The highly anticipated event, Advanced Engineering UK, is set to commence in just over three months’ time. With an almost complete speaker programme confirmed, now is the best time to secure a free visitor pass. Taking place on November 1 and 2, 2023, this two-day exhibition will see leading professionals come together to discuss and showcase innovative products from a variety of sectors, which include aerospace, composites, automotive, space and satellite, marine, defence and security, rail, digitalisation and more.
Taking place at the NEC, Birmingham, Advanced Engineering has embraced new sustainable initiatives to address the pressing environmental issues, including climate change, resource scarcity and waste generation. With a firm commitment to sustainability, the event aims to lead by example and inspire positive change across the engineering industry.
At the event, attendees will have the opportunity to engage with experts in engineering and manufacturing through four dedicated forums and the Main Stage, which is new for 2023. These forums, namely aerospace, composites,automotive and the AMT Stage, will showcase the industry’s leading voices who will engage in discussion around vital topics, such as supply chain management, innovation, digitalization, sustainability and more.
This year’s day one keynote is Richard Noble, OBE, former holder of the world land speed record and serial innovator at ThrustWSH. Also on the main stage, Eman Martin-Vignerte, Director of External Affairs and Government Relations at Bosch will share her thoughts on digitalisation and automation. In the afternoon, there will be a women in manufacturing panel, followed by a discussion from a Make UK representative on how new industrial technologies are affecting the skilled workforce.
On day two, the opening keynote will be given by Make UK, and will be followed by talks from Made in Britain on innovation in British engineering and design, and a second panel on women in composites. Two exciting competitions will also be held on the main stage, with the Enabling Innovation competition in the morning and the SAMPE Design and Make competition in the afternoon.
At the Aerospace Forum, visitors can meet experts from H2FLY, Rolls-Royce, YEET Aerospace, MGI Engineering, ADS, Midlands Aerospace Alliance, Satellite Applications Catapult, Gravitilab and Spirit AeroSystems, who will cover topics ranging from digitally enabled supply chains to propulsion technologies.
Meanwhile, exhibitors can learn about composites circularity, the future of composites, digitalisation being the key to productivity and more at the Composites Forum. Here, several speakers will be taking the stage from the following companies: AMRC, Creative Composites, NCC, Composites Leadership Forum, Composites UK, KTN Ltd, Plataine, Ford Motor Company, WMG, Composite Branding Ltd and ADS.
Attendees are also able to see Pim van Baarsen, CEO at Silverstone Technology Cluster, and Lucy Parsons, Sales Account Manager at Nikon Metrology UK, who will be discussing and showcasing innovative products at the Automotive Forum.
“Exhibitors will enjoy a diverse range of content in the three open forums, along with the thrilling inclusion of the Main Stage that will cover various topical discussions across manufacturing and engineering,” explained Alison Willis, director of Easyfairs. “With an impressive display of cutting-edge technologies and a wide array of speakers, visitors can anticipate an immersive and dynamic experience that will both excite and stimulate their interests.”
Rather than being divided into several zones as in previous years, engineering exhibitors will be categorised by the services, products and solutions to ensure more cross-industry collaboration. As a result, attendees can expect to find relevant contacts and set up meetings easily Using the Advanced Engineering show app.