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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2019 – Thursday, January 17th – Citywest Hotel, Dublin

National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2019 – Thursday, January 17th – Citywest Hotel, Dublin

National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2019 – Thursday, January 17th – Citywest Hotel, Dublin
December 10
14:53 2018

Approximately 3,000 people from all over Ireland are expected to visit the 2019 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition at the Citywest Hotel, Dublin on Thursday, January 17th, making the event the largest gathering of the manufacturing and supply chain community in the country.

Now in its sixth year, the National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition has been carefully designed by the organisers – Premier Publishing & Events – to provide a forum for manufacturers and operators involved throughout the supply chain from across Ireland – North and South – to gather to discuss pressing issues facing the industry. It will cover the full spectrum of Irish manufacturing, including the food, pharmaceutical, medical, chemical, life sciences and electronics sectors.

Pictured at the launch of the 2019 IMR Manufacturing Awards were (left to right): John Whelan, Chair of the Judging Panel; Gearoid Mooney of Enterprise Ireland; Michael Cassidy of IMR; and Minister Heather Humphries.

Premier Publishing & Events has assembled an impressive line-up of manufacturing leaders, academics and government agencies who will engage in a stimulating blend of key note addresses and debates. The theme for the 2019 exhibition and conference is: ‘Maintaining Ireland as a High Value, Sustainable and Competitive Manufacturing Location’. The event will feature 350 exhibitors showcasing the latest technological solutions and business services.

Co-located Events

The 2019 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition incorporates a number of complementary, co-located events including: the Automation and Robotics Event; the IOT & Industry 4.0 Expo; 3 D Printing Expo; Lab2Cleanroom Live; Jobs Expo; the National Sustainability Summit; the National Medtech & Biotech Summit; the National Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences Expo; the National Procurement Summit; the Plastics, Printing & Packaging Show; and the Supply Chain & Logistics Expo.

Visitors interested in improving the performance of their business can listen to case studies and technical presentations from leading global and Irish manufacturing experts, and meet with providers of cutting edge technology.

The comprehensive conference agenda features keynote addresses from the largest and most innovative manufacturers on the Main Stage in conjunction with an array of smaller conferences and seminars spread out across the Citywest Convention Centre. The event will cover various topical themes such as: lean, supply chain & logistics, labelling & packaging, R&D, serialisation, sustainability, 3D printing, nanotechnology, Materials Science, Industry 4.0 & The Internet of Things, the digital reinvention of industry and factory floor operations, and cyber security.

Impressive Array of Speakers

The speakers at the Conference have been carefully selected from senior management within Irish industry and academia, who have a successful track record of delivering quantifiable results in sustainable manufacturing and throughout the supply chain, and who can offer delegates interesting insights into enhancing competitiveness and innovation.

Keynote speakers at The National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2019 include: Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland; Barry Kennedy, CEO of Irish Manufacturing Research; Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA; Simon McKeever, CEO of Irish Exporters Association; Nick Ashmore, CEO of Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI); Ian Bowell, Digital Advisor at Microsoft Ireland; Aidan Flynn, General Manager of Freight Transport Association Ireland; Robert Hernan, Senior Lean Specialist at Enterprise Ireland; Brian Cooney, General Manager of KUKA Ireland; and Dr Kate McLoughlin, Lecturer in Supply Chain Management at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU).

The layout of the Conference & Exhibition is intended to maximise the opportunity for delegates to network and make new contacts. The Conference and Exhibition covers all aspects of the manufacturing and supply chain in Ireland, and, with its comprehensive programme of free workshops and key note speakers combined with exhibitors displaying the latest technological solutions available, the event is intended to provide something of interest and value for all visitors.

Inaugural Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards

The 2019 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition will be followed by the presentation of the inaugural IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards. The first of their kind on the island of Ireland, the awards showcase and celebrate exceptional achievement, teamwork and innovation in Irish manufacturing.

IMR (Irish Manufacturing Research) is an independent not-for-profit research organisation, funded under the Enterprise Ireland/IDA Technology Centres programme, to provide applied research solutions and advanced manufacturing expertise, technology transfer and training to the manufacturing sector in Ireland.

The 2019 awards will take place at a formal ceremony on the evening of 17th of January at the Citywest Hotel. Encompassing 15 categories covering Ireland’s key industrial sectors, the awards have attracted entries from small, medium and large companies.

The IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards 2019 were recently launched by Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, and Gearóid Mooney, Director of Research and Innovation at Enterprise Ireland. The finalists will be announced shortly.

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