The Ideas Exchange took place at the headquarters of BOBST in Mex in French-speaking Switzerland, about 10 km out of Lausanne. The new office building there had been inaugurated in 2013, after relocating the historical facility at Prilly to Mex and bringing BOBST’s manufacturing operations to a single site. BOBST is a machine manufacturer for the flexible material, folding carton, and corrugated board industries for their increasingly complex packaging processes. With more than 20,000 machines active across the globe, BOBST covers over 50% of the packing industry. It is also on the forefront of developing and launching services for connected machines.