The UK’s largest annual engineering show, Advanced Engineering has announced some of the guest speakers that will be presenting at the show in October at the NEC in Birmingham. As part of the extensive open forum programme, speakers include representatives from Siemens Digital Industries, BAE Systems, McLaren Automotive and IBM Academy of Technology.
Bringing together over 500 exhibitors and over 15,000 professionals across the manufacturing and engineering sector, Advanced Engineering also includes an extensive open forum programme with over 200 presentations.
For 2019, the event has secured a wealth of industry professionals to participate in forums that will discuss latest innovations, technologies and key issues in the engineering industry. Other confirmed speakers include Ford Motor Company, GKN, Johnson & Johnson, Honeywell, Williams Advanced Engineering and Prodrive.
The Open Forum programme covers five of the six show zone categories; connected manufacturing, aerospace, composites, automotive as well as medical device engineering, which is a new show zone and forum for 2019.
Each forum includes a schedule that offers insight on important topics in the industry and counts towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for attendees.
The connected manufacturing forum will cover topics such as Industry 4.0 and data usage, while the aerospace engineering forum will discuss additive manufacturing applications and aerospace 4.0. The composites engineering forum will discuss next generation materials, the automotive engineering forum will showcase sustainable and additive manufacturing and the medical device forum include sessions on wearable technology, cybersecurity and 3D printing.
“UK manufacturing is flourishing and the Advanced Engineering show displays that in all its glory”, said Jeremy Whittingham, Head of Marketing at Advanced Engineering. “It is vital to educate and celebrate the engineering and manufacturing industries across the world and that’s why Advanced Engineering is welcoming UK businesses such as McLaren and BAE Systems, as well as international companies like Siemens.
“The forum programme is a great opportunity for attendees to engage and learn about current trends in the industry from some of the biggest names in the sector, while the exhibition provides the opportunity for attendees to network and present their products to industry professionals alike”, continued Whittingham. “We will announce more speakers and topics for discussion on our website in the weeks leading up to the show.”