Blue chip companies and keynote speakers commit to Maintec 2017

UK’s premier maintenance exhibition boosted by packed conference programme

A host of blue chip companies and prestigious trade associations have signed up to support Maintec 2017, the UK’s premier maintenance and asset management exhibition and conference.

The Institute for Automotive & Manufacturing Advanced Practice and the Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades will be in attendance at the show, which takes place at Birmingham’s NEC from 21-23 March. The Society of Diagnostic Engineers and the British Compressed Air Society will also be represented at the event.

Maintec 2017 will also be underpinned by a wide-ranging conference programme, amounting to more than 15 hours of free seminars and round-tables with more than 30 industry figures. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Steve Brambley, Director, Gambica
  • Professor Rajkumar Roy, Director of Through-life Engineering Services Centre, Operations Excellence Institute at Cranfield University
  • Chris Richards, senior business environment policy adviser, the EEF manufacturers’ organisation
  • Cyril Deschanel, Vodafone, Head of Internet of Things in Northern Europe
  • Chris Mitchell, Principal Consultant, PTC
  • David Wright, Director General, United Kingdom Lubricants Association

The conference theme and activities are being guided by the publication of new research that addresses how the Internet of Things (IoT) is set to change the way that maintenance engineers go about their roles. The research is presented in the form of a whitepaper – The Future of Maintenance Engineering: How the Industrial Internet of Things Will Deliver Smarter Factories with Reduced Downtime and Lower Repair Costs – which will be distributed free-of-charge to delegates.

“Maintec 2017 is attracting some major names and will be the must-attend show in the maintenance sector,” said Tim Else, Event Director. “Maintec is strategically located with three complementary exhibitions – The Health and Safety Event, The Fire Safety event, and Facilities Management – so visitors can really make the most of their time away from their day jobs. Overall, there will be more than 400 exhibitors, with no fewer than eight focused educational theatres.”

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