Agenda

Welcome to National Manufacturing Summit 2024

Session time: 9:30 - 9:40

Daisy McAndrew

Event Compere

Official Welcome to National Manufacturing Summit 2024

Session time: 9:40 - 9:50

Graham Hoare OBE

Manufacturing Technology Centre

Keynote: Technology Transformation

Session theme: Technology Past, Present and Future

Session time: 9:50 - 10:10

Speeches from Government Ministers

Session theme: Technology Past, Present and Future

Session time: 10:10 - 10:30

Neil Gray

Panel Discussion: Manufacturing and Skills

Session theme: Technology Past, Present and Future

Session time: 10:30 - 10:55

David Grailey

Manufacturing Technology Centre

Louise Ball

BPP University

Presentation: The Evolution of Automation

Session theme: Technology Past, Present and Future

Session time: 11:15 - 11:25

David Barrett-Hague

Schneider Electric

Panel Discussion: Is Automation The Answer To The Skills Crisis?

Session theme: Technology Past, Present and Future

Session time: 11:25 - 12:00

Mike Wilson

Manufacturing Technology Centre

Oliver Selby

FANUC

Paul McKnight

VEX Robotics

David Barrett-Hague

Schneider Electric

Keynote: Reimagining Human Flight

Session theme: Technology Past, Present and Future

Session time: 12:00 - 12:30

Richard Browning

Gravity Industries

Lunch Break, Including Drone Demonstration

Session time: 12:30 - 13:30

Welcome Back To Afternoon Sessions

Session time: 13:30 - 13:40

Daisy McAndrew

Event Compere

Keynote

Session theme: The Skills Challenge Workforce 2050

Session time: 13:40 - 13:55

Elyn Corfield

Lloyds Banking Group

Presentation: Nurturing the Talent of Tomorrow. Today.

Session theme: The Skills Challenge Workforce 2050

Session time: 13:55 - 14:05

Anni Toner

Data-Shack

The pace of AI integration into the modern factory has taken many by surprise. Data scientists require a diverse set of skills to collect, analyse and present insight in consumable ways. But to fully capitalise on the AI revolution, your entire workforce - from apprentices to engineers, from plant managers to quality control teams - need to upskill up and become “data literate”. How can you attract and nurture tomorrows’ talent? How do you ensure diversity and inclusion in STEM? How do you upskill your current workforce? Join CEO, Data Scientist and active mentor Anni, as she explores practical examples from around the globe.

Panel Discussion: Foresight For Future Change - Right Skills, Right Time, Right Place

Session theme: The Skills Challenge Workforce 2050

Session time: 14:05 - 14:40

Gravity Industries Jet Pack Demonstration

Session theme: The Skills Challenge Workforce 2050

Session time: 14:55 - 15:25

Richard Browning

Gravity Industries

Presentation: Preview of the 2024 UK Innovation Report

Session theme: The Skills Challenge Workforce 2050

Session time: 15:35 - 15:45

Carlos López-Gómez

IfM Engage

The report, now in its fourth year, the UK Innovation Report measures the UK’s innovation activity and its industrial performance in a global context. Compiled by Cambridge Industrial Innovation Policy, based at the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge, it provides a clear and succinct overview of the key innovation trends across UK industry.

Presentation: Low Code, No Code

Session theme: The Skills Challenge Workforce 2050

Session time: 15:45 - 15:55

Paul Bates

Epicor

Panel Discussion: How To Prepare Your Workforce Today and for the Future

Session theme: The Skills Challenge Workforce 2050

Session time: 15:55 - 16:25

Anni Toner

Data-Shack

Paul Bates

Epicor

Kevin Auchoybur

RDA

Closing Remarks

Session time: 16:25 - 16:30

Daisy McAndrew

Event Compere

Drinks Reception

Session time: 16:30 - 17:30

Evening Networking Dinner (Ticket Holders Only)

Session time: 17:30 - 19:30

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Lloyds Bank provides comprehensive financial services for businesses of all sizes, from start-ups, SMEs, and mid-sized corporates all the way to large multinational corporations and financial institutions. It has over one million UK business customers.

With a network of relationship teams across the UK, Lloyds Bank delivers the mix of local and sector understanding necessary to provide long-term support to its clients. It offers a broad range of financial support beyond term lending.

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The MTC is committed to creating the next generation of engineering talent while upskilling and reskilling existing workforces, providing the expertise to help create a sustainable society. Working alongside the broadest range of UK based businesses, from OEM’s and large scale global manufacturers through to SMEs and new start-ups, the MTC provides the next generation of talented engineers with access to some of the most state-of-the-art equipment and technologies to help the drive to Net Zero.

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