Talking Industry Live & The Knowledge Hub seminar programmes finalised

Published:  02 March, 2022

Talking Industry Live & The Knowledge Hub seminar programmes have recently been finalised for the forthcoming co-location of events at the NEC, Birmingham (5-7 April 2022), which includes Plant & Asset Management, Drives & Controls, Smart Industry Expo, Fluid Power & Systems, Plant & Asset Management, and Air-Tech Exhibitions.

The wide range of topical panel discussions of the popular Talking Industry webinar events will move temporarily from the digital sphere to live panel discussions at the NEC under the Talking Industry Live brand for three days during the forthcoming co-located shows.

Talking Industry Live, as a CPD member, will include accredited panel discussions that will fully reflect the ongoing global transformation to the smart manufacturing era and provide fascinating panel discussions and insight into the potential plants of the future, covering all aspect of the digital transformation across the manufacturing spectrum, as well as looking at how digitalisation has helped during the Coronavirus pandemic and its importance in any future outbreak. Leading experts will address the vast array of information around 4IR, discussing the practicalities, technologies and issues surrounding transition and implementation of digitalisation in UK manufacturing.

In addition, as part of the Manufacturing Technology Centre’s (MTC) significant presence at the co-location of events, the organisation will lead the discussion on the changing manufacturing landscape, including the challenges and opportunities that will help provide practical steps, which manufacturers can take on the journey to embrace digitalisation in the post COVID-19 era. It will also take participate in a debate alongside BT on the topic of Industrial Networks, IIOT, 5G and Communications, as well a panel discussion with the MTC’s Chief Automation Officer, Mike Wilson leading the discussion on Robotics and Advanced Automation.

Other Talking Industry Live panel discussions will focus on The Future of Additive Manufacturing; Fluid Power and Factories of the Future; The Hidden Menace: Strategies to avoid Cybercrime; Bridging the Engineering Skills Gap for Factories of the Future; Maintenance 4.0: The Future of Asset Management, plus much more.

While The Knowledge Hub will have a strong emphasis on technology that will bring together all aspects of plant and asset management, hydraulics, pneumatics, robotics and automation, energy efficiency, machine safety, drives, motion control, legislation, system strategies and technological developments. Featuring representatives from across industry including government agencies, research bodies, trade associations, and manufacturers.

For more details on the seminars and shows please read PWE’s special co-location preview on page 14 of the March issue (

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