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.


Friday 20 April

11:30 - 12:00
Railway research and education for an integrated railway
Professor Felix Schmid
Associate Professor in Railway Systems Engineering, Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education

13:00 - 13:30
Which new technologies will revolutionise medial engineering and improve lives?
Dr. Helen Meese BEng (Hons) DIS CEng MIMechE
Member’s Occupation Healthcare and Medtech Policy and Public Affairs Consultant/Former Head of Healthcare at IMechE

14:30 - 15:00
Exploring the impact of IoT, robotics and automation on modern supply chains
Professor Christos Tsinopoulos
Director of the Centre for Innovation and Technology Management, Durham University Business School

Saturday 21 April

11:30 - 12:00
How AI is changing the face of engineering and paving the way for fully autonomous cars
Parham A.Vasaiely
Senior Manager Automated Driving, Jaguar Land Rover

13:30 - 14:00
The future of engineering: a new take on education
Professor Elena Rodriguez-Falcon
Provost and Chief Academic Officer, New Model in Technology and Engineering (NMiTE)

14:30 - 15:00
Running the largest automated warehouse for online groceries
Miguel Xavier
Head of Central Engineering Operations, Ocado Engineering