Whether you just want to network with colleagues or you are an assessment & certification service provider seeking Auditors then attending exhibitions and conferences specifically relating to Testing Inspection & Certification is a good place to start.
Most industries have exhibitions and conferences dedicated to them and they are the perfect place to liaise with peers or source relevant candidates.
The added advantages of attending such events is that the delegates are already engaged with their industry. It is also possible to network with them in an informal situation away from the pressures of their workplace, especially at the evening dinner or party.
Here is a round-up of the best events in the UK to network with Testing Inspection & Certification professionals throughout 2018.
ENGINEERING INTEGRITY SOCIETY’S INSTRUMENTATION, ANALYSIS & TESTING EXHIBITION
When: 13 March
Where: Silverstone Wing, Silverstone Race Track
Over 70 exhibitors will present the latest advances in measurement analysis and testing technology in aerospace, automotive, motor-sport, rail, off-highway, mechanical handling, industrial and power generation industries. Visitors will be able to discuss these developments and their applications in an informal atmosphere with exhibitors.
Highlights: Forums run by speakers from both academia and industry with a wealth of knowledge and experience.
THE UK CONFERENCE ON CERTIFICATION AND STANDARDISATION IN NDT/CM 2018
When: 20 – 21 March
Where: Hilton Garden Inn, Luton
Audience: Regulators, accreditation services and certification bodies, ‘End user’ organisations, Insurers, Equipment and service providers, Researchers, Educators, trainers and examiners, Standards organisations, Structural integrity engineers.
The objectives of the event include:
To inform attendees about recent issues in PCN and how we are protecting the scheme going forward
To inform attendees about recent changes to the PCN Scheme
To update attendees on ISO 9712 revision
To describe the past, present and future of NDT/CM personnel certification from various perspectives
To consult with attendees about future developments of NDT/CM personnel certification.
Highlights: Conference dinner, workshops.
THE ENGINEERING TESTING SHOW
When: 5 April
Where: Derby Roundhouse
Audience: Professionals interested in the practice of engineering testing.
The Engineering Testing Show 2018 will bring together professional engineers across a wide range of disciplines and industrial sectors who share a professional interest in the practice of engineering testing.
The show will offer a unique opportunity for exhibitors to promote the technological developments across the engineering testing industry, including – Instrumentation – Calibration- Sensors -Metrology – Data Acquisition – Test Rig …and all other materials and testing disciplines.
DRIVES AND CONTROLS EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE
When: 12 – 14 April
Where: Birmingham, NEC
Business sectors: Material Handling, Measurement, Instrumentation, Quality Assurance. Approximately 25% of delegates are interested in Machine Safety, Energy Efficiency and or Test & Measurement.
Drives & Controls exhibition is recognised as the UK’s leading show for Automation, Power Transmission and Motion Engineering. It is a biennial event and is co-located with 6 other Industrial exhibitions which will make it the largest Manufacturing/Industrial Event in the UK in 2018. The exhibition has grown over the last decade and in 2016 had over 13,000 visitors.
Highlights: A live Robotic Demonstration Area, FREE technical seminars.