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    Manufacturing Matters North West Conference 2013

    Start date: 12/09/2013

    Time and Date: 9.45am-3.15pm Thursday 12th September 2013

    Venue:  Salford City Stadium, 1 Stadium Way, Eccles M30 7LJ

    On 12th September 2013 manufacturers from across the North West will be coming together for a unique conference to celebrate, share and explore manufacturing excellence in the region.

    Hosted by award winning journalist and editor of North West Business Insider, Chris Maguire, the conference will take place at Salford City Stadium from 9.45am – 3.15pm, and will feature world-class speakers and industry experts.

    Tickets to the conference are free, but places are limited and priority will be given to North West manufacturers.  We strongly advise you to secure your place now to avoid disappointment.

    Keynote Speakers:

    • Finbarr Dowling – Managing Director, Drive Technologies, Siemens, Congleton
    • David Cornwell – Managing Director, Oliver Valves
    • John Fenton – Special Project Manager, HMG Paints
    • Jackie Arnold – Head of Strategy and Business Planning, BAE Systems Maritime – Submarines
    • Professor John Ashcroft – The Saturday Economist
    • David Ost – Regional Director, EEF
    • Richard Jeffery – Director of Greater Manchester Business Growth Hub/MAS NW

    Why should you attend Manufacturing Matters NW 2013?

    The conference has been designed for business leaders and professionals from the manufacturing sector who are looking to grow, innovate and thrive.

    The day will feature insights into manufacturing excellence from major global brands, as well as innovative and inspiring manufacturers, with workshops, a panel discussion, personal growth stories, and information on how to get access to support and networking opportunities.

    Delegates will have the opportunity to hear about initiatives to improve access to finance for manufacturers, and assistance for exporting, as well as learning about the latest developments in Lean Manufacturing.

    You will also hear from industry experts about key sectors, issues and trends in manufacturing in the North West, and get an insight into the economic prospects for the sector for the UK and overseas.

    The full conference programme will be provided when you confirm your booking.


    We expect demand for places to be high, so pre registration for the conference is essential.  You can register by clicking here.

    Directions to the stadium can be found here.

    The conference is supported by the Manufacturing Advisory Service, EEF and NatWest/Lombard

    European Regional Development Fund Northern Powerhouse
    Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham