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Global Manufacturing Festival - Get Up To Speed With Engineering & Manufacturing

posted 8 Feb 2012, 07:18 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 5 Mar 2012, 03:34 ]
A not to be missed chance to see some of the fastest vehicles and people on earth all in one place.  Learn how their success has been achieved and how the fundamental role design, engineering and manufacturing have played in that success.

You'll be surprised just how many of these couldn't have happened without innovation, design, engineering and manufacturing talent and resources based in the Sheffield region. 

The event, which will be held on Wednesday 21st March in The Blue Shed, Ekspan, 410 Brightside Lane, Sheffield, is specifically designed for young people, their families and teachers to see some of the vehicles first hand, hear from and talk to those involved in their successes including:

Vestas Sailrocket - The fastest boat on the planet with pilot Paul Larsen

Marussia Racing Formula 1 Showcar - Plus simulator

Vulcan Bomber - Meet ground and flight crew and hear the story of this legendary bomber

Members of the British Triathlon GB Performance Team 

Women's Bobsleigh World Champion

Plus, see some of the speed and engineering related products being undertaken by local schools, college and university students.

Also, try your hand at a range of activities including a 3D virtual reality centre where you can dismantle a virtual jet engine, race in an F1 simulator, scare yourself silly on the skeleton bobsleigh simulator and much more...

A number of leading local engineering and manufacturing businesses are exhibiting at the event and explaining career opportunities within their companies.  You can talk to their apprentices and graduates, find out what it's really like to work in the sector, what skills and qualifications you will need and who knows? One day play a part in helping to achieve future world records!

To find out more or register your attendance, visit, call 01709 336700 or email   

To see the latest programme visit 

Click on the attached PDF to enter a special quiz!

The Global Manufacturing Festival: Sheffield, aims to bring together industry, customers, government and media to discuss opportunities for continued long term growth including access to finance, regulations, investment, the UK Skills shortage, access to buyers and best practice etc.
RiDO Rotherham,
8 Feb 2012, 07:18