Conference Themes

This year’s #TMDC2013 topics include:

  • Breakthrough to Growth Forum: Understand how you can champion growth within your organisation and sustain strong annual progress through annual turnover, profitability and employment.
  • Integrating the Supply Chain: How to increase supply chain flexibility, reduce costs and develop employee skills in an ever increasingly fast paced environment all whilst meeting customer demands.
  • Servitization: Find out how successful manufacturers have transformed their business and created real growth through creation of Product Service Systems and how you can replicate within your business.
  • Next Generation Manufacturing Forum: Where do young manufacturers think the sector is heading in the next ten years and how as today’s custodians can we support and foster this vision?
  • Cost, Cost, Cost: Explore the varied and innovative ways that leading companies are reducing costs to cope with increased customer demands and global competition.
  • Manufacturing Collaboration Challenge: Can we make it? UK business leaders will this year be competing in this challenge to identify if products which are currently primarily imported could be made at home.
  • The Winners: One Year On: Sharing the success stories of some of The Manufacturer of the Year Award Winners 2012 as they discuss their story, why they won and how they have progressed in the last year.
  • ‘Essential Growth Skills’ Workshops: These hands on, informal sessions seek to improve your knowledge and help enable your company to grow with topics on succession planning to developing leaders of the future.
  • ‘How to’ Workshops: Special interest sessions looking at the tools to help grow your business, from using social media, to attracting new talent, to innovative branding techniques.