Make it Britain – manufacturing a renaissance

Posted on 18 Dec 2014 by The Manufacturer

As eyes turn towards the next General Election, EEF’s flagship National Manufacturing Conference: ‘Make it Britain – manufacturing a renaissance’ is bringing together the who’s who of manufacturing at the UK’s premier manufacturing conference of the year.

This year’s key note speakers include: 

  • Martin Wolf CBE, chief economics commentator at the Financial Times will provide a briefing on the global economic environment and trends in key markets.
  • Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP, Business, Enterprise and Energy Minister, will be speaking and taking questions on the Conservative party’s plans for supporting manufacturing in the next parliament

The morning panel session, ‘Best of British Manufacturing’, will feature industry best practice including Tony Walker, deputy managing director of Toyota UK and Nicola Salter, HR director T Williams F1. This will provide delegates with the opportunity to hear from and quiz industry leaders on how these firms are achieving success and the factors that are driving this.

The afternoon panel session, ‘Sustaining the Renaissance – 20 years on’, looks at the opportunities for manufacturing over the next 20 years, how different industry might look in two decades’ time, and, what manufacturers need to do to prepare today. Key speakers include Dick Elsy, chief executive, High Value Manufacturing Catapult and Brian Holliday, managing director, Siemens Digital Factory.

As always, there will be further keynote speeches from senior political figures, which will be announced closer to the event, as well as interactive sessions with voting and plenty of opportunities to network. This year the Conference is also CPD Accredited, so you and your employees will be able to count your attendance towards your personal development goals.