Evolution: Journey into Industry 4.0

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West Suffolk College

Bury St Edmunds

IP33 3RJ

United Kingdom

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The New Anglia Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering (NAAME) group is pleased to invite you to 'Evolution: Journey into Industry 4.0'.

As a region, New Anglia (Norfolk and Suffolk) must address prominent issues in its manufacturing and engineering sector such as skills shortage, lack of innovation, and stagnating productivity.

Chairing this day-long event are NAAME's chairman, Jamie Thums, and Hethel Innovation's Simon Coward who will be guiding you through the inspiring talks given by leading businesses in the region. Pioneers of the manufacturing and engineering world will share stories detailing their journeys into Industry 4.0.


8:30 - Registration - Tea & Coffee - Exhibitors - Pastries

9:00 - Jamie Thums and Simon Coward

NAAME Chairman and CEO

  • Welcome from the Chairmen

9:25 - Gary Jefferson

Executive Director of Engineering and Technology – West Suffolk College

  • Welcome from the hosts

  • What is West Suffolk College doing to support Engineering and Manufacturing?

9:40 - Martin Collison

Owner of Collison and Associates Limited

  • Why are you working with Skills Reach on the Skills Strategy?

  • What is the importance of skills to Engineering and Manufacturing businesses?

10:00 - David Morgan

CEO of MSF Technologies

  • What are the challenges for a high growth business in New Anglia?

  • How has collaboration helped develop your business?

  • What do you see as the future opportunities in New Anglia?

10:20 - Break - Tea & Cofee - Exhibitors

11:00 - Lampros Litos

Knowledge Transfer Manager – KTN – Innovate UK

  • What are the main challenges we should address from the industrial strategy?

  • How does international collaboration aid those challenges?

  • What success has the region had with Innovate UK projects?

11:20 - Henk Koopmans

CEO of Huawei UK R&D

  • What is it like going from UK to international operations?

  • What are the benefits of working in New Anglia as part of an international company?

11:40 - James Gillespie

Export Growth Manager – Department for International Trade

  • What are the challenges and opportunities of Brexit?

  • What is your organisation doing to explore these?

  • How can businesses be more proactive?

12:00 - Lunch - Buffet - Exhibitors

13:50 - Rui Chen

Professor of Low Carbon Engineering – Loughborough University

  • What is Goal-Oriented System Engineering, and why is it so important?

13:35 - Ben Sturgess

CTP - Fuse

  • How and why would a business move from being the creative sector to the manufacturing sector?

  • How does connected technology impact manufacturing processes? (Rolls Royce)

  • How have you utilised a partnership with a larger business?

13:55 - Filomeno Martina

Lecturer in Additive Manufacturing – Cranfield University

  • Where has additive manufacture come from and how is it developing?

  • How does it help businesses become more flexible and agile?

  • What will our factories look like in the next 10 years?

14:15 - Paul Grenyer

CEO - Naked Element

•What are the benefits of automating your processes?
•How have businesses successfully implemented automation?

14:35 - Will Bridgman

Chairman - Warren Services

  • How/why have you automated your processes?

  • How has engaging with skills supported this?

14:55 - Break - Tea & Cofee - Exhibitors

Breakout Sessions 15:15 - 16:00

1) Kathryn Coventry

Senior Lecturer in Engineering

  • How does leadership impact productivity?

  • What are the attributes of a good leader?

2) Martin Collison & Gary Jefferson

  • How can you engage with skills to take your business forward?

  • Interactive drop-in session

3) Aaron Hunter & Will Taitt

Sector Development Manager & Sector Network Manager - Hethel Innovation

  • Why should you innovate within your business?

  • How can you innovate within your business? Tools, processes, and route maps

Don't miss your chance to hear from the pioneers of Industry 4.0.

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If you want to exhibit at this event please contact Abygail Hadley at

Case studies from across New Anglia will explore how businesses in the region are responding to the challenges and opportunities that come with Industry 4.0, and demonstrate the cutting-edge engineering and manufacturing capabilities of our region.

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Bury St Edmunds

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