Specialist Technical Manager
Marks and Spencer
Simon has over 30 years experience of food innovation with M&S and will be explaining "The Importance of Innovation to Food Retailing."
On 13th October 2016, food industry leaders discussed "what will food manufacturing look like in 2030?" Delegates got a taste of the future as APRIL the robotic chef cooked lunch.
Ann is the former Group Technical Director of Bakkavor and will be speaking about the future of chilled food manufacturing.
Steve is widely recognised as a food industry expert and will be discussing the consumer trends that will shape food manufacturing moving towards 2030.
Food Technology Scout
Aurora Ceres Partnership
The Future is now for Food Manufacturing. Robots are here and they’re cooking your lunch.
Thank you to all our partners that made this day possible. They deserve a grand aplause!
University of Lincoln
Andrea is a senior lecturer in industrial automation and robotics and will be speaking about robotic technological developments.
Beyond the talks we will feature many events that will give you an opportunity to network.
Meet & Greet, Nametags, Swag, Refreshments
Pecha Kucha Customer Presentations (roughly 7 min each)
Key Speaker Critiquing a local Landing Page
Network with other company users to to share best practices, discuss technical questions, network, and ultimately learn & get inspired from each other.
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The event will be held at the:
The National Centre for Food Manufacturing
Park Road, Holbeach, PE12 7PT
The free to attend event is designed for senior food processing and industry professionals looking to learn how robotics and automation will transform their food businesses.
Expected delegate job titles include:
CEO, Managing Director, Operations Director, Technical Director, Innovation Director, General Manager, Technology/Innovation Manager, NPD Manager, Continuous Improvement Manager, Technical Director
OAL’s APRIL robotic food processing platform is pushing barriers and attendees will get a taste of the future as she's cooking lunch. Watch the future of ready meal production as APRIL (Automated Processing Robotic Ingredient Loading) effortlessly twirls a pan around the food processing hall combining ingredients, cooking and cleaning with no human intervention.
"Really informative presentations, the lack of adoption of robots to date is startling, and I think this is set to change with the rising costs associated with the living wage"
"Great new ideas! We have had success automating parts of our processes but robotics presents opportunities for transformational changes in our manufacturing systems"
"Whilst it's early days for Robotics in UK food manufacturing, the opportunity is immense. The launch of OAL’s APRIL system could well prove to be one of the major milestones in the development of the food industry."