New manufacturing and engineering event will showcase region's finest - sponsored feature

Two-day conference will shine a light on North East engineers and inspire others to develop their career - sponsored feature

New manufacturing and engineering event will showcase region's finest
Global manufacturing and engineering successes from the North East will be showcased

Anyone who lives in the North East knows that the region has always been the UK’s manufacturing and engineering powerhouse.

In July, this legacy will be reconfirmed when a major new two-day exhibition and conference, Manufacturing and Engineering North East, opens in Newcastle.

It will bring together a host of industry experts, speakers, practical workshops and more than 90 machinery, equipment and service providers.

The event will highlight global manufacturing successes from across the North East and will inspire engineers of all ages, alongside live machinery demonstrations and management insights.

New manufacturing and engineering event will showcase region's finest
New manufacturing and engineering event will showcase region's finest

Engineered for the North East:

July 8-9 Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle.

Register for free online now:

Wednesday, July 8 - Day 1

09.15am PepsiCo – From good to great!

A fascinating insight in to what made PepsiCo invest in the North East.

10.15am Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) – Engineering the next generation:

AMRC explores some of the alternative routes that are open to companies to ensure longevity in a quality work force.

11.15am North East Automotive Alliance – The new capital of the UK’s car industry:

The North East is home to the UK’s largest car plant, so what are the ongoing opportunities for tier I and II suppliers? Find out how you can get involved.

12.15pm McDaniels Law – How to protect design and innovation

Find out the best ways to protect your innovation and ensure high value design work is not copied or stolen by competitors at home or abroad.

14.15pm EBAC – Making re-shored manufacture competitive

Gain an insight into the opportunities and challenges around re-shoring manufacture and competing on the world stage against low labour cost countries.

15.15pm EDITORS PICK: Innovate UK – Growth in high value engineering

Innovate UK aims to identify global trends and how they can be exploited. Find out if you could capitalise on the wave of re-shored industrial demand.

16.15pm Primary Engineer – Engineering in North East primary schools... Really!

Addressing the skills issue and getting the message across to children that engineering is not about fixing washing machines, but solving problems and being creative.

Thursday, July 9 – Day 2

09.15am Rail Alliance – Britain’s second railway boom: reseeding our supply chain

The opportunities to get involved in the rail sector have never been better. Find out how your expertise and capabilities could be of benefit, and how you can be part of this rejuvenated high value industry.

10.15am EDITORS PICK: IHC Engineering Business – Award winning design for subsea cable laying in the North Sea

Find out how the company’s award winning design is helping it win new business and why it is able to punch well above its weight; winning big projects and holding off tough competitors.

11.15am (Merck Sharp & Dohme) MSD – The North East vs The Far East

Lessons learned from keeping production in the UK

12.15pm ORE Catapult – Engineering the UK’s clean power

A look at the design, development and commercialisation of wave, wind and tidal power technology in and around the UK. Find out how to become part of this potentially huge global market.

14.15pm EEF – The post election fall out: what it means for UK engineers and manufacturers

With the election won and lost, who are the winners and losers in industry and what are the likely effects of the new Government on the UK’s engineering and manufacturing strategy?

15.15pm Croft Additive Manufacture – 3D printing diversity

The use of metal additive manufacture has allowed Croft to enhance its capability as a filter designer and manufacturer, and also diversify in to other sectors. Find out more about how to leverage this exciting technology.


Market-leading technology providers will fill the arena to capacity, giving visitors hands-on access to robotics in action, machines under power, equipment demonstrations and new technology displays.

In addition, for business owners looking to invest and grow their business, manufacturing finance specialists Lombard will be available for individual meetings throughout Manufacturing & Engineering North East.

Personal appointments can be booked to discuss:

  • Asset finance: to help your business invest in new equipment and technology

  • Invoice finance: to release valuable working capital through the value of trade receivables and inventory, as well as other balance sheet assets

  • Mentor services: to help you meet regulatory and compliance obligations in the areas of employment law, health and safety, and environmental management

  • Capital Import Finance: a one-stop funding package that simplifies the process and mitigates risk

  • Tooling Finance: an innovative way to finance the purchase of bespoke tooling for businesses operating within or supplying the automotive industry

Places are limited in the conference and workshops so visitors are advised to book early for their preferred sessions.

For daily event updates follow Manufacturing & Engineering on Twitter, #MENorthEast @MandE_Events.

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