“Events like the MDC, offer a chance to meet like-minded industry leaders to share winning ideas, skills and knowledge. Manufacturers can draw so much inspiration from a manufacturing conference like this.” – Robert Dale, Managing Director, Frankdale Foods

The past few months have shown that the UK’s economy is recovering, with increased manufacturing output and upwardly revised GDP optimism is higher than it has been for years. Making the wrong decision in the next six months could restrict company growth, now is the time to formalise new ideas and business opportunities.

Now in its fifth successful year, The Manufacturer Directors’ Conference will bring together a wealth of knowledge from across industry, government and academia. With a mixture of debates, manufacturing case studies, hands on workshops and practical presentations. #TMDC2013 will focus on key factors for growth including areas of supply chain integration and how servitization can drive business growth. It will also bring together the next generation of manufacturers in an inaugural forum to form a vision of #UKmfg in 2023 – directly from young manufacturers.

With practical ‘how to’ and ‘essential growth’ skills workshops designed specifically for directors to enhance your skills, this event will ensure your business can break through any potential barriers and drive forward over the next twelve months and beyond.

Hear from leading senior manufacturers including:

Nigel Whitehead,
Group Managing Director,
BAE Systems

Douglas Dawson,
Chief Operating Officer,
Caparo Group

Professor Lord Bhattacharyya,
Chairman and Founder,
Warwick Manufacturing Group

John Howie,
Managing Director,
Babcock Marine

Steve Dalton OBE,
Managing Director,
Sony UK

Steve McQuillan,
Chief Officer,

Richard Wilding OBE,
Professor of Supply Chain Strategy,
Cranfield School of Management

Dr Phil Lewis,
Chief Executive Officer,
Gardner Aerospace

Testimonials from last year’s MDC include:

“Well organised event with high quality content. I feel I have benefited from attending and would recommend the event to others!” – Managing Director, Advanced Technology Services

“A really informative day and excellent workshops” – Manufacturing Manager, Farécla Products

“Superb! Inspired” – Lean Researcher, Lean Enterprise Research Centre

“Good, relevant, practical” – Operations Director, Farécla Products