Smart Industry Conference is one of the first cross-industry benchmarking events in Russia bringing together the discussion of digital transformation, automation, and climate change in the areas of industrial production and services. The conference provides a diversified B2B and B2G platform for the presentation and discussion of the cases and strategies of the development of “smart production”, cybersecurity, as well as solving social, economic, and environmental challenges.
The first trend is related to the development and implementation of Industry 4.0 technologies. This, first of all, applies to the digital transformation of individual businesses, industries, and entire supply chains. Smart production, to a large degree, is determined by its agility, i.e., flexibility, high susceptibility to changing conditions, advanced technological competencies for finding optimal solutions, and swift upgrades. At a practical level, agility capabilities are becoming available thanks to the development of hybrid technologies which merge natural and artificial intelligence.
The second trend is associated with accelerating global climate change caused by anthropogenic factors. Producers and consumers are faced with a new reality that requires a restructuring of the global economic system and culture. The algorithm “received – produced – used – discarded” must be quickly changed to “received – produced – used – recycled”. If the current generation fails in this task, the next generations will have to invest much more resources to prevent ecological collapse and to maintain a non-toxic habitat.
2021 marks the 10th anniversary of the term Industry 4.0 (“smart” factory technology) and the beginning of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Artificial intelligence, robotisation, the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, 3D technologies, virtual and augmented reality are becoming a part of our daily existence before our very eyes. Unlike previous industrial revolutions, 4.0 is changing not only production technologies, but also socio-economic relations. The introduction of artificial intelligence and digitalisation of industry changes the role and place of the individual in it and the entire structure of society.
Although the implementation of “4.0 Technologies” in various industries and countries is not happening at the same speed, according to the forecasts of the World Economic Forum, most of the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution will become everyday reality by 2027. According to the forecast of the McKinsey, by 2025 the cumulative economic effect from the introduction of the industrial Internet alone will amount to 11 trillion dollars a year. This means that those companies that take an active part in the Fourth Industrial Revolution today will very quickly recoup their investments and gain tangible competitive advantages.
Currently, many enterprises and industries in Russia and Eurasian Economic Community are going through the final stages of the Third Industrial Revolution. This involves the development and integration of information and communication technologies, automation and robotisation of production processes, infrastructure modernisation, etc.
Despite the specifics of various industries and the levels of penetration of 4.0 technologies, almost all industrial enterprises are faced with common questions, the answers to which have yet to be formed.
With the global climate change action, the net-zero and environmental footprint commitments are becoming a major trend across all industries. This trend is driven by the greenhouse gas emitting countries, growing demand for non-financial reporting disclosures, and shrinking opportunities to raise finance for carbon-intensive projects. Decarbonisation regulation is evolving in parallel with investor and public pressure. The number of companies publicly announcing carbon neutrality strategies is growing rapidly. However, the strategies of companies operating in carbon-rich countries such as Russia differ from those operating based in the countries focused on energy imports and the use of renewable technologies. This difference creates many challenges and unique opportunities.
Modernisation of production is often associated with high costs. The benefits of implementing Industry 4.0 technologies are not always obvious. This is primarily true for enterprises with low level of automation, undeveloped infrastructure, and internal inertia. From this perspective, experience of companies that have managed to find effective and economically viable solutions for technological transformation and the creation of resilient business models is of particular interest.
The conference will offer an opportunity for presentation and discussion of cases of industry transformation using the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, including:
Combining IIoT (Internet of Things for Industry) and big data for real-time end-to-end manufacturing process control.
Decarbonisation Technologies and Strategies.
Development of ``green`` energy and pivoting production and transport systems to renewable energy sources.
Development of self-managed autonomous industrial systems.
Introduction of innovative manufacturing technologies using composite materials and 3D printing.
The use of digital cloning technologies and the creation of computer models of equipment, factories and supply networks.
Application of machine learning for deep data analysis using neural networks.
Development of industrial applications of AR/VR (Augmented & Virtual Reality) technologies.
Evolution of cybersecurity systems for digital transformation.
New HR management practices for agile, technologically advanced and climate change committed enterprises.
Due to objective factors, the transformation of different sectors of the economy is evolving with the different speed and intensity. Some industries and companies have already accumulated vast practical experience in the creation of “smart factories” and addressing social and ethical issues triggered by the technological changes. In other industries, change is slower.
The conference offers a platform for presenting experience in creating “smart factories” and discussing the possibilities of their adaptation and scaling in various industries.
The industry is the largest consumer of energy and emitter of pollutants. It is responsible for one-third of the total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions that are the main cause of climate change. To prevent threats to the quality of life of current and future generations, it is necessary to introduce a new paradigm of production and consumption. The transition to renewable energy sources is considered one of the key tools for the reduction of the dynamics of greenhouse gas emissions. However, the industrial application of renewable energy sources is not always effective in lowering the cost of energy and its consumption. The conference will offer a forum for cross-sectoral dialogue on the challenges and strategies for moving towards carbon neutrality.
The fourth industrial revolution radically changes the role of humans, shifting many tasks to machines and artificial intelligence. By developing smart factories today, we prepare the foundation necessary for the future. What will be the role of individuals and communities in Industry 4.0’s industrial production? What kind of challenges will professionals face? What will the professions of the future look like and what needs to be changed in today’s education system? What skills do employees need to develop to maintain their relevance with the advent of new technologies?
The conference offers opportunities for the presentation of case studies and cross-industry discussion of the role of people in smart manufacturing of the future. The dialogue between the participants will allow a deeper understanding of the challenges ahead and will help with development of social strategies for “smart” enterprises.
The creation of innovative technologies and their implementation in production is a difficult and expensive process. The experience of previous industrial revolutions illustrates that most of the inventions required help from entrepreneurs who have invested enormous resources to turn science into business. Unlike the previous stages of industrial development, the timescale for developing concepts into global business has been significantly reduced. Supporting innovation has become not only prestigious, but also profitable. Cross-industry interaction alliances allow the business to join their resources for addressing more efficiently the common for all challenges.
Business podiums organised at the conference offer an opportunity for developers and vendors to present their solutions to end-users.
The exhibition offers a business environment in the format of a “universal cross-category marketplace” to facilitate interaction between suppliers of technologies & services with the end-users from various segments of industrial production and service sectors. The exhibition is open to conference participants and visitors. One of the main advantages of exhibiting at the Smart Industry Exhibition is the ability to organise presentations for a target audience from several industries responsible for various areas of industrial modernisation and sustainable growth.
Smart information systems
Transport systems of the future
Given the theme of the conference, exhibiting is of the greatest interest to companies specialising in the development and implementation of cross-industry complex solutions and technologies for industrial enterprises in the B2B sector, including:
Who is invited to Smart Industry?
Industrial holdings and enterprises from mining, energy, processing, agricultural, machine-building and other light sectors, technology and smart solutions developers, construction companies, telecommunication companies, information and digital companies, transport and logistics companies, pharmaceutical companies, healthcare organisations, retail holdings, consulting companies, banks and financial organisations, authorities and regulators.
• Directors and business owners
• Directors for Strategic and Prospective Development
• Automation, Robotization, Technological Innovation Leaders
• Production Managers
• Technical Directors
• Leading Engineers
• Directors and Specialists for Sustainable Development (ESG)
• Heads of the Climate Change, Environment, and Decarbonisation
• Energy Transformation Leaders
• Technological Processes and Production Auditors
• Business Integration Architects
• Directors for Digital Technology and Digital Transformation
• Digital Implementation Managers
• Systems Engineers
• Chief Analytics Officers
• Cybersecurity Managers
• Information Management Systems Managers
• Marketing Directors and Specialists
• Sales Managers
• New Digital Product Executives
In addition to holding meetings and presentations at the exhibition, companies can hold demonstrations, business pitch-ups, master classes and competitions at the BUSINESS-PODIUM platform organised alongside the exhibition.
In addition to the physical exhibition, companies can extend the reach by taking part in a virtual exhibition organised on a virtual 3D platform.
Marketplace Smart Industry is a digital platform of smart technologies for cross-industry implementation.
What is the purpose of the Marketplace?
With the advent of Industry 4.0 generation technologies, the transformation of industrial production is taking place at a speed never seen before. To ensure competitive advantages and efficiency, companies are increasing efficiency and developing new competencies. In addition to using services and technologies of external providers, many companies are actively investing resources in creating their own technologies and solutions. Such developments often require significant organisational and financial costs. Many innovations implemented at individual enterprises can be scaled up across various industries. In this case, investing in technological development can not only increase the company efficiency but also bring additional dividends to its owners in the form of return on investment, creation of unique competencies and recognition.
Until recently, technological development of industrial enterprises in Russia and CIS states took place behind the scenes and was kept in the strictest confidence.
New realities created by global trends and challenges, such as the fight against climate change, supply chain disruption, technological breakthroughs, etc., are forcing companies to create new business models. One of the rapidly developing areas in industrial production is the creation of alliances of manufacturers, suppliers, and consumers, which allow pooling resources and accelerating the development and implementation of innovative technologies to solve common problems.
The Smart Industry Marketplace provides a digital environment for the cross-industrial promotion of innovative technologies and solutions which can be scaled up and commercialised. The Marketplace also offers opportunities to create a pool of companies interested in piloting and implementing solutions in the industry.
Who can participate in the marketplace?
Marketplace is open to everyone.
We invite vendors and developers with mature and commercialisation-worthy products to promote them to the Smart Industry Marketplace global audience. Here you can publish information about completed projects, discuss commercial and technological advantages of your solution or products, present commercialisation models, announce vacancies, post announcements, and much more.
Innovators and authors
Do you have a concept or laboratory studies that require field testing or implementation in real production? Are you looking for potential investors or business angels who can help you raise funding and commercialise your technology or product? Are you looking for potential customers? In the Marketplace, you can present yourself and your ideas to the Smart Industry conference participants as well as to numerous online participants and social groups subscribers.
Companies looking for solutions
On the Marketplace you can announce tenders and projects that require the involvement of innovative solutions, human and technological resources.
Business angels and investors
Are you successfully helping innovative technologies and products break into industry and consumer markets? To attract new talent and potential projects, you can present the information about your business and project selection criteria on the Marketplace.
Developers, vendors, and innovators can purchase a 12-month subscription that allows to the creation of a corporate profile with contacts details. Each subscriber can post up to three projects or concepts and manage content through a personal account.
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Blockchain is a revolutionary modern digital asset management technology. Blockchain is a distributed database, its fundamentals: coding (hashing) of data and transactions and a network of peers. Blockchain platforms are open and private. Creation of digital assets.
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Blockchain in the mining industry: digitizing diamonds (De Beers, Alrosa), gold, aluminium and steel. Blockchain in the supply chain for cobalt, gold, tin, nickel, mica. Blockchain for settlements for the supply of iron ore concentrate by BHP, Norilsk Nickel's experience in digitalization and tokenization of metals.
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Tokenization of metals to attract new investors, to facilitate obtaining permits - Norilsk Nickel. Using blockchain to track environmental and health metrics (Rio Tinto). Blockchain perspectives for exploration and production license management, for transportation logistics, for data management in prospecting operations.
The conference offers a new approach to organising events dedicated to the development of 'smart manufacturing'. A series of webinars will share innovative solutions and experience in implementing industrial transformation programs across various industries. The online format will help to extend the audience beyond Russia and to discuss industry-wide issues. It will also highlight the most interesting topics which will be presented at the conference in Moscow.
Technological transformation impacts almost all areas of human activity. Event Industry is no exception. The virtual SIC'22 exhibition is one of the world's first virtual tradeshows created in 3D environment. The exhibition presents unlimited opportunities for the presentation of technologies for industrial transformation of key sectors of the economy.
The 4.0 technologies empower companies with unprecedented solutions and opportunities to improve efficiency, reduce costs and ensure sustainable development. The integration of these technologies in various industries is happening at a different pace. The conference will provide opportunities for the exchange of practical knowledge from the early adopters of 'smart' technologies and creators of 'smart factories'.
The conference will take place at a physical venue in Moscow. The content rich conference program covers the entire life cycle of industrial production. Leading experts and companies will present at the plenary sessions, panel discussions, business podiums and strategy sessions.
An exhibition of smart technologies and solutions is organised in Moscow alongside the conference. In addition to physical and virtual booths, a part of the exhibition will be organised in a hybrid format. Internet kiosks integrated into exhibition booths will help to organise communication between visitors and exhibitors who are participating in the conference remotely.
The conference will provide opportunities for organising and promoting presentations of start-up projects and companies. At the first stage, companies will present at online events. Most popular presenters will be given the opportunity to speak at the conference in Moscow. Company presentations will also be presented in the Innovation Hub pavilion at a virtual exhibition.
Companies participating in the Innovation Hub program who have received most votes at the online stage will be invited to the competition finals held at the live conference in Moscow. Finalists' presentations will be organised in the form of business pitches. In addition to technical presentations, speakers will present business & monetisation plans and answer questions from the audience. The winners will be determined by the audience votes. The competition will culminate with the winner awards. Competitors will be given opportunities to organise meetings with mentors and potential customers.
Materials of online events will be regularly published on the conference website. Access to those materials is provided by free of charge subscription. Webinars organised by exhibitors and conference sponsors are published at the virtual exhibition and are open to public. The materials of the conference organised in Moscow, will be available to the participants upon completion. Viewers will have access only to the conference sessions broadcasted live. After the conference they will be offered a paid subscription access to the collection of video recordings and presentations of all sessions.
The opportunity to meet people with common interests is one of the most important components of any event. Thanks to our hybrid technology that combines digital and analogue approaches, the chances of meeting like-minded people at the conference are much greater. During online events, participants will be able to communicate with speakers in a virtual room and via chat. At the conference, communication is organised in thematic zones, divided by the interests of the participants. Participants will also be able to organise one-on-one meetings using personal scheduler application.