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 session descriptions are subject to change. More details to come
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The UK’s manufacturing businesses face the greatest technology driven change ever in their history. This session will explore how manufacturers are utilising digital technologies to deliver efficiency improvements in their firms. Hear from industry peers that are already driving change in their industries and how they have reduced costs, increased margins and improved lead-times.
Accessing the right skills and finding the right talent remain stubborn blockages for UK manufacturers. Make UK will in its 2020 conference look at new and innovative ways at solving the skills challenge and doing more with less, all in the build up to the UK’s new migration rules which will restrict manufacturers to UK talent only for many technical and vocational skills. Focussing on what’s available in the UK labour market, the session will focus on upskilling workers already in the workplace and also how some manufacturers have been successful in unlocking new talent from pools.
It is argued that 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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• 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 2 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!