Subcon Announces First Wave Of Conference Speakers.

5 April, 19

Subcon, the UK’s premier subcontract manufacturing supply chain show has revealed the first wave of speakers as part of its co-located conference programme. Across 4-6 June, Subcon will feature content from industry pioneers such as Siemens and Rolls-Royce, as well as thought leadership from organisations including MakeUK, the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) and WMG (formerly the Warwick Manufacturing Group).

The conference programme will deliver insight on industry issues, with presentations from industry leaders responsible for some of the UK’s most inspiring and ground-breaking engineering and manufacturing projects. Speakers confirmed this year include:

Brian Holliday, managing director, Siemens Digital Industries, will deliver a keynote address, covering the latest developments and momentum around Industry 4.0
Mark Ireland, chief engineer, MTC, speaking on the MTC Sit Ski project and the role of collaboration
Stephen Phipson, CEO, Make UK, covering the impact of Brexit and the changes felt throughout the manufacturing supply chain
Riona Armesmith, chief project engineer, Hybrid Electric Propulsion, Rolls-Royce talking about the development of electric/hybrid aircraft and the E-Fan X project
Lina Huertas, head of technology strategy, digital manufacturing, MTC, covering the technologies set to transform manufacturing
Jeremy Pullen, Sartorious on what is next for additive manufacturing
Steve Banton, channel manger, ABB Robotics on the development of cobotics and where it will make its impact felt, next
Rachel Edes, WMG on the challenge and opportunity of creating a domestic supply chain for electric vehicles
Nick Hawker, CEO and co-founder, First Light Fusion on the commercial application of nuclear fusion
Martin Little, commercial director, Rail Alliance on the overlooked opportunities within rail

Siemens Digital Industries managing director Brian Holliday said of his keynote: “My intention is to offer some insight into the benefits of industrial digitalisation, to look beyond the hype to the company, employee and economic benefits of embracing digital technology and to explore some practical examples in Edge Computing, AI and Cloud Technology to name a few.”

Subcon event director Gordon Kirk added: “We are determined to maintain the incredible standard we set last year. This year Subcon is co-located with The Engineer Expo and Advanced Manufacturing, and The Engineer Conference will feature a total of 34 presentations. From industry keynotes and influential thought leaders to sharp commercial insight, the conference programme this year will cover a lot of bases, but all aimed at realising business success sooner.”

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