As the world resets from global unprecedented challenges, manufacturers are emerging stronger with a deeper understanding of digital transformation to build a position of strength and resilience for the future. ­­Technological solutions such as big data, robotics, artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing, etc., are redefining processes, design and production facilities, distribution systems and global supply chains. Manufacturers and businesses, from MNCs to SMEs, in Asia-Pacific, recognise the need to prepare, adapt and sustain efforts.

Over the next decade, the ASEAN manufacturing bloc is forecast to grow at an average annual rate of 4.9 per cent per annum to reach US$4.9 trillion. Despite setbacks in the region, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia have seen a high bounce-back-ability due to adaptability and integration of technology solutions for cost and quality considerations.

Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC 2021 will forge ahead with a hybrid event, maximising physical and digital spaces with regional outreach and physical showcase that bring together stakeholders and targeted audience groups for networking, knowledge transfer opportunities to prepare, adopt and sustain efforts for the Future of Manufacturing.