Imagineering Fair 2015 at the Ricoh Arena

Imagineering Fair Returns to the Ricoh Arena

21st September 2015

Imagineering Fair with even more family fun!

Young people are being encouraged to visit the lively inter-active IMAGINEERING FAIR at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on 14-15 November 2015 for a fantastic fun family day out with exciting opportunities to learn about modern engineering at first hand.

Sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover, there will be a hive of activity at the Fair in the Jaguar Exhibition Hall with a fantastic array of engineering and technology activities for eight-to-16-year-olds laid on by an equally wide variety of companies and organisations.

Activities will reflect widely different elements of engineering and technology. From racing cars, rockets and robots to electronics, 3D printing, lasers and mechanical challenges, there will be something to appeal to all tastes. Educational and enjoyable, it will all be under one roof.

Many organisations have already confirmed their attendance including: Jaguar Land Rover, National Grid, Cummins, Manufacturing Technologies Association, Fanuc Robotics, Manufacturing Technology Centre, Coventry Robot Club, GE Aviation, Meccano Challenge, Heritage & Culture Warwickshire, Severn Trent, Vulcan Trust to the Sky, Coventry University and the University of Warwick, to name a few…….with more in the wings.

Bob Shanks, Chairman of the Imagineering Foundation and organiser of the event, said: “This will be a memorable fun family day out and there are plenty of activities to provide hands-on experience of the world of engineering. The Jaguar Exhibition Hall will be buzzing and excited youngsters will have the opportunity to stretch their creative imaginations as well as experience at first hand, with fun activity, the technology that relates to our everyday lives and hopefully they will be inspired to become part of the next generation of engineers.”

Les Ratcliffe, Head of Community Relations, commented, "We are delighted to sponsor the Imagineering Fair and show young people from across the Midlands how exciting and rewarding engineering careers can be. The automotive industry needs more young people to become engineers to help us develop more sustainable vehicles, engines and technologies and the industry has a huge range of career opportunities to offer."

Andy Gibb, Managing Director of the Ricoh Arena, said: “The Imagineering Fair is always a fantastic two days for youngsters and their parents because of the great range of inter-active activities which are organised to entertain a wide range of ages. “

Anyone thinking about pursuing a career in engineering, science or technology is recommended to come to the Fair to get involved in the activities, find out all about engineering and technology in a new and entertaining way and talk to young engineers already on the career path.

The Imagineering Fair is organised by the Imagineering Foundation, an education charity providing fun, hands-on engineering and technology activities and rewarding personal engagement for young people, including in weekly Imagineering Clubs, working with manufacturers, utilities, engineering organisations and educational centres to inspire the engineers of tomorrow.

The popular two-day show is open on Saturday 14 November from 9.00-5.00pm and Sunday 15 November from 9.00-4.00pm.

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