The Design and Manufacturing Conference incorporating Inventor User Group


10 October 2023 - 12 October 2023 | 9.00 am – 3.30 pm | Duration : 1 Day (1 day Southampton, 1 day Leeds)

The Hilton, Ageas Bowl - Southampton
Headingley Stadium - Leeds

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Design & Manufacturing Conference

Graitec’s popular conference incorporating the Inventor User Group is coming to Southampton and Leeds

10th October at the Hilton Ageas Bowl, Southampton

12th October at the Headingley Stadium, Leeds

A full-packed day with presentations and activities on key Autodesk manufacturing software. Learn what’s new in the latest release of Inventor 2024, tips, tricks, specific industry software suites and more!

Meet and collaborate with other software users across the industry.  What you will take away from the day is a newfound set of skills that can all be implemented into projects. Show these to your colleagues and together you can improve workflows and save time.


Time Description
8.15am Registration
9.00am Welcome/Introductions
9.15am Keynotes
9.30am What’s New in Inventor 2024
10:05am Fusion 360 extensions and working in Inventor
10.40am Break
11.00am Breakout Session 1
11.40am Breakout Session 2
12.15pm Lunch
13.00pm Breakout Session 3
13.40pm Break
14.00pm What have you missed since 2020!! (tips and tricks)
14:30pm Competition Time
15.00pm Close


Breakout Sessions:

  • Fusion Manufacturing – Deep Dive
  • Design Automation using iLogic and Forge
  • What’s new in Vault 2024 and Vault PowerPack
  • Manufacturing Informed Design (MID)
  • Beyond Data Management (PLM)
  • Integrated Workflow managed by ACC


10th October 2023
Hilton at the Ageas Bowl
Botley Road
West End
SO30 3XH
  12th October 2023
Headingley Stadium
Emerald Headingley Stadium
St Michaels Lane
Headingley, Leeds

Competition – Your chance to win £100 Amazon Voucher

At this years conference we are running a Design & Manufacturing competition. Enter your models by the 25th of September for a chance to win.

A prize will be given for the winner of each category: –

  1. Outstanding utilisation of iLogic (design automation)
  2. Excellence in integrated workflows (spanning different products, workflows, from Inventor to Fusion, and Revit to/from Inventor)
  3. Recognising exceptional models across categories including consumer products and life sciences, manufacturing and processing equipment, as well as building products and fabrications (innovative concepts)

Competition T&Cs 

A maximum of 1 entry can be made per company per category.  Must be Graitec UK customers.

Please confirm which category you are entering.

  • Best use of iLogic
  • Best integrated workflows or best model.
  • Best model from categories of consumer products and life sciences

Please supply the native models in their original format, along with your company Logo in a JPEG, TIFF or PNG format.
By submitting models to be included in the competition entrants agree to the use of their entries in any Graitec publicity material.
Model entries must be sent to with the email title Graitec Manufacturing Competition.
Entries for the competition must be received by 5pm Monday 25th September 2023. Any entries received after this date will not be included in the competition.

The winner will be chosen by an Autodesk and Graitec employee, all company Logos / information will be removed for the judging process. The judge’s decision will be final.  Graitec also reserves the right to cancel the competition if circumstances arise outside of its control.

Guest Speakers

Steve Bedder

Senior Manager, Technical Sales Design & Manufacturing

Over 25 years’ experience working with Designers, Engineers and Manufacturers to help them reach their individual and business goals through the use of Autodesk solutions to improve people, process and productivity.

Demir Ali

Senior Solutions Engineer within the Technical Sales team at Autodesk, working with customers across the UK, Ireland, and Nordics.

He is responsible for helping design and manufacturing organisations improve their productivity and address their business goals by taking advantage of the Autodesk portfolio. Alongside family life, he enjoys rowing on the Thames and adventuring out on his mountain or motorbike

Lee Dodds

D&M Technical Sales Specialist at Autodesk, based in the UK. For the last 9 years he has helped customers address their business challenges using Autodesk solutions. He has a focus on data and process management, as well as the entire product lifecycle.

Don’t miss this full-packed event 

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