East Midlands Manufacturing and Engineering Conference 2019
The theme of the 2019 East Midlands Manufacturing and Engineering conference is "Future Growth" and will explore the main challenges and opportunities for the East Midlands to continue to lead and drive the sector forward in the UK and beyond.
With major political and economic changes facing the UK as it prepares to leave the EU, the country looks to develop a vision for future success, aligning to the five areas for growth and the four “Grand Challenges” in the Governments Industrial Strategy.
Keynote presentations and panel discussions will include:
• The importance of growth through innovation, knowledge transfer and how to support the SME market
Dean Baker, Director of Business Launch Centre Unit, Manufacturing Technology Centre
• Overview update on the manufacturing sector financial position
Lloyds Bank plc - Paul Smith, Area Director, Commercial Banking (Leicestershire)
• Government vision for the sector, including Q&A
The Industrial Strategy sets out four Grand Challenges and five foundations of productivity to put the UK at the forefront of the industries of the future, ensuring that the UK takes advantage of major global changes, improving people’s lives and to support a vision for a transformed economy. Nick Chism, Director General, Enterprise at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will provide delegates with an overview of how the Government is driving this agenda forward.
• Talking the same language - the digital journey to successful manufacturing
In this thought provoking and at times surprising keynote, Vodafone will suggest practical actions that can be taken to accelerate the benefits of digital enablement while keeping colleague engagement at the heart of digital ways of working - Michelle Hargreaves, Principal Commercial Manager, Partner Markets, Vodafone
• Future Growth in a changing landscape exploring the impact of disruptive technology and the wider reaching implication of Brexit
Panel discussion with Leigh Hunt, CityFibre; Leicester University; Vodafone
AdamsonJones is pleased to be exhibiting once again at the conference and will be on hand to answer any queries you have concerning intellectual property protection.
To book your place, please visit the East Midlands Manufacturing and Engineering Conference event page here.
Date: Thurs 28 March, 8:30am - 1:00pm
Venue: The Manufacturing Technology Centre, Coventry
Cost: £25.00 for EM Chamber members and £75.00 for non-members