Connected Manufacturing Forum | Advanced Manufacturing

2 & 3 November 2022 | NEC, Birmingham

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

2 & 3 November 2022 | NEC, Birmingham

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

2 & 3 November 2022
NEC, Birmingham

2022 forum programme will be available soon – please see the final 2021 programme below.

Connected Manufacturing Forum

Connected Manufacturing is the UK’s leading trade show and forum bringing together manufacturers and suppliers of all sizes to further automate their planning, design, test, manufacturing and logistics processes – reducing costs and gaining more competitive advantage worldwide. It’s about what Industry 4.0 really means for you. 

Sessions for 2022 will be added over the coming months. Register your interest to be the first to hear about newly confirmed speakers!

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Day 1

To Simulate or Not To Simulate?

Connected Manufacturing Forum

10:00 - 10:30

100 UK Manufacturing Decision Makers Reveal Their Answers  

Steve Morris, Country Manager UK&I, Visual Components

Product Design

Connected Manufacturing Forum

10:30 - 11:00

Product Design and Life Cycle Solutions – Nick John, Industrial Design and Visualisation Manager, Symetri

Innovative Product Design – Peter Bon, Founder, Tecadec

Steve Morris, Country Manager UK&I, Visual Components

Keynote - IOT

Connected Manufacturing Forum

11:00 - 11:30

It’s Time To Move Beyond Pilots and Exploit Digital Transformation To Address Post-Pandemic Challenges

Ian Gardner, Industry 4.0 and Oracle Specialist, IBM

Internet of Things

Connected Manufacturing Forum

11:30 - 12:30

Driving Energy and Sustainability Change Through Asset Connectivity, Visibility & Intelligence – Jordan Appleson, CEO, Hark

Decentralised, Scale-Out Medicines Manufacturing Using BiologIC’s Industry 4.0 Biomanufacturing Platform – Nick Rollings, Chief Technology Officer, BiologIC Technologies

Join Q&A With Ian, Jordan and Nick

Smart Factories

Connected Manufacturing Forum

12:30 - 13:30

Factory + Building The Foundations of a Modern Connected Factory – Alex Godbehere, Technical Fellow For Smart Factories, AMRC

Smart Factory To The Field (Smart Bolting) – Joseph Handsaker, CEO and Founder, Elements Technology

Production Optimisation – Yoav Boazy, VP of Sales, Plataine


Connected Manufacturing Forum

13:30 - 14:00

Gaining Advantage By Sensing in Your Manufacturing Process – The I4.0 Digital Advantage

Prof. Garret O’Donnell , Associate Professor, Mechanical, Manufacturing & Biomedical Engineering, Trinity College Dublin,

Big Data and AI

Connected Manufacturing Forum

14:00 - 15:00

Zero-Downtime, Zero-Defect Manufacturing, with Industrial A.I – Mo Abuali, PhD, Managing Partner, IoTco

AI Build – Large Scale Additive Manufacturing – Daghan Cam, CEO, AI Build

Smart Planning In A Changeable World – Dolores Sanders, Strategic Director, Total Control Pro

The Connected Factory

Connected Manufacturing Forum

15:00 - 15:30

Machine Learning In The Connected Factory – Lindsay Lee, Data Scientist, AMRC

The Sparse, Noisy Data Problem In Product Development, Manufacturing, and Beyond – Dr Gareth Conduit, CTO, Intellegens

Digital Marketing

Connected Manufacturing Forum

15:30 - 16:00

What’s New and The Latest Stats In The World of Digital Marketing 

Ann Stanley, CEO, Anicca Digital

Day 2

Connected Manufacturing Forum

The full agenda for day 2 in the Connected Manufacturing Forum is still under construction. Below are the speakers and topics who were confirmed for 2020 to give a flavour of the day. Check back regularly for updates and to discover the full 2021 programs. 

Enabling Innovation Pitches

Connected Manufacturing Forum

9:30 - 10:30

Praxis range of air quality monitors – David Johnson, Sales Director, South Coast Science

Source-Device Independent, Self-Certifying (DISC) Quantum Random Number Generator (QRNG) Implemented In Photonics – George Dunlop, Co-Founder and Director, Quantum Dice Ltd.

X-Lok – Dominic Robinson, CEO, X-Lok Ltd.

Novel Rocket Propulsion For NewSpace Applications – Matt Escott, CEO, Protolaunch
Next Generation Battery Material and Cell – Behnam Hormozi, CEO, Integrals Power Ltd. (IPL)
DONAA – Anas Achouri, CEO, DONAA
High Speed Motor With Frictionless Air Bearing – Duc Ha, Chief Engineering Officer, Omega Dot Ltd.
FASTT – WIlliam Alexander, Director APCI Ltd.
Automated Formal Verification Techniques – Nick Tudor, CEO, D-RisQ Ltd.

Keynote - Make UK

Connected Manufacturing Forum

10:30 - 11:00

The Importance of Manufacturing To The UK Economy

Stephen Phipson, CEO, Make UK

Connected Cities - Connect Skies

Connected Manufacturing Forum

11:00 - 12:00

Opportunities In Changing Our Skies – Hannah Tew, Director of Air Mobility, Connected Places Catapult

What Makes An OEM Interested In The Aviation Systems – Andrew MacMillan, Director of Infrastructure, vertical Aerospace

Horizontal Innovation Opportunities Between The Manufacturing Sector and The Aviation System of Systems – Simon Brown, CEO, TEKTowr

Keynote Industrial Automation & Robotics

Connected Manufacturing Forum

12:00 - 12:30

Connected Manufacturing: Why Is It Important To Your Production?

George Thompson, Robotic Systems Sales Manager, Gudel

Industrial Automation & Robotics

Connected Manufacturing Forum

12:30 - 13:00

Amplifying The Skills and Impact of Your Workforce: Handling and Automation in Composites Manufacturing

Gareth Davies, International Sales Manager, Cygnet Texkimp

Cyber Security

Connected Manufacturing Forum

13:00 - 13:30

Cyber Security As A Business Enabler – Steve McKeaveney, Head of Sales Engineering, ITC Secure

How Protected Do You Think You Are? – Charlie Weeks, Cyber Security Lead, Viewdeck

Digital Transformation

Connected Manufacturing Forum

13:30 - 14:00

Leading Successful Digital Transformation

Phil Hammett, Sales and Marketing Director, MPA

Keynote - Made In Britain

Connected Manufacturing Forum

14:00 - 14:30

British Innovators: How GB Engineering Companies Are Shaping The Post-Brexit, Post-Pandemic Economy

John Pearce, CEO, Made In Britain

Precision Manufacturing

Connected Manufacturing Forum

14:00 - 15:00

Industrial Smart Ultraprecision Manufacturing: Machines, Systems and Future Perspectives – Kai Cheng, Chair of Manufacturing Systems, Brunel University London

Smart Connected Precision Manufacturing Applications – Mo Abuali, Managing Partner, IoT

Digitalisation In Manufacturing – Dorian Smellie, Chief Executive Officer, Total Control Pro

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