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Amnis chief executive in demand for international conference

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Mark Eaton, managing director of the specialist quality, innovation and productivity improvement enabler, Amnis, shares his expertise in the manufacturing sector when he addresses delegates to the Smart Manufacturing Conference, being held on 2nd and 3rd November at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, in Muscat, Oman.

Eaton – a previous winner of the Viscount Nuffield Medal for his contribution to the UK manufacturing sector - is no stranger to Oman, having previously supported that sultanate in its efforts to create a national manufacturing strategy.

The conference, now in its fourth year, attracts delegates from Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Organised by the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE) and held under the patronage of His Excellency Maqbool bin Ali Sultan, Oman’s Minister of Commerce & Industry, this year’s event has the theme of ‘Survive and Thrive’ and will focus on contemporary and emerging trends, developments and problems in manufacturing.

Professor Steve J Culley, Head of Design at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Bath University and the conference’s keynote speaker said: “Omani manufacturing today must adjust to the current global recession and the demanding markets facing international businesses, both large and small. I believe this event will give delegates an unrivalled independent insight into current best practices and state-of-the-art manufacturing.”

PEIE’s Mulkie Al Hashmi commented: “We aim to help local industry in a time of economic downturn by bringing together expertise within the manufacturing environment to look at finance, HR, environmental, product design and production improvements in the next decade. We want to help generate new markets and expand on established communications by networking suppliers, producers, financiers, consultants, academics and designers.”

The event is supported by the Origin Oman campaign, Reem Batteries, Al Mudhish, Business Today, the Times of Oman and Oman Cables.