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Global Congress on Manufacturing and Management

15th Global Congress on Manufacturing and Management (GCMM)

Special Update on COVID19 - Impact on the GCMM2020 Conference

The 15th Global Congress on Manufacturing and Management will take place 20 - 23 April 2021

Conference: Tuesday 20 – Thursday 22 April 2021
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Social programme: Friday 23 April 2021

Crowne Plaza Hotel,
Liverpool city centre
St Nicholas Place, Pier Head
L3 1QW or

Full paper submissions: 31 August 2020
Notice of manuscript acceptance: 31 September 2020
Submission of revised papers: 15 October 2020

The GCMM Board has met a few times to discuss the situation of the confinement imposed by the COVID19 containment policies. It has been noted that each country has its own strategies and measures, which bring a non-uniformity in the international travel bans. Some countries have travel bans imposed until the end of 2020, whereas other countries have not stated their views as to when the bans will be lifted. After a careful analysis and considering the warning of WHO of a potential second wave of global infection, the GCMM board has unanimously voted for the re-scheduling of the conference from Tuesday 20 - Thursday 22 April 2021 with a busy social programme on the Friday 23 April 2021 in Liverpool.

Taking into account some of the difficulties faced when running internet-based conferences, the spread of authors from around the globe, time differences as well as technical difficulties in securing consistent and good quality internet connections. The general thinking is that it would be more beneficial to have a normal conference to celebrate the 30th anniversary of GCMM.

Therefore, GCMM2020/21 is still open for full paper submissions, all papers are to be submitted by 31 August 2020 consequently all NEW and EXISTING authors are invited to submit full papers directly, even if they did not submit an abstract, by using this link:

GCMM2020/21 is seeking the participation of manufacturing industries and companies as exhibitors at a minimum cost or as sponsors in exchange for several benefits. Please go to the Sponsorship page for further details. Please continue promoting GCMM2020/21 by spreading and sharing the information through your networks and connections.

For more information:  Please contact the host Dr Andre Batako by email: or


Professor Anna Burduk (Poland)

Please join us in celebrating the 30th Anniversary of GCMM 1990-2020

Publishing Strategy

All accepted papers will be published in indexed journals (EI Compendex, Scopus, Web of Science, SCI), i.e. Elsevier: Procedia Manufacturing, IOP: Materials Science and Engineering; Springer: Intelligent Methods and Systems in Production Engineering; IMechE: Proceeding of the IMechE part B & part C.

Special Notice for Authors who have already submitted their full papers

All full papers that have been submitted to GCMM2020 are currently being reviewed and each author will receive reviewers’ comment along with journal specific template to format the final camera-ready version of the manuscript.  We have received papers from a broad range within the manufacturing, modelling and management; therefore, we will publish the papers in the best suitable journal to maximise the visibility and the citation of the papers.

Why Liverpool?

Liverpool is a maritime city where the River Mersey meets the Irish Sea. A key trade and migration port from the 18th to the early 20th centuries, Liverpool is the home of great football and the birthplace of The Beatles.

Founded in 1207, Liverpool is a cosmopolitan city in the North West of England, with an estimated population of 489,000. In 1889, it became a county borough and its growth as a major port contributed to the Industrial Revolution. Liverpool’s port handled international cargo, freight and raw materials from around the worlde. In the 19th century, Liverpool was a major transit point for the Irish and English emigrating to North America. Famous ocean liners such as RMS Titanic, the RMS Lusitania, RMS Queen Mary and RMS Olympic were registered in Liverpool.

Today, Liverpool city region is the host of some exciting industrial developments; its famous Jaguars luxurious cars, the high-end Land Rover “Evoke” and the world leading automotive transmission systems “Getrag-Ford”. Not far from Liverpool is the Airbus plant from where you can see the Beluga flying, which carries the wings of the jumbo airbus to France.

Liverpool’s waterfront features the iconic mercantile buildings known as the "Three Graces": Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building. This historic waterfront is where you’ll find the venue of GCMM2020. Travel time by train from London is 2.5 hours, 45 minutes from Manchester and 3.5 hours from Edinburgh.

With more theatres and museums than any other UK city outside London, Liverpool stands apart from the rest of the British Isles, bursting at the seams with venues, festivals and events celebrating all things cultural.

Liverpool waterfront, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, featuring The Three Graces: the Royal Liver, Cunard and Port of Liverpool Buildings.