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.

Join us for the CECIMO Spring Meetings, which will take place in Rüschlikon, Switzerland, from 15 to 18 June 2019.

What do we have to look forward to in June?

We invited high-level guests from business and politics, to participate in our main session to discuss with you “Artificial Intelligence and Skills”. Beside this, our interactive sessions will focus on various topics, such as the machinery directive, cybersecurity, macro-economic trends and additive manufacturing.

Interested? Well, below you will find everything you need to get started. Please check this page regularly to see new information and content.

These meetings are open to our members only.



Saturday 15 June 2019

The Board meeting as well as BCMT meeting will take place in the early afternoon, while we expect all delegates and their partners to join for Welcome cocktails and Keynote Speech at 17:00.

After a short break we will be taken by coach to the center of Zürich for the Welcome Dinner at Zunfthaus zur Saffran.


Sunday 16 June 2019

It’s the day to experience nature, infrastructure, food, traditional sports and the culture of Switzerland. Do not miss the social programme. We start out a little early but there is no need to go for breakfast since it will be served in style en-route.


Monday 17 June 2019

While partners will enjoy a day out downtown Zürich, delegates will attend a session on “AI and Skills” followed by the Communication and Advocacy Committee meeting. Right after, the Technical Committee meeting and the Additive Manufacturing Committee meeting will take place in parallel. We expect all the Delegates to attend the meeting they have chosen previously in the registration form. To close a hard working day, we will gather at the Lobby Lounge around 19:00 for Cocktails and leisurely adjourn to the Gala Dinner.


Tuesday 18 June 2019

On the last day of the CECIMO Spring Meetings, we will present global & macro-economic issues. Right after, the Economic Committee meeting will take place, followed by the Open Forum where we will have the opportunity to debate on the important issues. The General Assembly will take a look at CECIMO activities and get your ideas for the future, before the farewell lunch.

Download the working Programme and
the Swissmem Spring Meetings Booklet for delegates and partners.


Do you want to know who is going to brief you about standardisation or cyber-security? Discover the profiles of our high-level speakers in their dedicated page.

Protectionism, trade-war, ongoing negative interest rates and missing structural reforms in many countries: Do we have to fear a global economic downturn?

Rudolf Minsch

Chief Economist, economiesuisse


Hotel Belvoir Rüschlikon
Säumerstrasse 37
CH-8803 Rüschlikon
Tel: +41 44 723 83 83
Website: www.hotel-belvoir.ch
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(only CECIMO members)

Please send back the registration form duly filled in by 16 May 2019.

The last meetings took place under the following themes:


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