Rockwell Automation has announced that the Automation University, a free manufacturing event, is coming to Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham from the 25th to the 26th April 2012.

Places for the event are limited to professionals in the fields of management, engineering, maintenance, purchasing and IT, who will have an opportunity to discuss current and emerging challenges with industry colleagues, technical specialists and business consultants, in a ‘non-sales’ environment.

The event offers hands-on labs, live demos, seminars and industry sessions bringing together solutions and specialists.

Now in its fifth year, the event is free to attend, and on average 250 people attend each one. Anyone wishing to visit the show can register their interest early at