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CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Supported by ADS, NATEP, and all regional associations, Aero Engineering additionally brings some of the latest innovations and case studies to the show floor in the on the show floor conference programme.

Please note, as with all live events, the conference programme is subject to change.

DAY ONE

10:00-10:20

Challenges and opportunities for composites

Marcello Grassi, ATI

10:20-10:40

The Science of Control: Wetblasting redefined

Alex Martin, Vapormatt

10:40-11:00

Overmoulding of advanced thermoplastic composites

Sebastiaan Wijskamp, TPRC


11:00-11:30

Export for success: supporting UK aerospace companies to diversify their customer base in export markets

  • The export for success initiative
  • Activity to date: boeing supplier conference, boeing technology symposium, Indonesian R80 letter of capability
  • High value opportunity markets: US, France, China, Indonesia - Harriet Wollerton, Aerospace Operations & Business Development Manager, ADS

Andrew Whitfield, DIT

11:30-12:00

Innovation and technology effectiveness in the supply chain

Denzil J. Lawrence, UK Supplier Development, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

12:00-12:30

KEYNOTE

Nigel Price, NATEP Programme Director

14:00-14:20

Want the Best?  Look to the South West!

The South West UK enjoys one of the strongest economies in Europe and is home to globally recognised clusters in Aerospace & Advanced Engineering, High Tech, Nuclear, Creative & Digital, Low Carbon Technologies, Agri-Tech, Food & Drink, and Financial & Professional Business Services.

> With an exceptional talent pool fed by four of the UK’s top universities, a pioneering network of outstanding companies across all sectors, and a unique collaborative culture between industry and all the Local Enterprise Partnerships, the South West offers an unrivalled location and level of support for businesses and people to thrive, no matter what the challenges of the future bring!
> This presentation focuses on Aerospace & Advanced Engineering and will give an insight into some of the unique opportunities for investment and growth, and activities being undertaken across the region to remain the UK and Europe’s #1 aerospace cluster.

Simon Young, Chief Executive, West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF)

14:20-14:40

Delivering improved productivity through skills and process

Sharing in Growth (SiG) is proving effective in transforming the performance of UK aerospace engineering suppliers. Since SiG’s inception in 2013, companies have attributed contracts worth more than £2billion to SiG’s intervention. CEO Andy Page will explain how continuous improvement is sustained through a fully integrated approach focused on leadership, strategy, culture, skills and operational excellence.
Andy Page, CEO, Sharing in Growth UK Ltd

NATEP - Project


15:00-15:20

Self powered wireless sensing in Aerospace - piezoelectric and miniature turbine

Professor Meiling Zhu, Head of Department - Energy Harvesting Team, Exeter University

15:20-15:40

Heat exchange powered sensing solutions

Engineer, European Thermodynamics

15:40-16:00

Aerospace application sensing powered by heat exchange

Engineer tbc, Microsemi


DAY TWO

10:40-11:00

Composite Materials and Manufacturing Development at Tods Aerospace

Sean Cooper, Tods Aerospace


12:30-13:00

Productivity, Competitiveness & Growth – The Power of Three

David Bailey, Chief Executive Officer, North West Aerospace Alliance

13:30-14:00

Intelligent manufacturing

Keith Jackson, ‎Chief Technology Officer, Meggitt PLC


14:00-14:20

SC21 - The burning issue. What's in it for me?

  • The case for change - burning platform, burning ambition
  • SC21 by numbers - what have we achieved to date?
  • SC21 avoid the switch - what next?

Colin Hart, Head of SC21, ADS Group Limited

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