Food & Drink Process & Packaging Issue 14 2017 - Page 16

The PPMA Show 2017’s new Learning Hub to provide a fresh perspective on industry trends With the UK manufacturing industry seeing the fastest growth in production since January 1995, there has never been a more fitting time for industry leaders to share their insights at the UK’s unmissable processing and packaging machinery exhibition – the PPMA Show 2017. The new and improved Learning Hub will be shine a spotlight on packaging recycling faux pas the platform for covering such hot topics as and Jeremy Hadall, Chief Technologist – Robotics IIoT enabled adaptive packaging and the role of & Automation of The Manufacturing Technology robotics and automation in the factory of the Centre, who will explore the benefits of automation future. and robotics in the food and drink industry. This year’s influential line-up includes Martin With more than 300 confirmed exhibitors and over Glenn, CEO of the Football Association, as keynote 9,500sqm of show floor, the 2017 event is set to speaker on day one. The marketing veteran, whose be the largest PPMA Show of the past 12 years. illustrious career includes roles within United Biscuits and Walkers, will share how his experience in the food manufacturing industry has informed his new role at the FA. A dynamic range of exhibitors such as Schubert UK, Omron, ABB Limited, Ilapak Ltd, and MINEBEA INTENC will showcase their latest innovations. Omron’s Quattro Del-ta robot - with a pick rate of Also on the agenda is Forbes McDougall, Head of 300 parts per minute – will make its UK debut at Circular Economy for Veolia UK & Ireland, who will the show. 16 FDPP -