Why attend?

The UK's most important manufacturing conference.Business performance correlates with business diversity - so does your team reflect the diversity of wider society? Manufacturing cannot afford to surrender its fair share of talent to other industries. This means that deep-seated and misfounded perception of manufacturing as a career choice weaken the prospects of all UK manufacturers.

Why attend? | Manufacturing People and Skills Summit

Manufacturing People & Skills Summit brings together manufacturers, educational experts and HR specialists to discuss how they can grow and transform their workforces to better reflect the present, and best prepare for the future - by tackling key issues like:

What skills are needed for the future of manufacturing?
What are the invisible barriers to entry reducing my company's access to talent?
How can apprenticeships attract more and better apprentices?
What kind of community engagement programmes deliver the best results?
How can our existing workforce be nurtured and developed?

Unique Conference Format

Rather than sit at the back of a conference room and look at presentation slides all day – delegates get to join a high-level conversation on a focused topic, tapping into the expertise and experience of their discussion leader and fellow delegates.

They can choose which discussion table to join from the available topics and each discussion lasts 30-minutes – enabling them to participate in five different discussions during the course of the conference.

Click the video below to see it in action!

“The energy in the room was fantastic!” – Alec Anderson, Koolmill Systems

“The involvement of delegates has worked very well. The discussion tables have given a chance for everyone to be more involved, as opposed to a conventional conference where one person is lecturing and a lot of people are just listening.” - Hassan Khalid, Data Scientist, GSK

“I found the format excellent!” – Marco Del Seta, BOC

“Excellent opportunity to discuss key issues with peers in the industry.”- Andrew Carr, BAE Systems