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Here's what's happening at EMCON 2018

GENERAL SHOW INFO

09:00 Doors open
16:30 Show closes

Xcel Centre
2 Long Tens Way
Newton Aycliffe
DL5 6AP

Parking: please register as a visitor to receive parking info and pass

THROUGHOUT THE DAY

  • Up to 100 exhibiting companies
  • Up to 1000 visitors
  • Incubator Zone for small and growing SMEs
  • Education Zone – meet the engineers of tomorrow
  • AR & VR applications with Dan Riley of Spearhead
  • VIP walk-arounds (for exhibitors)
  • VIP lounge (for CDEMN members)

TALKS AND SEMINARS

08:30 University of Sunderland AMAP forum
10:45 Export – hosted by DIT
12:00 Supply Chain Opportunities – hosted by Stadler
13:15 Funding – hosted by Digital Drive County Durham
14:30 Industry experts’ panel – hosted by Jackson Hogg

See below for full details.

ABOVE: Images from last year’s talks and seminars.

TALKS AND SEMINARS

08:30 – 10:30
NORTH EAST MAINTENANCE FORUM

Held every year at EMCON by the University of Sunderland’s AMAP division.

The North East Maintenance Forum aims to become the UK’s premier forum for maintenance debate and networking at the forefront of developing innovative solutions for maintenance technologies and strategies.

The forum will be lead by Dr David Baglee and Roger O’Brien, both of whom work at the University of Sunderland’s Institute for Automotive & Manufacturing Advanced Practice.

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10:45 – 11:30
ENTERING NEW MARKETS OVERSEAS

Hosted by the Department for International Trade (DIT) – providing advice to businesses who are interested in either developing international trade opportunities but do not currently export, or for those who already have international customers to identify new markets and territories. The session will have a particular focus on opportunities beyond the EU and obviously touch on the impact of Brexit.

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12:00 – 13:00
SUPPLY CHAIN OPPORTUNITIES

Hosted by our headline sponsor, Stadler, this is a chance to meet members of the Stadler Rail UK team, who are actively looking to source North East suppliers.

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13:15 – 14:00
FUNDING FOR DIGITAL PROJECTS

Hosted by Digital Durham – the chance for businesses to learn more about the funding support available (up to 40% via support from the European Regional Development Fund – “ERDF”) for digital based projects including digital consultancy, equipment, website development, app & software development or broadband projects.

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14:30 – 15:30

INDUSTRY EXPERTS’ Q&A

Delivered by Jackson Hogg – the panel includes:

Elaine Greenwood – UK Light Rail Representative for Stadler UK, our headline sponsor.

Brian Palmer – Brian is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and entrepreneur who has transformed Northumberland based Tharsus.

Matt Boyle – board member of The Common Room of the Great North and former CEO of Sevcon.

James Ritchie – CEO of Tekmar Group PLC and the youngest CEO of a UK-listed company.

Andy Ramsey – founder and managing director of growing company and EMCON bronze sponsor, AR Controls.

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EMCON is delivered by

County Durham Engineering & Manufacturing Network |  S8 Tanfield Lea Business Centre | Stanley | County Durham | DH9 9DB | Company no. 09485596

EMCON is delivered by

County Durham Engineering & Manufacturing Network | S8 Tanfield Lea Business Centre | Stanley | County Durham | DH9 9DB | Company no. 09485596