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HxGN LOCAL Smart Manufacturing UK

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The Belfry Hotel & Resort

Lichfield Road


B76 9PR

United Kingdom

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Hexagon Event to Focus on Future Manufacturing Trends and SMART Factories.

HxGN LOCAL Smart Manufacturing UK is a two-day event at The Belfry Hotel and Resort near Birmingham, to be held on the 1-2 October 2019. The event includes a variety of speakers addressing topics which are vital to UK manufacturers, such as automation, autonomous mobility, smart factories, the type of skills likely to be required in the future and the economy.

Day 1:

10:00 – 11:00 Arrival and registration

11:15 – 12:00 Keynote: Norbert Hanke “Smart is Hiding in Plain Sight”

12:00 – 12:45 Keynote: Stefan Hyttfors “Five things you must know about the future”

12:45 – 13:00 Close morning session

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 17:00 Breakout sessions

17:00 Close and check-in

All day Live exhibition zone

Evening Entertainment:

19:00 Arrival in the Bel Air Bar & Lounge

19:45 – 21:15 World cuisine buffet

20:00 – 00:00 Race The Stig, listen to our live band, enjoy our casino games and much more…

Day 2:

07:00 – 09:00 Breakfast & check-out

09:00 – 10:00 Keynote from Hexagon expert

10:30 – 11:00 Q&A: Ask our panel of industry experts

11:00 – 12:00 Keynote: Sir Ranulph Fiennes “Living dangerously”

12:00 – 12:15 Prize draw

12:15 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 15:00 Leisure: Exhibition zone, networking or departures

All day Live exhibition zone

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers for HxGN LOCAL

Sir Ranulph Fiennes – “Living dangerously”

Ranulph inspires and entertains with his presentation drawing a connection between nature’s most dangerous and difficult challenges, and the day-to-day hurdles we all face. Teamwork, determination, patience, discipline and creative thinking are all critical in expeditions; we may not risk our own lives, but the parallels are clear even in less hazardous occupations.

Stefan Hyttfors – “Five things you must know about the future”

An acclaimed futurist, author and global speaker focused on disruptive technologies, behavioural change and next generation leadership with a background in journalism and economics. His mission is to make you ready for change. “Change is what makes life fun, what makes each generation more well off than the one before and what makes this a great time to be alive. It’s a relentless tide that we can either fight against or ride. I prefer riding it, and I want to help you do the same.”

Norbert Hanke – “Smart is Hiding in Plain Sight”

No single factory has all the resources or capabilities to capture, defend, and win in design, production, quality control and autonomous processes, nor all the other areas where data must be leveraged in order to remain competitive. Yet, making our factories smarter today is an urgent imperative. Join Norbert Hanke, President of Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division, as he uncovers some surprising places where smart is hiding in plain sight and shares the solutions taking shape that will drive increased quality and productivity throughout your factory’s entire ecosystem.

Break-out Sessions – Choose 3 of our breakout sessions

Break out sessions

Paul McGee – “The SUMO Guide to a Smarter Mindset: How to develop your resilience and build better relationships”

Providing insights, inspiration and practical tools you can use instantly for inspiring leadership; how to survive and thrive in changing times, how to communicate with influence and impact and make a difference to customers.

Paul Andrews – “Autonomous Racing”

From Roborace, the world’s first racing series for humans and artificial intelligence, Paul will explore the interface between humans and artificial intelligence and what we have learnt from pushing the technology to its limits in a range of controlled environments.

Bobby Hambrick – “Intelligent Autonomous Mobility”

Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of AutonomouStuff, Hambrick is one of the first to develop and bring to market an automated R&D vehicle that has become the base of hundreds of automated driving initiatives. He inspires future leaders to build a safer and better world.

Mike Falconer – “Smart Students”

Education & Development Manager for the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA), Mike Falconer, advises members on the latest reforms and education policy. He’ll cover how to engage fresh talent and bring the best and brightest into the engineering-based manufacturing industry, as well as addressing the barriers to recruitment with the current decline in apprentice numbers.

And much more…


Is there parking available at the event?

Yes, free on-site parking is available.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

For any enquiries please email events.uk.mi@hexagon.com

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, your ticket will be required for registration.

Is my ticket transferrable?

Yes, please notify events.uk.mi@hexagon.com if you wish to change any details regarding your ticket.

What is included in the ticket price?

Tickets include a two-day event at The Belfry Hotel, overnight accommodation including breakfast and a networking buffet lunch followed by an evening of entertainment and dinner.

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