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Appetite for Engineering conference agenda unveiled

28 August 2013

A breakdown of the Appetite for Engineering 2013 conference has been unveiled today and provides further insight into the strength of this year's event.

The A4E conference, sponsored by Festo, will consist of three knowledge streams designed to provide visitors with insight that will take their company forward.

Coca-Cola Enterprises: A pioneer’s approach to sustainability
How the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler minimises the environmental impact of its products and operations. Manufacturing, bottling and marketing Coca-Cola products across Europe, learn how it has managed to remain focused on sustainable packaging and recycling, water stewardship, and energy and climate protection.
David Bevan, Senior Manager Engineering, Coca-Cola Enterprises

Robots: The tipping point?
The long term reluctance to adopt robots within the automation process is about to change. Learn how implementation of this technology can deliver efficiencies and address the most difficult challenge.
Graham Thomas, Site Engineering Manager, Greencore

Nestlé: Making sustainable manufacturing a reality
New technologies and stringent regulations mean manufacturing sites are under more pressure than ever to lower their carbon footprint. With With anaerobic digestion (AD) becoming more prevalent in the food industry, how has the largest food company in the world taken on these challenges?
Andrew Griffiths, Factory Engineering Manager, Nestlé

Can GSCOP really make a difference to the supply chain?
The legal perspective on the range of commercial contracts affecting the supply chain and how these options can protect your business interests. 
David Lowe, Legal F&B Specialist, Wragge & Co

Heineken: An approach to legislation and its effect on conserving energy
Energy saving is no longer a financial luxury, but a legal necessity. Failure to comply with ever changing regulations, such as the R22 phase out, has the potential to bring a food facility to its knees. Learn how Heineken’s recent project helped conserve energy, water and recovered heat.
Mark Smith, Project Manager, Heineken

New Government legislation and its positive influence on food automation
The Groceries Code Adjudicator Act provides the supply chain unprecedented protection from the power of the supermarkets. Understand the benefits this has for the UK’s food processors.
Christine Tacon, Grocery Code Adjudicator

How groundbreaking technology is revolutionising food production
With efficiency margins getting ever tighter, it’s never been more important for the food industry to compete effectively. Adopting groundbreaking technology from other sectors, new system architectures can be rolled out across multiple lines, meaning a revolution in the production process.
Edd Brunner, Group Leader, Industrial and Scientific Group, Cambridge Consultants

Asset/resource management and the drive for efficiency
The manufacturing process has never been so competitive and it’s crucial to optimise return with efficiency. Production, logistics, technical and engineering functions all have a major role to play. Discover how one of the UK’s leading dairy co-operatives makes the most of its resources.
Mark Beavon, MBA, Operations Manager, South Caernarfon Creameries

Technology, management and results. How do you all win?
Successfully balance technical efficiency and clear innovation with time sensitive strategies and resource deployment. How instilling trust and confidence in management helps achieve even more than than the latest equipment.
Patrick Mroczac, Operations Director, Aimia Foods

The quality versus production conundrum
How is it possible to combine high-tech, high-spec equipment with lean manufacturing techniques without compromising quality? One of the most advanced food production facilities in the country advises on the methods employed to achieve its aspiration to become the UK’s lowest cost producer.
Vidyanath Gururajan, Projects Director, Branston

Appetite for Engineering takes place on 25 September 2013 at Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth. To book a delegate place click here. Regular updates will be available to view on the A4E LinkedIn Group.

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