COG International Conference 2013

Tuesday, 25 June 2013





 Click here to download the Advanced Programme.

 Delegate Fees

  Early Rate - Booked &
paid by 31 Mar 2013

 Full Rate
 Conference Speaker  £480  £480
 Conference Delegate  - COG Member  £675  £775
 Conference Delegate  - Non Member     £775  £875
 Workshop & Conference Speaker  £630  £630
 Workshop & Conference - COG Member      £825  £925
 Workshop & Conference - Non Member     £925  £1025
 Workshop Delegate - COG Member  £250  £250
 Workshop Delegate - Non Member      £340  £340
 Gala Dinner only  £120  £120
 Gala Dinner only - Table of 10  £1000          £1000
 Partner Package          £205  £205
VAT @ 20% will be added to the above fees
Cancellation policy - please note that we have a strictly no refunds policy, substitutions can be made.

Conference Delegate fee includes:-
25 June 2013 - Drinks reception & Networking dinner
26 June 2013 - Conference sessions, lunch & Drinks reception & Gala Dinner
27 June 2013 - Conference sessions & lunch

Workshop & Conference fee includes:-
25 June 2013 - Workshop (select which workshop at time of booking),lunch,  Drinks reception & Networking dinner
26 June 2013 - Conference sessions, lunch & Drinks & Gala Dinner
27 June 2013 - Conference sessions, lunch

Workshop Delegate
25 June 2013 - Workshop only including lunch

Partner Package
This package is designed for husbands/wives/partners accompanying a partner on the trip and can only be booked when booked with a Conference delegate or Speaker package.  This programme gives partners the opportunity to meet other partners, provides a short introduction to the city of York and the free time to explore this amazing city.

25 June 2013 - Drinks reception & Networking dinner
26 June 2013 - Partners Welcome Coffee followed by guided tour of York(morning only), Drinks & Gala Dinner

Gala Dinner - 26th June 2013
Includes entrance to the Pre Dinner drinks & Gala dinner only.

Gala Dinner - table of 10 - 26th June 2013
Table of 10  for the Pre Dinner drinks & Gala Dinner only.


Procurement Practice in Relation to Obsolescence Management - click here to download further information
Purchasing should not be "just the gatekeeper" for procurement of materials and supplies at the best price; they should also be part of a team ensuring that equipment is supported throughout its manufacturing life.

Procurement can very often be the first to be faced with an obsolescence issue and this can very quickly result in production stoppages and have a negative financial impact. Therefore swift  reaction is critical to the timely resolution of the problem but, this must be carried out in a sound manner, as opposed to relying on unsound panic measures to ensure the quality, performance and reliability of the equipment.

Well thought-out and understood procedures and communication channels that guide purchasing staff through the issues of obsolete, long  delivery and counterfeit components should be understood and in place throughout any organisation.

Ways to gain the necessary knowledge and procedures to ensure a risk free supply chain are available and will be presented by experts during this workshop which will examine the issues involved from a purchasing perspective. It will specifically cover the practical use of the purchasing skills necessary and the tools available for mitigating obsolescence management for both existing equipment and new tenders.

Topics covered include Procurement Process, SC21, Procurisk, Practical use of Procurement skills in Obsolescence management, Technology Trends.

Technology Trends - click here to download further information

Advancing technology brings many benefits in all aspects of our lives, but for those involved in managing obsolescence, it can also bring new challenges. The advantages of lower cost and increasing functionality are accompanied by shorter device life cycles and design for cost, not long life. The challenges posed by these changes can occur in any area of the modern product, device selection at the design stage, data storage for through life support, software skills, processes and tools for product improvement – the list goes on.

Advancing technology also impacts non electrical/electronic items. Materials are currently facing the impact of REACH legislation, but in addition there is the added effect of the dominance of commercial drivers on metals, fabrics, paints and many other products. Users are increasingly finding that whilst they are not unobtainable, the costs and lead times are increasing rapidly as fewer users require the high specifications demanded by use in demanding environments.

This workshop looks at the need to adapt established obsolescence management practises to the changing world around us.

Topics covered include, Software Obsolescence and Data, Materials management, Blue sky thinking, Designing for future: long term reliability and availability.


Contact Details

  • Cognition AM Ltd Tel: +44 (0)1727 876020


 Gala Dinner Sponsor

Networking Dinner Sponsor

Lanyard Sponsor







Component Obsolescence Group International Ltd
Unit 3, Curo Park, Frogmore, Herts, AL2 2DD, UK
Tel +44(0)1727 876029   Fax +44(0)1727 871336  e-mail

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