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Cutting-edge updates and case studies on today's and tomorrow's technologies

The Open Forum programme for Advanced Engineering 2019 hosts speakers from top OEMs and Tier 1 companies.

Speakers already confirmed include: BAE Systems, IBM, Ford, McLaren Automotive many more to be announced in the coming weeks, view the comfirmed forum programmes below.

Forums will provide attendees with insights from leading OEMs and top tier manufacturers demonstrating opportunities in the supply chain, lessons learned from case studies of the latest innovations and technologies in action, and key issues including skills, regulations, market forecasts, and much more.

As well as gaining valuable industry information you will also earn CPD credits!

Open Forums - including just some of our planned coverage:

     Medical Device Engineering NEW in 2019
     (including: Smart Medical Devices; Wearable Tech; 3D Printing; Cybersecurity; Manufacturing at Point of Need...)

     Connected Manufacturing
     (including: Cutting Through the Hype of I4.0; Big Data; Data Usage; High Volume Manufacturing...)

     Aero Engineering
     (including: Aerospace 4.0, Hybrid Propulsion Systems, Additive Manufacturing Applications...)

     Composites Engineering
     (including: Future of the Industry; Next Generation Materials; NDE and Repair, Fire Performance...) 

     Automotive Engineering
     (including: Electrification and Hybrid, Autonomy, Lightweighting, Sustainable Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing...)

Speakers confirmed for 2019 include:


Harriet Wollarton
NATEP Programme Director
ADS Group


Laura Veldenz
Technical Sales Manager
SLG Carbon


Naven Majic
Executive VP
Cevotec GmbH

Alan Banks

Alan Banks
Light Weighting Innovation Manager
Ford Automotive


Dr Mark-Paul Buckingham
Managing Director
Xi Engineering Consultants Ltd


Dr Sebastian Pattinson
University Lecturer
University of Cambridge

Conor Buckley

Professor Conor Buckley
Director-Discipline of Biomedical Engineering
Trinity College, Dublin


Dr. Mehran Maalekia


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.

Themes include:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aerospace & the EU
  • Aerospace Growth Partnership – initiative updates
  • Aircraft of the future
  • Applications of aerospace technology
  • NATEP and ATI updates

Automotive Engineering continues its growth as the UK’s dedicated event for manufacturers and the automotive industry supply chain, covering all areas of the industry, from R & D, through design, test, and production.

Themes include:

    • Autonomous driving
    • Aerospace & the EU
    • Body, Exteriors, Structures
    • Digital Manufacturing
    • Disruptive technologies
    • Durability

    The advances provided by composite materials within automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, construction and oil and gas, to name just a few, are revolutionising businesses and benefiting millions of people. The Composites Engineering show has already established itself as one of the world’s most important composite events.

    Themes include:

    • Innovation in manufacturing
    • Innovative materials
    • Repair and inspection of composite structures
    • High performance composites

      Dedicated to the technology inherent within high performance medical device design and manufacturing, Medical Device Engineering is the new national event to launch on the Advanced Engineering floor.

      Themes include:

      • 3D Printing
      • Cyber Security
      • Design & Testing
      • Medical Manufacturing

      Now more than ever, industrial production is a key driver for innovation, productivity, growth and job creation. As we embark on this new revolution where disruptive technologies connect information technology and operational technology, Connected Manufacturing will catalyse the business and technology opportunities that exist between innovators, customers and suppliers.

      Themes include:

      • Challenges and opportunities of the digital factory
      • Cloud Manufacturing
      • Connected manufacturing