Manufacturing and engineering shows confirm seminar programme

Published:  07 February, 2008

 A comprehensive and focused seminar programme with speakers representing some of industry's most pre-eminent organisations, has been confirmed by DFA Media, publisher of Plant & Works Engineering magazine, for its series of exhibitions - Drives and Controls, Air-Tech, IFPEX, and Plant and Works Exhibition taking place between the 22-24 April at the NEC, Birmingham. These co-located shows at the NEC in April will form part of the largest manufacturing and engineering event of 2008.

The free industry focused seminar programme, run across the three days of the shows (22-24 April), will be launched by the EEF, the manufacturers" organisationís chief economist Stephen Radley who will speak about the challenges facing UK manufacturing and the economic environment for manufacturing in 2008.

Ranging from energy management and plant safety to manual handling, Ethernet communications and gearbox maintenance, the seminar programme will cover a broad range of subjects specifically chosen for their topicality and relevance to todayís increasingly multi-tasking engineers. These highly focused series of 20 seminars will also give delegates the opportunity to pick up best practice tips and valuable advice from a variety of speakers, representing a cross section of the engineering and manufacturing sector.

Speakers include the Carbon Trustís David Pratt; Chris Dee, executive director of the British Compressed Air Society; Ian Morris of the British Fluid Power Association; RoSPA Consultant Pete Dixon; Professor Len Gelman, director of Centre of Vibro-Acoustics and Fatigue at Cranfield University; and Stephen Barker of Gambica Trade Association, plus many more.

As in 2006, the DFA Media shows will be co-locating with Subcon and MACH 2008. Over 40,000 delegates visited the combined events in 2006, which provided a one-stop-shop for UK manufacturing, engineering and maintenance strategies. Visitors to the event can take full advantage of all co-located exhibitions to assess and fulfil all their manufacturing strategy needs.

Plant & Works Engineering will be previewing all the events next month with further details about the seminar programme. For further information and show registration please visit:

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