Full House for AMPS 2024 Conference

This Spring’s AMPS AGM and Conference was a sell out at One Great George Street, Westminster.

175 members and guests enjoyed informative presentations from guest speakers – with an excellent lunch topped by post lunch entertainment from Simon Evans. Simon is possibly the only radio and TV personality who can make fun out of the subject of economics! As is something of a tradition for AMPS, he and many conference attendees decamped to the local Westminster Arms after official business was concluded.


Jonathan Robinson has kindly followed up on his conference presentation on behalf of Frost & Sullivan with an exclusive article in this issue of AMPS Power – as has Michael Smeeth, the CEO of Transition Hydrogen Solutions. Our third guest speaker was Jonathan Maxwell, the CEO of Sustainable Development Capital, who addressed the topic of the energy challenge. In his fascinating presentation he drew from material covered in his latest book – entitled “The Edge”. The publication is subtitled “How competition for resources is pushing the world, and its climate, to the brink – and what we can do about it”.


The event also owes its success to the generosity of our sponsors. In this issue we include an interview with Kevin Howells, the MD of Datatag ID, the operators of the CESAR plant security and registration scheme – the headline sponsors of the conference. Alex Woodrow of KGP Powertrain Intelligence also supplies a profile of his company. Crestchic have also provided an insightful case study of their work in the rail sector. Thanks too to our other sponsoring companies, Mecc Alte, Cabel, Aksa, Jeremias and Perkins.

Primary Engineer

AMPS members are always on the lookout to support a good cause. At this year’s conference, attendees rallied round to make donations towards the work of the Primary Engineer organisation. This helps the work of Primary Engineer to ensure all children and pupils achieve their full potential through engagement with engineering. See www.primaryengineer.com for further information.