Connected Manufacturing Forum | Advanced Manufacturing 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

3 & 4 November 2021

NEC, Birmingham

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.

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

Future Skills

Connected Manufacturing Forum

10:00-10:20

Data science and other innovative technologies for future skills development

David Ivell, Chief Innovations Officer, Innovation Lab at Enginuity (Formerly SEMTA)

Future Skills

Connected Manufacturing Forum

10:30-10:50

Route to Becoming a Chartered Engineer – case studies related to I4.0

Adam Parnell, The IET​

Industry Keynote

Connected Manufacturing Forum

11:00-11:20

Stephen Phipson CBE, CEO, Make UK.

Edge Computing

Connected Manufacturing Forum

11:40-12:00

Al at the Edge.

Nigel Rix, Head of Enabling Technologies KTN.

Edge Computing

Connected Manufacturing Forum

12:15-12:35

Computing at the Edge: Aerospace Case Study

Dr Rikki J Coles MIET, Technical Lead - Edge Computing, AMRC with Boeing/Factory 2050

Factory of the Future

Connected Manufacturing Forum

13:15-13:35

The Circular Factory

Andy Bell, Design Strategy Manager, AMRC

Factory of the Future

Connected Manufacturing Forum

13:45-15:05

The Integration of Things

Ian Gardner, Industry 4.0 and Oracle Specialist, IBM

Day 2

Data and Connectivity​

Connected Manufacturing Forum

11:00-11:20

Piccadilly Line Upgrade Case Study

Dan Wakeman, Digital Lead - Piccadilly Line Upgrade, Transport for London

Data and Connectivity

Connected Manufacturing Forum

10.30-10:50

 Full presentation title to be confirmed

Marc O'Regan CTO EMEA, Dell Technologies

Industrial Automation & Robotics

Connected Manufacturing Forum

11.40-12:00

Becoming more efficient through lessons learned during the pandemic

Mike Wilson, Chairman, British Automation and Robot Association; Chief Automation Officer, the MTC

Industrial Automation & Robotics

Connected Manufacturing Forum

Full presentation title to be confirmed

Martin Walder, VP Schneider Industry

Industrial Automation & Robotics

Connected Manufacturing Forum

12:15-12:35

Autonomous Robotics

Lee Simcock, Product Director, Cygnet Texkimp.

Al for Healthcare

Connected Manufacturing Forum

13:00-13:25

Using AI for the Next Generation Medical Apps

Sebastien Cuvelier Mussalian, Founder and Chief Engineer, Pix Medical.

Al for Healthcare

Connected Manufacturing Forum

13:25-13:50

Is Real-time Monitoring Effective as a Control Measure to Prevent a Common Workplace Disease.

Jacqui McLaughlin, CEO, Reactec.

Design and Test

Connected Manufacturing Forum

14:00-14:20

Additive Manufacturing

Hosted by the MTC and National Centre for Additive Manufacturing

Design and Test

Connected Manufacturing Forum

14:20-14:40

Virtual Prototyping.

Mark-Paul Buckingham, Managing Director, Xi Engineering

Design and Test

Connected Manufacturing Forum

15:00-15:20

Connecting Microscopy for Industry 4.0

Mark Parsons, Materials Applications Specialist, Zeiss

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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