Cranfield recovery conference

Posted on 7 Apr 2010 by The Manufacturer

On May 14, Cranfield University will host a conference to discuss how UK manufacturing can take advantage of the economic recovery.

The National Manufacturing Debate, supported by Works Management magazine, will see top industry executives and experts come together to analyse current and future opportunities for manufacturing and the chance to ensure a sustainable future for the sector through technological innovation.

According to recent Markit data, manufacturing is now stronger than before, thanks partly to a rising demand in key export markets. The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) is at its highest in three years.

Knowing the importance of the academic world in providing expertise and access to reseach funds, Cranfield University will have experts from organizations such as EEF, Rolls-Royce and BAE Systems explain how developments in technology will be able to improve performance and competitiveness for companies. An outline of the Manufutures programme will also be offered by Massimo Mattucci, chairman of Effra.