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Manufacturing Conference 2017
Wed 22 March 2017, 09:00 – 14:30 GMT
By 2020, there’ll be a shortfall of 200,000 qualified engineers in the UK. In response to this, at the University of Wolverhampton we’re more committed than ever to producing the next generation of skilled engineers. By investing £10million in advanced new engineering facilities and courses at our Telford Innovation Campus, we’re strengthening the region’s engineering infrastructure.
To mark the completion of works to the Telford Campus we are hosting a Manufacturing Conference on the 22nd March that will provide a backdrop for discussion that impacts on the region’s industry.
At this FREE event you will hear from top executives from well-known manufacturers based in the region, including our keynote speaker, Dr Clive Hickman from the Manufacturing Technology Centre. In addition you will have the opportunity to participate in workshops that tackle the top issues within the sector and network with industry professionals from across the country.
Descriptions of Thematic Workshop Groups:
This thematic group will discuss a number of key themes of globalisation. A case study from David Danger (UTC Aerospace) will add business context and direction to the discussion. Subsequently Ninder Johal (Black Country LEP) will apply the theme to the wider manufacturing engineering sector; driving the agenda forward and providing a basis for a Q&A session to conclude.
Innovation in the Supply Chain
This group will explore the importance of supply chain management to your business, effective techniques for innovation and driving innovative practice. Rachel Eade (MBE) will present a case study based upon her significant experience in the manufacturing engineering sector. John Yates (Engineering Integrity Society), will develop the discussion and along with Rachel will answer questions from delegates to conclude the session.
Research and Development
Discussions on research and development will harness the considerable expertise of Graham Jones (JLR). Graham will lead with a case study based upon his organisation. He will be assisted by David Preece (Associate, FBC Manby Bowdler) who will help to develop the discussion and provide a platform for an in depth Q&A session to conclude.
The issue of the shortfall in qualified engineers will have a huge impact on manufacturing businesses in the future. Tony Collins (Former Virgin Rail CEO) discusses development of new talent and retention of existing employees based on his significant experience at Virgin Rail. Jake Godey (IET) will develop discussions from an Institution of Engineering and Technology perspective and provide a foundation for a Q&A Session to conclude discussions.
The event will also include an Expo of manufacturing support services, education and innovation for industry and a networking lunch for all delegates. For more information visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/mcon17
Book your free tickets now to participate in this Manufacturing Conference.
In addition to booking yourself a Conference Delegate ticket for general admission, select the two workshops of your choice to ensure your place as space will be limited to ensure the best participant experience. You should select one choice for Workshop Session 1 and another for Workshop Session 2.
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