CECIMO Meetings

CECIMO delegates meet twice a year during the Spring and Fall meetings

to discuss current European trends for the machine tool industry and related manufacturing technology, debate the global economic situation and exchange best practices or national projects. They determine the strategy of CECIMO and its upcoming actions.

Our members will join us for the CECIMO Fall Meetings in Brussels, Belgium, on 4 and 5 December 2019.

The programme foresees two days of meetings and networking opportunities in the European Parliament. It will start with the Additive Manufacturing European Conference and will continue with interactive sessions focussed on current sensitive issues for our sector. 

We look forward to having our delegates in Brussels.



Wednesday 4 December 2019

In the morning, Delegates will have the opportunity to attend the 5th edition of the European Additive Manufacturing Conference (AMEC), and the roundtable discussion Skills4Industry“, both organised in the European Parliament. In the afternoon, the Board meeting will take place. At the same time, we foresee for the other Delegates the possibility to take part in the 60th anniversary of the European Association of Automobile Suppliers (CLEPA). Right after, the Open Forum will take place, where we will have the opportunity to debate on the important issues. At the end of the day, all the Delegates and their partners are invited to join the Welcome cocktail and Dinner in the Autoworld Museum, starting with the keynote speaker, Luigi Ksawery Luca’, about the challenges of the automotive industry. Autoworld Museum is located in an impressive historic building in Brussels, representing the most exciting years of the auto¬mobile history since 1960 can be approached and admired from close by, thanks to a brilliantly designed scenography.


Thursday 5 December 2019

The last day of the CECIMO Fall Meetings will kick-off with a Breakfast roundtable  on the Future of the Machinery Directive, at the European Parliament. Afterwards, we will provide you with our insight into the future economic and market situation. The General Assembly will take a look at CECIMO activities and get your ideas for the future, before the farewell lunch for all the Delegates and partners.

Download the full working Programme.

Keynote Speakers

“New customer needs, technology and regulation are driving a major disruption in the automotive business. Toyota is gearing up to face the challenges of the future of mobility.”

Luigi Ksawery Luca’
Director of New Mobility & Connected Car
Toyota Motor Europe

Luigi Luca’ is an executive with 20 years’ experience in most areas of the automotive business including sales, marketing, brand, product, aftersales, strategy. In his current position he is in charge for all projects related to new mobility and connected car for the European region.

“The baseline scenario of Belfius is that the world economy is heading to a soft landing, but growth will be weaker next year.”

Véronique Goossens
Chief Economist

Véronique worked 15 years as a journalist and talkshow host for “Kanaal Z”, the Belgian financial and economic news broadcaster. In 2017 she finalized her book on central banking and the financial sector. “The money makers. Backstage in the National Bank of Belgium”. The book was subsidized by the “Fonds Pascal Decroos” for exceptional journalism. Before she worked as a journalist for different Belgian news media.


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than 15 October


(only CECIMO members)

Please send back the registration form duly filled in
by 15 October 2019.

The last meetings took place under the following themes:


Skills and Manufacturing 4.0

at the Spring meetings 2019 in Rüschlikon


Decarbonisation of Transport

at the Fall meetings 2018 in Barcelona


Artificial intelligence and future of work

at the Spring meetings 2018 in Mainz


Artificial Intelligence

at the Fall meetings 2017 in Brussels


Data and new business models

at the Spring meetings 2017 in Rotterdam