The leading event for the design and moulding sectors of the plastics industry

PDM Conferences

 - organised by PRW
 

There will be 8 half day sessions taking place over the two days, with two seminar streams running concurrently.

These pdm conferences will focus on the more technical aspects of the industry. Please see the chart below for details of the sessions that will be running.

You can find more information on the individual sessions by clicking on their titles.

REGISTER FREE onsite when you attend the event.

If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Noakes on +44 208 253 9643 or  email: jnoakes@crain.com.

 

Day one- Morning Sessions

 

Day one- Afternoon Sessions

Ludlow Suite, Room 1

Ludlow Suite, Room 2

Ludlow Suite, Room 1

Ludlow Suite, Room 2

The Plastics Industry – surviving and thriving in today’s economy

Chairperson - Hamish Champ, Editor, PRW

Caps and Closures

 

Chairperson - Barry Armstrong, Managing Director, Embankment Plastics Ltd

Materials

 

Chairperson - Hamish Champ, Editor, PRW

 

Design

 

Chairperson - Paul Graham, Pantone Sales Director, EMEA PANTONE

10.30-11.10

Is there light at the end of the tunnel?


Dennis Turner, formerly Chief Economist for HSBC

10.30-11.10

Creativity Techniques


Derek Hindle, Global Innovations Director, Global Closure Systems

13.25-14.05

Emerging trends: Materials, Finishing & Technologies

Jurrien Brouwer, Consultant Materials & Finishes, Philips Design Centre

13.25-14.05

Colour trends and Colour design tools in plastics

Paul Graham, Pantone Sales Director, Pantone EMEA

11.10-11.50

M & A In the Plastics Industry

Nicholas Mockett, Corporate Financier, Moorgate Capital

11.10-11.50

Caps & Closures- designing Innovation

Barry Armstrong, Managing Director, Embankment Plastics Ltd.

14:05-14.45

From recycled plastics back into  products

Tim Baldwin, Project Manager- Plastics, Zero Waste Scotland

Mark Dowling, Senior Consultant, Giraffe Innovation

14:05-14.45

The developing integration of touch activated electronics within plastic surface

Steve Mathers, Director, McGavigan

11.50-12.30

Trends and challenges for today’s moulder.

Walter Jungwirth, Director New Business Development, ENGEL

 

 

11.50-12.30

Child resistance and openability by our increasingly ageing population

Stephen Wilkins, Chief Executive Officer, Child-Safe Packaging Group

14.45-15.25

Renewable Source Plastics… why bother?

Chi Lam, Technical and Training Manager, Distrupol Limited

14.45-15.25

Direct Modelling: Addressing the Complexity of CAD

Peter Kelly, Sales Director, SpaceClaim

12.30-13.10

Joint Q&A

12.30-13.10

Joint Q&A

 15.25-15.40

Joint Q&A

15.25-16.05

Joint Q&A

13.10-13.25

Networking break

13.10-13.25

Networking break

   

 

 

Day two- Morning Sessions

 

Day two- Afternoon Sessions

Ludlow Suite, Room 1

Ludlow Suite, Room 2

Ludlow Suite, Room 1

Ludlow Suite, Room 2

3D Printing

Chairperson- Simon van de Crommert, Sales/ Channel Manager UK/ Ireland, 3D Systems Europe

Medical

Chairperson- Iain Simpson, Associate Director, Global Medical Technology Practice, Cambridge Consultants

Materials and Design

Tina Rippon, Business Development Specialist 3C Electronics Solutions, DOW CORNING

Automotive

Chairperson- David Eldridge, Editor, European Plastics News

10.30-11.10

High Speed Sintering -  improving cost, speed and design freedoms in additive manufactured parts

Dr. Adam Ellis, Post Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering - The University of Sheffield

10.30-11.10

Impact of the economic landscape on the devices space – where are the commercial opportunities in these times?

Iain Simpson, Associate Director, Global Medical Technology Practice, Cambridge Consultants

13.25-13.55

Silicones – enabling innovation in electronics and lighting

Tina Rippon, Business Development Specialist 3C Electronics Solutions, DOW CORNING

13.25-14.05

Changing perspectives

Steve Masterson, Partner, Chief Operating Officer, KISKA

11.10-11.50

Regulatory updates-3D Printing

David Webber, Senior Partner & Senior Advisor, PA Europe - Strategic Advice & Consulting

11.10-11.50

Medical device design –taking innovation to the user

Steve May-Russell, Managing Director, Smallfry

13.55-14.25

Risks and risk management - from design to manufacture

Jeremy Opperer, European Technical Operations Manager, Intertek

14.05-14.45

Automotive Film Insert Moulding - a worldwide phenomenon

Tim Wright, R & D Director, Macdermid Autotype

11.50-12.30

Manufacturing the future with 3d printing

Simon van de Crommert, Sales/ Channel Manager UK/ IReland, 3D Systems Europe

11.50-12.30

Joint Q&A

 

 

 

14.25-15.55


Optimising the design to manufacture process

Philip Parmenter, Managing Director, AST Technology

14.45-15.25

Exploring styrenic based and vulcanised thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) in automotive applications

Martin Bradbury, Automotive Key Account Manager, ELASTO UK

12.30-13.10

Joint Q&A

12.30-13.25

 

 

Networking break

 

 

 

15.55-16.25

Joint Q&A

15.25-16.05

Joint Q&A

13.10-13.25

Networking break

 

 

 

 

Bookings

REGISTER for free on site when you attend the event.

If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Noakes on +44 208 253 9643 or  email:  jnoakes@crain.com.

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