The UK’s largest annual engineering show, Advanced Engineering, has announced some of the companies providing guest speakers that will be presenting at the show on 30th and 31st October 2019 at the NEC in Birmingham.
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As  part  of  the  extensive open forum programme, speakers include representatives from Siemens Digital Industries, BAE Systems, McLaren Automotive and IBM Academy of Technology.

Bringing  together  over  500  exhibitors and over 15,000 professionals across the manufacturing and engineering sector, Advanced  Engineering also  includes  an extensive open forum programme with over 200 presentations. For 2019, the event has secured a wealth of industry professionals to participate in forums  that  will  discuss  latest  innovations,  technologies  and  key  issues  in  the engineering industry.

Other confirmed speakers include Ford Motor Company, GKN, Johnson & Johnson, Honeywell, Williams Advanced Engineering and Prodrive. The Open Forum programme covers five of the six show zone categories; connected manufacturing, aerospace, composites, automotive as   well   as medical device engineering, which is a new show zoneand forum for 2019.

Each forum includes a schedule that offers insight on important topics in the industryand counts towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for attendees.The connected manufacturing forum will cover topics such as Industry 4.0 and data usage,  while the aerospace engineering  forum  will  discuss additive manufacturing applications and aerospace 4.0. The composites engineering forum will discuss next generation materials ,the automotive engineering forum will showcase sustainable and additive manufacturing and the medical device forum include  sessions onwearable technology, cybersecurity and 3D printing.

“UK manufacturing is flourishing and the Advanced Engineering show displays that in all its glory”, said Jeremy Whittingham, Head of Marketing at Advanced Engineering. “It is  vital  to  educate  and  celebrate  the  engineering  and  manufacturing  industries across the world and that’s why Advanced Engineering is welcoming UK businesses such as McLaren and BAE Systems, as well as international companies like Siemens.

“The forum programme is a great opportunity for attendees to engage and learn about current trends in the industry from some of the biggest names in the sector, while the exhibition provides the opportunity for attendees to network and present their products to  industry  professionals  alike”

Ahead of this year’s show, Advanced  Engineering, the UK’s largest annual exhibition for manufacturers and supply chain professionals,  has launched a new report gauging uncertainty  in  the  engineering sector. The  report, entitled Voice of Industry, brings together the experiences of leading manufacturers, on topics ranging from Brexit and the skills shortage to the rise of electric vehicles and product innovation. The 'Voice of Industry' report delves into the unique challenges that businesses have faced in the last two years and explores the positive results they’ve had in overcoming uncertainty.

This year’s Advanced Engineering show, which takes place at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham between 30–31 October, 2019, will also feature an Innovation Zone. The  Innovation  Zone  will  give UK start-ups the chance to exhibit for free, showcasing the latest innovations to the market.