swissnex China Lecture

The New Industrial Revolution

Event Details


swissnex China office
22F, Building A, Far East International Plaza, 319 XianXia Road, Shanghai, China


November 04, 2013 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm


Free of Charge

Over the past decades the history of manufacturing in China has rapidly evolved. Innovative manufacturers looking for a profitable future, and for their business to grow, entered the Chinese market. In a short time China became a prime location for low-cost manufacturing. Great success and fortune had been achieved. But what does the future hold? How does the New Industrial Revolution affect China?

New Industrial Revolution – Effects on China, and the World

We have the honor to present to you Peter Marsh, former Editor of the Financial Times, and Author of book “The New Industrial Revolution: Consumers, Globalization and the End of Mass Production”. As an expert on the evolution of manufacturing, he will share his insights on the fifth industrial revolution and its main characteristics. He will talk about how the revolution unfolds within the next three decades, by focusing on China. Together with Claudio Boër, Senior Adviser at swissnex China and expert in the field of manufacturing, they both will share their long time experience on their research and work.

We are delighted to invite you to follow this interesting presentation and discussion!!


6.30pm    Guest Registration

7.00pm    Presentations by Peter Marsh, former Financial Times’ manufacturing editor and Claudio Boër, Senior Adviser swissnex China, followed by a Q&A Session

9.30pm    official end

Free admission – RSVP required    >>>

Speakers :

Peter Marsh, former Financial Times’ manufacturing editor and author of the book “The New Industrial Revolution: Consumers, Globalization and the End of Mass Production”. He was working for Luton Evening Post, and was a reporter and editor at New Scientist (international science publication), before he joined Financial Times. After writing about technology earlier, he covered both topics chemicals and economics later. He has published three books, including The Silicon Chip Book (Abacus, published 1981), an early study of how the microchip would transform our lives; The Robot Age (Abacus, published 1982), an account of the history and impact of developments in automation; and The Space Business (Penguin, published 1985), a look at the commercial opportunities from satellites and rocketry. Peter Marsh was named the winner in the manufacturing category in the Business Journalist of the Year awards in March 2002

Claudio Boër, Senior Adviser at swissnex China, Engineer and Professor at the University of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), and co-author of the book “Mass Customization and Sustainability” publishes in Springer Verlag 2013. He started his career at ABB in the field of computer simulation of flexible manufacturing systems, then joined Tornos SA and Charmilles Technologies before he started teaching courses in the field of metal forming process for EPFL (Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne), and held positions such as associate Professor at the Politechnico of Milano, as well as Research Director at CNR – ITIA and also expert for CTI – Swiss Federal Commission for Technology and Innovation, where he was responsible for the internationalization within the CTI-China program, and created the ManuFuture platform in Switzerland as Chairman of IMS – Intelligent Manufacturing System. After successfully working on various R&D Projects, Claudio Boër was Director at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland SUPSI, and worked for swissnex China in Guangdong since late 2008.