A discussion and networking event to launch SMMT’s 20th Sustainability Report, what a fab day!
Jan takes a trip to Peel Ports…..
Tom meets with another government official…
When BEIS came on an ALFED member’s tour around the UK, we’ve given them food for thought!
Our first ever Additive Manufacturing event with over 60 delegates, what a fab in depth educational day!
Aluminium Desert Wheels Prize Giving
CEO Tom Jones and Training & Education Manager Kathy Romback attended the Aluminium Desert Wheels prize giving in Manchester. The Aluminium Federation partnered with The BLOODHOUND Education project to help get primary school pupils engaged in a world land speed record attempt. BLOODHOUND is a collaboration between world-leading engineering companies, universities and the military to build a jet car that reaches 1,000mph.
The main aim of our Education programme is to inspire future generations of engineers. We realised there was a shortage of engineers in the UK and wanted to educate children from an early age about aluminium. Working with Bloodhound Education we developed an exciting and engaging Aluminium Desert Wheel Challenge (STEM) using recycled aluminium cans so highlighting and raising awareness for Key stage 2 school children, home workers and clubs.
104 teams entered our competition with over 1630 downloads by teachers and education professionals. We estimate that over 47,750 children used our resource as classroom project or STEM activity.
The Winners ……. St Bede’s School, Manchester
Runners up ……. Shipston and Tredington Junior School, Warwickshire
Both schools have won a Bloodhound Education Rocket Car Workshop for the school year!
Thank you ALUPRO, AIR PRODUCTS AND LG ENERGY for your generous sponsorship
As usual, a splendid annual House of Lords lunch! Lord Paul of Marlybone hosted our lunch, we heard from speakers Andrew Stephenson, MP, Murat Bayram, EMR & Giles Ashmead, ALFED President!
ALFED Technical Manager Jan Lukaszewski attended the FIT Show on 21st May along with many ALFED members. Check out the photos….
KidsOut is a charity to put the fun and happiness back into childrens lives. Each child that goes into a refuge or safe house receives a toy box, we organise days out, Drayton Manor are a big sponsor shutting their park down for 2 days a year to host thousands of children.
The event will take place on 5th September and consist of a champagne reception, quality three course dinner, charity auction and, and an interactive electronic Question of Sport quiz based on the popular television show. It is a perfect opportunity to entertain staff, clients, and network with other leading firms in attendance.
Now in its 14th year, the KidsOut Question of Sport Gala Dinner is one of the most established and prestigious events in the Midlands corporate calendar. All funds raised at this event go towards bringing fun and happiness into the lives of some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable children in the Birmingham region.
If you are able to attend please complete the attached booking form and send it to email@example.com or via our online booking system on http://www.kidsout.org.uk/forms/question-sport-birmingham/ or if you are too busy to do this let me know you are able to attend and I will get someone from KidsOut to contact you to book it.
Discounted tickets for ALFED members
Date: 4 June 2019
Time: 10:00 – 14:00
Location: Hall 20, Automechanika Birmingham, NEC
Register for the SMMT upcoming Open Forum and networking drinks. They have decided to extend the early bird discount pricing for their affiliate members and would like to extend an offer to ALFED members. Use the discount code below to get 25% discount on the price of tickets for anyone you feel would find this event valuable.
If you have registered and find that you can no longer attend, feel free to nominate a colleague to take your place.
Vehicle electrification is our theme and we have a really strong line-up to deliver insight and inform on this exciting area.
There are presentations from McLaren, Bosch and the Faraday Institution, to name just three, panel discussions and a really good chance to network with others interested in seizing the opportunities that exist.
Special affiliate member price: £75
Quote discount code ‘earlybird25‘ when registering. Regular price £100 per ticket
VIP networking drinks exclusively for members and Open Forum attendees
Once again this year we’ll be providing a VIP networking drinks reception for the benefit of our members following Open Forum on the first day of Automechanika Birmingham, 4 June.
The drinks reception will take place at SMMT’s Members Lounge, a key feature and hub in the vehicle production area of the show, at 3pm, following Open Forum in the morning.
Register now for Open Forum and access to the Networking Drinks.
Speakers Announced to date:
Daniel Scaglione, Commercial Director, Mclaren Automotive
Antonio Balboa, Vice President Sales and Application for Powertrain, osch Mobility Solutions
Carol Burke, Managing Director, Unipart Manufacturing Group
Neil Morris, CEO, Faraday Institution
Chris Harris, CEO, YASA Limited
Simon Warburton, Engineering and Quality Director, Autocraft Solutions Group
Steve Collins, NMCL Automotive Programme Manager, SMMT