Manufacturing Succes

Strategic & Operational Challenges

26 February 2010 - Coventry Hilton Hotel

What are the key components of sustaining success in the manufacturing sector, and what are the operational and strategic constraints?

08.15 Registration

09.00 Manufacturing the recovery – options for the West Midlands
Welcome
Moderator’s comments, Larry Elliott, Business Editor, The Guardian
Business Conditions, Barrie Williams, Business Voice WM
Manufacturers Perspective, Tim Davis, Director of Quality, Jaguar Land Rover
Regional Strategy, Stephen Gray, Advantage West Midlands

10.00 Keynote Address
Ian Austin MP, Minister for the West Midlands
Q&A

10.45 Refreshments

11.15 Seminar A: Achieving Success, through Lean & Agile Collaboration
Dr Ben Clegg, Aston Business School
Prof. Mike Lewis, Bath University
Dr. Zoe Radnor, Warwick University
Alan Wood, Gleeds
Q&A

11.15 Seminar B: Development of the Electric Vehicle Market: hyperbole & reality?’
Prof Tom Donnelly, Coventry Business School
Dr Jason Begley, Coventry Business School
Q&A

12.15 Lunch

13.15 Seminar C: Performance Measurement & Quality Management
Prof. Jiju Anthony, Strathclyde University
Dr. Roger Cliffe, Quality Director, Vodafone
Dr. Prasanta Dey, Aston Business School
Malcolm Ryman M.D Spline Gauges U.K

13.15 Seminar D: Securing Fund Flows – access the appropriate sources
Patrick Palmer, Advantage West Midlands
Dr Steve Walker, Aston Re-investment Trust & Fair Finance Consortium
Gary Trueman, RBS
Q&A

14.15 Business Support & SMEs: Operational and Strategic challenges
Moderator: Larry Elliott, Business Editor, The Guardian
Simon Griffiths, Manufacturing Advisory Service – West Midlands
Darran Foxon, Business Link WM

Q&A (including feedback from seminars)

15.00 Concluding Remarks - Greg Hands MP, Shadow Economic Secretary

16.00 Close
Securing Fund Flows - access to the appropriate sources

Patrick Palmer, Advantage West Midlands

SME Business Support - Operational and Strategic Issues

Simon Griffiths, MAS

Securing Fund Flows

Gary Trueman, Regional Director, RBS

Manufacturing Success

Dr Steve Walker, Aston Re-investment Trust & Fair Finance Consortium

Lean Collaboration in construction

Alan Wood,Gleeds

Registration

Admission is free but delegates must register in advance.
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Sponsors


Coventry University
Fair Finance Consortium



Further Information

Contact Paul Forrest,
West Midlands Economic Forum at
mail@westmidlandseconomicforum.co.uk