Digitising Manufacturing 2016: Policy, End Users & Society
Driving UK leadership in Digital Manufacturing
The story so far...
In 2015, an audience of engineers, business people and academics from Germany, the UK, the Netherlands and Italy heard how digitised factories will be developed in Britain and across the world, in a more collaborative, connected way to achieve two main objectives: find customer value and increase productivity,
The German Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Dr Peter Ammon, opened the conference along with Martin Donnelly, the Permanent Secretary at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills at the time, who gave his backing to Industry 4.0.
The conference hosted at the MTC, part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, revealed that companies in Britain are already using Industry 4.0-type technologies. Driving innovation in digital manufacturing is a core focus for the MTC going forward into the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
To learn more about last year's Industry 4.0 conference, please visit:
Digitising Manufacturing 2016: Driving UK leadership in Digital Manufacturing
This year we will go bigger and better than before, with the biggest international conference in the UK on the topic.
This conference will build on last year's event. It has been created primarily for end users, and designed to create momentum at a national level, mobilising government and private organisations, to create action. It will provide leadership as to what to do and when to create transformational incentives and mechanisms at a national level.
Our speakers are industry experts in digital manufacturing. They will focus on understanding how to drive digitisation of the UK manufacturing sector from a business and value add perspective.
The strands of the conference have been designed to cover the most important barriers in the path towards digitisation of the UK manufacturing sector. The topics that wll be covered include:
- Policy: Best practices and examples at a European level and emerging activities at a national level
- Work environment, education, training: Going beyond the need for training and new skills, and addressing the impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution on the whole work environment
- Implementation: How can you make digital manufacturing work, particularly for SMEs, how to get started, and learn from real-world end user experiences
- Standardisation and reference architectures: Can standardisation take the uncertainty out of the business and why it is important and of benefit for companies to get involved
Please click here to view the full conference agenda.
Who should attend?
This conference is aimed primarily at end users.
Business leaders and key decision makers across all sectors, who want to benefit from digisation of manufacturing, influence national initiatives and gain an awareness of all the support mechanisms available to them. Organisations that are looking to use novel technologies in order to gain competitive advantage, who know they need to innovate to stay at the forefront of business, who want to be the drivers of new technologies shaping it to their requirements and business needs.
- UK manufacturing CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, COOs
- Managing directors
- Thought leaders and influencers
- Leaders with an ambition to drive the topic at a national level
Benefits of attending:
- Expert insight from pioneers of this Fourth Industrial Revolution in the UK, as well as manufacturers from Germany, acknowledged European leaders in the development of digital manufacturing in the UK
- Learn about relevant policies, including activities to address digital transformation on a national and European level, and how this affects UK manufacturers
- Get an insight into implementation strategies and methodologies, specifically for SMEs and MidCaps, and benefit from case studies of successful end users both in the UK and further afield
- Learn about the effects of digitising manufacturing on the work environment, as well as the updated skills profile required in this new work environment
- A particular focus on how SMEs can benefit from digitising manufacturing
- Explore/discuss ideas and projects with our expert speakers and other delegates
- Find out where to go for support and advice
- Network with leading UK manufacturers, and others who have or are interested in the implementation of digital manufacturing in their own business
Registration & Prices
Registration is essential for this event. Book early to take advantage of our 'Early Bird Discount'
Early Bird Offer: £160 +VAT (available until 31st October 2016)
Standard Delegate Fee: £180 +VAT (available until 8th November 2016)
Final Week Delegate Fee: £200 +VAT (available until 14th November 2016)