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FULLY BOOKED: Fit for Nuclear - Real Market Opportunities for Our Manufacturers

When: August 6, 2015 from 8:00 to 10:30
Where: National Metalforming Centre, 49 Birmingham Road, West Bromwich, West Midlands B70 6PY

This event is now fully booked. Please email zoe.heather@mymas.org for alternative dates/locations. Join MAS on 6th August for an exclusive insight into the nuclear industry.... And find out more about the fantastic package of funding and support available from Fit For Nuclear to help you position your company to win new business in Nuclear. We would urge all manufacturers with transferable products or technologies that could be applied to nuclear, or who are already supplying to the sector, to attend.

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Are you ready for BIM?

When: August 12, 2015 from 8:00 to 11:00
Where: Visualisation Centre, Wolverhampton Business Solutions Centre

The government target of BIM implementation by 2016 for the construction industry is moving ever closer. Organisations in the construction industry unable to deliver BIM services will be at a major disadvantage compared to competitors. This introductory three hour workshop, organised by the Black Country Growth Hub, will help you understand the benefits and myths of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and provide information on training available.

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New Product Development & Compliance Workshop

When: August 25, 2015 from 9:00 to 12:00
Where: Stoke Chamber, Commerce House, Festival Park, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 5BE

How good is your business at developing new products and taking them to market? The UK is not recognised as being amongst the best at capitalising on its strengths of creativity and invention, too often let down by its lack of capability in productionising and commercialising its bright ideas. Join Roy Pulley, New Product Development specialist who will share his expertise with you. Is your business up to standard? Having the correct quality assurance and accreditation can mean the difference between winning new business or not. Hear from specialist Mike Paxton on his successful process guide to achieving the necessary accreditations your business needs, whichever industry you belong to, including food, rail, aerospace and medical.

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Social Media for the Small Manufacturer

When: August 27, 2015 from 7:30 to 9:30
Where: Somerset Chamber Offices, Taunton

Are you a Manufacturer who wants to use Social Media to raise awareness of your products? This breakfast event organised by the Somerset Chamber in association with Introtweet will provide you with necessary tools to create a strong brand across various social media platforms. If aspirations to grow your sales through either new markets or new products is part of your growth strategy then adopting this modern approach to marketing is essential. THIS IS NOT A BUSINESS GROWTH SERVICE EVENT

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Effective Lean Management

When: September 3, 2015 from 9:00 to 12:00
Where: Newcastle Falcons, Kingston Park, Brunton Road, Kenton Bank Foot, Newcastle upon Tyne NE13 8AF

This workshop will help you understand the key elements of Lean and Continuous Improvement, and how you can best prepare the business for delivering business wide improvements.

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Improve Your Productivity Workshop - A fresh perspective

When: September 3, 2015 from 9:30 to 12:30
Where: St Austell Business Park, St Austell, Cornwall PL25 4FD

DO YOU WANT YOUR MANUFACTURING BUSINESS TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE BUT AREN'T DOING ENOUGH ABOUT IT? 84% of manufacturers tell us they need to improve their productivity. Is your business one of those? If so, what are you waiting for? • Don’t know what to do next? • Waiting for the right time? • Don’t have enough time/resource? WE CAN HELP! If you are the leader of a SME manufacturing business in the South West, we invite you to attend a FREE ‘Improve Your Productivity’ workshop. A morning workshop will be held in each county of the South West during September. Find out more and book your place near you

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New to Nuclear – Real Market Opportunities for our Manufacturing Businesses

When: September 10, 2015 from 8:00 to 11:00
Where: East Sussex National, Little Horsted, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5ES

Is your business looking to expand into the Nuclear sector? Fit for Nuclear is a *funded business improvement programme that will measure your operations against the standards required to supply the Nuclear industry – in new build, operations and decommissioning – and help you take the necessary steps to close any gaps.

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Purchasing and Procurement Workshop

When: September 10, 2015 from 9:00 to 12:00
Where: Newcastle Falcons, Kingston Park, Brunton Road, Kenton Bank Foot, Newcastle upon Tyne NE13 8AF

Join us for this informative half day session, and leave with a better understanding of how to improve your businesses purchasing process.

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Improve Your Productivity Workshops - A fresh perspective

When: September 10, 2015 from 9:30 to 12:30
Where: Stonehouse Court Hotel, Bristol Road, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 3RA

DO YOU WANT YOUR MANUFACTURING BSUINESS TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE BUT AREN'T DOING ENOUGH ABOUT IT? 84% of manufacturers tell us they need to improve their productivity. Is your business one of those? If so, what are you waiting for? • Don’t know what to do next? • Waiting for the right time? • Don’t have enough time/resource? WE CAN HELP! If you are the leader of a SME manufacturing business in the South West, we invite you to attend a FREE ‘Improve Your Productivity’ workshop. A morning workshop will be held in each county of the South West during September. Find out more and book your place near you

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Employment Law/HR Workshop

When: September 15, 2015 from 9:30 to 12:30
Where: Birmingham City FC, St. Andrews Stadium, Cattell Road, Birmingham, B9 4RL

This workshop will provide an overview of the basic Employment Law Principles that every employer needs to be aware of and comply with, from Disability to Discrimination. The session will also involve a hands on case study approach to how these principles may occur in everyday work situations. Delivered by Nicky Purba, Senior HR Professional with 20 years HR and Commercial experience.

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Improve Your Productivity Workshops - A fresh perspective

When: September 15, 2015 from 9:30 to 12:30
Where: Sandy Park Conference & Banqueting Centre, Sandy Park Way, Exeter EX2 7NN

DO YOU WANT YOUR MANUFACTURING BUSINESS TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE BUT AREN\'T DOING ENOUGH ABOUT IT? 84% of manufacturers tell us they need to improve their productivity. Is your business one of those? If so, what are you waiting for? • Don’t know what to do next? • Waiting for the right time? • Don’t have enough time/resource? WE CAN HELP! If you are the leader of a SME manufacturing business in the South West, we invite you to attend a FREE ‘Improve Your Productivity’ workshop. A morning workshop will be held in each county of the South West during September. Find out more and book your place near you

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Improve Your Productivity Workshops - A fresh perspective

When: September 17, 2015 from 9:30 to 12:30
Where: Marsh Farm Hotel, Royal Wootten Basset, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 8ER

DO YOU WANT YOUR MANUFACTURING BUSINESS TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE BUT AREN'T DOING ENOUGH ABOUT IT? 84% of manufacturers tell us they need to improve their productivity. Is your business one of those? If so, what are you waiting for? • Don’t know what to do next? • Waiting for the right time? • Don’t have enough time/resource? WE CAN HELP! If you are the leader of a SME manufacturing business in the South West, we invite you to attend a FREE ‘Improve Your Productivity’ workshop. A morning workshop will be held in each county of the South West during September. Find out more and book your place near you

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Digital Business Bootcamp

When: September 17, 2015 from 8:00 to 13:00
Where: Worcester Warriors, Sixways Stadium, Warriors Way, Worcester, WR3 8ZE

The Business Growth Service and UKTI invite you to join us at our Digital Business Bootcamp. Digital Marketing Expert Susan Hallam will show you how to combine digital techonology and government support for serious business growth. Andy Cox, Cox & Plant will explain how the support he received from MAS, Growth Accelerator and UKTI has helped his business grow, and the power of digital marketing.

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Building a Successful Manufacturing Business

When: September 18, 2015 from 9:00 to 13:00
Where: Coomber Electronic Equipment, Worcester, Warndon, WR4 9FB

We would like to invite all MAS contacts to a free seminar in Worcester: ‘Building a Successful Manufacturing Business’ given by Simon Williams, founder of Arrivista Business Coaching. The aim of this seminar is to help and improve manufacturing businesses become more profitable and run more efficiently, so the learning's given are ideal for business owners and also members of staff to refresh and gain new knowledge in this area.

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Advancing the Commercial Applications of Graphene

When: September 22, 2015 from 8:30 to 9:30
Where: The Point, Emirates Old Trafford, Lancashire County Cricket Club, Manchester.

As part of Venturefest the Business Growth Service will be hosting an advanced materials breakfast in collaboration with Innovate UK, Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and the National Graphene Institute (NGI). Speakers will be presenting on advancing the commercial applications of graphene.

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New to Nuclear - Real Market Opportunities for our Manufacturing Businesses

When: September 22, 2015 from 8:00 to 10:30
Where: Grant Thornton House, Melton Street, Euston Square, London, NW1 2EP

Is your business looking to expand into the Nuclear sector? Fit for Nuclear is a *funded business improvement programme that will measure your operations against the standards required to supply the Nuclear industry – in new build, operations and decommissioning – and help you take the necessary steps to close any gaps.

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Improve Your Productivity Workshops - A fresh perspective

When: September 22, 2015 from 9:30 to 12:30
Where: Bournemouth AFC, Kings Park Drive, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH7 7AF

DO YOU WANT YOUR MANUFACTURING BUSINESS TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE BUT AREN'T DOING ENOUGH ABOUT IT? 84% of manufacturers tell us they need to improve their productivity. Is your business one of those? If so, what are you waiting for? • Don’t know what to do next? • Waiting for the right time? • Don’t have enough time/resource? WE CAN HELP! If you are the leader of a SME manufacturing business in the South West, we invite you to attend a FREE ‘Improve Your Productivity’ workshop. A morning workshop will be held in each county of the South West during September. Find out more and book your place near you

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Venturefest Manchester 2015

When: September 22, 2015 from 9:00 to 17:00
Where: The Point, Lancashire County Cricket Club, Talbot Road, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0PX

Venturefest returns to Manchester in September, with its unique brand of inspirational speakers, interactive workshops and the chance to network with some of the region’s most successful business leaders. Organised by the Business Growth Hub, with support from Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network, Venturefest 2015 is all about technology and innovation, and the ways in which they can help companies to grow.

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Understanding the requirements of ISO 14001:2015

When: September 24, 2015 from 9:00 to 12:00
Where: Newcastle Falcons, Kingston Park, Brunton Road, Kenton Bank Foot, Newcastle upon Tyne NE13 8AF

In this half day session you will learn what the new requirements of ISO 14001:2015 are, and how to map your transition to the new standard. Stay ahead of the game by identifying how the changes will affect your organisation.

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Improve Your Productivity Workshops - A fresh perspective

When: September 24, 2015 from 9:30 to 12:30
Where: Bristol & Bath Science Park, Dirac Crescent, Emersons Green, Bristol, South Gloucestershire BS16 7FR

DO YOU WANT YOUR MANUFACTURING BUSINESS TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE BUT AREN'T DOING ENOUGH ABOUT IT? 84% of manufacturers tell us they need to improve their productivity. Is your business one of those? If so, what are you waiting for? • Don’t know what to do next? • Waiting for the right time? • Don’t have enough time/resource? WE CAN HELP! If you are the leader of a SME manufacturing business in the South West, we invite you to attend a FREE ‘Improve Your Productivity’ workshop. A morning workshop will be held in each county of the South West during September. Find out more and book your place near you

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Understanding the requirements of ISO 9001:2015

When: September 24, 2015 from 13:30 to 16:30
Where: Newcastle Falcons, Kingston Park, Brunton Road, Kenton Bank Foot, Newcastle upon Tyne NE13 8AF

In this half day session you will learn what the new requirements of ISO 9001:2015 are, and how to map your transition to the new standard. Stay ahead of the game by identifying how the changes will affect your organisation. This workshop is aimed at manufacturing organisations who currently have ISO 9001 and will need to make the changes that are planned to take effect in 2015. The changes are likely to be extensive covering areas such as leadership, risk management, emphasis on objectives measurement and change, communication and awareness, and fewer prescriptive requirements. However they will also offer business benefits in the form of helping to identify new opportunities, and increasing business resilience to external environmental factors.

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Growing Local Businesses

When: September 24, 2015 from 18:00 to 20:00
Where: Metro Bank (Uxbridge), The Pavilions Shopping Centre,50 High Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1JP

This is a free event for any business based in or around the Uxbridge area that wishes to gain a better understanding of the Business Growth Service, and gain further information on how your business can access support to raise external finance for growth via the Business Growth Service\\\'s Access to Finance offering.

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New to Nuclear - Real Market Opportunities for Our Manufacturers

When: September 29, 2015 from 8:30 to 10:30
Where: Nottingham Belfrey Nottingham Business Park, Mellors Way, Nottingham NG8 6PY

Join MAS on 29th September for an exclusive insight into the nuclear industry.... And find out more about the fantastic package of funding and support available from Fit For Nuclear to help you position your company to win new business in Nuclear. We would urge all manufacturers with transferable products or technologies that could be applied to nuclear, or who are already supplying to the sector, to attend.

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Business Strategy & Marketing Workshop

When: September 29, 2015 from 9:00 to 12:00
Where: Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), Ansty Park, Coventry, CV7 9JU

It's reported that Strategy (& Management) is the main barrier for growth for around three-quarters of businesses in the Midlands, that’s approximately 53%* Join our in-house expert, Colin Hanson New who will share his 5 top tips on strategy for business success. In the second part of the session you will hear from Martin Parry, our Marketing specialist, on how 'Successful leads can make a successful business'. With Sales & Marketing reported as a major barrier to growth by just under two-thirds of businesses in the Midlands*, we recommend you attend this session to learn how to overcome some of the challenges businesses face with their marketing strategy. *Source GrowthAccelerator Diagnostic

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Improve Your Productivity Workshops - A fresh perspective

When: September 29, 2015 from 9:30 to 12:30
Where: The Canalside, Marsh Lane, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 6LQ

DO YOU WANT YOUR MANUFACTURING BUSINESS TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE BUT AREN'T DOING ENOUGH ABOUT IT? 84% of manufacturers tell us they need to improve their productivity. Is your business one of those? If so, what are you waiting for? • Don’t know what to do next? • Waiting for the right time? • Don’t have enough time/resource? WE CAN HELP! If you are the leader of a SME manufacturing business in the South West, we invite you to attend a FREE ‘Improve Your Productivity’ workshop. A morning workshop will be held in each county of the South West during September. Find out more and book your place near you

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Supporting Composites Industry Growth in the North West

When: September 29, 2015 from 10:00 to 15:30
Where: Barnes Wallis Building, Staff House Conference Centre,University of Manchester, Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB

This event will bring together composites companies based in the North-West region, highlighting the work that they do and the support they need to drive their businesses forward. To help provide answers to some of these challenges there will be presentations from local government as well as national support agencies detailing schemes and initiatives that are already in place to assist them. The event will also feature overview presentations from around ten local composites companies, which will be complimented with a table-top exhibition display. We are delighted to be working with the National Composites Certification and Evaluation Facility (NCCEF) on this event.

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Increase Your Business Growth Through Selling Online

When: September 30, 2015 from 9:30 to 12:30
Where: Worcestershire County Cricket Club, County Ground, New Road, Worcester, WR2 4QQ

In the last 5 years, businesses purchasing online has more than doubled! In this workshop Philip Oakley will show you how you can grow your business with online sales. Specifically by the end of this course you will be able to; • Evaluate how using SEO and Social Media can increase online sales • Understand distribution, accounting and customer service when selling online. • Understand online sales channels and multi-channel strategies • Analyse how Web Analytics can help get more sales • Understand taking payments online

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Employment Law/HR Workshop

When: October 1, 2015 from 9:30 to 12:30
Where: Stoke Chamber, Commerce House, Festival Park, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 5BE

This workshop will provide an overview of the basic Employment Law Principles that every employer needs to be aware of and comply with, from Disability to Discrimination. The session will also involve a hands on case study approach to how these principles may occur in everyday work situations. Delivered by Nicky Purba, Senior HR Professional with 20 years HR and Commercial experience.

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Aerospace & Defence Supply Chain Opportunities & SC21 - Free Awareness Event

When: October 1, 2015 from 9:00 to 12:30
Where: Teesside University Campus, Darlington

The purpose of this event is to raise awareness regarding opportunities within the Aerospace & Defence Sector, and the importance of SC21 within this Supply Chain. Airbus will outline the drivers behind the growth of the aerospace industry and the resulting challenges and opportunities arising from a doubling in Airbus’s annual rate of production. The growth represents a key opportunity for those UK suppliers adopting continuous improvement to grow and increase their market share. Airbus will fully outline the rationale and benefits of SC21 in the context of their UK supply chain engagement activities.”

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Funding Landscape Workshop - New Anglia Growth Hub

When: October 2, 2015 from 14:30 to 16:30
Where: Riverside House Hotel, 17 Mill Street, Mildenhall, Suffolk, IP28 7DP

Free support for growing businesses. Interactive workshop featuring a variety of funders including: Lloyds Bank, Foundation East, Fleximize, CrowdFundMe2, New Anglia LEP.

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SC21 Workshop

When: October 6, 2015 from 9:30 to 12:30
Where: Himley Hall & Park, Just off A449, Dudley, DY3 4DF

SC21 is a recognised Supply Chain Program to help business improve its competitiveness within the Aerospace and Defence sector. SC21 can help you achieve objectives and changes set by the industry, to make your business, its products/services and people a more attractive proposition to customers.

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Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Business Expo

When: October 8, 2015 from 9:00 to 15:00
Where: Three Counties Showground, Malvern, WR13 6NW

The Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce will be holding its next Business Expo in association with Hewett Recruitment. The exhibition is one of Herefordshire and Worcestershire’s biggest business events attracting over 125 stands and over 1000 visitors it is a great place to: Make new contacts Catch up with friends and business contacts Tell people about your business Meet local suppliers

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SMMT Open Forum

When: October 15, 2015 from 8:30 to 14:00
Where: Cranmore Park Conference Centre, Solihull, B90 4LF

Open Forum brings together approximately 300 business-to-business delegates for a day of presentations, knowledge sharing and discussion. The events offer excellent networking opportunities with leading figures from the automotive industry. The events focuses on opportunities in the UK’s automotive supply chain, with experts and key decision makers speaking on a variety of industry topics. This event is suitable for UK based automotive supply chain companies who directly supply into tier 1 and tier 2 organisations as well as vehicle manufactures.

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Understanding the requirements of ISO 14001:2015

When: October 16, 2015 from 9:30 to 12:00
Where: Stoke Chamber, Commerce House, Festival Park, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 5BE

In this half day session you will learn what the new requirements of ISO 14001:2015 are, and how to map your transition to the new standard. Stay ahead of the game by identifying how the changes will affect your organisation.

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Understanding the requirements of ISO 9001:2015

When: October 16, 2015 from 13:30 to 16:30
Where: Stoke Chamber, Commerce House, Festival Park, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 5BE

In this half day session you will learn what the new requirements of ISO 9001:2015 are, and how to map your transition to the new standard. Stay ahead of the game by identifying how the changes will affect your organisation.

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Purchasing and Procurement Workshop

When: October 20, 2015 from 9:30 to 12:30
Where: Moorlands House Stockwell St, Leek, Staffordshire ST13 6HQ

Join us for this informative half day session, and leave with a better understanding of how to improve your businesses purchasing process.

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Business Efficiency through Lean

When: October 22, 2015 from 9:30 to 12:00
Where: Birmingham City FC, St. Andrews Stadium, Cattell Road, Birmingham, B9 4RL

NEW DATE! Attend our informative workshop and understand what ‘Lean’ means and how it could benefit your business. Key areas covered will be how to reduce your lead times and Improve quality, costs and delivery. Explain and demonstrate the advantages gained by implementing Lean Principles

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Building a Successful Manufacturing Business - Birmingham

When: October 29, 2015 from 9:00 to 13:00
Where: 1st floor, Baskerville House, Centenary Square, Birmingham, B1 2ND

We would like to invite all MAS contacts to join us for a free seminar: ‘Building a Successful Manufacturing Business’ given by Simon Williams, founder of Arrivista Business Coaching. The aim of this seminar is to help and improve manufacturing businesses become more profitable and run more efficiently, so the learning's given are ideal for business owners and also members of staff to refresh and gain new knowledge in this area.

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Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) Estate Supply Chain event 2015

When: November 4, 2015 from 9:30 to 16:30
Where: EventCity, Manchester

Connect and Innovate at the NDA (Nuclear Decommissioning Authority) Supply Chain Event 2015.

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Advanced Engineering show

When: November 4, 2015 from 9:00 to November 5, 2015 from 16:00
Where: Hall 5, NEC, Birmingham UK

Integrating multiple show exhibit zones with the UK’s largest free-to-attend engineering Conference programme, Advanced Engineering is the must-attend event where the supply chain meet with visiting engineering & procurement decision makers from OEMs and top tier organisations spanning: Aerospace; Automotive; Motorsport; Marine, Civil Engineering, and more.

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TRAM UK 2015

When: November 10, 2015 from 9:00 to November 11, 2015 from 9:00
Where: Magna Science Adventure Centre Sheffield Road Templeborough Rotherham S60 1DX

TRAM is an international aerospace conference and table top exhibition focused on transferring advanced manufacturing technologies to the business leaders, managers and engineers who lead or play a key role in a facility that serves the aerospace sector.

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