Aero Engineering Forum | Advanced Engineering 2021

The UK’s leading annual gathering of OEMs and engineering supply chain professionals

3 & 4 November 2021 | NEC, Birmingham

The UK’s largest annual gathering of OEMs and engineering supply chain professionals

4 & 5 November 2020 | NEC, Birmingham

The UK’s largest annual gathering of OEMs and engineering supply chain professionals

4 & 5 November 2020

NEC, Birmingham

Aero Engineering Forum

Aero Engineering is the UK’s only event 100% – dedicated to aero R&D, design, test, inspection, production & assembly. Addressing structures, propulsion and systems, it brings together global OEMs and top tier manufacturers to source from all levels of the engineering supply chain. Supported by ADS, NATEP, and all regional associations, Aero Engineering additionally brings some of the latest innovations and case studies to the show floor.

Please note: All programmes and timings are subject to change. Some speakers are continuing to confirm slots, which will be updated as soon as confirmed. Programme timings may also change to ensure they follow all requirements from the latest Covid-19 rules and updates as they are provided.

Please register to visit to keep updated with changes and additional details as we approach the event. 

Day 1

Taking the Aerospace Sector to the Next Level

Aero Engineering Forum

10:00-10:25

Global Urban Air Mobility.

Sameer Savani, Head of Innovation and Engineering, ADS.

Sustainability

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11:45-12:10

Sustainable Lightweighting in Composites and the Circular Economy – a Future Roadmap for the Aerospace Sector.

John Deverill, Research Engineer, AMRC.

Sustainability

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12:10-12:35

Aerospace’s Role in a Sustainable Future.

Andrew Clifton, Global Sustainability Manager, Rolls Royce.

Digital Manufacturing

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12:55-13:20

Digital Processes, Digital Skills and Digital Vision.

Paul Perera, VP Technology, GKN Aerospace.

Digital Manufacturing

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13:20-13:40

Managing Your Data.

Adrian Spragg, Aerospace and Defence Leader, Accenture UK.

Digital Manufacturing

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13:40-14:00

How Do I Become Digital?

Peter Maloney, Chief Strategy Officer, Inaventure.

Digital Manufacturing

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14:00-14:20

In-Orbit Manufacture.

Tony Forsythe, UKSA.

Space Engineering

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14:40-15:00

Stefan Siarov, Systems Engineer & Marketing Manager, Valispace.

Space Engineering

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15:00-15:20

Dr Chris Brunskill, Head of UK Space Programmes, D-Orbit.

Space Engineering

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15:20-15:40

Space Technology Transfer- Why Diversify?

Natasha Allden, Founder and CEO, Multiply Global.

Cross Industry Innovation

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16:00-16:30

Cross Industry Innovation.

Andrew Mair, CEO, Midlands Aerospace Alliance.

Day 2

NATEP

Aero Engineering Forum

10:00-10:15

Maximising Success in Aerospace Technology Funding.

Harriet Wollerton, NATEP Programme Manager, ADS.

NATEP

Aero Engineering Forum

10:15-10:30

Composite Tooling and Engineering Solutions (CTES) – Low Cost, Sprayed Fibre, Tooling Prepreg (‘SPRAYPREG’).

Liam Maloney.

NATEP

Aero Engineering Forum

10:30-10:40

Hardide Superfinishing in One Step.

Stewart Gibson, Vice President Global Aerospace, Hardide Coatings Ltd.

NATEP

Aero Engineering Forum

10:40-10:50

Bringing Calibration and the Digital Future Together.

SmartCal.

Future of Aerospace

Aero Engineering Forum

11:10-11:35

Future Flight.

Hannah Tew, Innovation Lead - Future Flight, UKRI.

Future of Aerospace

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11:35-11:55

Hydrogen – Fuel of the Future.

Enrique Garcia, Chief Technology Officer, NCC.

Tooling - The Future Challenges

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12:15-12:30

Tooling LTP.

Rob Hewison, Technical Manager, AMRC.

Tooling - The Future Challenges

Aero Engineering Forum

12:30-12:45

Tooling for Aerospace Composites, Future Challenges for the Tooling Industry.

Turlough McMahon, Industrial R&T Manager, Airbus.

Tooling - The Future Challenges

Aero Engineering Forum

12:45-13:00

Prototype Tooling, the Correlation Challenge with Volume Production.

Brett Hemmingway, Head of Composite Technology, BAE Systems.

Tooling - The Future Challenges

Aero Engineering Forum

13:00-13:10

Tooling Research in the UK, Meeting the Challenges of Future Production.

Ricky Wilson, Tooling Engineering Capability Leader, NCC

Strengthening the UK Supply Chain

Aero Engineering Forum

13:30-13:50

How AGP and the GKN Technology Centre Support Supply Chain Growth.

Stephen Cowan, GKN/AGP Manufacturing Supply Chain Working Group.

Strengthening the UK Supply Chain

Aero Engineering Forum

13:50-14:15

Fixed Trailing Edge – Strategic Competency Analysis (SCA) Project.

Luke Nethercott, GKN Aerospace.

Protection, Inspection and Repair

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14:55-15:15

Aerospace Composites: Tooling, Inspection and Lightning Strike Protection.

Matthew Thornton, Head of Innovation, Haydale.

Protection, Inspection and Repair

Aero Engineering Forum

15:15-15:35

Dismantlable Joints.

Lucy Eggleston, NCC.

Don't miss out!

The UK’s leading annual gathering of OEM’s and engineering supply chain professionals.

4 & 5 November 2020 at NEC Birmingham.

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