Engineers who supported the development of vital ventilators during the pandemic will be celebrated at a national conference in Coventry.
The Engineering Design Show will include a dedicated space that will defend the work done by engineers during the Ventilator Challenge.
The ninth edition of the national show will be held at Coventry Building Society Arena from October 19-20, the location where it was launched in 2012.
It is the only event in the UK entirely dedicated to engineering, electronics and on-board design. It is hosted by Eureka, New Electronics and The Engineer.
Organizers expect 4,000 people to attend this year’s show, which shows a significant increase from the 1,331 who attended its first event at the Arena nine years ago.
The show has already seen over 80% of the booth space sold, with companies like Elmo Motion Control, Heidenhan, Robafoam and Nanuk confirmed to exhibit.
Dick Elsy, CEO of Ventilator Challenge, will be joined by Paul Stein, CTO of Rolls-Royce Plc, as keynote speakers on âThe Engineer Keynote Stageâ at the event. They will speak at a conference running alongside the exhibition, which will feature a wide range of experts exploring best practices, new design techniques and industry issues.
The two-day event is sponsored by Wurth Electronik and Solid State Supplies.
Gordon Kirk, Event Director, Engineering Design Show, said: âWe are absolutely delighted to be able to host a physical event in October focused on providing information and insight to the engineering design community. We look forward to allowing engineers and designers to meet in person again.
âAfter 18 scorching months for the industry, the show will highlight the many challenges and opportunities in this sector. “One of the main goals of the show will be to spotlight innovation, especially among start-ups providing incredible service to the UK, including throughout the pandemic.”