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)
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

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.

Lee Worton

D&M Lee Worton is a Senior Solution Engineer for Autodesk’s Design & Manufacturing. His focus area PLM helping customers understand the benefits and value of Fusion 360 Manage.  Before working at Autodesk he spent over 15 years implementing PLM solutions across the globe. Finally, in keeping with Autodesk’s focus on being a trusted digital platform provider, Lee has helped develop the F360 Manage Appstore as well as create integrations to third party solutions such as SalesForce.
Lee holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering & Business Studies from Warwick University

Don’t miss this full-packed event 

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