Why attend?

The UK’s most important manufacturing conference – the skills gap is the singlest greatest challenge the industry is faced with and the time to act is NOW! Manufacturing People & Skills Summit brings together manufacturing leaders, HR specialists, and skills innovators to tell their stories and share insights and expertise through our unique conference format that allows YOU to get involved and have the conversations that matter most to you.

Why attend? | Manufacturing People and Skills Summit

Designing better apprenticeship programmes and getting value from the infamous Apprenticeship Levy. Engaging with your local community to increase your access to talent, as well as nurture the next generation of manufacturers.

Identifying the skills your organisation needs to be remain competitive, and developing them within your workforce. Empowering your workforce to contribute all they can, increasing productivity and utilisation. Sharing expertise across your organisation, capturing and spreading knowledge and increasing value for everyone.

Enabling your best and brightest to learn continuously and flexibly, to adapt to whatever the future may bring. Understanding the requirements for leadership, finding the best people for the job, and ensuring they're prepared to make an impact.

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