Manufacturing Leaders’ Summit: Future-proof your business

Posted on 7 Sep 2018 by The Manufacturer

Manufacturing Leaders’ Summit, the largest gathering of manufacturing decision-makers in the UK, returns to the Exhibition Centre Liverpool this 14-15 November. Nicholas Cox, Conference Producer at The Manufacturer offers a preview.

Liverpool, 14-15 November – our 10th annual Manufacturing Leaders’ Summit.
Liverpool, 14-15 November – our 10th annual Manufacturing Leaders’ Summit.

Last year, Manufacturing Leaders’ Summit – as part of Digital Manufacturing Week – went live to millions through the BBC and our network of partners. It showcased practical ways to make money from innovation, as well as highlighting government plans for supporting industry through its industrial strategy and investment plans.

The buzz and energy of the delegates was inspiring, and as Brian Holliday, MD of the Siemens Digital Factory, memorably put it: “This event feels like it is really moving the dial for UK manufacturing”

This year, Manufacturing Leaders’ Summit celebrates its 10th anniversary, and we are pulling out all the stops:

  • 1,000 senior decision-makers attending
  • 120 innovators speaking
  • 100+ hours of interactive content
  • 10 focused streams
  • Two days of networking, knowledge sharing and solution finding
  • Secure your place!

Leading thinkers from across the globe will come together to discuss, at the highest level, best practice in the following crucial areas:

By providing specific learning platforms for each of these key areas, this event enables attendees to clearly identify and home in on the 10 pillars of success our audience of manufacturing leaders have recognised as being central to effectively leveraging digital technologies.

But don’t take my word for it, here is a snapshot of what just seven 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, helping them redefine their customer-driven touch points and business processes, as well as the supporting technology needed for the evolving digital marketplace.

Agile and Digital Transformation Director – AstraZeneca

How do leaders 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

Learn how the 10 principles that will make the digital world more secure for large multi-nationals 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 to use advanced data processing technologies and analytics tools to help improve long-term strategic forecasting. Understand why it’s become 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 Queen’s 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 enable traditional, artisanal processes to be reproduced, delivering products at lower costs and with reduced 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. However, in the rush to bring products to market, manufacturers are missing some of the essential lessons 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.

Click here to book your place!