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Manufacturing the Future Conference

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Date: 13 June 2019
Time(s): 0900-1800
Venue: Salthill Hotel Galway
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We invite you to register for Ibec's Medtech & Engineering Sectors flagship Manufacturing conference – MANUFACTURING THE FUTUREThis event is aimed at developing the vision, capability and expertise at the most senior level the Irish Manufacturing sectors in Ireland includingMedtech, BioPharma; ICT; Aerospace and EngineeringThis is a full day conference, with exhibition stands show-casing best-practice manufacturing, Digitalisation of manufacturing, Operational Excellence and lean processes. Top global manufacturing leaders like, Allergan Pharmaceuticals; Boston Scientific; KUKA Robotics; and Siemens Ltd, will be providing key inputs and information sharing.

Conference themes:

Session 1Leading with ambition: Demonstrating the Strategic Leadership to grow your end-to-end manufacturing

Session 2Using insights from data to advance your manufacturing business

Parallel Session 3a: New and interactive digital solutions to enhance your manufacturing processes

Parallel Session 3b: Keeping the foundations strong with Operational Excellence

Session 4Moving from traditional manufacturing to smart technology manufacturing


Confirmed Speakers and panellists:

NEW! Mr Tom Brennan, Co-Founder & Director, TriviumVet (Ex CTO EirGen)

NEW! Ms Clare Dillon, Technology Evangelist

NEW! Ms Joan Mulvihill, Digitalisation Lead, Siemens Ltd

NEW! Mr Dejan Cusic, Business Director, Ireland & UK, Comtrade Digital Services (invited)

NEW! Mr Declan Fay, MD, Information Services Group (ISG) Ireland

Mr John Harris, Vice President Operations Cardiovascular Division, Integer

Dr Cellan Thomas, Maxiofacial Surgeon, University Hospital Wales

Mr James Lyons, Vice President of Operations, Boston Scientific Galway

Mr Padhraic McGinn, Regional Senior Operations Director – Europe, Nypro Healthcare

Mr Cyrill von Tiesenhausen, Business Development Manager – Medical Robots, KUKA Technologies, COBOTICS

Mr Sean Finnerty, Quality Director, Valeo Vision Systems

Mr Paul Sweeney, CEO, Daiqri

Mr Peter Walsh, Leadership Consultant, CLO Cosulting (Ex Medtronic)

Ms Mary Kerwick, Director of Operational Excellence, Allergan Pharmaceuticals Ireland

Mr Jim Thompson, Head of Medtech, Siemens Ltd

Mr Cormac Ashe, Director, Engineering & Development, West Contract Manufacturing

Ms Andrea Cawley, Commercial Director, Automatic Plastics

Mr David McKernan, Plant Manager, Teleflex


INDUSTRY POSTER COMPETITION: We invite members to enter our company-wide Poster Competition on: 1) Operational Excellence; and 2) Advanced Manufacturing.

Best Company Implementation Programme for Apprenticeships: We invite member companies to enter our company-wide competition on their implementation of manufacturing and polymer apprenticeship programmes.

Each competition entry includes one free place at the conference! See attached flyer information or download templates and read competition guidelines here.

Sincere thanks to Sponsors:

Platinum: Siemens Ltd

Gold: Boston Scientific; and DePuy Synthes

Silver: Accenture; IDA Ireland; Irish Manufacturing Research; Irish Medtech Skillnet; LBS Partners.

Stands: Bank of Ireland; Bemis; BioPharmaChem Skillnet Ireland; IQC Training & Consulting; Strategic Information Group; 3D Design; Synecco; Vistamed;

We look forward to seeing you on the 13 June in Galway!