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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
State of the Industry address
Stephen Phipson CBE, Chief Executive, Make UK, ,

Stephen will provide an overview of Make UK’s role as the representative body for manufacturers in raising the importance of the sector to Government and ensuring the right environment is created for UK manufacturing to not only thrive but grow.

Providing the very latest insight from across the manufacturing community, Stephen will discuss current challenges to UK manufacturers’, how we “build back better” from the pandemic and the key role digitalisation has in enabling UK businesses’ to remain world leading and continuing to build global and green solutions for the future.
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Disrupting the way we manufacture with HP 3D Printing
Andrew Jones, HP 3D Printing Partner Business Manager UK, ,

Join us and discover the Value proposition of Digital Manufacturing, all the 3d Printing benefits across the product life cycle: form prototyping to final parts and jigs and fixtures. Also, learn how to combine traditional with digital manufacturing, the Printing materials and future roadmap HP has in their plans and meet the Success stories from our customers in the different industries.
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Normal to Excellent, the simple 10 steps to achieve greatness
Paul Bell, Managing Director, Manufacturing Excellence, ,

This session gives you access to the simple, 10 step process that will a transform a normal business into one that is truly excellent.  This process has been conceived and refined over 20 years and has been introduced into many organisations with startling results.  The  ten steps are a straightforward series of actions that most delegates will be able to personally implement in their businesses.  All attendees will be given their own copy of the 10 step process, and an opportunity to subsequently discuss how this will work in their organisation.
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
The UK's place on the road to future mobility
Kevin Brundish, CEO, AMTE Power, ,

As British motorists increasingly commit to an electric future, demand for low carbon vehicles will only skyrocket. There is a growing opportunity for UK manufacturers to meet the gap in production capacity and establish the country’s position as a global manufacturing competitor. Thurso-based battery cell manufacturer, AMTE Power, is playing a pivotal role in steering the future of transportation. They will be speaking about their recent partnership with UKBIC, their role as the lead supplier in the government-funded APC project, and how they are planning a 2 GWh gigafactory in the UK to manufacture lithium-ion cells.
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Materials-as-a-Service and understanding the current volatile materials market
Billy Kingsbury, COO, thyssenkrupp Materials UK, ,

The world’s leading supplier of stainless steel, aluminium and mild steel – thyssenkrupp Materials UK is providing a number of valuable insights into the current volatile materials market. The company also offers a range of services, whether it be fully welded and fabricated finished parts or bespoke flat products cut to exact sizes. With the company’s further strategic investments into developing “Materials-as-a-Service”, thyssenkrupp Materials UK is set to transform the materials supply chains across a wide range of industries. The strategy ensures that customers can concentrate on what really matters: their core business.
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
SME manufacturing is growing: better and greener in post Brexit, post pandemic economy
John Pearce, CEO, Made in Britain, ,

This session will discuss -

• UK manufacturing growth at a 30 year high – what it means for the wider economy and the country's place in international trade – from the perspective of our 1700 strong membership – 90% of them SMEs

• How to make the most of the challenges we face and the opportunities available to ensure the future growth of the sector.
• The impact of Brexit and the pandemic and how it has fostered a new climate of public support for British manufacturers.

• Procurement decision making becoming increasingly centred around provenance and sustainability.
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
The next generation of engineers in the manufacturing sector
Dr Nadia Kourra, Associate Professor, NMITE, ,

NMITE is an innovative, disruptive, Higher Education Institute that educates through practical means and includes industry partners in every part of the learning. Our graduates will be work ready and prepared for the high requirements of the manufacturing sector through their continuous interaction with industry sector and the methods of assessment.  As part of the NMITE development, the Centre of Automated Manufacturing (CAM) is one of our new advanced centres that will support existing and create new links between industry and education. We would like to invite you to become our partners and shape the next generation of engineers.
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Cyber security in manufacturing
Sean Sutton, Partner, Cyber Security, PwC UK, ,

The manufacturing sector is no stranger to a challenging trading environment. It is already dealing with the pressures of digitalisation, talent retention and supply chain issues all while needing remain competitive Add to this the global COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit and it’s now more vital than ever that they build agility into their processes and workforce to stay ahead.

The pandemic has sharpened the focus on cyber security in the sector; a combination of increased remote working, and the likelihood of cyber-attacks has pushed cyber security up the agenda.
In the heat of the pandemic and over the next six months, response and recovery plans, the coordination of data privacy and security, and improving governance and access are all priority areas of focus.
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Shining a Light on a Brighter Manufacturing Future
Christelle Barnes, UK Country Manager, SolarEdge Technologies, ,

Hear from a panel of experts from across the renewable energy industry as they discuss how solar PV can help UK manufacturers to meet a wide variety of business challenges. The aim of this roundtable discussion is to provide impartial and useful information for all manufacturers, whether they are considering solar for the first time or they are looking to generate even more value from an existing installation. Experts include Christelle Barnes, UK Country Manager, SolarEdge Technologies.
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Learn LinkedIn: Show Not Tell
Chris Haydon, Social Media Manager, FINALLY Agency, ,

LinkedIn is one of the best free resources for your business - giving you the opportunity to engage and communicate with like-minded people in your sector every day. Understanding how to use the platform effectively will enhance the attraction and attention of your personal brand. Through showing not telling, you will create an active audience who care about you and your messaging - cementing yourself as a thought leader in your sector. After all, we buy from who we like and trust, right?
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Increase your true productivity through digitalisation
Peter Bruch, Managing Director, AE Aerospace, ,
Riccardo Weber, Manufacturing Project Manager, WM5G, ,

WM5G and AE Aerospace will be exploring how digitalisation across the manufacturing industry will power post-pandemic recovery and increase true productivity across the sector.

Riccardo and Peter will be sharing their work and experience developing 5G use cases in factory environments and how they can support manufacturers on their digital journey.
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Pathway to Net Zero
Andrew Peters, Managing Director, Siemens Digital Industries Congleton, ,

Join Andrew Peters, Managing Director - Siemens Congleton Factory to hear about their sustainability journey on the pathway to Net Zero.
Andrew will take you on a journey over the years, showcasing where they started and how far they’ve come with focus on the importance of the Environmental efficiency, the supply chain, design and behavioural change.
Achieving Net Zero is a collective responsibility – We are in this together
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Mental Health in the workplace
Mark Pinches, Head of coaching, Westfield Health, ,

With a 10% rise in days off due to mental health costing the economy £14 billion last year, mental health is the quiet pandemic companies can’t afford to ignore as they look towards recovery. Mark Pinches, Head of Coaching at wellbeing provider Westfield Health, will talk about their red flags to watch out for in your team, how to start the conversation around mental health and creating the right culture to support these initiatives and increase impact.