AMPS Annual Conference 2018: Year of Engineering


2018 – Year of Engineering

The AMPS Conference will be held on Thursday March 15th 2018

10.30am – 4.00pm

One Great George Street, London. SWIP 3AA


Tickets for this year’s conference remain at £160pp inclusive of lunch.

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09.30 AMPS AGM

10.00 Registration and coffee

10.30 Conference Start

Welcome from the Chairman: Julian Furbanks

12.30 Drinks Reception

13.15 Luncheon

15.00 Thank you from Paul Blything Director General


The Future of AMPS: Julian Furbank, AMPS Chairman

Starting life as a Technical author, Julian learnt his craft writing technical manuals for both users and service engineers. Later he moved into commercial copywriting. Drawing from his university days of computer programming, he started a division, which developed software for organisations such as the Department of Health, Kawasaki, Wholesale supplies etc. He grew this business for over 25 years before moving onto to expand his horizons.

Today Julian heads the Sales and Marketing for the Teddington Group, an innovation engineering and electronics systems design group of companies.

He was elected to the council of AMPS in 2013 and was asked to take on the role of Chair of the Marketing SIG in 2015, acting as vice Chair of AMPS. In 2017 he took over as Chair. Julian also sits on the board of the Heating & Hot water Industry Council, chairing the Marcoms group.

Keynote speaker: Philip Collins

Philip spent several years as an equity strategist in investment banking. He was director of the Social Market Foundation before becoming chief speech writer to Tony Blair, and was responsible for writing Blair’s last speech as Leader of the Labour Party. At present Collins is a leader writer and columnist for The Times and chairman of the centre-left thinktank, Demos. He is a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics

Industry Statistics: Romain Mocaer

Romain Mocaer spent several years as a marketing & strategy analyst for a generator manufacturer in UK. He realized there was a lack of specific and accurate data for this market so he decided to create a market research company (PowerGen Statistics) specialising in the power generation industry, in order to meet the requirements of industry players. PowerGen Statistics provides monthly trade statistics of generators as well as market sizes and segment reports.

Brexit and Russia: David Cant

David has worked in Russia for his entire career, starting in the late 1980’s, as the USSR representative of a USA trading company. Based in Moscow, he rose to the position of CIS Director, and ran their Russian office through some of the most turbulent times in Russia’s recent past, (including a coup, the subsequent dissolution of the USSR, and the uneasy transition from a command to demand economy). In the mid-nineties, he returned to the UK and became an Export Promoter, seconded to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), advising UK companies how to do business in Russia. There followed a period of seven years as Executive Director of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce (RBCC), where he opened their Moscow office, built a new team, expanded the Chamber’s range of activities and events, and trebled their turnover.

David founded Albion (Overseas) Ltd, to work with Russia. A fluent Russian speaker, David is a frequent business traveller to Russia, and commentator in the media

AMPS and Emissions: Richard Payne

As the Customer engineering manager for the Cummins G-drive business Richard first engaged with AMPS and the world of regulations and standards 25 years ago. After a ‘sabbatical’ in the marine business Richard became the first full time Non-Road Regulatory Affairs person located in the EU for Cummins, re-engaging with AMPS. Richard is the exhaust emissions expert for AMPS and EuropGen. Richard worked closely with the European Commission and other stakeholders on the development of the stage V non-road emissions regulation and the Medium Combustion Plant Directive. Richard is active with BSI, chairing the generator panel of the engines committee and representing BSI at the ISO.

After Luncheon Speaker: Alfie Moore

Alfie Moore was a serving police sergeant with the Humberside Constabulary for 18 years. Somewhat unusually he is now a professional stand-up comedian with four sell-out Edinburgh Fringe shows under his belt as well as his own Radio 4 series. He’s also appeared in The Independent, on Radio 4’s Today programme, Sky News, Comic Relief and The Wright Stuff, as well as on Radio 5Live.


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