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Interactive event showcases Coventry and Warwickshire’s latest business technology

Some of Coventry and Warwickshire’s leading employers will attend an exclusive interactive event demonstrating how technology can work side by side with employees to take businesses to the next level.

The event is organised by Business Solutions, the commercial arm of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s Growth Hub, in partnership with Warwick Events and Coventry-based factory automation specialists FANUC UK.

RDM, a driverless vehicle technology developer, will display one of its high-profile autonomous vehicles.

The event will showcase a range of new technology including robotics, virtual reality and artificial intelligence, showing the way different innovations can benefit different types of businesses across all sectors. Entitled “The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Why Should You Care?” it will feature a number of demonstrations, including JLR and the fire service.

Up to 200 CEOs, MDs and key decision makers and influencers are expected to attend the invitation-only event, representing a range of sectors including tourism and leisure, advanced manufacturing, automotive, professional services, low carbon, creative industries and intelligent mobility.

The one-day event, which takes place on November 27, is the highlight of the Coventry and Warwickshire Business Festival which runs from November 19 to 30.

Jeremy Moore (above), Business Mentor and Commercial Manager at the Growth Hub, said: “We are proud to be holding this event which is the first of its kind in the Coventry and Warwickshire Area. Demonstrating the importance of technology across various business sectors this promises to be the pinnacle event of the Business Festival.”

It will take place at the Ansty Business Park, the UK head office of FANUC – a world-leader in factory automation which will showcase the latest in its own technology, including 25 working robots on display in its showroom.

Tom Bouchier, Managing Director of FANUC UK, added: ‘’Technology continues to play a significant role in UK manufacturing and we feel it’s very important that manufacturers understand the potential positive impact it can have on industry. Industrial robots are going to play a key role in this exciting new era for the UK and we are looking forward to showcasing how they are both affordable and support upskilling of engineers and technicians.’’

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