The UK’s largest annual engineering show, Advanced Engineering
, has announced some of the guest speakers booked for this year’s event (30 and 31 October at the NEC, Birmingham), discussing latest innovations, technologies and key issues in the engineering industry.
They will include representatives from Siemens Digital Industries, BAE Systems, McLaren Automotive and IBM Academy of Technology, plus Ford, GKN, Johnson & Johnson, Honeywell, Williams Advanced Engineering and Prodrive.
The Open Forum programme covers five of the six show zones: connected manufacturing, aerospace, composites, automotive and medical-device engineering (a new zone for 2019).
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, while the automotive engineering forum will showcase sustainable and additive manufacturing.
The medical-device forum will include sessions on wearable technology, cyber-security and 3-D printing.
Jeremy Whittingham, the show’s head of marketing, said: “UK manufacturing is flourishing, and Advanced Engineering
displays that in all its glory.
"It is vital to celebrate the engineering and manufacturing industries across the world.
In addition to UK businesses such as McLaren and BAE Systems, the show is welcoming international companies like Siemens.
“The forum programme is a great opportunity for visitors to learn about current trends from some of the biggest names in industry.
“We will announce more speakers and topics for discussion on our Web site in the weeks leading up to the show.”Advanced Engineering
will bring together around 500 exhibitors and over 15,000 visitors from the manufacturing and engineering sector. For more information or to register for the event, visit the Web site (www.advancedengineeringuk.com