The Engineering Skills & Innovation Conference

A free high-level conference will be taking place at The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition. A top line-up of thought-leaders will tackle a variety of key topics affecting technologies within the engineering sector. Join your peers at this essential conference for engineering professionals and graduates, looking at how engineering helps to tackle the challenges faced by our society and its role in advancing the world around us. Attending the conference is FREE and will contribute towards your CPD.


Day One - Friday 30 November

Time Company Speaker Title
11:30 - 12:00 Siemens  Joanna Binstead - Head of Innovation at Siemens Rolling Stock How cross-collaboration in engineering can benefit the industry, and how moving into other areas of engineering can create innovation
KEYNOTE 12:30 - 13:00 Cranfield University Professor Rajkumar Roy - Director of Manufacturing Keynote: Through-life engineering services and secure engineering
13:30 - 14:00 Xaar 3D Professor Neil Hopkinson - Director of Technology How 3D printing is transforming the manufacturing industry
14:30 - 15:00 HS1 Richard Thorp - Head of Engineering and Operations Operating, maintaining and renewing High-speed Railway 1

Day Two - Saturday 1 December

Time Company Speaker Title
11:30 - 12:00 Advanced Propulsion Centre UK Philippa Oldham - Head of National Network Programmes The current and future engineering trends in transport
12:30 - 13:00  University of Lincoln Timothy Gordon - Head of School of Engineering The future of self-driving cars - what can we expect in five years time?
13:30 - 14:00 Arup Dervilla Mitchell CBE - UKIMEA Chair Keynote: The Changing Face of Engineering
14.30 - 15.00 Women in Engineering Society (WES) Yasmin Ali - WES Young Woman Engineer of the Year 2013 Winner  Inspiring the next generation – how will engineers need to adapt and what will the sector look like in the future?