Engineer Conference opens a window onto manufacturing

We’re a reasonably modest bunch at The Engineer but that character trait is about to obliterated in a bout of blog-friendly self-publicity for the brand.

As we hope you are aware, next week sees Birmingham NEC host The Engineer Conference.

Taking place on June 4&5, we’ve assembled a rich selection of executive-level speakers from a diverse range of sectors including automotive, defence, and aerospace to provide a unique insight into the operations and strategy of some of the UK’s most innovative engineering organisations.

Co-located with Subcon and the Advanced Manufacturing Show, the event is free to attend although we do ask that you register here in order to keep the organisers happy.

Representatives from Airbus, Astrium, BAE Systems and The High Value Manufacturing Catapult will be in attendance but the event itself, sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover Careers, will be opened by Bob Joyce, group engineering director at JLR who will talk about how the company’s continuing efforts to innovate have led to record annual profits of £1.67bn.

The full list of speakers – including Bladon Jets’ Chris Bladon, Astrium’s Patrick Wood, and Metron Advanced Equipment’s Dimitris Katsanis – and conference agenda can be found here

Those of you that are old hands on the conference circuit will know that certain events fail to live up to the hype but we’re confident that a robust seam of excellence defines ours and that you will leave with a revived outlook on the manufacturing lanscape and the many ways in which the sector will help reposition the economy.

The Engineer’s editorial team will be on hand too to chair the conference and lead the panel discussions that follow. Come and say hello and feel free to give us feedback on what you’ve seen and heard.