The PIN Network is back this October. PIN is a unique networking event for the plastics industry based at our cutting edge International Institute for Product and Service Innovation with over 100 active members. Find out about the latest materials research from WMG, at the University of Warwick, current industry trends, and future technologies while meeting and collaborating with likeminded businesses.
Wednesday 12th October 2016 - SKILLS
The theme for October's event will be based on Skills, picking up on some of the key issues arising from the recently published CBI/Pearson Education and Skills Survey 2016 which confirmed:
'Businesses need increasing levels of skills among their employees - and the skills-sets in demand tomorrow will be different from those required today'.
In addition, the same report concluded that '63% of SMEs fear that in the coming years there will not be enough people to fill their high-skill jobs'.
We are in the process of confirming an impressive line-up of speakers for this event, so details will be updated here very soon.
There will also be the opportunity for 2-3 hotshot talks, to allow others to contribute to another informative and entertaining evening. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in delivering a short,
two-minute hotshot talk.
The Agenda will be as follows:
6.00pm Arrival and registration, food and drinks
7.00pm Welcome & Introduction Dr Paul Milne, WMG, University of Warwick (event host)
7.10pm Skills Audit Workshop - WMG SME team
7.25pm Sue Parr, Business Development Director - Professional and Executive Programmes, WMG
(Presentation title to be confirmed)
7.40pm Peter Anastasi, Managing Director, Silson Ltd
"Interns: an SME perspective"
7.55pm Hotshot talks
Please contact Julian Moore, Marketing and Business Engagement Manager if you have any further queries.
Tel: 02476 574 279
Mob: 07884 733 033