Manufacturing the future: navigating uncertainty and
rising to the challenge
In times of political uncertainty and rising
cost pressures, the months ahead pose considerable challenges for UK
manufacturers; but there are also opportunities that may not yet have
been found or realised.
With UK manufacturing performing strongly, as firms diversify product
ranges; invest in new technology and infrastructure; and explore new
territories and trade relationships, clear opportunities are emerging.
New orders are increasing in North America, Asia Pacific and the Middle
East, as well as mainland Europe, as overseas demand for UK exports
intensifies. How can firms make the most of these opportunities for their
business and clients while avoiding the risks inherent in overseas trade?
Realise opportunities and mitigate risks
We bring together a panel of professionals to identify both the
opportunities and challenges before us and to discuss ways to forge a
path forward. The session will be chaired by Atul Kariya, MHA MacIntyre
Hudson Partner and National Sector Head for Manufacturing and Engineering.
Each panellist will present their take on the key priorities for British
manufacturers, followed by an open Q&A session and debate.
Founding Director, Halo Financial
T: 0207 350 5474
David has been in the FX industry for over 24 years. As a Founding Director
of Halo, David has responsibility for back office, settlements and
He is a Certified Financial Technician (CFTe) and a member of the Society
of Technical Analysts (MSTA).
David is regularly called upon for media comment, having been a regular
guest on CNBC and Bloomberg television; being interviewed for BBC radio;
and is responsible for writing a wide variety of articles for a range of
publications and websites; from the national press and business media, to
trade titles, detailed financial journals and the property and migration
Director of Manufacturing, Academic & Business Support Cranfield
T: 01234 758555
Professor Roy has led Competitive Design research at Cranfield for over
twenty-one years. Competitive Design is a fact-based approach to studying
the whole life of technology intensive products and services and optimising
their design, along with efficient design information and knowledge
He has advocated creative thinking in higher education and has started a
number of new initiatives over last ten years, including setting up the
Centre for Competitive Creative Design (C4D), a £5.5 million investment
from HEFCE, Cranfield University, UAL and EEDA.
Partner, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors
T: 0114 274 4947
Dorrien is a Partner and National Head of Manufacturing at Irwin Mitchell.
He qualified as a solicitor in 2002, having spent seven years working in
the aerospace engineering sector.
Dorrien will look at the findings of the Irwin Mitchell/Cebr report on
Industry 4.0, Go Fourth, which will allow manufacturers to begin to
assess how the new Industrial Revolution might affect their businesses and
Journalist and Media Producer, Stirling Media
T: 020 7801 0077
Will Stirling is a journalist and conference producer
specialising in manufacturing. He was the editor and managing editor of The
Manufacturer for five years and has written for manufacturing reports in
The Times and The Daily Telegraph.
Will is Editor and Publisher of the UK Manufacturing Review. He also writes
for the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council and Innovate
UK, the governments innovation agency, sitting on the steering group for
the Global Manufacturing Festival in Sheffield.
Date:Tuesday, 13 March 2018
8:30am - 10:00am
Venue:DoubleTree by Hilton
Milton Keynes, Players Suite,
Stadium Way West,
Agenda: 08.00 - 08.30
Registration, breakfast and networking
08.30 - 09.30
Panel discussion and debate
Questions and Networking
To reserve your place:
We have a limited number of spaces, so please book early to secure your
Reply to: [email protected]
T: 01234 268761