Automotive Engineering forum

The UK's largest annual exhibition and conference for advanced manufacturers & supply chain professionals

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Seminar programme

Take a look at the free-to-attend Automotive Engineering forum, including topics such as, Electrification and Hybrid, Autonomy, Lightweighting, Sustainable Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing

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Wednesday 30 October

11:00 - 11:30

UK automotive – sector update and views on the future

Luke Hampton, Senior Supply Chain Manager, SMMT


11:30 - 12:00


Rosa Wilkinson, Communications Director, High Value Manufacturing


12:00 - 12:45

12:00 - 12:15


12:15 - 12:30


12:30 - 12:45

Autonomous Vehicles

Terry Spall, Commercial Director, MIRA

How will the lidar technology and business landscape evolve?

Dr Nilushi Wijeyasinghe, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

Advancing Lidar Technology with Simulation

Daniel Molnar, Applications Engineer, Comsol


13:00 - 14:00

13:45 - 14:00

Composites for Automotive

InterCOMP – Integrated Compression Moulding Process

Rachel Weare, Lead Engineer, Structural Composite Manufacturing, WMG


15:00 - 15:30

Entering the Supply Chain

Building Supply Chain Management Capability within the 4IR Environment

Mike Dickinson, General Manager, Automotive, Industry Forum


16:00 - 16:30

Electronics in Automotive

New cooling technology for electronics in automobiles

Prof. Tony Robinson, Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Trinity College, Dublin


Thursday 31 October


11:30 - 12:00

Motorsport Engineering

Powering BEV’s in Extreme Environments

Chris Muir, Senior Design Manager, Williams Advanced Engineering


14:00 - 15:00

14:00 - 14:15


14:15 - 14:30


14:30 - 14:45


14:45 - 15:00

Focus on Materials

Advanced joining technologies in automotive applications

Dr. Mehran Maalekia, CTO, Mat-Tech

Performance, Delivered: Nanomaterial Enhanced Elastomers for Automotive Applications

Thomas Greaves, Senior Project Manager, Haydale

Graphene in a UK commercial automotive paint primer

Nigel Blatherwick, Commercial Director, Applied Graphene Materials

Sustainability and Recycling of CFRP within the Automotive Sector

John McQuilliam, Chief Engineer, Prodrive