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    APMG Reconstitutes and agrees direction for year ahead

    On Tuesday 14th January 2020, the APMG met to reconstitute for the new parliament. The event was also an opportunity for parliamentarians and associate members to feedback on the proposed work programme and to add additional themes for consideration.

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    Party Conferences 2019

    The APMG held fringe events at Labour and Conservative Party Conferences this year. The events were sponsored by ABB and the High Value Manufacturing Catapult and featured Ministers and Shadow Ministers, high level speakers from indsutry and the public sector. 

    You can read more about both using the following links: Labour Conservative

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    Manufacturing Commission holds second regional LIS evidence session

    On Friday 13th September, the Manufacturing Commission held its second evidence session in the Local Industrial Strategy Inquiry at Cummins Turbo Technologies in Hudderfield The session brought together policy makers and manufacturers to discuss how the LIS can best support manufacturing.  

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    APMG and Make UK hold Annual Summer Reception

    Senior figures from across the manufacturing sectors joined MPs and Peers for the APMG and Make UK’s summer reception on Wednesday 4th July, 2019. Held on the House of Lords Terrace overlooking the Thames, guests were joined by a series of high-profile speakers, including Richard Harrington MP, former Minister of State for Business and Industry and Make UK Award Winning Apprentices Heather Johnson of BAE Systems and Tobias Cowan of HepcoMotion.

    Hosted by APMG Vice-Chair and Shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Jonathan Reynolds MP, the event brought manufacturing colleagues together to network and discuss the current state of British manufacturing with policy makers from across the political spectrum. In his keynote, Richard Harrington spoke frankly about the importance of securing a constructive relationship with the European Union. 

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    APMG holds Brexit briefing with Prof. Anand Menon and Prof. Philip McCann

    On Wednesday 3rd April, the APMG were pleased to present to members a Brexit Breifing with Professors Anand Menon and Philip McCann of the UK in a Changing Europe Initiative

    APMG Co-Chair Barry Sheerman MP opened the event with remarks on the debate within Parliament, and where MPs felt the process was headed before handing over to Prof. Menon to give a general update on where we were, and what was likely to come next. This was followed by Prof. Philip McCann who presented on the impact of Brexit on different regions and sectors within the UK. 

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    In conversation with Andy Haldane

    On Monday 11th February, the APMG were pleased to present to members an In Conversation event with Lord Bilimoria, Chairman and Founder of Cobra Beer, and Chair of the Manufacturing Commission in discussion with Andy Haldane, Chief Economist of the Bank of England and Chair of the Industrial Strategy Council.

    The discussion and questions which followed were off the record, and the conversation was extremely candid covering a range of topic key to the successful implementation of the Industrial Strategy.

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    APMG hosts roundtable with APGSE on Women in Engineering and Manufacturing

    On Thursday 22nd November, the All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group (APMG) and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Skills & Employment (APGSE) hosted a roundtable following up on the Skills Commission’s report - A spotlight on: women in engineering. 

    The event brought together women engineers, leading manufacturers, skills providers and policy makers to discuss the how business and government can collaborate to increase the number of women working in engineering and manufacturing.

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The All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group (APMG) exists to encourage the exchange of knowledge and understanding between Parliament and the UK's diverse manufacturing industries, helping to raise the profile of manufacturing both inside and outside of Parliament.