisation in the sectors of Technology and Human Resources in Brasil and Portugal Luciana da Silva Ribeiro, University of Evora
15H10 Qs and Discussion Contributed 1
15H15 Keynote 5 Industry 4.0: What, How and Why Tariq Masood, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
15H55 Qs and Discussion Keynote 5
16H00 Summary of Forum Ana Lisboa
16H10 Close  
  • Title to be confrmedThe entire one day session will be recorded so as to provide an opportunity for many others to benefit from the programme. If you do not wish your presentation to be recorded please send an email to that effect to