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East Midlands Manufacturing and Engineering Conference 2022

The East Midlands Manufacturing and Engineering Conference 2022 is hosted by the East Midlands Chamber and will form part of the Derbyshire Festival of Business. Adamson Jones is delighted to be sponsoring this unique event, with partner and patent attorney, Nic Ferrar, speaking at the Conference.

The Conference will explore the current and future economic, political, and technological outlook for the sector, with a focus on how digitisation is transforming the manufacturing sector, where early adopters are gaining a competitive advantage by engaging with emerging technologies and trends.

With an ambition for the East Midlands region to maintain a world class, innovation-led, highly productive economy, this year’s Conference will explore how to drive the growth through Industrial Digital Technologies and how this can be made more accessible to the business community, supporting the move from strategy to delivery.

  • Scott Knowles, Chief Executive Officer, East Midlands Chamber – Welcome to the Conference
  • Government Representation – TBC
  • Charlotte Horobin, Region Director, Midlands & East of England, Make UK – Industrial outlook
  • Ian Harrison, Head of Exports – Midlands, English Regions, Exports and UK Trade Group, Department for International Trade – International trade outlook
  • Panel discussion and Q&A – challenges and opportunities for the sector
  • Break – a chance to visit the exhibitors
  • Dr. Patrick Barber, Course Director for the Department of Engineering, University of Derby – The view from academia – Upskilling, Innovation and Research, how your local University can help you
  • Rolls-Royce plc – The view from business – applying Industrial Digital Technologies (IDT), real-world applications and relative supply chain relationships
  • Nic Ferrar, Chartered UK and European Patent Attorney, Adamson Jones – Industrial technology is relevant to the smallest business. Nic will be covering the importance of IP in adding value to products allowing businesses to compete on innovation as opposed to competing on price, particularly when competing against businesses in other countries. How planning is key and IP should be considered at the very start of the NPD process, and the benefits of IP for supply chain management.
  • Frank Horsley, Head of Business and Innovation, D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) – “Future is Now” campaign
  • Panel discussion and Q&A – challenges and opportunities for the sector
  • Lunch, networking and exhibitions

To book your place securely online, please visit the event page here.

Date: Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 8:30am – 1:30pm
Venue: The University of Derby Enterprise Centre, 37 Bridge Street, Derby, DE1 3LD

Attending: Nic Ferrar, Cory Stobart, Natasha Walker

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