Digitalising Manufacturing 2017

Digitalising Manufacturing 2017

Driving competitiveness and productivity of UK industry through digitalisation

Digital Manufacturing is already here - but is your business ready to take full advantage and be at the forefront of this exciting new era?

Join us on 30th & 31st October, for our third Digitalising Manufacturing Conference and gain the know-how you need from worldwide leading experts. Now expanded to two days, the conference will address international collaboration opportunities, national policy as well as practical knowledge to drive industrial digitalisation from within UK value chains.

Headlining the conference is our keynote speaker Prof. Juergen Maier, Chief Executive of Siemens plc, who is leading the Industrial Digitalisation Review on behalf of the UK Government.

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Location

The Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre, Manufacturing Technology Centre, Ansty Park, Coventry

Date: 30th October 2017

End Date: 31st October 2017

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The packed two-day programme features thought-provoking and informative seminars from leading UK and international figures in industry and government; insightful panel discussions; interactive workshops and digital manufacturing demonstrators - making this the 'must-attend' conference on this topic in the UK.

Agenda highlights

Day One: Policy, skills, international benchmarking and collaboration

• Prof. Juergen Maier - Industrial digitalisation review on behalf of the UK Government
• Dr. Wolfgang Scheremet - G20 Presidency - Digital Manufacturing: view of leading industrial nations
• World Economic Forum - Keynote speech
• Lina Huertas - Challenges and societal impacts of changing work environments

Panel discussions:
• Panel One: Skills, work environment and society
• Panel Two: Competitiveness and international collaboration

Featuring international panellists from the EU and G20 nations, including:

• Thomas Hahn, Labs Network Industrie 4.0, Germany
• Khalil Rouhana, Director-General and Director for Digital Industry, DG CONNECT, European Commission
• Eva Lindstroem - State Secretary, Swedish Ministry for Enterprise and Innovation
• Wolfgang Scheremet - Director General Industrial Policy, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
• Johan Harvard - Director Industrial Policy, Swedish Ministry for Enterprise and Innovation
• Stefano Firpo, Italian Ministry for Economic Development
• Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy

Day Two: How to drive digitalisation in your business

Discover the information, knowledge and support available to position your business for the digitalisation journey.

A day focused on the end-user with a series of topics, short presentations, interactive sessions, workshops and demonstrators. An array of speakers and presenters from across the industrial landscape will deliver a highly-interactive and knowledge-rich day focussing on 'Implementation' and 'Mechanisms & Support'

Speakers include

• Prof. Juergen Maier, CEO, Siemens UK
• Lars Nagel, managing director, Industrial Data Space Association
• Chris Biddle, global business development manager, ATS
• Stefano Firpo, Italian Ministry for Economic Development
• Paul Rowlett, managing director, Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre
• Sam Turner, chief technology officer, HVM Catapult
• Lynne McGregor, innovation lead for manufacturing and materials, Innovate UK


Topics include

• Cybersecurity
• Connectivity and interoperability
• Use of data analytics
• Skills and training
• New business & ecosystems

For more information on the conference and a more detailed agenda, please download the conference brochure.

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Venue Location:

Lloyds Bank Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre
MTC Campus
Ansty Park
Coventry

*CV7 9JU


*PLEASE NOTE this postcode will not work in older sat nav systems.
Please use CV7 9RD, which will direct you to Ansty Business Park or refer to the directions above.



A selection of local hotels:

Double Tree by Hilton, Coventry
Paradise Way, Walsgrave Triangle, Coventry
Tel: 02476 603000
http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/united-kingdom/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-coventry-CVTHNDI/index.html

Holiday Inn, Coventry M6 J2

Hinckley Road, Coventry
Tel: 0871 942 9021

http://www.hicoventrym6j2hotel.co.uk


Coombe Abbey Hotel
Brinklow Road, Binley, Coventry
Tel: 02476 450450
http://www.coombeabbey.com

Macdonald Ansty Hall Hotel
Ansty, nr Coventry
Tel: 0344 879 9031
http://www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/our-hotels/macdonald-ansty-hall/

Mercure Brandon Hall Hotel
Main Street, Brandon, nr Coventry
Tel: 02476 546000
http://www.mercure.com/gb/hotel-6625-mercure-brandon-hall-hotel-and-spa-warwickshire/index.shtml

Jury’s Inn Hinckley Island
Watling Street, Hinckley, LE10 3JA
Tel: 01455 631 122
https://www.jurysinns.com/hotels/Hinckley-island

Conference Brochure

For more information on the conference, our themes and speakers, please download the conference brochure.

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Conference Report 2015

Industry 4.0 - the digitising of the factory and supply chain and the introduction of intelligent automation - is set to be the biggest change in the manufacturing industry in a generation. Although most in the UK manufacturing sector are now familiar with the term, many manufacturers don't understand what Industry 4.0 actually means, its potential impact on industry in general and their business in particular. In 2015, our conference helped end users understand how to maximise the opportunities of digitalisation.

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Images from 2016 Conference


Sponsors

ATS Applied Tech Systems | Gold Sponsor

As Gold Sponsor, ATS Applied Tech Systems is proud to be able to lend its voice and its experience to the conference to help shape the conversation of where Industry 4.0 will lead us next.

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Bosch | Gold Sponsor

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 390,000 associates worldwide (as of 31 December 2016).

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Bosch Rexroth | Gold Sponsor

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Beckhoff | Silver Sponsor

Beckhoff is transforming the industrial environment with fast, compact, accurate and secure control technology.

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IET | Conference Partner

The IET is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with over 168,000 members in 150 countries.

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Manufacturing Technologies Association | Conference Partner

The MTA was founded as the Machine Tools and Engineering Association in 1910 and reconstituted as the Machine Tools Trade Association in 1919.

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The Manufacturer | Media Partner

The Manufacturer is the premier UK industry publication providing manufacturing news, articles and insights while promoting best practice in the manufacturing industry.

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We found the staff at the MTC were very knowledgeable, and communicated well and in great depth. By working with the MTC we were able to meet and discuss projects with a range of potential customers.

Tony Alderton
Plant Manager, TTI Group Ltd