PI UK to speak at Advanced Engineering Show – NEC, Nov 1-2

EEF, SIEMENS and PI UK speakers at the UK’s largest advanced engineering show

Advanced Engineering 2017 today announced a raft of speakers and conference topics, including talks from Siemens and PI UK. Topics will include how specific engineering problems have been overcome, as well as more strategic issues such as the fourth industrial revolution, smart factories and additive manufacturing.

During the two-day open conference, visitors will be able to hear from leading names within the connected manufacturing industry covering thought-provoking topics that affect the industry every working day. On day two the Engineering Employers Federation (EEF) will be taking to the stage to discuss ‘Leading factories of the future. How the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) is shaping a new leadership and skills dimension’.

Other topics will include:

  • Paul Hingley, SIEMENS – Digitisation Keynote;
  • Derek Paul Lane, WAGO Ltd and PI UK – PROFINET, the backbone of IIoT and Industry 4.0;
  • Russell Smith, Balluff GmbH and PI UK – IO-Link, the enabler for Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 strategies;
  • Tim Andrews and Junuz Jakupovic, Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) – SME support for digitalisation;
  • Simon Hall, Department for International Trade – DIT strategy & overview;
  • Grant Coffin, Rockwell Automation – Time To Value: implementing I4.0 solutions in the real world;
  • John Kirven, Canon (UK) Ltd – How the most successful manufacturers create customer intimacy, attract talent, and enable their teams;

Issues will also be covered by University of Manchester, HSSMI, techUK, Magna International, LPW Technology and Doncasters UK Fabrications Ltd.

The show is newly ‘Continuing Professional Development (CPD)’ – accredited for this year, by the CPD Certification Service. Recognised by employers, and which complements the policies of professional institutes and academic bodies, it also acknowledges the effective professional development visitors to the conference can gain. Attending the conference will help visitors broaden their knowledge around the various advanced engineering sectors and the interesting and technical topics that will be discussed.

Advanced Engineering 2017 is the place where the UK supply chain meets face-to-face with engineering management, spanning: process, control and plant industries; R & D; design; test; production & procurement from OEMs, integrators and top-tier industry players within multiple industries. It takes place on 1&2 November at the NEC, Birmingham.

Alison Willis, industrial divisional director at Easyfairs, the organisers of the exhibition, said: “We’re very excited about the speakers at this year’s exhibition; with presentations from Boeing, SIEMENS, Canon and Magna we’re set to have an interesting two days!

“The conference will provide insights into topics affecting the array of industries our show covers. We have something for everyone and expert industry keynotes will allow for interesting discussions and Q&As, especially around the hot-topic of industry 4.0.”

Advanced Engineering 2017 comprises five co-locating zones:

  • Aero Engineering
  • Composites Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Performance Metals Engineering
  • Connected Manufacturing

New for this year: a dedicated zone for industry 4.0, Connected Manufacturing (where PI UK are on stand CM35); and an expanded zone for start-ups sponsored by Magna International.

Now in its ninth year, the show is set for record-breaking visitor numbers, bringing together over 700 exhibiting firms – all looking to source, specify and invest in the most up-to-date products and explore the latest industry innovations.

More Information

For more information on Advanced Engineering, or to secure your free ticket for the show, visit: www.advancedengineeringuk.com. Find regular updates on Twitter via #AEUK17.