Drives & Controls Magazine May 2023

Engineers Without Borders UK and the IMechE. Due to take place on the afternoon of 8 June, the event enables students and apprentices, about to take the first step into their careers, to engage with the rapidly evolving world of manufacturing. Continuing the theme, a notable activity moving from its Liverpool home to become part of M&E Week, is The Manufacturer Top 100 which, in 2023, celebrates ten years of highlighting the work of inspirational industry leaders. Fringe activities Like any large festival, as well as the main acts, there are other activities going on if you know where to look, and Manufacturing and Engineering Week strives to offer something different. An example of this is a focus on engineering and music with activities for music fans in attendance! Visitors will get the chance to win a 3D-printed guitar from sponsors Nexa3D as part of the Guitar Legends competition. Entrants will need to put their names forward in advance (via an online entry form) and then they’ll get their chance to enter the M&E Week soundproof booth and to record a classic song intro and a solo in a musical genre of their choice. Not only will the winners receive a brand-new 3D printed guitar, but the winner on the first day (7 June) will also have the chance to join the band entertaining visitors and exhibitors at the show after-party. Other fringe events include The Marketing to Manufacturers Night Summit and the Exhibitor Drinks Reception which takes place on 7 June. Other fringe activities will be announced as they are finalised. You are advised to sign up for email notifications or to follow the event on social media if you want to receive more details about these activities over the coming weeks. Manufacturing & Engineering Week is, once again, making its event carbon-neutral by collaborating with Forest Nation to plant a tree for every attendee. Plus, in regard to sustainability and ensuring that the legacy of M&E Week will benefit the next generation of engineers, is the announcement that Engineers Without Borders UK has become the official charity partner. The organisation will have a booth at the exhibition so that visitors can stop by to find out more, as well as having a conference spot for a major announcement on the afternoon of 7 June. Senior members of the EWB UK team will also be contributing to several panel sessions. The major differentiator of M&E Week 2023 is that it brings together all aspects of manufacturing and engineering. Due to this wide focus, it will be suitable for a business to bring its whole team from operations, safety and maintenance, to design and more. This encourages cross-functional teams to attend together, despite the fact that they are responsible for different parts of projects. Multiple divisions, from small or large businesses, can get value from attending because there are elements that are created specifically for them. Rather than focusing on a specific vertical sector, all of the content, programming and associated activities are focused on job function. n M&E WEEK SHOW FACTS Where:NEC, Birmingham When: 5–9 June, 2023 Exhibition: Wednesday, 7 June, 09.30-17.00 Thursday, 8 June, 0.930-16.00 Entry: Free (register at Web site) Website: Twitter: manufacturing-engineering-week/about/?viewAsMember=true Instagram: Unparalleled efficiency and energy savings with Thorite tailored solutions for the food and beverage industry. EFFICIENCY & SAVINGS COMBINED More information 0800 034 5850 All your automation needs in one place: find out more Tubing, Hose & Fittings Valves, Sensors & Switches Actuation & Control Systems Air Treatment & Filtration Vacuum Pumps, Blowers Compressors & Ancillary Equipment We’re Exhibiting! Visit us at Stand A81