May 9, 2016

Media Advisory: Italy’s top tech and engineering firms visit Wayne State to strengthen connection to higher education in Detroit area

What: Wayne State University, in partnership with the Consulate of Italy in Detroit and Leonardo International, will host the first Italian Technological Excellence in the U.S. conference and expo, with the goal of strengthening the relationship between Italian companies and universities in the greater Detroit area.

The expo will include exhibits from more than 20 of Italy’s leading engineering and tech companies. Media are invited to photograph the exhibits and speak to company executives, as well as attend both panel discussions with an in-depth focus on autonomous vehicles, robotics and advanced medical technologies.

Media are also invited to attend the showcase and speak with students about their experiences conducting hands-on research, collaborating with industry and studying engineering and computer science in Detroit. For a full schedule of events, visit


10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Wayne State University McGregor Memorial Conference Center

495 Gilmour Mall

Detroit, MI 48202

More Info:

The nearest available parking is located across from Wayne Law in Parking Structure 1 (450 W. Palmer). Cost is $7 (debit and credit cards only).


Melissa Ellison
Phone: 313-577-3853