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TCT Show Personalize has announced the latest addition to its keynote speaker session line-up: ‘Brooklyn Rising — The Story, Philosophy and Future of Makerbot’, which will be presented by Makerbot chief executive officer Bre Pettis and president Jenny Lawton.  

Pettis co-founded Makerbot in January 2009 in Brooklyn, New York, with a mission to create affordable, open-source 3D printers. Lawton has been with Makerbot since 2011 and has overseen the company’s growth, retail and product development strategies. She was promoted to president in June 2013, when 3D printing industry company Stratasys acquired the desktop 3D printing manufacturer and consumer 3D printing brand for $403m (£242m).

According to the company, the unusual ensemble presentation format is intended to offer the event’s audience of innovators, press, designers, engineers, students and industry representatives something different from the usual keynote session.

This will be the 19th edition of the annual TCT Show: a 3D printing, additive manufacturing and product development event. It takes place at the NEC in Birmingham, UK, from 30 September to 2 October 2014.

TCT Show + Personalize 2014

September 30th – October 2nd, NEC, Birmingham, UK

Inspire. Design. Make

TCT Show + Personalize is the leading event dedicated to 3D printing, additive manufacturing and product development, owned and organised by Rapid News Communications Group (RNCG).

Held annually, TCT showcases almost 200 exhibitors and presents a line up of internationally recognised speakers who shine the spotlight on the technologies and signpost how they will develop in the future.

In 2014 almost 10,000 attendees from over 50 countries will visit TCT for inspiration, education and most importantly to do business. The mix of inspirational speakers, cutting edge technologies and innovative initiatives such as Bright Minds UK, the Startup Zone and the RepRap Hub — all accessible with no entrance fees for attendees — is unique.

As a result TCT attracts business leaders, early adopters and a wide range of users from across concept, design and manufacturing to an event where they can see tomorrow's technology today. Follow TCT online at and through social media.

TCT Show + Personalize is organised by Rapid News Communications Group. Carlton House, Sandpiper Way, Chester Business Park, Chester, CH4 9QE, UK

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