CECIMO Spring Meetings 2019

Our members joined us for the CECIMO Spring Meetings in Rüschlikon, Switzerland, from 15 to 18 June 2019.

The programme was dense, but the agenda covered burning issues. Our interactive sessions focussed on the machinery directive, cybersecurity, macro-economic trends and additive manufacturing. Beside this, we invited high-level guests from business and politics, to participate in our main session to discuss with you “Artificial Intelligence and Skills”. Watch the video below that sums up speakers’ ideas and main takeaways.



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.


Do you want to know who briefed our members 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