Free seminars at Drives & Controls 2010 and co-located shows
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Posted to News on 5th Mar 2007, 08:31

Free seminars at Drives & Controls 2010 and co-located shows

The organisers of Drives & Controls 2010 and the other co-located exhibitions (at the NEC, Birmingham, from 8-10 June 2010) have assembled an excellent free seminar programme. This has been designed to complement the shows and provide an even greater incentive for people to visit the Drives & Controls exhibition (, Air-Tech (, IFPEX (, and the Plant & Works Exhibition (

Free seminars at Drives & Controls 2010 and co-located shows

DFA Media's 2010 events will feature two seminar theatres - one allied to the Drives & Controls and Plant & Works Exhibitions, and the other for the IFPEX/Air-Tech exhibitions. Each theatre will have its own relevant and distinctive programme.

The free seminar programme will include a variety of presentations ranging from technical seminars to marketing strategy and even an insight into the world of bank loans. Graeme Allinson, head of manufacturing, transport and logistics at Barclays Commercial Bank, has confirmed he will be presenting at the Drives and Controls, Plant and Works Exhibition, IFPEX and Air-Tech shows, to talk about what banks look for when they lend money. Commenting on his presence at the show, he said: "I am delighted to be presenting at the 2010 exhibitions. Visitors to these shows are confronting a difficult economic situation and this is a fantastic opportunity to give them a comprehensive insight into what banks look for when they lend money. Barclays Commercial Bank remains dedicated to increasing lending so that our clients are able to pursue their business agendas, indeed our lending was up 10 per cent in the first half of 2009 compared with the same period last year and we are focused on getting closer to our clients than ever before."

Seminar subjects

Ranging from energy management and plant safety to manual handling, Ethernet communications and gearbox maintenance, the seminar programme will cover a broad range of subjects specifically chosen for their topicality and relevance to today's increasingly multi-tasking engineers. These focused seminars will also give delegates the opportunity to pick up best practice tips and valuable advice from a variety of speakers, representing a cross-section of the engineering and manufacturing sector.

Drives & Controls and Plant & Works Exhibition seminars



tdata{Calculating effects of gear surface modification on transmission error, noise and stress|Dr Mike Fish and Dr David Palmer|Dontyne Systems}

tdata{Selection of efficient motors and drives |Steve Brambley|GAMBICA}

tdata{How to obtain funding/credit for capital investment|Graeme Allinson|Barclays Bank}

tdata{How to market you business and take advantage of the upturn|Rod Wilkes|The Chartered Institute of Marketing}

tdata{Wireless solutions in industrial control applications|Jez Palmer|Schneider Electric}

tdata{The importance of training to move your business forward|David Thorpe|The Chartered Institute of Marketing}

tdata{Reference architectures for convergence of Ethernet/IP in manufacturing|TBA|Rockwell Automation and Cisco Systems}

tdata{How to take advantage of an upturn |Martin McVicar|Combilift Ltd}

tdata{Diagnostic processes|Geoff Walker|The Institute of Diagnostic Engineers}

tdata{Making the most of training opportunities|Ian Morris and Dawn Vinall|British Fluid Power Association and SEMTA}

tdata{Maximising cost reductions and improving competitive advantage|Stephen Barker|Siemens }

tdata{Condition monitoring|Prof Len Gelman|Cranfield University}

tdata{Applying the new machinery directive|Phil Papard|HSE}

tdata{How to obtain money from the Carbon Trust|Paul Huggins|Carbon Trust}

tdata{Maintenance techniques and best practices|Matt Gallagher|BINDT}

tdata{Corporate Manslaughter Act - How it affects you|Chris Green|Weightmans Solicitors}

tdata{Safety-related networking with Ethernet - problems and solutions|Stuart Robinson|Pilz}

tdata{TBA|TBA|The British Gear Association}


IFPEX and Air-Tech seminars



tdata{How to market your business and take advantage of the upturn|Rod Wilkes|The Chartered Institute of Marketing}

tdata{HSE safety and pressure testing|Zoe Feather and Paul Grady|HSE}

tdata{Who can you trust? The future of compressed air|Chris Dee|BCAS}

tdata{How can you obtain funding/credit for capital investment?|Graeme Allinson|Barclays Bank}

tdata{Applying the new machinery directive|Phil Papard|HSE}

tdata{Safe hydraulic usage|John Beever|Gates}

tdata{Compressed air - the importance of leak detection|Chris Dee|BCAS}

tdata{Worldwide fluid power is changing|Prof Andrew Plumber|Bath University}

tdata{Change access to meaningful training|Ian Morris and Dawn Vinall|British Fluid Power Association and SEMTA }

tdata{Wind energy|TBA|TBA}

tdata{The importance of service and maintenance of compressed air systems|Chris Dee|BCAS}

tdata{How to obtain money from the Carbon Trust|Paul Huggins|Carbon Trust}

tdata{Marketing 'thinking laterally'|Errol Taylor|RoSPA}

tdata{The Hose Accreditation Scheme|Ian Morris|British Fluid Power Association}


Ian Atkinson, managing director of DFA Media, enthuses: "We are delighted industry has been so keen to participate in this important series of seminars. With such a variety of themes, high-calibre speakers, and a truly independent approach without commercial influences, we are offering visitors added value for their time at this important series of events - there will be something for everyone."

For the most up-to-date information about the seminar programme and to register your interest for attending a particular presentation go to,, and

As in 2008, the DFA Media shows will be co-located alongside MACH 2010, Subcon and Electrex.

Follow the links to see our show previews for the Drives & Controls exhibition, the Plant & Works Exhibition (PWE), Air-Tech and IFPEX (the International Fluid Power Exhibition).

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+44 (0)1732 370340

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