TRAM 2014 Returns to IMTS, Announces Keynote Speakers from Boeing

Targeted aerospace conference will be held September 10-11, 2014 and will kick off with a presentation from the Vice President of Research and Technology at Boeing.

After its successful debut in North America with more than 300 conference participants, TRAM (Trends in Advanced Machining, Manufacturing and Materials) will once again return to Chicago and the IMTS show this September.  

Presented by the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, the Association For Manufacturing Technology, Modern Machine Shop and High Performance Composites, the conference program focuses on upcoming trends and advancements in manufacturing technology within the aerospace industry.  

The Event Sponsor, The Boeing Company, recently announced that Greg Hyslop will be the Keynote Speaker of the event on Wednesday morning.  Greg is the vice president and general manager of Boeing Research & Technology, the advanced central research and development unit of The Boeing Company.  

In addition to Mr. Hyslop, TRAM will also feature Ricardo Traven, Boeing’s chief test pilot for the F/A-18, as well as Peter Hoffman, Vice President of Intellectual Property Management.  

Adrian Allen, Commercial Director of the AMRC and Technical Director of the TRAM event said, “We are honored and privileged to have secured such prestigious members of the Boeing team as our Keynote Presenters for TRAM.  They will offer our attendees insight into the aerospace industry that they wouldn’t be able to get anywhere else and we are eager to bring them their perspectives.”

Attendees of the TRAM conference will also have free access to the IMTS exhibit hall and be invited to participate in a networking reception on Wednesday evening.

Complete TRAM registration and event details can be found at

About TRAM: TRAM was started in 2009 by the AMRC at the University of Sheffield.  In 2012, TRAM partnered with Gardner Business Media (Modern Machine Shop and High Performance Composites) and made a very successful debut in the United States at the IMTS.  The focus of the event is to transfer advanced manufacturing technologies to the business leaders, mangers and engineers who lead or play a key role in a facility that serves the aerospace sector.  At its premier in North America in 2012, TRAM was able to attract nearly 300 conference attendees from 15 countries and covered topics ranging from machining titanium to the future of composites and additive.