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26th October 2017, Birmingham

Advanced Engineering welcomes Minister for Investment

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

The UK’s largest meeting place for advanced engineers 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.

Advanced Engineering 2017 will take place in Birmingham, next week. © Advanced Engineering

“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,” commented Alison Willis, industrial divisional director at Easyfairs, organisers of the show.

The two-day open conference will have a raft of speakers and topics. © Advanced Engineering

“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.”

Open conference

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.

Visitors will be able to see a variety of cutting edge technology and materials. © Advanced Engineering

“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,” said Alison Willis.

On display

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 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.
  • Libralato: A hybrid rotary engine with a new thermodynamic cycle capable of high efficiency and low emissions.
  • Contra Electric Propulsion: 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 its Crestapol resin.

Now in its ninth year, the show brings together over 600 exhibiting firms. © Advanced Engineering

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.

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