Industry Forum IRT 2024: Day One Highlights

15 May 2024

The 15th IFIRT programme spans two days, each linked by content yet forming a coherent whole on its own. Day One is tailored for managers, decision-makers, representatives of government institutions, and academic organizations. The schedule includes engaging round table discussions and presentations on a variety of general topics. Day Two of the Forum, with its expert lectures and workshops, is aimed primarily at professionals, production managers, project managers, developers and researchers, professors and students.

IFIRT_2023_D1-86Key highlights of Day One of Industrial Forum IRT:

Ljupka Vrteva, the current Female Engineer of the Year, will share her motivational journey in an exclusive conversation with Petra Kovič, editor of newspaper Delo’s business supplement. Vrteva’s message "Everyone has wings, you just have to fly!" is sure to inspire.

Iztok Seljak, CEO of Hidria Holding and President of the Manager Association, will discuss the pivotal role of cooperation in generating (much more significant!) added value. Edita Krajnović, CEO of Mediade, will reveal the secrets to creating environments where talent thrives, focusing on the physics of innovation and the chemistry of relationships.

A round table, "How Development Shines (Only) in the Market and Creates New Value," will feature Iztok Seljak, Špela Jernejc, CEO of Procesni inženiring, Tomaž Berginc, CEO of Eti, and Maruša Grah, Head of the B2B Centre and Board Member of the Marketing Association of Slovenia.

Under the auspices of the Spirit Agency and the EIT Manufacturing project, student teams will present their innovative ideas. The idea with the greatest market potential will receive financial support as a prize.

Afternoon presentations:
University of Maribor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering: A tool for optimizing manufacturing systems. Gorazd Rakovec from Kibernova: Path to a super-innovation society. College of Industrial Engineering and Unior: Action plan for decarbonizing a company. University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering: Sustainable manufacturing system.

Ample time is allocated between sessions for networking, socializing, and exploring the exhibition area. Over 40 exhibitors, including main sponsors ABB, FANUC, and Konica Minolta, will showcase their latest programs and offerings.