Evolution: Journey into Industry 4.0

The New Anglia Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering (NAAME) group is pleased to invite you to ‘Evolution: Journey into Industry 4.0’.

As a region, New Anglia (Norfolk and Suffolk) must address prominent issues in its manufacturing and engineering sector such as skills shortage, lack of innovation, and stagnating productivity.

Chairing this day-long event are NAAME’s chairman, Jamie Thums, and Hethel Innovation’s Simon Coward who will be guiding you through the inspiring talks given by leading businesses in the region. Pioneers of the manufacturing and engineering world will share stories detailing their journeys into Industry 4.0.


Learn of the opportunities digitising your business may have in regional and over-seas markets amongst other skills and tools in the conference breakout session.

Gary Jefferson, Executive Director of Engineering and Technology at West Suffolk College: Discover how West Suffolk College are taking the next steps to support AME in the region

Dr Filomeno Martina, Lecturer in Additive Manufacturing at Cranfield University: Hear from an expert in additive manufacturing

Rui Chen, Professor of Low Carbon Engineering at Loughborough University: Goal Oriented System Engineering… At the centre of Industry 4.0

Will Bridgman, Chairman at Warren Services: Embracing new digital practices to help them remain one of the most flexible manufacturers in the UK

Lampros Litos, Knowledge Transfer Manager at the Knowledge Transfer Network: How are we going to address today’s challenges with the Industrial Strategy?

Henk Koopmans, CEO of Huawei Technologies Research and Development: Hear from the man working for the biggest telecommunications manufacturer in the world talk about international opportunities

Doug Field – Charmain of New Anglia LEP: Hear from the man who is driving our region forward talk about the importance of AME in New Anglia

Ben Sturgess – CTO of Fuse – From tracking cats on TV to monitoring every part of the Rolls Royce production line … learn more

James Gillespie – Export Growth Manager for the Department of Internation Trade – Discover how trading internationally will support businesses on their journey to becoming an Industry 4.0 business

Benchmarking and feedback throughout the day will help you understand your business in greater detail and help shape the region’s industrial growth strategy.

Case studies from across New Anglia will explore how businesses in the region are responding to the challenges and opportunities that come with Industry 4.0, and demonstrate the cutting-edge engineering and manufacturing capabilities of our region.

Breakout Sessions

NAAME hopes that you’ll join us to discover and explore the exciting opportunities and challenges that await us in the years ahead.

Breakout sessions to be announced soon!

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