Events & conferences
Fives rewarded for its international success
On March 20, 2017, BFM Business organized the 4th edition of its Grands Prix de l'Export. The ceremony, hosted by journalist Stéphane Soumier, was broadcast live on the radio and on TV channel BFM Business.
Today, out of 3 million businesses in France, only 130,000 are exporting. The BFM Grands Prix de l'Export reward each year the best international successes.
Among the prizes awarded, Fives was awarded the "French Tech" prize; It celebrates the know-how of a company that develops innovative technological solutions that meet needs around the world. Frédéric Sanchez, Fives’ Chairman of the Board, highlighted the great know-how of French engineers and disruptive manufacturing processes that are currently being developed by the Group, such as additive manufacturing.
Fives at IFP Energies Nouvelles’ Symposium “Panorama 2017”
On January 24, 2017, Karine Gosse, Chief Digital Officer at Fives, will participate in IFP Energies Nouvelles’ Symposium “Panorama 2017” taking place in Paris (Espace Saint-Martin), on the topic of Industry 4.0 and the digital revolution in the industrial sector.
On this occasion, Ms. Gosse will address the ambitions of the governmental program “Alliance Industrie du Futur” and take part in a panel discussion concerning the impacts, stakes and perspectives of the advent of digital in the energy and transportation sectors.
Mrs Karine Gosse, Chief Digital Officer/Industry of the Future at Fives, spoke at the "Industry of Things World" conference, held in Berlin on 19-20 September 2016.
The conference aimed to present the potential, successes, and opportunities generated by the digital revolution, which covers all industrial sectors. Industry is undergoing major shifts, and can make the most of these technologies to adapt to the changes demanded by end consumers and driven by new global economic challenges.
The "Industry of Things World" conference brought together numerous academic and industrial players who shared their vision and their experience: Festo, Bosch, Siemens, Huawei, Google, Caterpillar, BASF,… Karine Gosse presented how Fives is developing connected solutions and services to optimize industrial production.
Fives presents its additive manufacturing offer at the Elysée Palace
On May 23, 2016, France's President, François Hollande, and Minister for the Economy, Industry, and Digital Technology, Emmanuel Macron, celebrated the anniversary of the "Nouvelle France Industrielle" (New Industrial France) program.
In honor of the occasion, several companies were invited to present their innovative technologies at the Elysée Palace. Fives presented the AddUp offer, a full range of additive manufacturing solutions developed in partnership with Michelin through their joint venture Fives Michelin Additive Solutions. The joint venture, founded in 2015, combines the two groups' industrial expertise and experience, with the ambition of becoming a world leader in additive metal manufacturing .
The event celebrated the initiatives undertaken as part of the "Nouvelle France Industrielle" program, which aims to modernize and transform the French industrial sector, particularly through the use of digital technology.
Fives has been involved in the project since 2012. Frédéric Sanchez, Chairman of the Fives Executive Board, is currently the honorary co-chairman of the Alliance Industrie du Futur (Industry of the Future Alliance). The Group also leads the "Vitrines technologiques industrie du futur" (Technological showcases for the industry of the future) working group, which has certified six flagship technological projects which are virtually mature on an industrial scale and which demonstrate France's industrial prowess.
3D Printing, the plant of the future
Through July 9, the exhibition "Impression 3D, l’usine du futur" (3D Printing, the plant of the future) at the Lieu du Design (Paris, France) is highlighting the potential of 3D printing, with displays featuring close to a hundred projects from fields including design, the aerospace industry, healthcare, fashion, scientific research, and architecture.
To celebrate this exhibition, the newspaper La Tribune hosted the La Tribune Lab event on May 19, 2016. The event focused on the potential of this unique innovation, at the center of the 4th industrial revolution, which heralds the arrival of a new industrial ecosystem, riding the wave of global digitalization and industry 4.0.
Karine Gosse, Fives' Director of Digital Development / Industry of the Future was a panelist in a round table which also featured Dorothée Kohler, an Industry 4.0 consultant, and Bernard Charlès, CEO of Dassault Systèmes, during which she discussed how 4.0 is at the heart of the plants of the future.
Fives : 200 years of history to tell its future
On May 19, the AFPAP (French Association for the Protection of Private Archives) held its annual conference on the topic of "Companies and their historic archives in the 21st century".
During the conference, several companies shared their experiences in using their archives to improve the way they talk about their present and to invent their future: Saint-Gobain, Hermès, Renault, Les Galeries Lafayette … and Fives !
Céline Morcrette, Fives Communications Director, offered an overview of the history of the Group, which was founded in 1812 and began to build an international presence and develop innovative technologies very early on. The group highlighted its history in 2012, with celebrations for stakeholders worldwide, including customers, employees and suppliers, and the publication of a historic book looking back at "200 years of industrial revolutions".
Industry 4.0: converging views between France and Germany
On March 17, 2016, BPI France and La Fabrique de l’Industrie (a think-tank for the industry) organized an event on the French and German views of Industry 4.0. Germany was the first country to set up an industrial policy focusing on the concept of connected plants, through the launch of a “Indutrie 4.03 program in 2011. In France, digital is at the heart of the program “Alliance Industrie du Futur”.
On the occasion of this event, alongside other industrial experts from both France and Germany, Karine Gosse, Digital Development Director / Industry of the future at Fives, presented the new business models and organization adopted by the Group to develop digital solutions bringing more flexibility, thus better answering the needs of the industrial sector.
Fives at MEDEF’s Digital event
On March 16, 2016, Frédéric Sanchez, Fives’ Chairman of the Executive Board, spoke at a round table taking place at the Université du Numérique organized by MEDEF, the French Business Confederation.
Alongside executives from Schneider Electric, FIM (Federation of Mechanical Engineering Industries) and Dassault Systèmes, Mr. Sanchez addressed the Alliance Industrie du Futur, of which he is the honorary co-Chairman. This program for the renewal of the French industry has put a focus on digital technologies and supports businesses modernizing their production tool. Mr. Sanchez also evoked the example of Fives. In 2015, the Group positioned itself as a new player in additive manufacturing; this booming technology offers many advantages for producing complex parts.