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Birmingham Made Me in Milan Expo in Citta

Birmingham Made Me

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 at 14:00 - Thursday, 4 June 2015 at 20:00 (CEST)

Birmingham Made Me in Milan Expo in Citta

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Birmingham Made Me @ Milano is now a fully accredited exhibitor at the Milan Expo in Citta

BMM15 is an accredited partner promoting Birmingham and Midlands manufacturing and design excellence at the Milan Expo in Citta in collaboration with Birmingham City Council. A capsule BMM15 Expo will feature at this year's Milan Expo in Citta, including a Birmingham City University led delegation, sharing ideas and best practice with internationally renowned Italian brand-led businesses, including Alessi, collaborating with Politecnico di Milano and Italian parnters as we promote Idea Birmingham members goal for Birmingham to enjoy a world wide reputation as the Original Design City. If you wish to join us in Milan please contact

3rd June


Presentation by and dialogue with John Mathers, CEO, Design Council, Urban Centre, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 11, 20122 Milano


Factory Visit, Alessi head office, Crusinallo


Joint reception facilitating introductions with brand-led companies, start-up entrepreneurs and high growth design-led businesses

Welcome and Introduction: Beverley Nielsen, Director Corporate Affairs, Birmingham City University

James Plant Designs, Next Generation Designs for Birmingham

Birmingham and Milan Sister City relationship, Birmingham City Council Cabinet Member, TBC post City Council elections

Consigliere di Milano business meetings

Networking reception with light refreshments till 20:00


4th June Milan Reception, Urban Centre

Factory visit, M&Z Rubinetterie, Arona

Working Lunch

Welcome and introductions, Dr Steve Harding, Head of Policy Development, Enterprise, Innovation and Business Engagement, Birmingham City University

Panel discussion with Birmingham-based manufacturers, chaired by Beverley Nielsen, Director Corporate Affairs, Birmingham City University

Birmingham Made Me – Redesigning Manufacturing in the UK Midlands – Beverley Nielsen

Birmingham Made Me 2015 Design Expo Capsule showcasing key Midlands brands including Jaguar Land Rover, AGA Rangemaster plc, Brooks England, Pashley Cycles, James Plant Design, and others.

Questions and Answers

Looking Backwards to Look Forwards: The role of innovative design for manufacturing in driving innovation – Dr Lawrence Green, Associate Dean, Faculty of Art, Design, Media, Birmingham City University, Exploring the impact of rapid prototyping in the manufacturing sector both today and in the future

15:20 -15:30:
Questions and answers

15:30 -15:45:

15:45 -16:05:
DesignforEurope, examining design policy across Europe, today and in the future.

Case studies will be presented which illustrate how embedding design policy at a public, private and enterprise level help creativity to flourish.

Questions and answers

Design to drive innovation panel discussion, chaired by Dr Steve Harding, Birmingham City University With input from Beverley Nielsen, James Plant – furniture and product designer, Dr Lawrence Green, BCU



Birmingham City University, Transforming the Region team, Don Dhaliwal, Alexa Torlo and Enterprise Europe Network, Jay Gohil, An opportunity for Birmingham and Milanese SMEs to network and exchange commercially relevant ideas.

Do you have questions about Birmingham Made Me in Milan Expo in Citta? Contact Birmingham Made Me

When & Where

Urban Centre


Wednesday, 3 June 2015 at 14:00 - Thursday, 4 June 2015 at 20:00 (CEST)

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Birmingham Made Me

Birmingham Made Me is an independent, not for profit, region wide, collaborative initiative, co-ordinated by a growing number of key stakeholders from the Midlands. These include: Birmingham City Council, Millennium Point, Aga Rangemaster, Jaguar Land Rover, The MailBox, Birmingham City University, Aston University, Coventry University, University of Wolverhampton, GBSLEPS and other prestigous midlands organsiations and regional agencies showcasing our proud design and innovation-led manufacturing heritage and continuing originality, as well as highlighting our emerging talent.

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