September 10 & 11 | Woodland Grange Conference Centre | Leamington Spa | UK


The IST Conference 2014 brings together the spring making community and its supply chain to advance the technologies of spring making and processes. Organised by the Institute of Spring Technology, the conference convenes leading industry professionals to improve efficiencies, reduce waste and introduce new technologies designed to improve competitiveness. The conference brings the state-of-the-art to the shop floor, addressing the problems and opportunities that are part of every manufacturing process. Unlike market-based conferences, the IST Conference focuses on technology advancements and best practices that improve quality, productivity and profitability. The Conference is open to both IST members and non-members.


Outstanding Technical Programs and Networking Opportunities

In addition to the outstanding conference program, there is a Table Top Exhibition on Tuesday afternoon to allow attendees the opportunity to meet with industry suppliers in an informal and relaxed environment. An informative Keynote speaker is scheduled for Tuesday morning. A golf tournament is planned for Wednesday afternoon. Your conference registration includes overnight accommodation, breakfast on Wednesday morning, lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday, evening dinner on Tuesday evening, table top exhibition plus use of the venue’s gym, sauna and steam room facilities.


Conference Highlights

·         Comprehensive Agenda – technical presentations that cover the full spectrum of spring making

·         Table Top Exhibition – an informal exhibition featuring top suppliers from within the industry

·         Expert Participants – Opportunities to speak with some of the top technical professionals in the industry on your particular areas of interest

·         Networking Opportunities – Outstanding industry social and networking opportunities

·         Optional Activities – planned golf tournament to relax after the conference


Conference Schedule

Wednesday, September 10th

08.30 – 09.50             Arrivals, Meet and Greet

09.50 – 10.00             Welcome by IST MD

10.00 – 10.30             Keynote Speaker

10.30 – 11.30             Presentations (x2)

11.30 – 12.00             Coffee break

12.00 – 13.00             Presentations (x2)

13.00 – 14.00             Lunch & Networking

14.00 – 17.00             Table Top Exhibition

17.00 – 19.00             Free

19.00 -                        Dinner & Networking


Thursday, September 11th

07.30 – 09.00             Breakfast

09.00 – 10.00             Presentation (x2)

10.00 – 10.30             Coffee break

10.30 – 12.00             Presentations (x3)

12.00 – 14.00             Lunch

14.00 – 18.00             Golf (optional)


Guidelines for Table Top Exhibitors

·         Table Tops are available to IST member companies and speakers only

·         Table Top staff MUST be registered for the conference

·         Advance set-up time will be available on Tuesday morning from 08.00

·         Table assignments will be provided on site

·         A 6 foot skirted table, ID Sign and two chairs are provided


NOTE: All materials must be contained on the 6 foot table. The only exception to this is the pull-up banner displays that can be placed behind the table.



IST Member                                                                           £425

IST non-member                                                                   £475


Early bird booking (prior to end March 2014)

IST Member                                                                           £375

IST non-member                                                                   £425


Golf                                                                                         £40 per person


Day rates are available to attendees not wishing to stay overnight, please contact IST for details.

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