Nissan and Toyota Material Handling to deliver opening keynotes at M&E 2018

Manufacturing & Engineering, the must-go-to event for industry in the North of England, has announced the themes and inspirational speaker line-up for its 2018 conference programme. Affirming the event’s commitment to delivering a mix of regional and global industry-leaders and innovators, this year’s list of expert speakers includes representatives from Nissan, Toyota Material Handling, the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), Autodesk and the EEF.

Manufacturing & Engineering 2018, is open at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle on 4 – 5 July and this year has joined the Great Exhibition of the North’s “Inspired By” programme of events.

Education and knowledge sharing plays a pivotal role at Manufacturing & Engineering. Visitors can choose between a programme of keynote conference sessions and practical workshop seminars covering every element of the design and manufacturing process from CAD to customer. The full programme can be found at:

Nissan will open day-one of the conference with Ian Green discussing how employers can champion careers in manufacturing for the benefit of the whole UK economy. Day-two opens with Stuart Reilly of Toyota Material Handling, looking at materials handling technology and innovation, where we are now and what the future holds.

Further highlights include the HypED team from the University of Edinburgh, who will demonstrate the design challenges behind Hyperloop technology developed for the SpaceX project. Rowan Crozier, Chairman of Manufacturing Assembly Network (MAN) discusses how collaboration has been the key to success for members of the MAN group. The Advanced Propulsion Centre’s Philippa Oldham will discuss maintaining the UK’s leading position as an automotive manufacturer alongside the challenge of zero emission vehicle development.

The workshop seminar programme is being kicked-off with the North-East Maintenance Forum’s quarterly discussion and networking session.This will be followed by sessions from Clarity Visual Management, 3D Systems and Toyota Material Handling.

This free, two-day event allows visitors to tailor their agenda to suit their own specific interests and learning requirements.It’s quick and easy to register.Just visit to book your free place and select the sessions you would like to participate in.

Chris Rixson

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