Westlands Conference and Leisure Complex, Yeovil
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WEAF is celebrating the Technological Innovation which continues to take UK aerospace technology from strength to strength.

 This is a rare opportunity to get to know who the innovators are and what they are doing. You may also identify new opportunities for your organisation.

 If you want to learn about new technological developments in the sector, understand how other companies have maximised the benefit of their innovation, or show your own developments to others who can help you to put them to good use, then this is the occasion for you.

Some of the region’s most innovative technologists will be presenting and engineering companies from all sectors will be exhibiting, making this an informative networking opportunity not to be missed.

The event will feature confirmed speakers describing their technological advances from:

  • Leonardo Helicopters
  • Thales
  • Theta Technologies
  • Artemis Optical
  • Tods Aerospace
  • And Osborne Clarke, specialists in the legal aspects of Intellectual Property

Full agenda will be published here once finalised.

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09:30 – “Solving the NDT problem for AM components”   – Neil Sewell, Head of

Research – Theta Technologies

10.00 – “Metrology for Industry 4.0” – Ben Adeline, Chief Executive – Insphere

10.30 – “New Technology Challenges in Rotary Wing Design” – Simon Stacey, Programme Lead, Active Rotor – Leonardo Helicopters

11:00 – Networking Coffee Break

11:45 – “Protecting the Value of your Intellectual Property” – Douglas Peden, Legal Director – Osborne Clarke

12.15 – “Staying Ahead in a Rapidly Changing Technology Environment” – Dean Jones, Partnership Manager, NCC – Rolls Royce

12:45 – Networking Lunch around Trade Stands

13:45 – “Advanced Optical Coatings, an enabling technology in the latest LED based Head-up-Displays for aerospace applications” – Kevin Mackrodt, Chief Technical

Officer –  Artemis Optical

14:15 – “Designing the Open Architecture Digital Flight Deck” – Bobby Henderson, UK Aerospace Growth Strategy Director – GE aviation

14.45 – “Composite Materials and Manufacturing Development” – Sean Cooper, Materials and Manufacturing Development Manager – Tods Aerospace


15:45 – Event Close

*agenda subject to change

For any enquiries, please contact adrian@weaf.co.uk

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Event Pricing
Member Price
£85 + VAT Delegate Rate
Non Member Price
£125 + VAT Delegate Rate

Event Trade Stand Pricing
Member Price
Member Exhibition Stand - (includes 1 delegate space) £135 + VAT Additional member stand delegates can be booked at £65 + VAT
Non Member Price
Non Member Exhibition Stand - (includes 1 delegate space) £195 + VAT Additional non member stand delegates can be booked at £95 + VAT

Contact details

Cathy Williams
Events Manager
01275 872353