Cancellation of The MES and Industry 4.0 International Summit, 2020

Cancellation of The MES and Industry 4.0 International Summit, 2020

Due to ongoing global concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19), Critical Manufacturing has made the decision to cancel the MES and Industry 4.0 International Summit, 2020, scheduled to take place at The Alfandega Congress Center, Porto, Portugal, June 15-16, 2020. Given the uncertainty surrounding the continued spread of the virus and its impact on the business community, we will now reschedule the Summit the take place in 2021.

Ensuring the health and safety of our customers, partners, visitors and employees is our top priority and we believe that this is the right decision given the latest international developments and evolving health risks.

We will proactively contact all registered attendees, speakers, partners and exhibitors with details based on their individual situations. If you need additional assistance, please contact us at

We would like to thank you for your ongoing support and look forward to hosting the Summit in 2021.

the event

Our inaugural MES Industry 4.0 International Summit (MESI4.0) is a can’t miss event. Join us for two days of energizing learning, discussing and networking with Critical Manufacturing staff, partners, and other customers and manufacturing company executives from around the world.
Topics include MES and its role in Industry 4.0, integrating digital twins of the plant, implementation and rollout strategies, and more.



We are meeting in the historic building that has been voted the best meetings and conference event center in Europe, The Alfandega Congress Center, located in the heart of historic Porto, Portugal. Porto has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1996 and has been voted Best European Destination by European Consumer Choice.

What better place to learn about the future of manufacturing operations and Industry 4.0 than in the old Customs House for Portugal, where history and tradition meets modernity in a striking setting?


Industry 4.0 is a journey that needs careful preparation to achieve success. Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) are acknowledged by industry experts and analysts as the backbone for a successful digital transformation to achieve the promise of Industry 4.0. Many still have questions related to strategic planning, the goals, technology building blocks and how to plan for success.

Attend to learn from the top Industry 4.0 leaders, Industry experts and MES champions

Industry 4.0, the vision and reality for Perfect Production

The increasing value of Software in the factories of the future

The Role of MES as the backbone to achieving Industry 4.0

Learn first-hand from MES customers making an impact on their operations

Attend Smart Manufacturing workshops to build a roadmap for your success

Network with peers, industry experts and top global partners

See the latest Critical Manufacturing Product Demos in the Expert Lab

Who Should attend

The MES and Industry 4.0 International Summit 2020 will benefit: operations, manufacturing, IT, digital transformation, and quality executives, managers, project managers, and users of MES on the journey to operational excellence and Industry 4.0.


The Agenda will be packed with top industry speakers, innovative learning sessions, real-world case studies, panel discussions, roundtables, workshops, an MES Expert Lab, world class partners and more. The agenda is currently under development and will be available in early 2020.

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MES & Industry 4.0 Summit / by Critical Manufacturing S.A.
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4470-605 Moreira da Maia, Portugal
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