The Manufacturing Leaders’ Summit 2018

Posted on 22 Aug 2018 by Tim Coulthard

Manufacturing Leaders’ Summit - the largest gathering of manufacturing decision makers in the UK is back at Exhibition Centre Liverpool this 14-15 November!

14-15 November 2018, Exhibition Centre Liverpool UK

This festival of manufacturing went live to millions last year through the BBC and our network of partners, as interest in practical ways to make money from innovation as well as how government is supporting industry through their industrial strategy and investment plans hit fever pitch.

“This event feels like it is really moving the dial for UK manufacturing” Brian Holiday, Managing Director – Siemens Digital Factory

Manufacturing Leaders’ Summit celebrates its 10th Anniversary in 2018, as a result we are pulling out all the stops:

  • 1,000 senior decision makers attending
  • 120 innovators speaking
  • 100+ hours of interactive content
  • 10 streams of focussed content
  • two-days of networking, knowledge sharing and solution finding

Leading minds from across the globe come together for these two days to discuss at the highest level best practice in the following areas of focused learning: Leadership, Finance, Industrial Automation, Innovation, Big Data, Talent Management, Supply Chain and Logistics, Future Factory, Digital Transformation, Export Excellence.

By providing specific learning platforms for each of these areas this event allows attendees to clearly identify and hone in on the 10 pillars of success our audience of manufacturing leaders have recognised as being most important in safely and effectively leveraging digital technologies.

But don’t take our word for it, this is a snapshot of what some of our experts will be sharing with you at the event:

Global Director of Digital Technologies – Mars: Get an overview of how the Mars Drinks business transitioned to a Customer Centric Organisation taking the opportunity to redefine all their Customer driven touch points and business process as well as the supporting technology needed for the evolving digital market place.

Agile and Digital Transformation Director – AstraZeneca: How do leaders effectively give teams purpose when working in an innovative environment? Learn how the future of high performing businesses will be powered by purpose and culture. Better – for people, communities, society, the boardroom and shareholders.

Global Innovation and Cyber Security Director – Airbus Group: The 10 principles that will make the digital world more secure for large multinationals are all underpinned by three important goals:

  1. Protect the data of individuals and companies
  2. Prevent damage to people, companies, and infrastructures
  3. Create a reliable foundation for instilling trust in a networked, digital world

 R&D Data Science Lead – Tata Steel Europe: Overview of how we used advanced data processing technologies and analytics tools to help improve long term strategic forecasting. Understand why its increasingly important to be open to new technologies and ways of working, and to collaborate across organisational functional boundaries

Export Sales Director – A- Safe: Hear from two-time winners of the Queens Award for International trade and how they maximise success in international markets. Understand the key steps in gauging whether a market is right for your products or services, and how to improve your business presence in that market

Research Development and Quality Director – Mondelez: How does understanding product transformations at distinct length scales enables traditional, artisanal processes to be reproduced, delivering products at lower costs and environmental impacts? Learn the fundamental drivers of product performance as well as the importance of designing formulation resilience for naturally variable materials

Director of IT and Data Integration – Aston Martin: IoT is real and connected devices are hitting the market every day, in the rush to bring things to market manufacturers are missing some of the essential lesson learned in the IT industry 20 years ago.  This session will introduce you to some of the weakness which can be exploited by anyone with a basic knowledge of IT and a web browser and how you can protect your products from misuse.