Subcon conference speakers confirmed

01 Mar 2017
The first tranche of speakers for this year's Subcon conference has been announced

The first tranche of speakers for this year's Subcon conference has been announced

The first group of speakers has been confirmed for The Engineer Conference that runs during Subcon, the Advanced Manufacturing Show and The Engineer Design & Innovation Show.

Taking place on 6-8 June at the NEC, Birmingham, the 17 speakers will cover topics such as Brexit, Industry 4.0, additive manufacturing, automation, skills and the Apprenticeship Levy.

BAE Systems’ director of strategic technology Andy Wright and Professor Sam Turner, the newly appointed CTO at the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, will present two of the conference’s keynote addresses. 

“The Engineer Conference is the ultimate opportunity for visitors to Subcon in June to gain critical insight into the newest industry trends, to keep up to date and hear the latest thinking from leading minds at the forefront of advanced manufacturing,” said Gordon Kirk, event director

He added: “We’re really excited about this summer’s conference: we will deliver a programme showcasing inspiring projects and the latest thinking from engineering design, manufacturing and supply chain development, giving the audience key recommendations and practical advice that can be applied directly to business strategy.”

The other speakers include: Al Gane, advanced manufacturing facilities manager, Jaguar Land Rover, Sam Shaikh, R&D – Ocado, Alan Norbury, CTO – Siemens UK, Ann Watson, CEO, SEMTA (the engineering sector skills body), and Chris Richards, EEF senior business environment policy adviser.

As well as George Nikolaidis, EEF senior economist, Dan Knowlton, KPS, Rachel Eade, OBE, RED, Desi Bacheva, project design engineer, HiETA Technologies and more industry leaders.

The full conference programme will be announced at the end of March and visitors can register their interest to receive instant updates.

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