From electric planes to Brexit

10 Apr 2019

Engineering capacity news posted by Andy Sandford

Speakers at this year’s Subcon conference will cover topics ranging from Industry 4.0 and Brexit to electric cars and aeroplanes.

Running from 4 to 6 June at the NEC the free to attend conference includes 34 presentations in two theatres and runs alongside Subcon, the UK’s dedicated subcontract manufacturing event.

Organisations represented among the speakers include Siemens, Rolls-Royce, MakeUK, the MTC and WMG.

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.

Among the highlights: Brian Holliday, managing director, Siemens Digital Industries, will deliver a keynote address, covering the latest developments and momentum around Industry 4.0,  Stephen Phipson, CEO, Make UK, will cover the impact of Brexit on the manufacturing supply chain and Riona Armesmith, chief project engineer, Hybrid Electric Propulsion, Rolls-Royce will talk about the development of electric/hybrid aircraft and the E-Fan X project

Siemens Digital Industries managing director Brian Holliday said: “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.”