The APMG is proud to be supporting the event 'Bringing Manufacturing Technologies to Life' at the University of Warwick. The meeting is a joint event of the IET, IMechE, and IoD looking at how to convert ideas into successful commercialisation, getting all the right ingredients and methods together for a successful and highly productive business.
Chris White MP, co-chair of the APMG will be speaking at the event, alongside Dr. George Dibb, Head of Manufacturing, Design & Innovation at Policy Connect.
Innovation, commercialisation and productivity are the three key words that are constantly making the headlines in the UK. It is generally known that the UK has been very good with ideas and inventions, however lagging behind in commercialising them in comparison to other advanced economies. Furthermore, the current UK productivity output is currently 21% lower than the average for the other six members of the G7 (USA, Germany, France, Italy, Japan and Canada).
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
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