Plant & Works Engineering
Experts join forces to debate the future of manufacturing
Published:  27 May, 2014

EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, and Siemens, are joining forces at the International Festival for Business (IFB) to tackle the key issues facing industry as companies emerge from the ‘Great Recession’.

The flagship conference, designed to champion Britain as a manufacturing and engineering powerhouse on a global stage, will take place on Wednesday 25th June at the Hilton Hotel, Liverpool. It will be free to attend and is expected to be the highlight of Manufacturing, Science and Technology Week at the IFB.

Industry experts and business leaders will debate the future of manufacturing, the challenges and opportunities of ‘Make it Britain’ and how Britain can secure the world-class skills and talent required for manufacturing growth to carry on at a pace. The sessions will be full of practical tips and advice for businesses facing these critical issues. There will also be opportunities to network and to tap into business support in the exhibitor zone and business clinics.

Terry Scuoler, CEO of EEF, commented: “This event is all about ‘Make it Britain’ - showcasing the wealth of talent, opportunity and ability in the manufacturing and engineering sector. By working with Siemens and by pulling together some of the most innovative and inspiring people from our sector we are confident of demonstrating to the world what Britain does best.”

Juergen Maier, managing director of Siemens Industry UK and Ireland, commented that the economic recovery brings new challenges to manufacturing: “Perhaps one of the most important being how we invest in new technology that enhances productivity. This event will give industry the opportunity to understand what the future of British manufacturing will look like as we seek to boost exports. More importantly though, with global interest in the international festival for business, it will give our sector the chance to show its strength and dynamism on a world-wide stage.”