Manufacturing and Engineering 2017 Conference

The conference keynotes provide high level engineering and manufacturing speakers from market leading companies. They cover a wide range of topics including: manufacturing and engineering strategies, best practice and innovation.

The full conference programme for Manufacturing & Engineering 2017 can be found below:

Conference Programme - Day 1 (5th July)

08:30-09:15

A new facility and 1000 new employees - the first 18 months of Hitachi Rail in Newton Aycliffe
Mark Chilvers, Head of Production, Hitachi Rail

09:30-10:15

The advanced design and manufacturing methods that are changing modern engineering
Matthew Gilbert, professor, Centre for Advanced Additive Manufacturing, Sheffield University

10:30-11:15

Achieving digitally enabled agility in traditional supply chains – is it possible?
Dr Michael Ward, CTO, Advanced Forming Research Centre, University of Strathclyde

11:30-12:15

Virtual Reality – The New Reality
VRTGO Labs and Secret Sauce panel discussion

12:30-13:15

Bridging the engineering skills gap in the North East
Michael Mitten, CEO, Houghton International

13:30-14:15

How providing increased value in your design will improve your bottom line
Gavin Jones, managing director, New Potential cbs & Des Kennedy, MD, Infinite Design Consultants

14:30-15:15

Industry 4.0 for Predictive Condition Monitoring
Richard Chamberlain, strategic product manager, Bosch Rexroth

Conference Programme - Day 2 (6th July)

08:30-09:15

New thinking – transformational opportunities: reviving the fortunes of UK industry
Michael Horan, Managing Director, Liberty Performance Steels (part of Liberty House Group)

09:30-10:15

The importance of industry-relevant project-based learning in education
Michael Brown, Director - academic programmes, The Greenpower Trust / Siemens

10:30-11:15

Regaining the World Water Speed Record for Britain
Nigel Macknight, Driver / Team Leader, Quicksilver Waterspeed Record Team

11:30-12:15

Investing in UK manufacturing to increase productivity
John Mills, chairman, JML Group

12:30-13:15

Why Scaleups matter and the current status of the Scaleup landscape
Irene Graham, CEO, ScaleUp Institute

13:30-14:15

Analox’s 5 year journey to winning the BFA Best SME 2016, lessons learned, and next steps
Emma Harbottle, Operations Director, Analox

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