We kindly invite you to participate in the 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Smart Manufacturing (S2M 2019), part of the Industry 4.0 Academia Summit 2019 and taking place from 9th – 11th April 2019 in Manchester, UK.

The City of Manchester, once the birthplace of the 1st Industrial Revolution, is today a world-leading hub of the 4th Industrial Revolution, offering Industry 4.0 solutions in engineering, healthcare and social sciences. This event, jointly organised by The University of Manchester (UK), The University of Lisbon (Lisbon School of Architecture) and The Polytechnic of Leiria (School of Technology and Management), both from Portugal, aims to bring together leading experts from academia, research & industry, keen to share knowledge and exchange experiences on smart, sustainable manufacturing and its societal and technological drivers and impact.

Join us and get involved in this exciting event to network with your peers and inspiring keynotes coming from academia, business and industry worldwide.

The 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Smart Manufacturing (S2M 2019), part of the Industry 4.0 Academia Summit 2019, will provide a forum for stimulating cross-disciplinary discussions on the most recent innovations, trends, and challenges on a variety of topics listed here.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PAPERS HAS NOW PASSED

Note: Successful papers are to be presented at the conference by one of the authors or a presenter nominated by the authors.

 

CONFERENCE TOPICS

The Future of Manufacturing

3D Printing and additive manufacturing

Artificial Intelligence

Autonomous systems

Behavioral and organizational change in a digital environment

Big data and cloud computing

Cyber-physical systems connectivity

Cybersecurity

Digital manufacturing in AEC

E-manufacturing

Factories of the future

Green manufacturing

Green nanotechnology

Human-centered manufacturing

Human-machine interaction

Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 and the value chain

Industry 4.0 business models

(Industrial) Internet of things

Life-cycle engineering and sustainability

Machine learning

Material information modelling

Renewable energy technologies

Robotics and collaborative robots

Smart manufacturing

The Cloud

Urban manufacturing

 

Towards a Circular Economy

Design for Disassembly

Energy and climate policy

Future cities

Green entrepreneurship

Green supply chain management

Green transportation

Resource efficient cities

Reuse, remanufacturing, disassembly and recycling techniques

Reverse logistics and product recovery

Sustainable business models

Sustainable waste management

Technology innovation for a green economy

 

Design, Sustainability and Innovation

Advanced building simulation

Biomimetics

Design education

Design for climate change

Designing sustainable cities

Digital Technologies in Construction

Eco-design and eco-innovation

Energy efficiency in buildings

Green nano-materials

Human-centric design

Inclusive design and accessibility

Lighting and daylighting design

Mass customization and mass personalisation

Nearly zero-energy buildings

Passive design strategies

Smart and sustainable materials

Smart building technology

Smart cities

Smart design for sustainability

Sustainable buildings

Sustainable construction

Total Building Performance

Urban Regeneration

 

Sustainable Healthcare for Ageing

Bioinspired advanced manufacturing

Regenerative medicine

Biomechanics

Biomechatronics

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 

AXEL DEMMER

Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT, Germany

Title: Industry 4.0 – Internet of Production

Axel Demmer

Biography: Axel Demmer has more than 20 years of experience in managing industrial R&D projects at both national and international level, with a focus on industrial applications. He is a coordinator for planning, acquisition and execution of large projects in Germany and the EU. Axel studied mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen University and then worked as a research assistant for five years at Fraunhofer Institute For Production Technology IPT in the areas of laser applications and laser-assisted technologies.

From 2000 to 2008 Axel Demmer headed the Process Technology department at Fraunhofer IPT and was responsible for a number of national and international research projects. Since 2008 he has been responsible for the development and planning of extensive research activities of Fraunhofer IPT and its strategic research planning.

 

IAN GIBSON

University of Twente, The Netherlands

Title: Metal additive manufacturing for production applications

Ian-Gibson

Biography: Ian Gibson is Professor of Design Engineering and Scientific Director of the Fraunhofer Project Centre at the University of Twente, The Netherlands. He is most well known for his work in the field of Additive Manufacturing, having co-authored a book titled Additive Manufacturing Technologies (Springer) and co-edited the Rapid Prototyping Journal for the last 25 years.

He worked at top Universities in the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia before moving to The Netherlands in 2018. His research interests include VR, medical devices, design for additive manufacturing and direct manufacture using additive manufacturing.

 

RICHARD BIBB

Loughborough Design School, Loughborough University

Title: Design for Additive Manufacturing

Richard Bibb

Biography: Richard Bibb is Professor in Medical Applications of Design and Associate Dean for Research. He has been active in Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing research for more than 20 years. After graduating from Brunel University with a BSc in Industrial Design in 1995 he moved to the National Centre for Product Design & Development Research (PDR) at Cardiff Metropolitan University to undertake Rapid Prototyping research gaining his PhD in 1999. He founded the Medical Applications Group at the PDR in 1998 and led it for 10 years. The group, now called Surgical & Prosthetic Design, continues to be ‎successful and recently won a Queen’s Anniversary Award. He moved to the Design School, Loughborough University in 2008 and established the Design for Digital Fabrication research (D4DF) group in 2014. His research focuses on design for 3D Printing and the application of advanced design techniques in surgery, prosthetics, orthotics and medical devices. He has contributed to research projects totalling £4.5 m from EU, Research Councils, charities and industry. He has published more than 100 peer reviewed papers, chapters and books.

 

ANDRES HARRIS

Foster & Partners, UK

Title: Biomimetic Design

Andres Harris

Biography: Andres graduated as an architect with distinction from Universidad Finis Terrae, Santiago, Chile in 2005. Soon after he enrolled in the Architectural Association School to pursue a Master in Sciences in Emergent Technologies and Design, during which he developed an interest in Biomimetic Design.

Soon after graduating he was invited to work as external consultant at the Architectural Association, at the time he also commenced to work at Foster & Partners, one of the world’s most prestigious architectural practices. Andres has continued his research on Biomimicry and Biomimetic design and has lectured in the Americas, Europe and Asia. His work and collaborations have been published around the world.

Most recently, he collaborated with Michael Pawlyn’s for his book on Biomimicry.

 

GIDEON LEVY

Technology Turn Around, Switzerland

Title: Additive Manufacturing – The Enabling Space for Future Sustainable Innovation in the Framework of Industry 4.0 

Gideon-Levy-CIRP

Biography: Prof. D.Sc. M.Sc. Gideon N. Levy is a long-term Fellow of the CIRP The International Academy for Production Engineering  He graduated the IIT – Technion, Israel Institute of Technology – (cum laude) in Mechanical Engineering, control engineering and manufacturing technologies.

Prof. Dr. Levy’s career comprises simultaneous Industrial and Academic tracks. Activities mainly devoted to advance R&D in the Mechanical / Electronic / Manufacturing world with leading Swiss machinery industries (EDM equipment, packaging and welding systems) and academia institutions.

Prof. Levy specialized in Manufacturing technologies, primarily Electro Physical & Chemical Processes (e.g. EDM ECM, AM, Laser etc.). Furthermore, in Machinery/Technology developments, Technology-management, Market – Product strategies, Key-accounts and Technology Transfer.

His academic activities disembogued in the appointment as Professor at the University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen. He served as originator and head of the iRPD Institute for Rapid Product Development  . A pioneer very early (1997) Learning Factory for Additive Manufacturing. The institute merged in 2008 with Inspire AG a Technology Transfer unit at the ETH Zurich. The institute / learning factory dealt with polymers metal technologies (Beta tester of Concept Laser), design for AM, reverse engineering.

Prof Dr. Levy holds numerous awards for his contributions to the field. He was listed in the TCT list of Top 25 Most Influential People in RPD&M. In 2008 he was the first to win the SME Rapid Technologies & AM Industry Achievement Award. Additionally, he holds the International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium FAME award, the VRAP Conference Career Award and the AMUG “Dinosaur” Awards.

Prof Dr. Levy holds over 30 Patents; he published over 200 scientific and technical publications. He was responsible for the development of the most used SLS PA-12 materials family and the market introduction of the DuraForm™, DuraForm™ Flex, DuraForm™ HST, CastForm™ and other SLS materials as well as system upgrades (Stable Temp™).

Currently he is active at TTA Technology Turn Around in consulting major players in industry education and research on AM.

 

JOSÉ RUI DE CARVALHO MENDES MARCELINO

Chief Executive Officer, Almadesign, Portugal

Title: Design Driven Innovation for Sustainable Development

Jose Rui Marcelino

Biography: Mechanical Engineer (Instituto Superior Técnico), Master in Transport Design (Scuola Politecnica di Design) and PhD in Design (Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon).

On a professional level, after an experience at Centro Stile Alfa Romeo in 1996, he founded Almadesign, a design studio dedicated to Transport, Products and Interiors. In addition to the company’s management and responsibility for over 700 design projects (including buses, trains and aircrafts), he is a design consultant for several entities.

Almadesign received the National Design Award (1999 and 2009), the Good Design Award (2009, 2010, 2013 and 2015 and 2017), the Crystal Cabin Award (2012) and the Daciano da Costa Award (2015), among others.

He participated in the development of cooperation networks, having co-founded PEMAS, the Portuguese Association for the Aeronautical Industry, of which he was President for 6 years. He is co-founder and Vice-President of the Aeronautics, Space and Defence Cluster (AED.CP) and of the Portuguese Rail Platform Cluster (PFP). He is also Board at the Technological Park of Óbidos and member of the General Council of the Innovation Association COTEC.

At the academic level, he taught Design at IST, EUAC and is currently responsible for the Master’s Degree in Product Design at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon.

Rui Marcelino, has been involved in the promotion of national and European R&D collaborative projects in the field of Aeronautical, Road, Rail and Nautical Transport such as LIFE, IBUS, ISEAT, DESAIR, ETOILET, INTRAIN, NEWFACE, FLEXCRAFT, MODSEAT, PASSARO and PASSME, which integrate companies with scientific and technological institutions to develop innovative product solutions, in order to create and boost competencies and increase the internationalization of the different partners.

 

ROBERT KIRKBRIDE

Dean of Parsons’ School of Constructed Environments, Associate Professor of Architecture and Product Design, USA

Title: Upstream-Downstream

Biography: Robert Kirkbride, Dean of Parsons School of Constructed Environments, is Associate Professor of Architecture and Product Design at Parsons School of Design, in New York City. Through scholarship and design practice, Dr. Kirkbride investigates physical and mental infrastructures of memory and identity, and has written a series of articles about the notion of upstreaming in pedagogy and production.

In addition to directing his design practice, studio ‘patafisico, Dr. Kirkbride is Spokesperson and a founding Trustee for PreservationWorks, a 501c3 organization advocating the preservation and adaptive reuse of Kirkbride Plan Hospitals for the insane. Robert designed the Morbid Anatomy Museum, and authored the award-winning multimedia online book, Architecture and Memory, which reconstructs the pragmatic and poetic uses of two memory chambers from the Italian Renaissance.

Dr. Kirkbride has been a visiting scholar at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, and architect-in-residence at the Bogliasco Foundation in Genoa, Italy.

 

TAN MING JEN

Associate Professor, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Director of the HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab

Title: 3D Printing for Sustainable Construction

Biography: Dr Ming Jen TAN, received both his B.Sc (Eng.) and Ph.D. from The Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London. He was Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellow at Kyoto University in 1991, Science & Technology Agency (STA) Fellow at the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory (A.I.S.T., M.I.T.I.), Tsukuba, Japan 1992-93, Visiting Scientist at Columbia University (2003) and Fulbright Research Scholar (2004) at both UCLA and Northwestern University in the U.S.

He currently an Assoc. Professor at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore; and up to recently, the Programme Director (Building & Construction) at the Singapore Centre of 3D Printing (SC3DP). He has just been appointed the Director of the newly established HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab, a US$62 million endeavour, funded jointly by HP Inc., National Research Foundation (Singapore) and NTU Singapore.

 

JAMES EVANS

Professor of Human Geography, Smart Cities Lead for University of Manchester Urban Institute, UK

Title: Empowering Smart Cities: Rethinking Urban Innovation

James-Evans-University-of-Manchester-Urban-Institute

Biography: James Evans is a Professor in Geography at the University of Manchester who researches and writes about how cities learn to become smarter and more sustainable. He has more than 70 publications in the field and has worked with a range of organisations to promote urban transformation, including the United Nations, Siemens, Arup and national and local governments.
He is committed to innovative and interdisciplinary research and teaching, establishing and directing the University Living Lab and the Manchester Cycling Lab. He is currently the University Lead for Sustainability and the Manchester Urban Institute Smart Cities Lead. He also leads the assessment work for Triangulum, a Horizon 2020 project to establish smart districts across Europe, and LOOPER, a JPI Urban Europe project developing smarter learning loops in the built environment.

 

AJAY MALSHE

Scientist, Engineer, Innovator, Entrepreneur and Artist

21st Century Endowed Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Arkansas, USA

Title: Nature: Bio-inspired Factory N.0

Ajay Malshe University of Arkansas

Biography: Malshe’s fields of interest are advanced manufacturing, materials designing and system integration. He has overlapping 23 years of academic plus 15 years of industrial entreprenuership experience. Areas of his interest are large scale systems and social entreprenuership. He has 225 peer-reviewed publications and has delivered 105 keynote and invited talks across United State and the world. He has 22 allowed patents with 65 resulting products commercialized and launched, in a team, across many industrial sectors worldwide in Fortune 500 companies in energy, electric vehicle, heavy-duty trucking and railway transportation, high performance race cars sectors.

Examples of Malshe’s notable honors are: Membership in the National Academy of Engineering (NAE); Society of Manufacturing (SME) David Dornfeld Blue Sky Manufacturing Idea Award for “Factories-In-Space”; SME-S.M. Wu Research Implementation Award; three Edison Awards for Innovation; Tibbett Award by US Small Business Association sponsored by EPA for successful technology transfer; R&D 100 Award, (the “Oscar” of innovation); Fellowships to the International Academy of Production Engineering (CIRP), the American Society of Materials (ASM), the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), and the Institute of Physics (IoP), London, England; multiple best paper awards; NanoBusiness Alliances’ Lifetime Achievement Award and Most Influential Nanotechnology Leaders award; Special recognition under “Discoveries” from NSF for a new process, “Electric Pen Lithography (EPL) for sub-20 nm scale machining using nanoEDM. Malshe has trained 67 graduate and post-doctoral students and more than 1250 undergraduate students and young professional engineers. He has also worked extensively with high schools to advance student learning success.

The Conference programme is available for download here.

 

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Alain Bernard, Ecole Central, Nantes, France

Allan Rennie, Lancaster University, UK

Anath Fischer, Technion, Israel

Andres Harris, Foster & Partners, UK

Andy Pennington, Associate Director, Science & Industry Business Leader, Arup, UK

António Pouzada, University of Minho, Portugal

Artur Pinto, European Commission, JRC – Ispra, Italy

Bahattin Koc, Sabanci University, Turkey

Bopaya Bidanda, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Carlos Bernardo, University of Minho, Portugal

Centeno Jorge, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Cristina Caramelo Gomes, Lusíada University, Portugal

Darek Ceglarek, University of Warwick, UK

David Rosen, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

David Vale, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Deon De Beer, Central University of Technology, South Africa

Elisabetta Ceretti, University of Brescia, Italy

Eujin Pei, Brunel University, UK

Ghassan Aouad, Applied Science University, Baharain

Gideon Levy, Technology Turn Around, Switzerland

Haijiang Li, Cardiff University, UK

Heng Li, Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Humberto Varum, University of Oporto, Portugal

Ian Campbell, Loughborough University, UK

Ian Gibson, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Igor Drstvensek, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Inês Secca Ruivo, University of Evora, Portugal

Isabel Raposo, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Jean-Pierre Krut, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Joaquim de Ciurana, University of Girona, Spain

Joaquim Jorge, University of Lisbon, Portugal

John Sutherland, Purdue University, USA

Joost Duflou, KU Leuven, Belgium

Jorge de Brito, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Jorge Vicenta Lopes da Silva, CTI, Brazil

José Carlos Caldeira, INESCTEC, Portugal

José Nuno Beirão, University of Lisbon, Portugal

José Pedro Sousa, University of Oporto, Portugal

Jung-Hoon Chun, MIT, USA

Konrad Wegener, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Luca Iuliano, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Luigi Galantucci, Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Luis Paschoarelli, UNESP, São Paulo, Brasil

Marco Casini, University of Roma 1, Italy

Maria da Graça Carvalho, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Maria João Felix

Mario Monzón, Las Palmas University, Spain

Markus Keane, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Mattheos Santamouris, University of Athens, Greece

Miroslaw Skibniewski, University of Maryland, USA

Neri Oxman, MIT, USA

Olaf Diegel, Lund University, Sweden

Paula Trigueiros, Universidade of Minho, Portugal

Paula Vilarinho, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Paulo Ferreira, Iberian Institute of Nanotechnology, Portugal

Paulo Lisboa, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Paulo Lourenço, University of Minho, Portugal

Paulo Vila Real, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Ricardo Gonçalves, New University, Portugal

Rita Almendra, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Rita Moura, PTPC, Portugal

Rita Newton, University of Salford, UK

Sandra Lucas, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Shoufeng Yang, KU Leuven, Belgium

Steve Evans, University of Cambridge, UK

Terry Wohlers, Wohlers Associates, USA

Theo Salet, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Tugrul Ozel, RUTGERS, USA

Victor Ferreira, Habitat Cluster, Portugal

Wilfried Sihn, TU Wien, Austria

 

CONFERENCE CHAIRS

Paulo Bartolo, The University of Manchester, UK

Fernando Moreira da Silva, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Helena Bartolo, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal

 

MEMBERS OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Ana Lemos, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal

Filipa Nogueira Pires, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Flávio Craveiro, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Henrique Almeida, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal

Rita Almendra, Universidade de Lisboa

 

CONFERENCE MANAGER

Shaden Jaradat, The University of Manchester, UK

 

PROGRAMME COORDINATOR

Svetlana Kuimova, The University of Manchester, UK

 

COMMUNICATIONS AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT TEAM (UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER)

Boyang Huang (Comms Team Co-lead)

Weiguang Wang (Comms Team Co-lead)

Abdulsalam Altamimi

Alexandra Alcantara Guardado

Cian Vyas

Enes Aslan

Fengyuan Liu

Hussein Mishbak

Mohammed AlQahtani

Pinar Urhal

Thomas Kendall

 

You can submit a paper related to any of the topics on the right by emailing S2M-industry4.0@manchester.ac.uk by the end of 1st February 2019.

Please make sure you:
– Type ‘Manuscript Submission’ in the e-mail title
– Mention in the e-mail which topics from the list below are relevant to your manuscript
– Also mention the names and e-mails of the presenter and the main contact person for the manuscript
– Attach the manuscript in the e-mail. The format of your document should follow the attached word template.

If you have any queries, please contact S2M-industry4.0@manchester.ac.uk

All accepted peer-reviewed papers will be published in a Hardcover Book entitled Industry 4.0 – Shaping the Future of the Digital World (by Taylor & Francis). This book will be publicised in leading databases of scientific and engineering literature. Selected papers will be put forward for publication in top journals such as Rapid Prototyping, International Journal of Bioprinting, Journal of Construction Innovation, Automation in Construction, Energy and Buildings Journal.

Successful papers must be presented at the conference by one of the authors or a presenter nominated by the authors. Confirmation of the presentation slot is subject to receiving registration payment and details.

KEY DATES

The deadline for paper submission has passed.
Final deadline for conference registration: end of 1 April 2019
Conference: 9 – 11 April 2019

 

CONFERENCE TOPICS

The Future of Manufacturing
3D Printing and additive manufacturing
Artificial Intelligence
Autonomous systems
Behavioral and organizational change in a digital environment
Big data and cloud computing
Cyber-physical systems connectivity
Cybersecurity
Digital manufacturing in AEC
E-manufacturing
Factories of the future
Green manufacturing
Green nanotechnology
Human-centered manufacturing
Human-machine interaction
Industry 4.0
Industry 4.0 and the value chain
Industry 4.0 business models
(Industrial) Internet of things
Life-cycle engineering and sustainability
Machine learning
Material information modelling
Renewable energy technologies
Robotics and collaborative robots
Smart manufacturing
The Cloud
Urban manufacturing

Towards a Circular Economy
Design for Disassembly
Energy and climate policy
Future cities
Green entrepreneurship
Green supply chain management
Green transportation
Resource efficient cities
Reuse, remanufacturing, disassembly and recycling techniques
Reverse logistics and product recovery
Sustainable business models
Sustainable waste management
Technology innovation for a green economy

Design, Sustainability and Innovation
Advanced building simulation
Biomimetics
Design education
Design for climate change
Designing sustainable cities
Digital Technologies in Construction
Eco-design and eco-innovation
Energy efficiency in buildings
Green nano-materials
Human-centric design
Inclusive design and accessibility
Lighting and daylighting design
Mass customization and mass personalisation
Nearly zero-energy buildings
Passive design strategies
Smart and sustainable materials
Smart building technology
Smart cities
Smart design for sustainability
Sustainable buildings
Sustainable construction
Total Building Performance
Urban Regeneration

Sustainable Healthcare for Ageing
Bioinspired advanced manufacturing
Regenerative medicine
Biomechanics
Biomechatronics

 

Rates:

The Early Bird rate deadline has passed.
Regular rate: £500 + VAT

Please note: PhD students: £400 + VAT (flat rate)

Conference participants from the Higher Education sector will also gain access to the Industry 4.0 Expo, the UK’s largest exhibition of its kind, attracting start-ups, manufacturing companies, universities, industry associations, government to the leading practitioners in the industry.

Showcasing solutions covering IIOT, automation, robotics, sensors, big data, artificial intelligence, materials, predictive maintenance. the Expo attracts buyers eager to see the latest technologies to improve their company’s manufacturing performance.

Please register for the S2M Industry 4.0 Academia Conference.

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Key dates

The deadline for paper submission has passed.
Final deadline for conference registration: end of 1 April 2019
Conference: 9 – 11 April 2019

 

Anyone wishing to participate in the Industry 4.0 Academia Summit as a presenter or attendee must register in advance.
Registration includes: access to conference sessions, networking activities, Gala Dinner, and lunch.

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Venue

Day 1

University of Manchester campus
Sackville Street Building, Manchester, M1 3BU
Right at the centre of the city of Manchester, next door to the main train station (Manchester Piccadilly) and 20-30 minutes by can from Manchester International Airport.

Days 2 and 3

Industry 4.0 Academia Summit will run in tandem with the Industry 4.0 Summit & Expo

Manchester Central Convention Complex
Windmill St, Manchester, M2 3GX
Again, a very central location in the City of Manchester.

Choose your ideal accommodation

Accommodation agency Event Express have negotiated discounted hotel prices at hotels around Manchester Central exclusively for Industry 4.0 Summit and Industry 4.0 Academia 2019. If you’re unsure of your requirements at this stage, Event Express offer flexible cancellation policies which allow you to make amendments and cancellations at no charge until closer to the event date. However, we do advise that you book now and amend later in order to guarantee your preferred hotel.

The Event Express service is completely free to use with no hidden charges and no booking or transaction fees, and the friendly reservations team will liaise with the hotels directly on your behalf. For more information, refer to the accommodation weblink below to book your accommodation online. Note: the dates listed in the weblink (10 – 11 April) refer to the Summit & Expo, but you can still use this service to book accommodation during the duration of the Academia Summit as well (9 – 11 April)

https://www.eventexpressuk.com/e/industry-4.0-summit/

If you require a UK Visa, we would be able to issue a visa invitation letter provided that your submission for the Industry 4.0 Academia Summit has been accepted or that you have registered to attend (see the Registration tab for more details).

To enable us to issue the letter, please e-mail S2M-Industry4.0@manchester.ac.uk and provide us with the following details:

–        A scan of the bio page of your passport

–        Name of your organisation

–        Your position within the organisation

Dr Shaden Jaradat

Research Strategy Coordinator

Industry 4.0 @ UoM Liaison

The University of Manchester

 

S2M-Industry 4.0 Academia Conference Manager

https://www.industry40summit.com/academia

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