Event Format

The Manufacturer Directors’ Conference 2014 will include a mixture of:

  • Industry Keynotes, Academic Insight and Government Comment
  • Deep Dive Debate & Discussion
  • Best Practice Case Studies
  • Focused Workshops
  • Sector and Topic Round Tables

This year’s TMDC 2014 topics include:

Innovation and Technology: Businesses can introduce innovation and technology in manufacturing to a wide range of business areas, including new processes, new materials and the use of new equipment. It can improve the quality of your output and the overall health of your business, but understanding market offering and opportunity is critical to best utilise both current and future technology.

Shaping the Future of British Manufacturing: With a more positive economic outlook now in sight for British manufacturers it is essentially the community continues to strive forward and these plenary discussions will push this “conversation” to the limit, exploring how and what the shape of manufacturing will be in the years to come.

Re-shoring: With the British economy growing in strength many manufacturers are now seeing the benefits of moving production and manufacturing back to the UK with focus on affordable and sustainable quality.

Rapid Growth: Learn from the top growing SMEs and global manufacturers on how they have achieved accelerated growth and their lessons learned throughout their journey.

Next Generation Manufacturing Forum: What does the young manufacturer think about the future of manufacturing in the UK and how can today’s custodians support this? This year the TMDC will inject over 50 young manufacturers into these special interest sessions, inviting previous award winners to share their insight into shaping the future of manufacturing and what the industry could be like in 2024.

Sector Round Tables: Invitation only specialist discussions.

Essential Skills: These hands on, informal workshops are for business leaders and managers looking at skills that will enable sustainable growth, from succession planning to developing leaders of the future.

The Winners: One Year On: Share the success stories of some of The Manufacturer of the Year Winners from 2013 as they share their stories and discuss why they won and how they have progressed in the last year.