FANUC opens its doors 


Demonstrating how automation can help manufacturers address the key challenges facing their business today – namely cost pressures, sustainability targets, and labour shortages – FANUC UK will bring together the country’s leading names from the world of robotics and automation for a three-day showcase event at its Coventry HQ this November. The event will feature over 30 exhibitors, 20+ speakers, 600+ visitors – PLUS the live final of the WorldSkills UK Industrial Robotics competition. 

This year’s event (14-16 November 2023, Ansty Park, Coventry) will comprise a mix of live product demonstrations, engaging panel debates and hands-on robot training, enabling manufacturers to experience the latest automation innovations. Attendees will also learn from peers and colleagues about the difference that automation has made to their operation, such as increasing efficiency, cutting costs and alleviating staff shortages.

Leading names from the manufacturing, engineering and automation world will take to the stage across the three days, sharing their knowledge, experience and insight with hundreds of attendees. Influential thought leaders, including FANUC UK’s MD Tom Bouchier, Stuart Whitehead of the Jefferson Group, new President & CEO of FANUC EU Marco Ghirardello and Phil Hadfield from Rockwell Automation, as well as leading UK manufacturers, will take part in a series of panel discussions, live debates and presentations on the industry’s most pressing topics.

The first day will focus on the future of UK manufacturing, looking at barriers to future growth, the role that robotics and automation can play in boosting productivity, and the latest technology to ease production and labour headaches.

The second day is devoted to sustainability, including ways to ease the transition to net zero and innovations to encourage energy efficiency across all facets of the manufacturing supply chain.

On the third day, attention turns to education and ways to inspire the next generation of engineers. As well as the LIVE UK final of the WorldSkills Industrial Robotics competition, visitors can also hear first-hand testimonials from current apprentices about engineering as a career path.

More information, including the programme of each of the three days and details of how to book a place, can be found at the event website – 


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