The Programme

Wednesday 28th March

08.30 - 08.50


08.50 - 08.55

Opening remarks

08.55 - 09.55

Techniques & Technologies: What is 21st Century Manfacturing?

Chair: David Crow, Managing Editor, City A.M.

Panel: Sally Leonard, Business Consultant, Creative Industries, Centa & Owner, Leonard of London; Roman Manthey, Group Operations Director for Great Britain, Coca-Cola Enterprises; Professor ManMohan S. Sodhi, Professor, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Cass Business School and Executive Director of the BML Munjal Global Manufacturing Institute and Visiting Clincal Professor in the Operations Management group, Indian School of Business; Nigel Whitehead, Group Managing Director Programmes & Support, BAE Systems

09.55 - 10.10

Refreshment Break

10.10 - 10.40

Keynote: Martin McCourt, Former Chief Executive, Dyson

Moderated by Hugh Pym, Chief Economics Correspondent, BBC News

10.40 - 10.45

VT: Stef Kranendijk, CEO, Desso: A Cradle to Cradle Company

10.45 - 11.45

How to Inspire and Incentivise Young People to Make Things

Chair: Martin Bright, Founder & Chief Executive, New Deal of the Mind

Panel: Rachel Carr, BAE Systems young engineer & award winning apprentice; Brian Holliday, Divisional Director, Industry Automation, Siemens; Dr Rhys Morgan, Head of Secretariat at Education for Engineering (E4E), Royal Academy of Engineering; David Perks, Head of Physics, Graveney School and author, 'What is Science Education for?'

11.45 - 12.00

Refreshment Break

12.00 - 12.20

Keynote: Peter Luff, Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology

12.20 - 13.20

Made in Britian: UK Brands in a Global Market Place

Chair: Peter York, Cultural Commentator

Panel: Lesley Batchelor, Director General, the Institute of Export; Ian Brinkley, Director, The Work Foundation; Sir Andrew Cahn,Vice Chairman, Public Policy, Nomura International Plc and Governor, Institute for Government; Dawne Stubbs, Director, Design Apparel


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