Important notice: Due to the evolving public health concerns and travel advisories around COVID-19, the 19th World Productivity Congress 2020, scheduled to be held on the 7th and 8th of May 2020 is currently postponed. We the organising committee from World Confederation of Productivity Science (WCPS) and PDA Ventures Pvt. Ltd., believe this is the best option to make sure we prioritise our delegates health and safety. The World Congress stands postponed until further notice. Updates announcing new dates will be shared in the coming weeks.

About the Event

Industry 4.0 (I-4.0) represents the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The first three industrial revolutions were based on Steam, Electricity, and Digital Technologies. The fourth is based on “cyber-physical systems” that merge the capabilities of humans and machines. I-4.0 uses innovations based on artificial intelligence, IoT, and connectivity in industry, advanced manufacturing and the service sectors to increase productivity in a sustainable manner.

This 19th World Productivity Congress will bring together industry and academia from India and abroad as well as representatives from the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation. It will provide a platform for exploring economic and productivity development in India, and for ongoing international communication and cooperation. In addition to the Congress and the Trade Fair, there will be a display of adjudicated student posters with awards given for the best posters.

World Productivity Congress comes back to India after 45 years

Congress Topics


Digital Transformation

  • In Government
  • In Industry

Technologies for I-4.0

  • Data and Visual Analytics
  • 5G, IoT and Fog Computing
  • AI for Design
  • Block Chain
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Variant Testing

Innovation in Service Industries

  • Retail Services
  • Financial Services
  • Health Services

Implications for Global Challenges

  • Climate Change
  • Low-Carbon Economy
  • Renewable power, e.g., wind
  • Smart Materials

Smart Manufacturing

  • Digital Twins
  • Robotics
  • 3-D Printing
  • Variant and Configurable Systems
  • Quality Assurance

Warehousing and Logistics

  • Automated warehouses
  • Supply Chain
  • Cold Chain
  • Just-in-time Delivery

Smart Agriculture and Aquaculture

  • Plant and Animal Sensors
  • Drones
  • Vertical farming
  • Fish Farming
  • Autonomous vehicles and ships

Capacity Building for

  • Skills Development
  • Small Industry Growth and Sustainability

Concurrent Event


A trade fair that caters to the burgeoning industry in India is the need of the hour. The event catering to Factory Automation, Digital Factory and Warehousing will act as a catalyst to this growth and provide a definitive platform to foster partnerships in the sector.

Partners and Associates

Venue Information

Bangalore International Exhibition Centre

BIEC is India’s first “LEED – Certified” Green Exhibition & Conference Facility. The multipurpose, acres of the beautifully landscaped complex has over 77,200 sqm of covered column-less air-conditioned exhibition space (five exhibition halls). Perfectly suitable for showcasing large and heavy machinery, a multi-facility conference centre spread over 5,600 sqm including 9 Conference Centres, a Helipad, an Amphitheater, VIP Lounge, Food Court of 7,500 sqm, a Machine Tool Training Centre, and large outdoor area. It also has an infrastructure to distribute 11 MW of power supply.