UNIDO Launches 4IR Report at ITM Mexico 2020

UNIDO Industrial Transformation Mexico (ITM) 2020 will take place virtually from 28 to 30 October 2020. To this end, a press conference took place on 29 September to formally launch the publication “Industrial Transformation 2019. México 2019. The Industry 4.0 Platform in Mexico” which outlined the key outcomes of ITM 2019. UNIDO’s Directorate of Digitalization, Technology and Agri-Business drafted a chapter outlining a strategic approach for Mexico in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).

Aligned with UNIDO's strategic approach to supporting countries in their transition towards 4IR, the document analyses best practices and approaches in terms of circular economy and quality infrastructure.

In the report, UNIDO proposes various tools and technical modules that allow analysis of the level of readiness for 4IR, assessment of technological needs and the potential for applying relevant emerging technologies at each stage of value creation in the chain’s productive activities, development of digital skills and capacities, digital transformation of SMEs, and the development of smart platforms and ecosystems and innovation clusters.

The press conference also featured several high-level panelists speaking on 4IR and its implications for Mexico, such as Diego Sinue Rodriguez Vallejo, the Governor of Guanajuato; Bernd Rohde, CEO of Hannover Messe, Mexico; Alejandro Preinfalk, CEO of Siemens Mexico; Francisco Cervantes, President of CONCAMIN (Mexican Industrial Chambers Confederation); Guillermo Castella Lorenzo, Director of the UNIDO Mexico Office; and Alejandro Rivera Rojas, Executive Officer, Directorate of Digitalization, Technology and Agri-Business, UNIDO.

For further information contract Alejandro Rivera Rojas (A.Rivera-Rojas [at] unido.org)