CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

 

 

In addition to the main plenary sessions, the Conference programme will feature five B2B workshops.

These workshops will give you key takeaways to help minimise potential risk and take advantage of the opportunities arising in the changing market. Select your workshops when you register for the Conference - limited places, so don't delay!

*Please note that all workshop descriptions are subject to change. More details to come

 

EXPORTS: PEER TO PEER TRADING

Hear from fellow manufacturers and other experts on where emerging opportunities will come from, how they started their export journey, overcame barriers to trade and how you can increase your exports.

 

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SMALL STEPS FOR BIG RESULTS

Explore how manufacturers are utilising digital technologies to deliver efficiency improvements in their firms, reduce costs, increase margins and improve lead-times.

 

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TACKLING THE TALENT PIPELINE

Discover new and innovative ways at solving the skills challenge and doing more with less. Focussing on the current UK labour market, upskilling your workplace and unlocking new talent from untapped pools.

 

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HOLLOW SUPPLY CHAINS: A VERY BRITISH PROBLEM?

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The UK manufacturing sector is increasingly typified by hollowed out supply chains, with OEM’s and tier 1’s more and more reliant on imports for their supply of components and materials.

Does the UK differ from other developed economies in this respect? Is this a problem that can or should be reversed? And if so, what can be done to turn things around and what would the benefits of doing so be?

 

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MANUFACTURING AND DEFENCE: A SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP

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The UK spends more than £6.5Bn on defence equipment and support each year procuring everything from submarines to socks, bread to buildings which means there are opportunities in the sector for almost all types of manufacturers in the UK.

Gain insights into what the armed forces of tomorrow might look like and how you can secure a slice of the MOD’s £160m Transformation Fund.

 

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REGISTER FOR YOUR WORKSHOPS

• The workshops repeat after morning break meaning each delegate gets to attend 2.

• Spaces will be limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please rank in order of preference and while we will do our best to assign you to of your preferred workshop choices we cannot guarantee.

• Your allocated workshops will be confirmed prior to the conference and your personalised agenda will be available on your booking.

• We recommend early registration to increase your chances of being allocated your workshops of choice!