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WMG takes part in key Silverstone event

Silverstone July 2014WMG has taken part in a high profile event attended by global leaders in the engineering industry aimed at promoting cutting-edge technology and celebrating 50 years of the Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) was among the partners of the ‘Driving Technological Change within British Manufacturing’ event in the build-up to the British Grand Prix last weekend.
Around 240 delegates attended the one-day event which attracted industry leaders and organisations to discuss a wide range of topics in a series of seminars and question and answer panels.

Mark Amor-Segan, Principal Engineer within the Energy & Electrical Systems team at WMG, facilitated a seminar on Energy Capture and Storage, focusing on the electrification of vehicles within motorsport and automotive, looking at optimum configurations to achieve best performance. The session also included Sylvain Filippi, Chief Technical Officer for the Virgin Racing Formula E Team and Paul Bostock, Senior Manager, Hybrids and Electrification at Jaguar Land Rover.

Pete Richings, Director of Engineering Technical Services at Jaguar Land Rover and CWLEP board member, said it had been a fascinating day which had identified advances in technology and new opportunities for the UK supply chain.

The one-day event was developed by Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership in association with Local Enterprise Partnerships in Coventry and Warwickshire, the South East Midlands, Oxfordshire, Leicestershire and Bucks Thames Valley together with UK Trade and Investment, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Automotive Council, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and the Motor Industry Association.