On 7 and 8 November, the fifth edition of the National Industry 4.0 Congress took place at the Palacio de Congresos in Valencia, with Argentina as the guest country. With Argentina as its guest country, Spain plays a bridging role between the European Union and Latin America, where public-private collaboration and collaboration with companies in the technology sector is essential. In this context, Geprom and Telefónica are a key partner for this transition, as has been highlighted in various roundtable discussions.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, was in charge of opening the Congress, and held a debate on comparative public policies between Spain and Argentina together with José Ignacio de Mendiguren, Secretary General of Industry and Productive Development of Argentina.
“Without industry there is no nation”, said Mendiguren in one of his speeches. The industry is growing in Argentina, and facilitating the exit from the crisis, although it presents challenges that need to be addressed from a forward-looking perspective. It points out that “it is impossible to look to the past for the solution to the problems of the future”. “Argentina and Spain can face this new world together”. and “that is what we want to do with you in this new stage of Industry 4.0”.