8 April 2019

CEO Roundtable - World Robotics 2019

Between 2018 and 2021, almost 2.1 million new industrial robots are expected to be installed in factories around the world. At the IFR CEO Round Table in Chicago, the IFR President will present the outlook for the new World Robotics Data with breaking news on the global automation race.

The International Federation of Robotics invites the press on 8 April 2019 from 01:00 to 03:00 p.m. to the IFR CEO Roundtable at the AUTOMATE in Chicago. The event is part of the Win the Future Theater, located at the back of the Automate Show floor, booth # 9667. The CEOs from ARM (USA) and MIR (DK), the Director of Strategy MINO (CN), the President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (USA) and the President of the International Federation of Robotics (JP) will discuss the “Global race for leadership in robotics and AI“.

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Dr. Robert Atkinson

President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), USA

Dr. Byron Clayton

CEO, Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM), USA

Junji Tsuda

IFR President; Representative Director Chairman of the Board, Yaskawa Electric Corp., Japan

Henry Sun

Director of Strategy, Guangzhou MINO Automotive Equipment Co, China

Representative of China

Thomas Visti

CEO, MIR, Denmark

Representative of Europe

Robert Huschka

Moderator, Director of Education Strategies, A3, USA


  • Preview of new World Robotics data by IFR Vice President Steven Wyatt

  • Discussion on “Global race for leadership in robotics and AI”
  • Questions and Answers
  • Personal interviews with the panelists
  • Get together

Press Registration

Journalists send their registration to Carsten Heer, [email protected]




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Contact IFR

Dr. Susanne Bieller

IFR General Secretary

Lyoner Str. 18
DE-60528 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69-6603-1502
E-Mail: secretariat(at)ifr.org

Dr. Christopher Müller

Director IFR Statistical Department

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DE-60528 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69-6603-11 91
E-Mail: statistics(at)ifr.org

Silke Lampe

Assistant IFR Secretariat

Lyoner Str. 18
DE-60528 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69-6603-1697
E-Mail: secretariat(at)ifr.org

Nina Kutzbach

Assistant IFR Statistical Department

Lyoner Str. 18
DE-60528 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69-6603-1518
E-Mail: statistics(at)ifr.org