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National manufacturing conference

Published: 28/02/2018

The SMAS National Manufacturing Conference returns to the Westerwood Hotel in Cumbernauld on Wednesday 30 May, where 400 manufacturing leaders will gather to be inspired, learn, network and debate.

SMAS works with HIE to support businesses in the region to become more competitive and profitable.

Sponsored by the Bank of Scotland, the 2018 conference features a stellar line-up of keynote speakers including Professor Juergen Maier, CEO of Siemens UK and author of the UK Government’s recently published industrial strategy Made Smarter Review.   

Other manufacturing heavyweights joining him on the main stage will be Sarah Jardine, director of manufacturing at Optos plc; Sanjeev Gupta, executive chairman of Liberty Steel and Tom Williams, chief operating officer of Airbus. 

If that’s not enough, the jam-packed programme also includes practical case study led workshops; an exhibition showcasing solution providers and support organisations; a speakers’ corner; improvement rooms and a fabulous networking dinner on the evening of 29 May. Key topics for 2018 include Industry 4.0, Leadership, Investment, Skills, Business Excellence and the Circular Economy. 

Around 400 senior manufacturing executives from across all manufacturing sectors in Scotland – from small SMEs through to large corporations – are expected to attend.

Attendees can register now at the Early Bird Rate of £150 plus VAT per delegate.  This rate is available until Friday 20 April, after which the full ticket price of £200 plus VAT applies (with reduced rates for additional delegates from the same company). Further information is available from Georgia Goodall at Speakeasy on 0131 557 1288 or    

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