SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Informa Markets – Engineering, the leading B2B event producer, publisher, and digital media business for the world’s $3-trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry, today announced the conference schedule for its all-new digital event, Virtual Engineering Week, taking place November 30 through December 4. Presented by the organizers of the nation’s largest advanced manufacturing events – comprised of brands ATX, D&M, MD&M, PACK, PLASTEC, and Quality – the five-day digital event is designed to bring together and extend the close-knit manufacturing sector to create a national event that offers best-in-class education, buyer and seller sourcing, and will serve as a much needed networking resource for the global design, engineering, and manufacturing communities at a time when in-person connection is not feasible.
The conference portion of Virtual Engineering Week will feature an expansive digital educational program with daily keynotes, expert panel discussions, and live Q&As covering everything from 3D printing and next-gen technologies to packaging trends and sustainability. Attendees will also have the opportunity to take part in a plethora of networking opportunities including visits to the virtual exhibition featuring hundreds of virtual exhibitor booths spanning medtech, automation, design, packaging, plastics, and quality, the ability to schedule 1:1 meetings, and see live demos.
– To register to attend Virtual Engineering Week, please visit: https://engineering.im.informa.com/2020/ – To apply for a media pass, please visit: https://engineering.im.informa.com/2020/registrations/Media.
“Connection and education is so important to the development of the advanced manufacturing industry,” says Steve Everly, Group Event Director, Informa Markets – Engineering. “After not being able to hold our East Coat 2020 event, which would have been composed of Atlantic Design & Manufacturing, Automation Technology Expo (ATX) East, EastPack, Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) East, PLASTEC East, and Quality Expo – we look forward to providing a platform for the industry to reconnect and move forward. Our expertly-curated conference will dive into key issues and trends currently affecting the industry as attendees will be able to hear directly from a stellar conference lineup including speakers from Boston Scientific, Johnson & Johnson, Kablooe Design, Philips, Siemens, and more.”
Throughout the week, each day will kick off with a Medtech Morning series featuring medical device industry professionals, followed by afternoon sessions featuring engineering and manufacturing experts in 3D printing, smart manufacturing, packaging, materials and sustainability, and career development. The full schedule can be viewed here.
A snapshot of sessions throughout the week are below:
Monday, November 30
HOW HAS THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AFFECTED ADOPTION OF 3D PRINTING IN MEDTECH
Speaker: Cynthia Star (Johnson & Johnson 3D Printing)
Track: MedTech Mornings: Medical 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing
HOW ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING WILL DEMOCRATIZE MANUFACTURING
Speaker: Matt Sand (3DEO)
Track: 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing Innovation
Tuesday, December 1
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE & RISK MANAGEMENT: NEW WAYS TO FAIL
Speaker: Pat Baird (Philips)
Track: MedTech Mornings: Digital Health Solutions
INDUSTRY 5.0: CREATIVE PEOPLE, COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS & SMART FACTORIES
Speaker: Shalabh Bakshi (Siemens)
Track: Smart Manufacturing: Robotics & AI
Wednesday, December 2
DEVELOPING INTERNATIONAL CONSENSUS STANDARDS FOR STERILE PACKAGING MEETING REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS
Speaker: Thierry Wagner (Dupont)
Track: MedTech Mornings: Medical Packaging
Thursday, December 3
HOW TO BEST USE NEXT-GEN MATERIALS IN MEDICAL DESIGN
Speaker: Jay Jayashankar (Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.)
Track: MedTech Mornings: Medical Materials
CONSIDERATIONS FOR SELECTING A 3D PRINTING MATERIAL
Speaker: Matt Lewis (Formlabs)
Track: Plastic Materials & Sustainability
Friday, December 4
USING AI & MACHINE LEARNING TO IMPROVE MEDICAL DEVICE DESIGN
Speaker: Bernhard Kappe (Orthogonal.IO)
Track: MedTech Mornings: Product Design & Development
ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING CAREERS POST PANDEMIC
Speaker: Josh Olgin (Direct Recruiters, Inc.)
Track: Engineering Your Career
About Informa Markets – Engineering:
Informa Markets’ Engineering portfolio is the leading B2B event producer, publisher, and digital media business for the world’s $3-trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry. Our print and electronic products deliver trusted information to the engineering market and leverage our proprietary 1.3-million-name database to connect suppliers with buyers and purchase influencers. We produce more than 50 events and conferences in a dozen countries, connecting manufacturing professionals from around the globe. The Engineering portfolio is organized by Informa, the world’s leading exhibitions organizer that brings a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year. For more information, please visit www.informamarkets.com.
About Informa Markets
Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. Our portfolio is comprised of more than 550 international B2B events and brands in markets including Engineering, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Infrastructure, Construction & Real Estate, Fashion & Apparel, Hospitality, Food & Beverage, and Health & Nutrition, among others. We provide customers and partners around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, specialist digital content and actionable data solutions. As the world’s leading exhibitions organizer, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year. For more information, please visit www.informamarkets.com.