When: 4 April 2017, 08:00 to 13:00
Where: Loughborough University, West Park Teaching Hub, 2 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, LE11 3QF - Map
Becoming more competitive: The role of UK manufacturing and engineering in a post-Brexit economy
This years conference will deliver a series of keynotes and expert panel discussion to examine the latest thinking, policy and projections for the regional and national economy, which includes the impact of the UK's decision to leave the European Union. With the hope that by April there will be a clearer view as to a way forward, where we can look to overcome uncertainty, it will consider the key opportunities that exist for East Midlands businesses by drawing on the exemplar organisations within the region to inform future activity.
The key themes of the conference will explore how we create a competitive edge, the use of technology to improve competitiveness and productivity,driving the UK towards a high skilled, high wage economy and creating competitive supply chains.
- Welcome from Scott Knowles, Chief Executive, East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire)
- Welcome from Professor Steve Rothberg, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research, Loughborough University
- How will the Governments Industrial Strategy benefit the East Midlands - Nicky Morgan, Member of Parliament for Loughborough
- Governments Industrial Strategy Green Paper - feedback from business via the Chamber's Quarterly Economic Survey and regional briefing sessions - Chris Hobson, Director of Policy and External Affairs, East Midlands Chamber
- Creating a competitive edge, innovation, and sustainability - delivering value and growing your business - Steve Halliday, Rolls-Royce plc
- The impact of new technologies and how they are already affecting how companies do business - Alex West Principal Analyst, Manufacturing Technology, IHS Markit
- Future trend shaping technologies - exploring how everything will be connected, factory to the field – the ability to optimise solutions in the field and not back at the factory and omnidirectional business and how to take data back from the field - Philip Skipper, Head of Business Development, Vodafone Internet of Things (IoT)
- Skills for Growth and improved productivity - Paul Jackson, CEng FIET FIMA, Chief Executive of EngineeringUK will discuss their recently released (Feb 2017) The State of Engineering Report – this an analysis of the engineering industry’s capacity for growth through engineering in education, training and employment and provides the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) community, Government, industry and the third sector with a compelling evidence base
- Creating Competitive Supplychains - Michael Mychajluk, Supply Chain & External Engagement Manager, Government Programmes Jaguar Land Rover Limited
- Lunch, networking and exhibitions
The conference will be accompanied by an expo where there are exhibitor (fully booked) and sponsorship opportunities.
For a list of current exhibitors and for further information on sponsorship opportunities please click HERE
For any other queries please contact; Ian Bates, Sector Forum and Representation Manager email@example.com
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Please note a maximum of 2 bookings allowed per organisation unless agreed otherwise.
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