The free seminar programme for Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2018 will cover topics ranging from GDPR and Industry 4.0 to lithium-ion batteries and life after Brexit.
Running in two lecture theatres on all three days of the show, February 6th to 8th, the 2018 programme features presenters and topics that should be of interest to anyone involved in any form of industrial or manufacturing enterprise.
The free seminar programme at Southern Manufacturing & Electronics is one of the key features of the show, drawing hundreds of delegates each year. The programme is a complementary blend of technical and business topics covering a wide range of issues facing manufacturing businesses today.
In a presentation entitled ‘Life after Brexit - What next in trade relations & product regulation?’ Dr Alex Martin of RINA Consulting will explore what new trade relationships are possible and how existing UK product regulation and standards for manufactured goods and electronics are likely to be affected.
Two of the most perennially popular speakers return for 2018. With examples from manufacturing, service and warehousing, Tim Scurlock, Director of ALC, will guide delegates through the benefits of Lean, include eliminating waste from existing processes, together the problems and pitfalls in bringing Lean into their organisations. Ailsa Carson of Onsite Insights shares the best practice methodologies and key activities that have made some of the world’s greatest manufacturers so successful. Using real world examples, the sessions look at how top firms remain innovative and produce the best quality product in terms of design, cost, performance, quality and delivery.
Some of the more technical topics addressed include Nick Aitken and Dr. Alex Martin’s session on lithium-ion batteries; explaining their benefits and application while raising awareness of potential failings and regulatory matters. Using case study examples of the limitless applications of 3D Print, Colin Cater of Tri-Tech 3D looks at the benefits that this new technology brings across all sectors and the many opportunities it could open. Dr. John Loftus of HMK Automation & Drives takes a look at the future role of Cobots, collaborative robots intended to physically interact with humans in a shared workplace. This session looks at latest developments in the field with examples of industrial applications in the manufacturing process.
Business management and strategy also comes under the spotlight for 2018. The General Data Protection Regulations come into force on 25th May 2018 affecting all personal data, and introducing new requirements and huge fines for transgressions. Dave Smith of Corpdata shares the essential knowledge to help keep your organisation compliant and safe. In two separate sessions by Andrew Mackenzie of Cleveland Scott York, and Kelda Style of Page,White & Farrer, delegates can gain a comprehensive overview of the various aspects of IP law; what can be protected and what tangible value IP protection adds to businesses.
In total, the seminar programme for Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2018 includes 34 sessions, all of which are completely free to both visitors and exhibitors. A complete listing and the all-important pre-registration form can be found at http://seminars.industrysouth.co.uk
Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2018 opens from February 6th to 8th. Admission to the show is free. Farnborough Exhibition and Conference Centre offers free on-site car parking and is easily reached by road, air or public transport.
More information and tickets are available from www.industrysouth.co.uk