Revolutionary digital technology is subverting different aspects of life, and has also led thefourthindustrial revolution "Industry 4.0", which is the integration of actual production and operation with technologies such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and big data. The Hong Kong Printers Association launches the project“Towards ‘Print 4.0’ - to meet the challenges and opportunities in future for Hong Kong Printing Industry” with the funding support by HKSAR Government. It aims to promote the digital transformation of the printing industry, move from traditional production mode to smart production to cater to the major future trend, maintain competitiveness and open new opportunities.
International Conference on “Print 4.0”was held in November 2020, invited representative expert of Germany and China as speakers.
*Simultaneous Cantonese and Putonghua Interpretation
The printing industry has been characterized by enormous technological developments for decades. Industry 4.0 in the printing industry – Print 4.0 – brings the potential for new business models, new competitive advantages, but also for addressing current challenges. The path to the fourth industrial revolution is not always clearly visible. Many companies and committees still hold different views on what exactly is meant by Industry 4.0. Toni presents pioneering solutions for the printing industry and how they will allow a new era of efficiency even at small lot sizes, with new competitive advantages available to innovative players.
Head of Technology Management, Fraunhofer-Institute for Production Technology IPT
From an International Perspective, Mr. Rainer Hundsdörfer will share the market analyzes of the printing industry in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and the strength of Hong Kong printers, whom us one of the core cities in the Greater Bay Area. Besides, he will also introduce the new technology of “Industry 4.0” and Ai, and how “Print 4.0” be landed in China, especially Greater Bay Area and Hong Kong. To help Printers to plan for future direction and grasp new business opportunity, he will show the outlook of future printing.
Chief Executive Officer, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Discuss the evolution of industrialization, analyse the current stage of China's manufacturing industry; explore the definition of smart production and its implementation system; introduce the system arrangement for the mainland printing industry to promote smart production, especially the construction of the test line of "One Book" smart printing; share the practice of domestic printing enterprises' smart production; analyse the path, procedure and key points of smart production for Printers.
Chief Editor, Printing Technology Magazine, Beijing Keyin Media & Culture Co., Ltd.