Bringing Manufacturing Technologies to Life

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27 April 2017 08:30 - 16:30
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This joint event between The IET, IMechE and IoD is about how to convert ideas into successful commercialisation, getting all the right ingredients and methods together for a successful and highly productive business. It's an open learning forum where decision makers, engineers and manufacturers can learn from each other. In addition we will learn what funding is available, success stories in applying innovation in different sectors and some comparison of investment with other countries, in particular Germany.

There will also be a chance to raise the challenges that faced by manufacturers and industry directly to Chris White MP, the Co-Chair for the All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group.



08:30 Registration and refreshments
09:00 Welcome from Manufacturing Technical Professional Network
09:05 Keynote

Speaker TBC
09:45 Showcase of SMEs project

Julian More, Marketing and Business Engagement Manager, Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG)
10:20 Growth by innovation at Penso

Michael Collins, Marketing and Sales Director, Penso
10:55 Refreshments and networking
11:25 Supporting SMEs with Working Capital Management & International Trade

David Atkinson, UK Head of Manufacturing, Lloyds Banking Group
12:00 Horizontal Innovation

Jeremy Hadall CEng FIET, Chief Technologist (Robotics and Automation), Manufacturing Technology Centre
12:35 Lunch and networking
13:35 Capital Projects - Investment Criteria & Evaluation

Christopher Simpson, Managing Director, Simpson Associates
14:10 Supporting SMEs with Working Capital Management & International Trade

Keith Willett, Senior Relationship Director East Midlands, Lloyds Banking Group and  Chris Leahy, Project Leader for the International Trade Portal (ITP), Lloyds Banking Group
14:45 Refreshments and networking
15:15 Achieve business growth by increasing value to your customers

Gavin Jones, Director and Owner, New Potential Ltd and Des Kennedy, Owner and MD, Infinite Design
15:50 Panel discussion
16:20 Closing remarks
16:30 Event closes

*programme and timings are subject to change

Contact Natalie Sullivan at for more information. 

To register please go to the following webpage (link to register close to the bottom of the page)



University of Warwick
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