AILU BREAKFAST MEETING
WEDNESDAY 22 JUNE 2016
08:00 - 12:45
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Chair: Martin Sharp
Principal Lecturer; Leader of the Photonics in Engineering Research Group
Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool has a long history as maritime city of international importance, and the Liverpool City Region has a proud record of shipbuilding on the River Mersey. This history is no better exemplified than by the fortunes of Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, from its days of building the navy’s destroyer and submarine fleet, the closures caused by fierce competition from Asian shipbuilders to its resurgence with the award of contracts for new ships including the Natural Environment Research Council’s (NERC) new polar research vessel.
This resurgence in Shipbuilding, the growth of Offshore Renewable Energy and the opening of the Liverpool 2 Superport is reflected in the growth of the maritime and logistics supply chain in the North West of England and supported by a strong trade body, Mersey Maritime Ltd, with some 1700 members. Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is working closely with Mersey Maritime to facilitate collaboration in the maritime industry, and together have created the Maritime Knowledge Hub.
At this time of rapid development and activity, AILU and Mersey Maritime have organised this half day workshop to be held at the Maritime Knowledge Hub. It will have a different feel to traditional AILU workshops. We are looking to bring together people in the Maritime Industry with experts in the laser material processing sector over breakfast and a handful of presentations finishing at 12.00 noon to identify opportunities for laser material processing in the maritime manufacturing supply chain. Chaired by Martin Sharp from LJMU, we are pleased to offer speakers from Cammell Laird, Powerlase Photonics, TWI, LJMU and the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC).
After the workshop there will be a tour of Cammell Laird (limited places) or the chance to see the ship-handling simulator at Mersey Maritime. A discounted rate is offered to AILU members and members of Mersey Maritime, and anyone interested in laser applications in the maritime sector should attend.
08:30 - 10:00 Networking breakfast
09:50 - 10:00 Welcome - Martin Sharp (LJMU)
10:00 - 12:00 Presentations
12:00 - 14:00 Tour of Cammell Laird (limited spaces)
Maritime Knowledge Hub
Contact: Hazel Walker
Business Development Manager
Mersey Maritime Ltd
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Delegate and Exhibitor (banner and brochures only)*
*Note for exhibitors: this half-day breakfast workshop is running on a new format for AILU with the the focus of the event being very much on networking and informal conversation. You are very welcome to bring a banner as a focal point for discussion and some literature to hand out, but there will be no exhibition tables.