The challenges and opportunities facing the
manufacturing industry in the West Midlands and Shropshire will be
the focus of a conference hosted by the University of
Organised in partnership with the Institute of Directors, the
Manufacturing Success Conference will take place at the
University’s Telford Campus on Wednesday, 14 March 2012.
Highlights will include a presentation on the importance of
quality by Jaguar Cars, as well as advice on access to finance,
growth through exporting and the future of work through the use of
Emma Howitt, Corporate Marketing Manager at the University,
said: “Despite tough economic conditions manufacturing remains
strong in the West Midlands and Shropshire.
“We are holding this event to bring together both manufacturers
and support services to discuss the issues they are facing and to
get the support they need to move their businesses forward.”
There will also be an exhibition of various support services
available to manufacturers including access to finance, skills
development and manufacturing support.
Speakers will include Iain McArthur, Manufacturing Quality
Manager at Jaguar Cars, Castle Bromwich who will discuss The
Importance of Quality; a talk about the state of the economy by Lee
Hopley, Chief Economist of the EEF, The Manufacturers Organisation
and Doug Mahoney, International Trade Director at UK Trade &
Investment (UKTI), who will share his expertise on the subject of
growth through exporting.
Delegates will also have the opportunity to tour the
University’s rapid manufacturing facilities and two unique
technology projects, Innovation 1st and NTAILS, which showcase the
practical applications of new technology to business.
The event, from 8.30am to 2.30pm, costs £25+VAT to attend and
includes a networking lunch. For further information and to book a
place, visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/manufacturingsuccess
For media inquiries please contact Vickie Warren in the Media
Relations Office on 01902 322736.
Date Issued: Wednesday, 07 March 2012
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