SMART Construct 2018 launches at Titanic Quarters

  • A ‘SMART Construct’ conference which is coming to Cookstown next month aims to educate those working in Construction, Engineering and Manufacturing on the immersive tech trends and digital innovation currently shaping these sectors.

    The event launch took place at Titanic Quarters Belfast in order to signify the importance of the Construction, Engineering and Manufacturing industries right across Northern Ireland.  

    The annual one-day conference, hosted by SMART Global, takes place in the heart of Mid-Ulster in the Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown on October 25.

    A range of industry leaders will join the SMART Construct speaker’s panel including from the Siemens, Specialist Joinery Group, FSB, McAvoy Group, ArcDox, Grant Thornton, M&M Contractors, Mascott, Manufacturing NI, CDE Global, AuditComply, Pinnacle Professional, Park Electrical Services, Terex, Schneider Electric, Digital Catapult, PwC, The Department of Finance, Manufacturing NI, Digital Scaffold, Encirc, Kingspan, NIACE, Topcon and the PSNI. 

    Key themes for the day include AI, Cybersecurity, Lean Process, Automation & Robotics, Immersive Tech, BIM,vSkills Resource, Blockchain, Brexit, Finance and Funding.

    SMART Global CEO Naomh McElhatton said: “The main aim of SMART Construct is to educate those working in Construction, Engineering and Manufacturing about the significance of investing in the future of technology and a skilled workforce.  We want to promote the need for additional investment across our key industries and ensure that Northern Ireland remains highly competitive post-Brexit thus enhancing the availability of technology innovation and skilled labour."

    “The second half of the conference will offer two industry breakout sessions - one in the form of Construction and the other in the form of Engineering and Manufacturing whereby attendees will hear from best-practice examples of global operation happening right here in Northern Ireland.

    “This popular event is held in Cooktown for the very fact it is the hub of Construction, Engineering and Manufacturing in Northern Ireland.”

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