Engineering and technology leaders from the private sector and education gather to exchange on critical issues in a unique, interactive and creative event.
The Industry Forum creates the opportunity for an influential and meaningful dialogue to take place among all participants allowing their collective knowledge and experience to be leveraged and concrete solutions to real world problems to be elaborated. Each event is inspired by a concept paper that explores current issues impacting innovation and skills in engineering education. A detailed event report that includes a full description of all ideas developed is published after the event. You can access these valuable resources here.
The events to-date have gathered senior delegates from 40 countries across 6 regions. Based on the feedback shared, over 90% leave satisfied, inspired and looking forward to joining us again.
See the list of speakers who have shared valuable and inspirational input to previous editions.
The Industry Forum was designed to gather inspiring experts AND to create a platform where a learned community of industry and academic leaders can come together to build on our collective experience.
Senior Director, Global Academic Program, Siemens
A very unique opportunity for academic and industry leaders to engage on emerging trends and best practices in engineering education.
Panelists representing industry, education, and the public sector, share their experience and insights on a topic relevant to one of the event themes. The panelists are deliberately chosen to represent a range of perspectives and their presentations are structured not simply to ‘inform’ participants but to stimulate discussion and debate among all attendees.
Director of Global Partnership Program, Huawei
One of the benefits of the Industry Forum is to be connected to the elite circle of international engineering educators, to learn about the experiences of both industry partners and academia.
The student voice is a key feature of the GEDC Industry Forum. Ahead of the 2020 event, a diverse and truly global cohort of 48 selected students worked together in teams to re-design how we learn, work and live in the future. The best student presentations were shared with Industry Forum delegates for inspiration.
Dean of School of Engineering, Campbell University
Truly unique and engaging. The Industry Forum provided a great platform for helping attendees truly get to know one another and share ideas, generate future collaborations and more.
Vice President, Product Marketing Academic, Customer Education, Software, National Instruments
The GEDC Industry Forum gave an excellent opportunity to discuss and generate ideas on how universities and industries can work together to better prepare students for their careers.
Participants work collaboratively in groups, each of which is tasked with designing solutions to challenges identified under one of the event themes. Each design group presents their conclusions and recommendations to the whole audience at the end of the Forum.
Each design group delivers an engaging, creative presentation of their work. This is where we design the future together by agreeing on what recommendations to take forward.
Materials Education Resources
Team Lead, Ansys
Founder & CEO, CTI - Consulting,
Vice-Rector emeritus & Professor, School of Engineering & IT, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Villach, Austria
Professor of Biomedical Engineering / Director Digital Medical Engineering & Technology Center,
Illinois Institute of Technology
Deputy Chairman, Group Ethics
Professor and Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology,
University of Pretoria
Chief Executive, Institute of
Student Employers (ISE)
Senior Director, Global Academic Program, Siemens Digital Industries Software
Chair of Transport Systems Information Technology, Institute of Traffic Telematics, Technical University Dresden
Vice President - Regional Head,
Services (Americas), Infosys
To maintain the highly interactive nature of the event which allows every voice to be heard, participation is by invitation only with the number of places available deliberately low. We’d be delighted to hear from more potential participants and contributors so if you would like to receive an invitation, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
A small number of engaging, interactive sponsorship opportunities are available to support the event, our publications and outreach activity. Find out more here or contact email@example.com
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