LONDON, UK – May 9, 2016 – This year’s Element Materials Technology annual Testing and Global Approvals conference, the largest and most comprehensive event of its kind for insights into product qualification for industry, moves to a new venue this year to accommodate significant growth in demand. The event will take place at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, which is home to the new Premier League Champions, Leicester City, on June 28th 2016, with hundreds of delegates from OEMs and supply chain partners set to attend tailored sessions on commercial and technical issues in industry. 

This year’s event is set against the backdrop of the most significant changes to CE Marking legislation in a generation, which will fundamentally alter the process for the design and manufacture of electronics products, and certification of those products for import and export within EU member states. Independent research conducted by Element Materials Technology highlights that up to 75 per cent of those affected by the 2016 CE Marking changes are not confident about what they mean for their business, underlining the critical requirement for the Element conference. 

The Testing and Global Approvals conference addresses these landmark changes within the industry, with Element’s Engaged Experts set to deliver sessions on the new changes in CE Marking, and the related changes to the RED (Radio Equipment Directive). There will be a full program of sessions on additional topics including Environmental testing and Radio testing, with dedicated Aerospace- and Defense-specific sessions throughout the day. 

Rick Sluiters, Element’s Executive Vice President, Aerospace, comments: “We eagerly anticipate this year’s event, which will address the significant changes to CE Marking and related approvals legislation that have taken place in 2016 so far. We will also be highlighting the significant expansion of our technical capability and geographic footprint, following Element’s acquisition of TRaC Global in 2015, allowing us to deliver industry-leading PQT capabilities in EMC testing for clients in the Aerospace and Defense sectors

“Our Engaged Experts will be on hand to discuss how Element can act as a strategic partner in support of the design, manufacture and validation of industry-critical products. As many of our speakers are involved in the development of international standards, attendees will be accessing world-class expertise and in-depth knowledge of the latest industry and legislative developments.” 

Delegates must register in advance and early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment. For more information about the event, including contact for a full technical background to seminar content, please go to 

For further information on how to register, please contact Anna Lytwyniw:, or call +44 (0) 1926 478 608. 

About Element:  

Element is a company with a global presence; its laboratories are staffed by experts specializing in materials testing, product qualification testing and failure analysis for the Aerospace, Oil & Gas and Transportation and Industrials sectors. Element’s team of over 1,800 scientists, engineers and technicians work in 53 laboratories located throughout the U.S. and Europe. For a complete list of Accreditations & Approvals and more information, please visit 

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“Engaged Experts will be on hand to discuss how Element can act as a strategic partner in support of the design, manufacture and validation of industry-critical products.”

Rick Sluiters

EVP, Aerospace