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Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium

Møller Centre, Cambridge: 27 and 28 September 2018

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Venue / Travel

The Symposium will be held at the Møller Centre, Cambridge, in purposebuilt, modern conference buildings close to the centre of Cambridge.

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Cambridge

The city of Cambridge has attractive architecture, both ancient and modern. It also has huge cultural appeal, a wide variety of arts and entertainment and superb shopping facilities. There is a programme of arts and science events all year round, with a range of festivals in summer including the world-famous Cambridge Folk Festival. Today, Cambridge is at the heart of the high-technology centre “Silicon Fen” with its economic strengths from industries such as software and bioscience, with many start-up companies having been spun out of the university. 

For information on things to do and see in Cambridge,

The University

The University of Cambridge was founded in 1209 and is formed from a variety of institutions which include 31 colleges and over 100 academic departments.  The University is a collegiate system where the central university is responsible for teaching and the colleges deliver some teaching but are primarily residential communities. Information on how the University works can be found here.

Things to do and see

Many people visit Cambridge each year to see the historic university, its buildings and the beautiful Backs. Walking tours around the city centre are available daily. King’s College Chapel is probably the most famous building in Cambridge, with its fan vaulted ceiling, stone carvings and stained glass. There is a market in the city centre which is open every day, as well as a range of shops including small independent and larger high street stores and designer labels.

Travel information

Cambridge is within easy reach of London Heathrow and Stansted airports, with good motorway, rail and bus connections to other parts of the UK. London Stansted is the nearest airport, with a direct rail link to Cambridge, as well as easy access by coach and car. You can find more information by visiting Visit Cambridge

Supply chain transformation enabled by advanced technologies: implications for producers, consumers and society.

How are advanced technologies transforming supply chains? Interactions between producers, consumers and society are rapidly changing, shaken up by a plethora of emerging technologies. For example, we have seen the use of smartphones driving a new e-commerce model; or within manufacturing we have seen how the Internet of Things can support intelligent automation. Beyond the initial hype around 3D printing we are now witnessing real world applications, from large but lightweight structures in aerospace, to small, complex medical devices and instruments. 

What are the implications for supply chains, and how do companies need to adapt and develop their capabilities? And what are the considerations for consumers and wider society?

The Symposium will provide an opportunity to discuss and explore these issues. It is a unique event that brings together senior industrialists and leading academics to share their approaches and experiences.