Industry experts from across the food and drink manufacturing supply chain are set to turn out in force for the Food and Drink Federationâs (FDF) first engineering and automation event on 28th February at the organisationâs new offices in Central London, in an event that will focus on the future of engineering and the implementation of automation.
The day will be split into four different sessions, which are entitled âLooking Ahead: Future Challenges for Food Engineeringâ, âMaking the Case for Automationâ, âThe Impact of Skillsâ and The Big Engineering and Automation Challenges for Usâ. There will be guest speakers as well as speeches from members and representatives of the FDF, such as Emma McLeod of Mondelez International, Ryan McNeill of Nestle and Keith Thornhill of Siemens.
Angela Coleshill, the Competitiveness Director at FDF, has commented ahead of the event, As we approach a time of increasing economic uncertainty, it is essential that food and drink manufacturers continue to grow levels of productivity by investing in automated technologies and by improving the skill levels of our workforce.
Weâre very pleased to be able to welcome so many leading authorities from the world of engineering and academia to our first Engineering and Automation event. The occasion will provide an invaluable platform for attendees to learn more about technologies of the future and how safeguarding a pipeline of talent remains key to ensuring business growth.
So, what topics are going to be discussed on the day? The Future of Manufacturing, the 3 Stages of Robotics in Modern Food Production and Industry 4.0 will be amongst the discussed topics, as well as Joint Industry and Academia Potential, Up Skilling Your Existing Workforce and Funding Automation.
All of the ingredients are in place for FDFâs first Engineering and Automation Event to be a huge success, however we will have to wait until the end of the month to find this out for sure!