Mexico City, October 9, 2019. Thousands turned out for the second day of Industrial Transformation Mexico (ITM), confirming the success of this Hannover Messe event in Mexico.
Taking place concomitantly to #ITM2019 was the Annual Industrialists Meeting, at which the governors of Guanajuato, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Aguascalientes and Jalisco signed the Center-Bajío-West Alliance that will promote this region of Mexico as one of the largest economies in Latin America and help improve the quality of life of its inhabitants. The main goal of the alliance is to capitalize on the strengths of these states and mitigate their vulnerabilities with a view to promoting development and exploiting home-grown opportunities.
The ITMujeres cycle of conferences highlighted the participation of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics—the so-called STEM careers.
This special ITM event, intended to highlight the contribution of women to Industry 4.0, was opened by Education Minister for Guanajuato Yoloxóchitl Bustamante, who said that Industry 4.0 is interested in the work of women and that “there is no profession where women cannot achieve the same as men.”
Also present was Katherine Morris (winner of the 2019 Engelberger Robotics Prize, sometimes referred to as the Nobel Prize of robotics), who gave a talk on “Becoming a Leader, An Unlikely Journey”, at which she encouraged women to raise their voices and dare to innovate and learn.
Bringing ITMujeres to a close was Claudia Gómez llamas, Vice-president of Marketing and Domestic Sales for Mexico and Central America at Scheider, who spoke about “Behaviors that Help Bridge the Gender Gap in STEM”.
Professionals with STEM careers are the ones in greatest demand worldwide and education needs to take pride of place, she said, adding that the societies of the future cannot afford to exclude half the population from the task of creating prosperous economies based on scientific and technological know-how.
The day came to an end with “Exhibitors Night”, where participants had the chance to socialize with their Industry 4.0 colleagues.
Tomorrow #ITM2019 will continue, winding up with a memorable closing ceremony.