Listen to thought-provoking tips about improving your business performance as our experts share their stories – giving you the opportunity to benefit from their industry experience. Speakers' Corner area located in the Whittle Room

*These areas are on a first come first served basis as there are limited headphones. 

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13.50 - 14.00
Speakers' Corner 1

Whittle Room

Health, Wealth and Wellbeing for Manufacturers

Mark Fosh, Divisional Director, Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing, Howden

We all know that a healthy and happy workforce is more productive. But how can manufacturers achieve this in a sustainable and cost-effective way? A new industry report has revealed the top physical and mental health issues facing employees today. This session will equip you with four quick and easy takeaways to help mitigate employee health issues and maximise performance.


14.05 - 14.15
Speakers' Corner 2

Whittle Room

Sustainable Manufacturing

Annalisa Bell, Senior Strategic Account Manager, E.ON

Achieving net zero CO2 is important now more than ever. With so many technologies, obligations and providers how can you make sure you best achieve it? Join us for some top tips to find out how managing your energy more sustainably will help you cut costs, lower your carbon emissions and benefit from new sources of revenue.


14.20 - 14.30
Speakers' Corner  3

Whittle Room

Discrete Manufacturing in a Changing World: Leaping Hurdles and Identifying Opportunities

Ted Mellor, Senior Manufacturing Consultant, Sage X3.

Join this session to hear the latest insights from a new industry report that identifies the challenges and opportunities in discrete manufacturing, from economic and market uncertainty to changing customer expectations around technology and a fast- moving green agenda; all are putting pressure on businesses to hone their supply chains and explore more sustainable and digital business models. This latest research draws on data gathered from manufacturing leaders across the world.


14.35 - 14.55
Information Session

Main Plenary

Innovative new products and services from Make Business, designed to support members

Daniel Shipway, Head of Customer Contact Centre and Keith Campbell, Business Process Manager

 An overview of some of the recently-launched products and services from Make Business, designed to provide highly-relevant and cost-effective support to our manufacturing members. Including: Online learning, Cyber Security services, Health & Safety compliance software, Contractor compliance management, Customs & Export training and an innovative Health & Safety language application.


15.00 - 15.10
Speakers' Corner  4

Whittle Room

Connecting Science to Business: How STFC can help solve your challenges

Prof Ric Allott, Director of Business Development, Space, Technology and Facilities Council (STFC)

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), which is part of UKRI, manages the UK’s world-leading large-scale research facilities. These facilities provide a range of research techniques using neutrons, muons, lasers, x-rays, space science and high performance computing. STFC is currently running programmes to assist industry in overcoming key challenges.