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North East heavy weights & Northern Powerhouse Minister top the agenda at Manufacturing & Engineering North East 2016

The triple award winning Manufacturing & Engineering North East conference and exhibition will again bring together world class speakers and exhibitors to Newcastle, 6-7th July. Visitors can now register online to attend the conference, which includes speakers from Hitachi Rail, Nissan, UKTI and James Wharton MP, Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, plus many more.

With over 10,000 design engineering and manufacturing sites within a 100 mile radius of Newcastle, Manufacturing & Engineering North East is ideally located to support the region’s industry. The event offers a prime opportunity for those organisations to source new suppliers, test equipment, acquire expert knowledge and forge new supply chain relationships without travelling much further afield.

The conference sessions, led by industry figureheads and engineering experts, will focus on opportunities for growth in the North East and future manufacturing technology. Hitachi Rail will open the conference by explaining how they developed a four year blueprint for building the fully operational site at Newton Aycliffe. With a resurgence of manufacturing industries in the region, IMechE will examine how that growth is making a difference to the economy regionally and nationally.

Visitors will also hear from the founder of Ford Aerospace about how diversification has enabled the company to continue to grow. The Manufacturing Technology Centre will be highlighting the opportunities and challenges of additive manufacturing and the AMRC’s head of the Factory 2050 project will be discussing the 4th industrial revolution and what it will mean for the UK’s manufacturers.

In addition, the full workshop programme offers practical learning and inspiring case studies alongside an exhibition of more than 90 exhibitors from regional and national suppliers.

Manufacturing & Engineering North East will open at the Radio Metro Arena, Newcastle 6-7th July. Pre-registering for the event is quick and easy and will guarantee entry to this free event. Once registered, visitors can select the workshop and conference sessions they would like to attend; and with space limited on each session, it is recommended visitors book early to avoid disappointment.

To register and for the full conference and workshop programme visit: www.menortheast.co.uk