Conference Agendas

See below the schedule from our 2023 Keynote Conferences.

The Maintec Conference Theatre was sponsored by  RS

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10:00
  1. Maintec Keynote Theatre
    40 mins
    This session will talk through how Rolls Royce has used novel repair and inspection techniques to reduce downtime, improve safety, and the innovations they are putting in place to make sure that maintenance resilience is constantly improving. 
  2. M&E Week Keynote Theatre
    40 mins
    An overview from Minister Ghani on government plans, strategy, and passion for the UK's manufacturing & engineering sector. 
10:20
  1. M&E Week Keynote Theatre
    40 mins

    With his unique insight as a former advisor to the government on industrial strategy, Juergen Maier provides his unique perspective on UK manufacturing, the opportunities the sector brings and the challenges it's facing. 

10:50
  1. M&E Week Keynote Theatre
    40 mins
    This session will follow the journey of a manufacturer who successfully took advantage of the potential of adapting their products and production lines for new markets.
  2. Maintec Keynote Theatre
    40 mins
    RS would like to share the findings of its industry-leading report, commissioned in association with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). The Industry in Motion report is the insightful result of a survey carried out among UK and Ireland-based engineers. Almost 700 engineers – mainly millennials - responded to the survey, which spanned all industries. For the first time, RS would like to share these remarkable results with you.
11:40
  1. M&E Week Keynote Theatre
    40 mins

    Katherine Bennett CBE, CEO of High Value Manufacturing Catapult, discusses the importance of innovation and its impact in changing manufacturing businesses for the better.

    Join her as she shares examples of how she has seen this working with companies that the HVMC are supporting. 

  2. Maintec Keynote Theatre
    40 mins
    The skills shortage remains a huge challenge for manufacturers. How can a diversity strategy not just fill the skills gap, but also improve and strengthen your business future?
12:20
  1. Maintec Keynote Theatre
    40 mins
    Successful implementation of predictive maintenance requires more than just IT-driven tools; it requires an enterprise-level appreciation of the strategic role of asset management. This session takes you through the key steps to making this happen.
12:30
  1. M&E Week Keynote Theatre
    40 mins
    With ever-changing timelines, material choices, net zero commitments, and the desire to take the full life cycle of a product into account, this panel discusses what engineers and manufacturers need to focus on from material selection, through to the building and management of the manufacturing site itself.  This session will give insights into best practices for anyone on the sustainable and circular economy journey.
13:40
  1. M&E Week Keynote Theatre
    40 mins
    Rolls-Royce’s introduction of a radical new business model in the 90’s catalysed the development of early analytics. These grew over time into a connected ecosystem of Digital Twins. In this session,  we will explore this journey and examine the cultural, behavioural and technological aspects that made it possible.
14:20
  1. Maintec Keynote Theatre
    50 mins
    An overview from Minister Ghani, on the governments plans, strategy, and passion for the UK's manufacturing & engineering sector. 
14:40
  1. M&E Week Keynote Theatre
    30 mins
    An introduction to the Circular Futures Approach (CFA): a systematic process that helps organisations to create a preferred sustainable future that gravitates around Circular Economy principles using Strategic Foresight methods. The CFA follows a two-stage method for implementation, beginning with education and followed by methodology. The CFA fills the gap in current Circular Economy approaches by providing a strategic foresight perspective and guidance for implementation
15:10
  1. Maintec Keynote Theatre
    40 mins
    Our charity partner Engineers Without Borders travels the world to make a difference to those that need it most. This keynote shares their new competency compass and how it can help develop your maintenance strategy.
15:30
  1. M&E Week Keynote Theatre
    40 mins
    Cyber expert Dr Ryan Heartyfield, CTO of Exalens, provides practical advice on the challenges all manufacturing companies face in the light of an ever more connected world. This session will cover how to protect your business and provide practical examples of the potential cyber threats. 
10:00
  1. M&E Week Keynote Theatre
    40 mins

     

    This session provides an overview of the opportunities and challenges facing UK manufacturing, and how manufacturers can be in the best position to succeed.

  2. Maintec Keynote Theatre
    40 mins
    With the skills shortage a constant issue for all manufacturers, and diversity and inclusion a key in solving that problem, this case study talks through the successful strategy employed by 2023 MX Awards People & Skills Winner, Lisi Aerospace. How they started their process, how they got buy in from staff and senior management, and the benefits they've seen across the board.
10:50
  1. Maintec Keynote Theatre
    40 mins
    This session will discuss ways that have been successful in reducing downtime, spotting issues before they happen and actively improved the effectiveness of the site.
  2. M&E Week Keynote Theatre
    50 mins
    In his talk, David Leal-Ayala will: • Explore what the 2023 report tells us about industry trends and UK productivity. • Ask whether there is sufficient investment in R&D to underpin the UK’s aim to b ...
11:40
  1. M&E Week Keynote Theatre
    40 mins

    Leaning on the experience of both Managing Director of Siemens Digital Industries and co-Chair of the Made Smarter Commission, this session will cover the importance of digitalisation and Industry 5.0 for business improvement and growth, as well as the current opportunities available to manufacturers to support them on this journey.

  2. Maintec Keynote Theatre
    40 mins
    This session focuses on the biggest challenge ­facing maintenance engineers today…the true cost of downtime.
    Guiding you through the pitfalls of a lack-lustre maintenance strategy, Head of Field Services at RS, Gary Harvey, and Head of Onsite Condition Monitoring, Rob Webster will explore the effects of planned versus unplanned downtime, ageing assets, and resource pressures.
    They will shine a light on solutions that can dramatically improve the outlook for engineers and keep industries in motion. Please join us and bring your questions for an insightful discussion on all things maintenance.
12:30
  1. Maintec Keynote Theatre
    40 mins
    There has never been more pressure on businesses to be productive, to do more, to grow more, all of that comes down to its people being able to deliver, health & safety strategy is a crucial component ...
12:40
  1. M&E Week Keynote Theatre
    40 mins
    Ben Botwright, Engineering Manager of Kerry’s Tenbury Wells production site, describes how he and his team have significantly reduced their manufacturing operating costs over the past 18 months by implementing digitisation in short modular projects, that quickly delivered tangible value. He will describe how each project was approached, the lessons learned and the surprising insights that led to significant changes in how they operated some of their long-established processes. The projects include wastewater compliance, energy consumption profiles and critical asset condition monitoring,  out of a total of the eight modules implemented so far
13:30
  1. Maintec Keynote Theatre
    40 mins
    Join this session as we shine a light on solutions that can dramatically improve the outlook for engineers and keep industries in motion. Please join us and bring your questions for an insightful discussion on all things maintenance.
  2. Maintec Keynote Theatre
    50 mins
    A clear maintenance strategy is critical in delivering the best possible performance for your manufacturing business, this session looks at best practice for delivering exactly that.
13:40
  1. M&E Week Keynote Theatre
    40 mins
    This panel brings together a number of manufacturers who are using ground breaking technology to close the skills gap in their businesses.
14:20
  1. M&E Week Keynote Theatre
    40 mins
    National Manufacturing Institute of Scotland shares initiatives and best practices.  Discover what can be learned from this thriving manufacturing sector. 
15:10
  1. M&E Week Keynote Theatre
    40 mins
    This panel will comprise a range of manufacturing businesses at different stages of their digitalisation journey and discussing the benefits and route to growth.