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April 2017
East Midlands Manufacturing and Engineering Conference and Expo 2017BOOK NOW
04/04/2017 08:00:00 - 04/04/2017 13:00:00


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

Book Your Place

Submit your booking today on the East Midlands Chamber event page form - click HERE

Please note a maximum of 2 bookings allowed per organisation unless agreed otherwise.


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Event Code: ABC0532

Midlands Connect - Identifying Strategic Transport Priorities for the Midlands - This event is now fully booked.BOOK NOW
26/04/2017 18:30:00 - 26/04/2017 20:00:00

26 April 2017, 18:00 for 18:30 - 20:00
Where: Atkins, The Axis, 10 Holliday Street, Birmingham, B1 1TF 
Meeting Point: Ground Floor Reception

Speaker: Maria Machancoses, Programme Director, Midlands Connect

The Midlands Connect Partnership was formed in 2014 and represents 28 local authorities, 11 Local Enterprise Partnerships, Network Rail, Highways England, airports, central government and the business community.

Midlands Connect will identify transport connectivity improvements to maximise long term economic growth in the Midlands and is underpinned by two main principles:

•    Investing in the ‘One Voice’ approach to ensure the Midlands reaches a unified position on strategic transport investment; and
•    An evidence led approach focused on clearly articulating the transport needs, opportunities and investment priorities for the region.

With £5 million allocated by the Department for Transport (DfT), Midlands Connect is now developing a transport strategy that can realise this potential through a programme of investment up to 2043 and beyond, truly powering the Midlands Engine.

At this event, Maria Machancoses, Programme Director for Midlands Connect, will talk to us about the Midlands Connect Strategy, which is expected to be published in March 2017.  Please join us for what promises to be a very interesting discussion of the strategic transport priorities for the Midlands.

This event is fully booked. If you would like to add your name to the reserve list, contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: BCG0339.

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free
European Supply Chain Day: Putting supply chain and logistics research into practiceBOOK NOW
27/04/2017 18:30:00 - 27/04/2017 20:00:00

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 18:00 (for 18:30) - 20:00
Where: Aston University, The Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET

Speaker: Various from the Aston Logistics & Systems Institute

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: WMR0312.


Member: Free; Non-Member: Free
May 2017
Benchmarking Breakfast Session - Improve your LogisticsBOOK NOW
23/05/2017 08:30:00 - 23/05/2017 10:15:00


When: 23rd May 2017, 08:00 for 08:30 - 10:15
Where: The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Earlstrees Court, Earlstrees Road, Corby, NN17 4AX

In these challenging times, the need for logistics, transport and supply-chain professionals to compete effectively and efficiently is more critical than ever. Glacially slow economic growth, austerity measures and reduced budgets require that companies supply chains are operating as efficiently as possible.

The purpose of this CILT event is to highlight the benefits to your business that benchmarking will provide. Benchmarking involves a review of your business processes aimed at providing a comprehensive understanding of your performance in relation to similar organisations and with overall industry best practice.

The CILT LogMark Benchmarking Club is a business management tool that facilitates gap-analysis of logistics, transport and supply-chain operational activity using widely accepted KPI’s that cover inventory management, transport management, risk management, human resourcing, customer service, operations management and other business disciplines. LogMark provides its members with a comprehensive survey, guaranteed data security, a club-based benchmarking network, and independently audited results.

Come and join us for breakfast here at the institute where our speakers will discuss the benefits of benchmarking your supply chain operation. Our speakers include:

  • Clare Bottle FCILT, Coca Cola European Partners
  • José Noya Noya, Computacenter (UK) Ltd
  • Daryl Chesney, CILT

This is a free event, however spaces are limited, therefore if you would like to attend please confirm at your earliest convenience. 

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: LOGM0342

June 2017
John Lewis Magna ParkBOOK NOW
28/06/2017 18:00:00 - 28/06/2017 20:00:00


When: 28th June 2017, 17:30 for 18:00 - 20:00
Where: John Lewis Distribution Centre, Magna Park 1, Fen Street, Milton Keynes, MK17 8EW - Directions
Meeting Point: MP1 Reception

Speaker: John Munnelly FCILT, Head of Operations, John Lewis Distribution Centre

John Lewis Magna Park will provide a tour of their state-of-the art logistics facilities and an overview of its impact on the John Lewis Supply Chain. John Munnelly, Head of Operations at the John Lewis Distribution Centre, will be on hand to discuss how Magna Park continues to deliver the business growth strategy across their assortment, through their customer-focussed supply chain

For this event park in the MP1 car park which is free.

Please note the delegate list for this event will be vetted.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: PCG0015.


Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free


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