CAPPA recently attended the annual national life science and engineering expo which took place on Thursday, June 28th and Friday, June 29th 2018 in Mullingar Park Hotel, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. This event is the midlands premier life sciences and engineering expo.
The event was orientated around indigenous manufacturing companies and was designed to showcase Irish manufacturing excellence. Run by manufacturers for manufacturers and manufacturing supply chain partners, this unique trade focused event was attended by hundreds of industry professionals from a broad range of industries including Medtech, Biopharma, Automation, Aerospace, Automotive and Ploymers.
Industry leading speakers at the expo included Julie Sinnamon, CEO Enterprise Ireland, Barry Kennedy, CEO Irish Manufacturing Research, Prof. Gergal J. O’ Brien. Chair Bioengineering and Regenerative Medicine in the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland and John O’ Dea Global Director of Esophagael Diseases at Medtronic.
The emphasis of the event was on establishing and building successful trading relationships, expert collaboration, sharing ideas and exploring growth opportunities through innovation. The event featured exhibition stands from over 80 companies and saw up to 1,000 visitors over the two days.