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Bringing Manufacturing Technologies to Life

Bringing Manufacturing Technologies to Life

27th April 2017

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.

Please RSVP via the IET website.

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).

Provisional Programme

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

Please contact Natalie Sullivan at for more information.

University of Warwick
United Kingdom