The future for UK manufacturing - challenges ahead for policy following the Foresight Project

THURSDAY, 28TH NOVEMBER 2013

CENTRAL LONDON

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED

Guests of Honour: Sir Mark Walport, Chief Scientific Advisor to HM Government and Head, Government Office for Science (subject to diary) and Janice Munday, Director, Advanced Manufacturing and Services, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

This seminar will bring together key stakeholders with policymakers to discuss what more Government can do to support growth and productivity across key manufacturing sectors in the UK. It is scheduled to assess implications arising from the conclusion of Foresight's The Future of Manufacturing project later this year, which is expected to set out latest evidence and futures analysis on long-term challenges and risks for UK manufacturing. Bringing together industry representatives from a variety of relevant industries - such as automotive, energy, electronics, pharmaceutical and aerospace - alongside investors, enterprise partnerships, consultants and academics, sessions will focus on how the Foresight project might inform future priorities for Government policy in this area, looking in particular at the challenges ahead for supporting investment, innovation, exports and skills.


We are delighted that Sir Mark Walport, Chief Scientific Advisor to HM Government and Head, Government Office for Science (subject to diary) and Janice Munday, Director, Advanced Manufacturing and Services, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have agreed to deliver keynote addresses at this seminar.

Dick Elsy, Chief Executive, High Value Manufacturing Catapult; Professor Richard Hague, Professor of Innovative Manufacturing and Director, EPSRC Centre for Additive Manufacturing, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham; Mike Hutchinson, Manufacturing Director, Tharsus Group and Bill Twigg, Apprenticeship Director, Semta have also agreed to speak.

Chris White MP, Co-Chair, Associate Parliamentary Manufacturing Group has kindly agreed to chair a session at this seminar. Additional senior participants are being approached.

To book on, or to read the agenda, visit: http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/forums/event.php?eid=663

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