Renishaw hosts #Girls4Engineering virtual event to help diversify the sector

To give students and their parents/guardians the opportunity to find out more about careers in engineering, global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, is hosting a #Girls4Engineering virtual event on December 16th.

The one hour webinar, aimed at students in secondary school and above, will include an introduction to Renishaw and potential careers in engineering. Participants will then have the opportunity to listen to three female engineers at Renishaw speak about their personal career journeys and ask any questions in a Q&A session.

“We want to show students that working in engineering can be both exciting and rewarding,” explained Siobhan Denniff, Education Outreach Executive at Renishaw. “This virtual event gives students the opportunity to find out more about why engineering is a fulfilling career choice for girls, women, transgender and non-binary people.”

Denniff continues, “Having a more diverse workforce in the engineering sector will mean stronger, better teams that are more effective at solving all kinds of complex problems and will help to reach the best solutions faster.”

According to the EngineeringUK 2020 report, in the nine years leading up to the academic year 2018 to 2019, the proportion of engineering and technology entrants in higher education who were female increased by five per cent. However, there is still gender disparity — only one in five of all engineering and technology entrants in 2018 to 2019 were women. Renishaw regularly hosts sessions to change perceptions about the sector and encourage more girls to study science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects in higher education.

Renishaw’s education outreach programme supports STEM curriculums in schools and colleges across Bristol, Gloucestershire and South Wales. Before the pandemic Renishaw hosted talks, hands-on workshops and events to encourage students to pursue engineering as a career. To maintain its engagement levels it now hosts virtual assemblies as well as 3D printing and coding workshops to teach students new engineering skills.

 Sign up to the #Girls4Engineering webinar here. For further information about events run by Renishaw’s education outreach programme, visit

SENSOR+TEST 2021: Real, virtual and hybrid

“Although the experts were not allowed to meet for a concentrated exchange at the worldwide most important industrial trade fair for sensor and measurement technologies this year, the SENSOR+TEST still is the leading fair of this branch of industry,” says Holger Bödeker, the managing director of AMA Service. His team is already planning the next event to take place from 4 to 6 May 2021 for exhibitors and visitors to the innovation dialog at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre. Moreover, the SENSOR+TEST will boast hybrid configurations and a novel Digital Area.

The program is supposed to be packed again: Thus, the special topic planned for 2020, Sensor and Measuring Technology for Condition Monitoring, will be held in 2021. The organiser and the exhibitors’ committee approved this as the special forum was received with great interest for 2020 and booked out early.

The second highlight is the presence and digital premiere of the SMSI – Sensor and Measurement Science International Conference, which is to open its doors the day before the SENSOR+TEST and will include the presentation of the AMA Innovation Award.

“This event is going to start with a high quality even if we as the organiser have to assume a somewhat more compact presence trade fair due to corona,” stated Holger Bödeker. Whether international visitors are allowed in Germany in May of 2021 needs to be seen. “We will adapt the SENSOR+TEST to whatever conditions exist, while ensuring that both, exhibitors and visitors, can look back with satisfaction on the three days of the fair. Also, we’re going to make sure that a constantly accessible platform for an exchange of ideas is available.” The basis for this concept is a tripartite model expanding on the presence event in a digital world:

  • Real: This is where exhibitors and visitors maintain their indispensable personal contacts on the trade-fair grounds.
  • Virtual: Here we have year-round, continuous digital communication between exhibitors and visitors as initiated in 2020.
  • Hybrid: This feature enables all participants at the SENSOR+TEST 2021, present on site or digitally via the internet, to interact with each.

Digital Area advances dialogue

Exhibitors will profit from the new format of the SENSOR+TEST. By merely booking a stand they will automatically participate in the digital fair. This has the advantage that both, the visitors in Nuremberg as well as the digital participants can take part from all over the world. Moreover, their digital presence until the end of the year 2021 will be constantly available. This aspect is complemented by the new Digital Area – without the necessity, but with the opportunity, of being on site ( Here, enterprises can present themselves at many levels to interested parties – via multimedia presentations of product novelties and via text or video chats with the trade-fair visitors or through talks and discussion rounds. “By participating in the Digital Area, exhibitors have no risk, but all possible chances,” ensures Holger Bödeker.

“Despite the economic and political challenges and general changes that will accompany us in the next few months, we want to maintain the communication between exhibitors, scientists, and visitors – and that via the state-of-the-art channels available to us today. That’s what the SENSOR+TEST is about this coming year and the future,” affirmed Bödeker.

Further information on the numerous opportunities to participate at the trade fair is available at

Teledyne Imaging’s virtual event to showcase latest solutions for industrial imaging

Teledyne Imaging will host a multi-session virtual event 17-19 November to introduce its newest and most innovative imaging solutions. Online sessions led by subject matter experts from across the Teledyne Imaging group will cover topics such as machine learning and AI, extreme high-resolution and high-speed imaging, 3D sensing, non-visible and multi-spectral imaging, and high-volume, low-cost CMOS sensors.

Event agenda:

Tuesday 17 November 2020

  • 9:00 AM (ET) – Clarity at High Speed – Performance Imaging
  • 10:30 AM (ET) – Connection is everything – Camera/Data Interfaces

Wednesday 18 November 2020

  • 9:00 AM (ET) – AI & Embedded Vision – Driving System Innovation
  • 10:30 AM (ET) – New Advances in 3D Sensing

Thursday 19 November 2020

  • 9:00 AM (ET) – Beyond Sight! Non-Visible and Multi-Spectral Imaging
  • 10:30 AM (ET) – Evolving CMOS Sensor Technology

Head over to the Teledyne Imaging website to sign up for one or all six advanced technology sessions for a look at the new imaging technology you’ll need to build your next generation vision system.

Pepperl+Fuchs continues its digital event series

Pepperl+Fuchs invites you to its second Online Summit. Register now free of charge to gain access to the fully digital event, which will be held on 17–19 November 2020.

The format will be conceptually similar to that of the pilot event held in July, and the focus remains “Your Future Automation”; however, this event will address new sub-topics. Particular focus will be placed on the increasing integration of Operation Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT).

To reflect this focus, each day of the event will be dedicated to one of the three main subject areas. These will be presented in keynotes, presentations, and panel discussions among experts from Pepperl+Fuchs and its partner companies:

  • Driving the IIoT Revolution—Challenges, Benefits and Simple Next Steps
  • Digitalisation in Service and Maintenance—Process Industry in Transition
  • Next Level of Ultrasonic Technology—Intelligent, Functionally Safe and Autonomous

A chat function will allow attendees to submit questions to be answered by the experts at Pepperl+Fuchs and its partner companies. Extra content such as technical white papers, videos, and presentations will be made available on the online platform, and further materials will be uploaded after the event. This provides attendees with added value beyond the content of the live event. To enable anyone to attend regardless of their location or time zone, all content will be provided in both German and English, and presented in both the morning and afternoon.

“We received a very positive response to our first Online Summit, so obviously we want to continue with the new digital format. Attendees can once again look forward to a wide range of subjects and exciting insights from our speakers and industry experts,” comments Stefan Maus, Director Global Marketing at Pepperl+Fuchs.

Online Registration

If you are interested in the event, you can register free of charge for the second Pepperl+Fuchs Online Summit at

Delivering on smart manufacturing

At this year’s Drives & Controls show, Mitsubishi Electric is focussing on practical solutions that allow manufacturing companies and machine builders to realise the real advantages of smart automation systems.

Visitors to Stand D620 will be able to give voice commands to a cobot, witness the benefits of time sensitive high-bandwidth industrial Ethernet and see an integrated intelligent pick and place system working at very high speed. Plus, there will be a range of new inverters, PLCs and servo products that offer greater performance and more advanced connectivity than ever before.

In short, the majority of the exhibition stand this year will be given over to products and solutions that physically deliver on the promise of a truly ‘Smart’ factory.

Chris Evans, UK Marketing & Operations Group Manager comments. “There are so many productivity and efficiency benefits to be gained from using the latest automation equipment that we wanted to offer visitors the chance to see these innovations in action. Some are about speed and performance; others offer a completely new way of doing things.

“The voice command demo for example not only shows-off our new cobot – that works without the need for any physical safety barriers, but also the fact that each instruction is processed securely via a cloud interface that any Mitsubishi Electric integrator could set-up. To get the most from the latest technology, we believe it has to be easy to commission and use.

“We look forward to April and demonstrating how we can deliver on smart manufacturing.”

To learn more about practical applications for smart factories, come talk to the Mitsubishi Electric experts on Stand D620 at Drives & Controls exhibition, 21-23 April at the NEC Birmingham.

Registration opens for CEM 2020 emissions monitoring event

The operators of industrial processes looking for the latest help and advice on regulations, standards, methods and technologies, can now register at to attend CEM 2020, the international emissions monitoring conference and exhibition. Taking place in Krakow, Poland from 13-15th May, CEM 2020 will also attract regulators, testing organisations, researchers, equipment suppliers and standards organisations from around the world.

With speakers drawn from fourteen countries, the CEM 2020 presentations will address key themes such as Regulations, Standards and Quality Assurance in the measurement of particulates and gases at low concentrations. These will include greenhouse gases, mercury, dioxins and trace gases, as well as fence-line monitoring and the measurement of fugitive and diffuse emissions. Speakers will also describe the latest technological developments in the emissions monitoring market.

Several of the presentations will address the latest BAT (Best Available Techniques) requirements. For example, the EU Industrial Emissions Directive requires permit conditions to be based on Associated Emission Levels (BAT-AELs) defined in the applicable BAT Reference Notes (BREFs). Speakers will explain the implications of the BAT Conclusions for Large Combustion Plants which were published in August 2017 with compliance for existing plant required within four years. The LCP BREF defines more stringent monitoring requirements and addresses a wider range of pollutants, and the Waste Incineration (WI) BAT Conclusions were published in November 2019 with compliance for existing plant also required within four years.

Industrial case studies are always popular with CEM delegates and visitors can expect to learn from the experience of speakers in sectors such as power, cement, metals, chemicals, glass, minerals and mining, waste management, incineration and many more.

An international exhibition will run alongside the CEM 2020 conference, providing visitors with an opportunity to meet almost all of the world’s leading manufacturers of emissions monitoring technology.

CEM 2020 will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Krakow Hotel & Convention Center, and visitors can choose half day, one day or three day conference passes, with early-bird rates expiring on 1st April. Exhibition-only passes are also available. See

Future Oil & Gas confirms Advisory Board and 2020 agenda

The organisers of Future Oil & Gas have announced the 2020 Advisory Board and agenda for the 4th annual high-level conference and exhibition taking place at P&J Live in Aberdeen on 9-10 June 2020.

The conference and exhibition will bring together over 750 participants from the oil & gas industry, including operators, oil service companies, drilling and E&P companies; integrated solution providers, energy institutes & associations, academics, technologists and innovators – to discuss the impact of digital transformation within the oil & gas industry.

With Stuart Broadley FEI, Chief Executive Officer of the Energy Industries Council as Chair of the conference, the organisers have been working closely with the upstream community to determine the key issues that must be addressed and incorporate these into the 2020 conference agenda.

We welcome the support of the advisory board:

  • Francisco Ortigosa, Director Innovation Technology, Corporate Division Technology and New Ventures, Repsol
  • Chris Rivinus, Head of Digital Transformation & Group Head of Information Systems, Digital and Data Science, Tullow Oil
  • Elisabetta Purlalli, SVP Head of Digital Competence Center, Change, Eni SpA
  • Kaveh Pourteymour, Chief Information Officer, Neptune Energy

Over two days keynotes, panels, presentations and case studies will cover:

  • Digital transformation landscape and future outlook
  • Data Driven Operations, Applications & Benefits: How will the upstream oil & gas sector be transformed?
  • Understanding the value machine learning generates for the upstream oil & gas sector
  • AI and VR
  • Edge Computing v Cloud Technology
  • Energy Transition as part of the climate change agenda and solution
  • Expanding capabilities of automation
  • Corporate adaptation and change management
  • Predictive maintenance tools to maximise efficiencies and reduce downtime
  • Cybersecurity and protection of legacy systems
  • 5G enabling digitalisation in the oil & gas industry. What are latest trends and opportunities while industry is going through significant transformation journey?
  • And much more. See the full agenda

Francisco Ortigosa, Director Innovation Technology, Corporate Division Technology and New Ventures, Repsol said: “Digital transformation is reshaping our whole industry to increase the profitability of our business, reducing the global business cycle time and increasing efficiency, with faster and better oil exploration and production.

“Democratisation of technology, knowledge and data are the key elements brought by the transformation that will completely reshape a business that basically has remained unchanged for the last 30 years. This conference will be a showcase for all developments in these fields”.

Chris Rivinus, Head of Digital Transformation & Group Head of Information Systems, Digital and Data Science, Tullow Oil said: “Digital transformation is a team sport. Legitimate transformation is about everyone in the organisation taking a step forward in their understanding of the relationship between the processes they use and the tools that support them. It’s also about leadership creating an environment for their employees to experiment, and sometimes fail, in their attempts to adopt new tools to improve performance and efficiency.”

Elisabetta Purlalli, SVP Head of Change Management & Competence Center at Eni SpA said: “Digital is here to stay and requires a disruptive change. Pure technology applications without cultural change do not allow for a real transformation. To make it happen you need a cultural shift within your whole company at every level and age.

“If digital is not perceived as ‘normal’ in the daily activities the transformation will fail. Everybody’s contribution is essential like pieces of a very big puzzle. Digital transformation implies a digital journey for all employees where people are in the middle and decision making is based on data.”

Neptune Energy’s CIO, Kaveh Pourteymour, said: “It’s a hugely important time for our industry; we’re in a new age where digital technologies are helping to bring people together, bring minds together and provide platforms where we can solve challenges together.

“The ability to harness those technologies effectively to achieve your business objectives and to foster a culture within your organisation which encourages innovative ways of working and thinking – this is what can provide a company with a competitive edge, support its growth ambitions and help it become an employer and partner of choice. We are looking forward to developing an exciting two-day programme that explores these points.”

Datateam Business Media announces successful acquisition of What’s New in Electronics Live

What’s New in Electronics Live, the dedicated electronics and manufacturing event, has been successfully acquired by Datateam Business Media and will now join the company’s portfolio of existing events and supporting publications including the Electronics, Electronics World and Components in Electronics titles.

With extensive experience in industry events covering a range of industries and sectors, Datateam is ideally positioned to support and implement the next growth phase of the WNIE Live event in the UK.

The show will now sit alongside Sensors & Instrumentation Live and both events will run in hall 1 at the NEC, Birmingham on the 29-30 September 2020.

The development of this acquisition will be led by event director Louise Pudney and her team, who are excited about the upcoming combination and the prospects of delivering many more years of vital events for the market.

Claire Saunders of New Events Ltd, who has been running the UK event for over 20 years, comments: “Datateam are investing heavily into the UK electronics, manufacturing and industrial sectors and will be adding WNIE Live to their existing event portfolio alongside other acquisitions.  They also have magazines which will support these events and we are confident the new team will deliver great customer service, and a quality event with relevant visitors.”

For information on exhibiting at What’s New in Electronics Live or Sensors & Instrumentation Live please contact Louise Pudney: | 01622 699104

Air quality addressed by media ‘Eco’ event

One of the UK’s media organisations recently organised an environmental day near London in which a range of experts were invited to give presentations on key themes such as climate change, recycling, tree planting, sustainable construction and air quality.

Air quality consultant Jim Mills provided an overview of the current air pollution issues, and described the development of ‘Breathe London’ – a collaborative project in which his previous company ACOEM Air Monitors installed over 100 AQMesh air quality monitoring pods in London, and equipped two Google Street View cars with air quality monitors.

To help raise awareness during the day, an AQMesh pod was installed locally, and visitors were invited to guess the average nitrogen dioxide levels during the day. The monitoring result showed an average level of 19.9 µg/m³, which compares with the EU yearly average limit of 40 µg/m³. Commenting on this data Jim said: “The pod was located away from a busy road, so it was disappointing that the levels were this high on a quiet back street. It is very likely that pollution levels would be higher closer to the main road, and this would be likely to affect the health of  anyone living or working in that area. Nevertheless, it is impossible to draw any meaningful conclusions from just one day of data – continuous long-term monitoring would be necessary.”

CEM 2020 calls for papers on emissions monitoring

The CEM events are attended by some of the world’s leading experts in emissions monitoring as well as the operators of European processes looking for the latest help and advice on regulations, standards, methods and technologies. Consequently, CEM 2020, which will take place in Poland, 13-15th May, represents a superb opportunity for speakers to share their knowledge and experience.

The organisers of CEM 2020 are now accepting abstracts for papers that describe recent research, regulatory developments and real-world case studies. Submissions can be made via the event website

In common with past events, CEM 2020 presentations will address key monitoring themes such as the measurement of particulates and gases at low concentrations. These will include greenhouse gases, mercury and trace gases, as well the new topic of hydrogen in flue gas.

CEM 2020 participants will share the common goal of reliable regulatory compliance and speakers will cover topics such as measurement uncertainty and limits of detection.

Industrial case studies are always popular with delegates and visitors can expect to learn from the experience of speakers in sectors such as power, cement, metals, chemicals, glass, minerals and mining, waste management, incineration and many more.

Some of the presentations will be forward-looking; seeking to predict the development of regulations affecting process emissions, fugitive and diffuse emissions, and the role of fenceline monitoring. Technology has advanced rapidly in recent years and speakers will also speculate on future developments.

An international exhibition will run alongside the CEM 2020 conference, providing visitors with an opportunity to meet almost all of the world’s leading manufacturers of emissions monitoring technology. Summarising, organiser Marcus Pattison says: “Environmental issues have never before been so high on international political agendas, so a visit to Krakow 13th to 15th May 2020 will be an important diary entry for anyone with a professional interest in emissions monitoring and control.”