Showcasing Coventry and Warwickshire’s latest technology takes shape

An interactive event designed to show Coventry and Warwickshire businesses how the latest technology can work side by side with employees took place at Fanuc's UK HQ yesterday.

“The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Why Should You Care?” was organised by Business Solutions, the commercial arm of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s Growth Hub, in partnership with Warwick Events and Coventry factory automation specialists FANUC UK.

A number of local businesses signed up to take part to exhibit or speak at the event. These include The Manufacturing Technology Centre at Ansty Business Park, Infinite Pixel, a Southam-based creative agency working with virtual reality, Henley-in-Arden-based Lanner, a predictive simulation software company, Rugby-based energy solutions company Off-Grid Energy and customer relationship management firm Tisski, based in Stoneleigh.

Up to 200 invited guests, including CEOs, MDs and key decision makers and influencers were expected to take part which aims to show the advantages technology can bring to a company and its employees, helping members of the workforce to advance in their own careers.

Rather than a sit-down event with guest speakers attendees were urged to debate and exchange ideas.

During the course of the day several exhibitors demonstrated how technology has benefited their own businesses.

Jeremy Moore, Business Mentor and Commercial Manager at the Growth Hub, said: “We are delighted to welcome more businesses on board at “The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Why Should You Care?”

“The first event of its kind in the area it is a highlight of The Coventry and Warwickshire Business Festival which will see more than 100 business events in the area over two weeks.”

The 'Fourth Industrial Revolution: Why Should You Care?' event took place this week at FANUC’s UK headquarters at the Ansty Business Park on Tuesday November 27th.

Tom Bouchier, Managing Director of FANUC UK, said: ‘’Technology continues to play a significant role in UK manufacturing and we feel it’s very important that manufacturers understand the potential positive impact it can have on industry. Industrial robots are going to play a key role in this exciting new era for the UK and we are looking forward to showcasing how they are both affordable and support upskilling of engineers and technicians.’’

The Business Festival will take place at various venues across Coventry and Warwickshire until November 30th.

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