Digitising Manufacturing 2016

Digitising Manufacturing 2016

Date: Monday 24 October 2016

News Digitising Manufacturing 2016

Digitising Manufacturing 2016: Policy, End Users & Society
Driving UK leadership in Digital Manufacturing

Digitising Manufacturing conference at MTC 2016

Date:  Tuesday 15th November 2016
Time:  09:00 - 16:45 (Registration from 08:30)
Place:  The MTC's Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre, Pilot Way, Ansty Park, Coventry, CV7 9JU. Please click here for directions. 

  • Standard Delegate Fee: £180 +VAT (available until 8th November 2016)
  • Final Week Delegate Fee: £200 +VAT (available until 14th November 2016)

How to register:  Register via the event website

For more information: Take a look at the conference brochure.

The full conference agenda is available online.

About the conference

This conference has been created primarily for end users, and designed to create momentum at a national level, mobilising government and private organisations to create action. It will provide leadership as to what to do and when to create transformational incentives and mechanisms at a national level. Our speakers are industry experts in digital manufacturing. They will focus on understanding how to drive digitisation of the UK manufacturing sector.

The agenda for the day:

  • 08:30:  Registration & opening of exhibition
  • 09:00:  Morning session
    • Opening
    • Session One: Policy: This session will provide delegates with an overview of best practices and examples at a European level. We will also cover emerging activities at a national level.
  • 10:10: Coffee break
    • Session Two: Work environment, education and training: This session will focus on the importance of this topic for the systematic success of digitisation, and will go beyond the need for training and new skills, to address the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on the whole work environment. Our speakers will discuss UK specific challenges, the German perspective, best practice in education and training, and the business benefits which will be demonstrated via an industry success story.
    • Parallel sessions: Technology workshops & tours of the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre
  • 12:10:  Lunch
  • 13:00: Afternoon session
    • Session Three: Implementation: How can you make digital manufacturing work? This session will address the implementation of digital manufacturing, with particular focus on SMEs. This will feature methodologies to get started, real-world user experiences and success stories, and how digitisation of manufacturing is creating business benefits.
  • 14:30: Coffee break
    • Session Four: Standardisation and reference architectures: Can standardisation take the uncertainty out of the business and why it is important and of benefit for companies to get involved. The final session will focus on current initiatives to drive standardisation and reference architectures from a European perspective, successful global initiatives, business benefit through standardisation, and a UK approach to standardisation.
    • Parallel sessions: Technology workshops & tours of the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre
  • 16:30: Summary & close
  • 16:45: Networking & drinks

Why attend?

Pioneers of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the UK will be joined by manufacturers from Germany and across Europe to share their experiences and provide advice on remaining at the forefront of business using the new technologies available.

  • Expert insight from pioneers of this Fourth Industrial Revolution in the UK, as well as manufacturers from Germany, acknowledged European leaders in the development of digital manufacturing in the UK
  • Learn about relevant policies, including activities to address digital transformation on a national and European level, and how this affects UK manufacturers
  • Get an insight into implementation strategies and methodologies, specifically for SMEs and MidCaps, and benefit from case studies of successful end users both in the UK and further afield
  • Learn about the effects of digitising manufacturing on the work environment, , as well as the updated skills profile required in this new work environment
  • A particular focus on how SMEs can benefit from digitising manufacturing
  • Explore/discuss ideas and projects with our expert speakers and other delegates
  • Find out where to go for support and advice
  • Network with leading UK manufacturers, and others who have or are interested in the implementation of digital manufacturing in their own business

Who should attend?

This conference is aimed primarily at end users.

Business leaders and key decision makers across all sectors, who want to benefit from digitisation of manufacturing, influence national initiatives and gain an awareness of the support mechanisms available to them. Organisations that are looking to use novel technologies in order to gain competitive advantage, who knwo they need to innovate to stay at the forefront of business, who want to be the drivers of new technologies shaping it to their requirements and business needs.

  • UK manufacturing CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, COOs
  • Managing directors
  • Thought leaders and influencers
  • Leaders with an ambition to drive the topic at a national level

How to register

To register simply visit our event registration page.


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Research Engineer - Net Shape Manufacturing