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Manufacturing and Engineering Week ready to showcase the UK’s thriving industrial sector

Manufacturing and Engineering Week is bringing together a series of digital and live events that will showcase the best of British manufacturing and engineering solutions and will encourage conversation, knowledge sharing and action.

Manufacturing & Engineering Week will run from June 7 to June 10 and will incorporate panel discussions and sessions with leaders in industry, culminating in four co-located live events at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham. Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Kwasi Kwarteng, will be opening the show at 10am on day one.

The event is being organised by Nineteen Group, with one of its partners for the occasion being Make UK, the main trade body for UK manufacturers, and sponsor of Made Here Now.

The four events are being held will cover the entire manufacturing lifecycle, including Manufacturing Expo, Engineering Expo, Maintec, and Design Engineering Expo.

Involving key people in government, trade bodies and industry, these four events will be open alongside other engineering & manufacturing shows. The events will pull together all aspects of manufacturing and engineering and deliver the widest level of content, best practice, and business engagement for the UK’s industrial sector.

There will also be case studies from a range of sectors including aerospace, automotive, food and beverage, motorsport, energy, pharmaceutical, space, and consumer goods.

The main stage will host seminars and panel discussions on themes relevant to manufacturing including:

  • Sustainability
  • Embracing digital transformation
  • People and productivity - growing diversity, plugging the skills gap, staff wellbeing in manufacturing and engineering, the role of manufacturing and engineering companies in schools
  • Manufacturing beyond Brexit
  • Cyber security
  • New business models to support low carbon manufacturing
  • Innovation driving change in manufacturing
  • Building resilience in manufacturing through digitisation
  • Case Study - Reaching Net Zero by 2022

The advisory board of Manufacturing and Engineering Week is comprised of influential organisations and bodies, with the shared aim of promoting the UK manufacturing sector.

The current chair of the advisory board is Stephen Phipson, Make UK’s chief executive:

“There has never been a more important time for our sector to pull together and to work together, to create a shared agenda, help promote and encourage manufacturing and engineering innovation, and see our sectors grow and Manufacturing and Engineering Week will do exactly that.”

Make UK has organised National Manufacturing Day on Thursday July 7, with the goal of bringing young talent into the sector by asking manufacturers to open their doors to young people to help inspire the next generation.

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