• March 1, 2018
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Registration Deadline Extended to Tuesday, February 27, 2018!



Manufacturing has entered an exciting new era, referred to by many as Industry 4.0, or the fourth industrial revolution. On an almost daily basis, we hear of advancements in digital technologies, in new materials, and in new processes.

The evolution of these and other technologies, and their adoption by manufacturers, will significantly impact productivity, competitiveness, human resource planning, R&D, data security, trade, and more. The broader economy will be affected as well — in areas like employment, education and training, health, and the environment.

Join us on March 1st to hear from Alistair Nolan, editor and co-author of The Next Production Revolution: Implications for Governments and Business, as he discusses the OECD’s findings and their implications for manufacturers and other businesses in an increasingly digital world.

This executive-level presentation will address current trends in Industry 4.0 in different manufacturing sectors and across major trading areas. We’ll learn what Manitoba manufacturers need to be aware of and plan for to enhance their competitiveness while also positioning themselves to capitalize on emerging market opportunities.

Mr. Nolan brings the OECD’s global perspective on the adoption and disruptive impact of key technologies like 3D printing, big data analytics, artificial intelligence and data-driven production, advanced robotics and the Industrial Internet of Things, as well as innovations in materials science through bioproduction and nanotechnology.  He also brings significant insight into advanced manufacturing developments in the United States, Europe and China.


There is no cost for this session, but registration is required.

Deadline for registration is Tuesday, February 27, 2018.

For further information: Email nestor.dudych@gov.mb.ca or call 204-945-8467.


Alistair Nolan is the editor and co-author of the newly released OECD book, The Next Production Revolution: Implications for Governments and Business.  He is a Senior Policy Analyst in the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, where he focuses on public policies to foster innovation. He has recently managed a major project across the OECD examining the impacts on production, and implications for policy, of recent advances in digital technologies (including AI), biotechnology, nanotechnology, new materials and 3D printing. Findings from this work are being used in G20 discussions on future production.

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Industry 4.0: The Next Production Revolution


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