Admission to all events is free of charge, however registration is requested to facilitate planning.


8:00-9:00 am

Limited space remaining.


Registration and Light Breakfast

McMaster Innovation Park (MIP)
175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton

9:00 - 9:15 am

Speaker Introduction

MIP – Conference room


9:15 - 10:00 am

Limited space remaining.

Keynote Speaker:
Industry 4.0 Made Tangible –Tangible Things Within Industry 4.0

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Zäh
Chair of Machine Tools and Production Technology at Technische Universität München and Director, Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management

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10:00 - 10:15 am



MIP - Atrium


10:15 am - 12:00 noon

Limited space remaining.


Expert Panel: Practical Implementation Recommendations

Presentation slides:



12:00 noon - 1:00 pm



Networking Lunch

MIP - Atrium


1:00 – 5:00 pm



Industry Open House

Tour Multiple Materials & Advanced Manufacturing labs, including material and process development, material characterization, CAD/CAM, machining, bulk and sheet metal forming, polymer processing, metrology, powertrain test facilities and student projects.

Complimentary parking and shuttle between sites.


  • McMaster University - Materials and Manufacturing Labs, 1280 Main St. West, Hamilton
  • McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC), 200 Longwood Road South
  • CanmetMATERIALS - Register during the morning session in the Atrium.  See the CanmetMATERIALS display and sign up sheet.

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3:30 – 4:30 pm



CAFÉ X Speaker Series - Digital Transformations in Industry

Dean Puri chats with Dr. Rick Huijbregts, VP of Digital Transformation and Innovation, in an informal interview discussing social and policy issues related to Industry 4.0

JHE Lobby, McMaster University, 1280 Main St. West, Hamilton