NWAA invite you to our Autumn member forum which will take place on the 21st of October 2015, 4.45pm to 7.30pm.
On Wednesday night we have our next NWAA Members Forum, in the Whittle Suite at Haydock Park Racecourse. We have an exciting group of presenters who will give us an overview of key developments in our region.
Firstly, Ian Barton, Head of Strategy and Investment Planning Military Air & Information BAE Systems, will give us an overview of a new proposal for an Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing Technology Exploitation Centre. The organisations contributing to this project include Siemens, University of Lancaster, the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre at Sheffield University, the Manufacturing Technology Centre at Coventry and of course the North West Aerospace Alliance.
Our second presentation is from Peter Thomas, (EIC) Project Manager, UCLAN who is presenting on the new Engineering Innovation Centre at the University of Central Lancashire. This represents a huge investment in Engineering in the North West with Aerospace a key focus. The EIC aims to develop the next generation of engineering talent for our region and the NWAA Members Forum gives you an opportunity to find out more.
Our third presentation is from Paul Mort,Chairman of the Northern Robotics Network, Paul will be presenting on how robotics, automation and autonomous systems are going to be key enablers in manufacturing and especially the aerospace sector as aircraft programme rates rise.
Our final presentation will be from Andy Walker, Head of Business Growth and Economic Development for Lancashire County Council who will talk about the latest developments of the Lancashire Enterprise Zones and the creation of 6,000 new advanced manufacturing and engineering jobs in Lancashire.
Who Should Attend?
Senior representatives from across the aerospace sector who are interested in gaining an understanding of the sector’s key developments underway in the North West of England.
Why should you Attend?
Past attendees of NWAA Member Forums have indicated that the forums have provided critical insight into Prime/OEM strategic directions, raised understanding of the key issues that impact the aerospace sector and provided an opportunity to meet some of the individuals shaping the future of the aerospace industry in the North West of England. This event brings together customers and suppliers to discuss issues such as productivity, innovation and skills.
What can you expect at the NWAA Members Forum?
Attendees will be able to see some thought provoking presentations that will stimulate ideas for their businesses. Most importantly, attendees will get the best opportunity to network with other NWAA Members, creating new business opportunities and strengthening existing customer relationships.