2017 EU-China Think Tank Workshop “The Future of Manufacturing: Industry 4.0 Meets Made in China 2025”

Date: November 14th (Tuesday), 2017 / 日期 2017年11月14日 (周二)
Time: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (GMT+8) / 时间: 上午8点30 -下午5点 (北京时间)
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, VIP II, 500 Weihai Road, Jing An District, Shanghai / 地点: 上海四季酒店,贵宾厅II(三层),静安区威海路500号。
Online registration () Deadline: 31st October, 2017 / 报名截止日期2017年10月31日

Thanks to all the experts and participants, last year’s EU-China Think Tank Workshop was a success (short summary on Youtube and Youku). This year, we are going to discuss another hot topic “The Future of Manufacturing: Industry 4.0 Meets Made in China 2025”. This event is a unique opportunity to bring policy makers, industry and research institutions together. High level experts from Europe and China, from industry and academia are coming to Shanghai! A full day programm including keynotes, panel discussion and creative workshop will give you another unforgettable experience. We are looking forward to your participation!


  • Identifying opportunities and challenges for EU-China cooperation based on “Made in China 2025” & “Industry 4.0” strategy papers.
  • Enabling the community to gain a common understanding on the Future of Manufacturing for China and Europe and on a global scale.
  • Creating a better level playing field for European researchers and innovators in China

Our experts are from Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development, European Commission, Fraunhofer IFF & IPK,  Platform Industry 4.0 Austria, Global Advanced Manufacturing Institute, Tongji University, Kühne + Nagel (AG&Co.) KG and more.

Who should participate?

  • European & Chinese Think Tanks, focusing on EU-China cooperation in STI
  • Manufacturing and related industry
  • Research institutions & Associations related to Industry 4.0
  • Science Counsellors of EU Member States / Associated Countries

Programme (Preliminary agenda in English and in Chinese, last update 30. Oct. 2017)

Presentations (Download)


  • Prof. Daoliang Li, China Agriculture University
  • Laura Rampazzo, Beijing Software Enterprise Advisory Center
  • Dr. Jessie Zhang, EUrelations AG

For more details please do get in touch with Dr. Jessie Zhang, EUrelations AG, Zurich, Switzerland. Tel: +41 44 271 33 33. Email: jzhang@eurelations.com.