Minister for International Trade Gives Keynote Speech at Advanced Engineering 2017

Event Advanced Engineering 2017
Organiser Easyfairs Ltd
Event Date 01.11.2017
Press Release Date 26.10.2017

Advanced Engineering 2017 will welcome Minister for Investment, Mark Garnier MP, at the Department for International Trade, to open day two of the show by presenting a keynote address.

The UK’s largest meeting place for advanced engineers takes place on 1&2 November, at the NEC, Birmingham in halls 2, 3 & 3a and it has already attracted some of the industry’s biggest names including Airbus; Hexcel; and Dassault Systèmes, who will be looking to meet and do business across the supply chain with visitors from a range of engineering specialisms including: automation, fluid handling, process control, machining and many more.

With less than a week to go – what’s instore at Advanced Engineering 2017?

Alison Willis, industrial divisional director at Easyfairs, organisers of the Show, said: “This year, we are stepping things up with the new Connected Manufacturing zone and expanding Enabling Innovation, which will be showcasing the next generation of exciting new technologies. We want our exhibitors and visitors to find new suppliers and customers, and meet with existing contacts, to support the UK’s continuing manufacturing growth.

“Plus as an added benefit this year, we have the pleasure of welcoming Mark Garnier MP to give a keynote address on day two and meet the supply chain which help the industry thrive, further re-iterating what a great country we have and why the UK is eighth in the world for exporting.”

Whether you are a visitor or an exhibitor, Advanced Engineering 2017 will not only provide you with a business forum and supply chain showcase for your own sector, but will also introduce you to new opportunities within industries using related technologies and services.

The two-day open conference, which is newly ‘Continuing Professional Development (CPD)’ – accredited for this year, by the CPD Certification Service, will have a raft of speakers and topics, including talks from Boeing, Composites UK, GKN, SIEMENS, Composites Leadership Forum, Nissan and more. Topics will include how specific engineering problems have been overcome, as well as more strategic issues such as the fourth industrial revolution, Brexit, additive manufacturing and advances in lightweight materials.

Discussing the conference speakers, Alison Willis adds: “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. These talks are a must see!”

Visitors will be able to see a variety of cutting edge technology and materials from exhibitors as well as show floor features, providing something for everyone with a number of industries covered.

The show floor features include:

  • Aceleron: A revolutionary low cost energy storage battery storage module which is made from 100% recycled materials including repurposed batteries.
  • Riversimple: A hydrogen-powered electric vehicle capable of travelling 300 miles on a full tank of hydrogen.
  • Safran Landing Systems: Landing gear.
  • REAP: A UK made carbon bike, born from a never ending desire for speed made possible with the use of composite materials.
  • Libralato: A hybrid rotary engine with a new thermodynamic cycle capable of exceptionally high efficiency and low emissions.
  • Contra Electric Propulsion Ltd: A ground-based test rig for the world’s first electric, contra rotating, reversible, fixed pitch propeller propulsion system for light aircraft.
  • Scott Bader: A Caterham car which uses their Crestapol resin.

Co-locating as part of the show are five zones:

  • Aero Engineering
  • Composites Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Performance Metals Engineering
  • Connected Manufacturing – NEW FOR 2017

Now in its ninth year, the show has record breaking visitor numbers, bringing together over 600 exhibiting firms – all looking to source, specify and invest in the most up-to-date products and explore the latest industry innovations.

Advanced Engineering 2017 is running alongside its sister show, Lab Innovations 2017. The only event in the UK that enables you to interact with the nation’s leading laboratory professionals, from a diverse range of industries, all under one roof.

Register for Advanced Engineering 2017 and your badge will also give you access to Lab Innovations, just a short walk across the Sky Walk at the NEC, Birmingham. You will have VIP status so make your way to the VIP lounge at Lab Innovations for a glass of prosecco and high power phone charger.

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


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