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Headline sponsor for the Industrial Maintenance Solutions Summit announced

25 April 2024

Expectation continues to mount for the forthcoming Industrial Maintenance Solutions Summit, taking place on 10 September 2024 at the CBS Arena in Coventry, while Coventry University will be hosting the co-located Engineering Degree Apprenticeship and Skills Conference 2024.

AS THE launch of the Industrial Maintenance Solutions Summit this September draws closer, the headline sponsor for the event has been confirmed. 

Acorn Industrial Services will be the headline sponsor for the inaugural edition of IMSS, taking place as a free-to-attend one-day event at the Coventry Building Society Arena on 10 September 2024.

Spotlighting the latest maintenance solutions

“We are incredibly proud to sponsor the first-ever Industrial Maintenance Solutions Summit,” said Acorn’s marketing manager Richard Hewitt.

“We are excited to have this new opportunity to connect with our existing and new customers and to showcase Acorn’s extensive range of SKF maintenance products, highlighting the latest in preventative maintenance advantages and their cost-saving benefits.”

Alongside Acorn Industrial Services, other major sponsors include: Registration Sponsor Endress & Hauser; Conference Programme Sponsor Bosch Rexroth; and WD-40, Sponsor of the Maintenance Solutions conference stream.

With an engaging exhibition space and dedicated presentation areas, IMSS offers exhibitors the opportunity to connect with a highly targeted audience of maintenance personnel, industry professionals, and decision-makers.

A number of major brands have already signed up to present their products and solutions at IMSS, with exhibitors to include well-known names such as: IndySoft Europe; MaintMaster Systems; DP Doors & Shutters; Grundfos Pumps; and Hansford Sensors. 

‘Talking about the things that matter’

“In today's challenging economic climate with ever-rising costs, gaining maximum efficiency from your production process while keeping your costs to a minimum is vital,” Hewitt explained. 

Reflecting this, IMSS’ content streams will be curated and delivered by subject matter experts with both an extensive technical background and hands-on maintenance experience.

Produced by the team at Industrial Plant & Equipment magazine, the Summit’s informative content programme is designed to address the real-world challenges maintenance personnel face in their day-to-day working lives. 

Offering useful tips, guidance and insights into resolving maintenance issues commonly encountered in the field, sessions will prioritise substance over style. IMSS will emphasise practical solutions that attendees can immediately apply in their maintenance operations.

The Industrial Plant & Equipment Awards return for 2024

The second edition of the IP&E Awards will also take place at IMSS, with this year’s awards categories to be revealed shortly. Entries for the awards are set to open in April. 

The IP&E Awards are free-to-enter and showcase a variety of visions of industrial excellence, reflecting the diversity and best-in-class quality of UK industry.

The awards honour all of the elements which contribute to industrial excellence in the UK, from individual talent, to business innovation, to the latest ground-breaking products, solutions, and services.

Coventry University to host co-located apprenticeship conference

IMSS organiser Western Business Media has partnered with Coventry University to present a new conference focusing on degree apprenticeships.

Taking place alongside IMSS at the CBS Arena on 10 September, the Coventry University Engineering Degree Apprenticeship and Skills Conference 2024 will help businesses understand the benefits of degree apprenticeships in mechanical engineering from an employer’s perspective. 

Degree Apprenticeships support businesses in a variety of ways by allowing them to grow and nurture their workforce - either by upskilling existing employees or attracting new talent - and to introduce new skills, fresh ideas and technical knowledge to the workplace. 

“We’re excited to be partnering with Western Business Media for this new event showcasing our cutting-edge Mechanical Engineering Degree Apprenticeship programme,” explained Alan Richards, associate professor at Coventry University's School of Mechanical Engineering.

“Given the STEM skills shortage currently facing the UK, it’s essential to develop and nurture the next generation of mechanical engineers, training them to resolve and overcome the challenges of both today and tomorrow. 

“At the same time, degree apprentices can be invaluable assets for businesses, bringing a knowledge of the latest technical concepts and processes to their working environment.”

Degree apprenticeships offer businesses to opportunity to create a cohort of students that is prepared to enter the workplace and contribute to the growth and development of any given sector, said Qudoos Yousuf, assistant professor and Engineering Degree Apprenticeship course Leader at Coventry University.

“It is important for academia and industry to work together closely to develop the skills of both existing and future engineers,” he affirmed. “We look forward to highlighting these benefits, while connecting with new partner businesses potentially interested in offering degree apprenticeship places at the Engineering Degree Apprenticeship and Skills Conference 2024.”

For more information on exhibiting at the Industrial Maintenance Solutions Summit, contact Rachel Godfrey at: RGodfrey@westernbusiness.media or 07881029806.