The Power of Manufacturing
BY spectator events
October 19, 2015
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road,London NW1 2BE
Andrew Neil, chairman, The Spectator
The Power of Manufacturing brought together leading executives from the manufacturing industry to discuss the successes, failures and opportunities of British manufacturing today.
This was the second annual forum in collaboration with BAE Systems which aimed to debate and discuss key issues in the manufacturing, technology and export sectors, in the inimitable Spectator style. Click here to download this year’s Spectator Manufacturing Forum Programme 2015
This year’s forum focused on the importance of investing in skills and technology, as well as looking at how the manufacturing sector could be a key player in growing the country’s economy.
The day was chaired by Spectator Group chairman and BBC anchorman, Andrew Neil.
The stellar line-up of speakers included:
Keynote: Iain Wright MP, chair of the Business, Innovation & Skills Select Committee
Rodney Berkeley, director of global accounts, UKTI
Professor Sir Keith Burnett, vice-chancellor, University of Sheffield and Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)
Will Butler-Adams, chief executive officer, Brompton Bicycles Ltd
Sir Roger Carr, chairman, BAE Systems plc
Emma Gilthorpe, regulatory director, Heathrow Airport
Cara Haffey, industry manufacturing leader, PwC
Richard Heald, chief executive officer, UK India Business Council
Jose Lopes, head of technical excellence, Jaguar Land Rover
Dr Julie Madigan, chief executive, The Manufacturing Institute
Vicky Pryce, chief economic advisor, CEBR
Apprentices from BAE Systems, Boeing and Jaguar Land Rover