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One-hour sessions cover key manufacturing and supply chain issues, presented by top speakers in their industry fields. Places fill up fast so book yours early!

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Sessions 1 to 6 and 7 to 11 (Engineering) take place in Seminar Theatre 1 and
sessions 13 to 18 and 19 to 23 (Electronics) take place in Seminar Theatre 2.

Seminar Session Details
Time
No 1: Designing for Commercial Success and New Product Development
Understanding the foundations of workable, marketable product innovation and design. Discover how to develop and design products that become commercial successes. From feasibility studies, market research, design and development (aesthetic, mechanical and electronic), through to finding a manufacturing route.
Stefan Knox, Bang Creations
 
9:45, 12-Feb-2014
No 2: Best Practice and World Class Manufacturing
How aiming towards best practice consolidates improvement activities bringing significant cost savings and productivity efficiencies. Case studies of 10 manufacturers who demonstrate excellence in design, performance, quality and customer satisfaction.
David Kilroy & Ailsa Kaye, Manufacturing Insight
 
10:50, 12-Feb-2014
No 3: Lean - a Universal Tool for Eliminating Waste in Manufacturing and Service Industries
Value is everything that happens in supplying customer needs that you can charge the customer for - everything else is waste and should be minimised or eliminated. Covering Lean principles and concepts with case studies in manufacturing and service sectors this should give the audience an appetite for lean and process improvement!
Tim Scurlock, Director, Automotive Lean Consulting
 
11:50, 12-Feb-2014
No 4: CE Marking of Machinery and new products into Europe for 2014 and Beyond
An overview of the CE marking process, requirements and forthcoming changes for manufacturers and importers of machinery and new products being introduced and placed on the market within the UK and the wider European community.
Peter Evans, Compliance Engineer, The CE Marking Association
 
13:00, 12-Feb-2014
No 5: Supply Chain and SC21
How to get the best value from purchasing and supply chain improvement in the aerospace and defence industries. Increase your competitive edge and market share by developing collaborative relationships with your suppliers and customers.
Mike Harrison, ABSL (ATOL Business Services Limited)
 
14:10, 12-Feb-2014
No 6: Demystifying Patents and Trade Marks
Why they are so important to UK industry and technology/electronic manufacturers. What is "Patent Box" and how may it help to save tax?
Hugh Dunlop, Partner at RGC Jenkins & Co
 
15:20, 12-Feb-2014
No 7: Supply Chain and SC21
How to get the best value from purchasing and supply chain improvement in the aerospace and defence industries. Increase your competitive edge and market share by developing collaborative relationships with your suppliers and customers.
Mike Harrison, ABSL (ATOL Business Services Limited)
 
9:45, 13-Feb-2014
No 8: Springs, Pressings, Hi-Tech Design and Glamour
World speed record, Formula 1, Tele-communication Satellites, Theatre, Security, Chimney Demolition, Medical Research - all in my days' work.
David Banks-Fear, Managing Director, Southern Springs & Pressings Limited
 
11:00, 13-Feb-2014
No 9: Lean - a universal tool for eliminating waste in manufacturing and service industries
Value is everything that happens in supplying customer needs that you can charge the customer for - everything else is waste and should be minimised or eliminated. Covering Lean principles and concepts, this seminar (with case studies in both manufacturing and service industries) should give the audience an appetite for lean and process improvement!
Tim Scurlock, Director, Automotive Lean Consulting
 
12:15, 13-Feb-2014
No 10: Selling to Emerging Markets focusing on Russia, Middle East, China and Brazil
Understanding the market potential and trading challenges of these growing economies. Outlining import certification and test requirements, providing invaluable first hand insight and guidelines to assist exporters.
Sergey Putintsev, Business Development Manager, TUV Rheinland UK Limited
 
13:30, 13-Feb-2014
No 11: How to Identify and Manage Procurement Risk
Risk mitigation strategies lie at the heart of procurement governance. Gain insight to managing financial risk, supply chain risk, intellectual property risk and pricing risks.
Stephen Ashcroft, Brian Farrington Ltd
 
14:45, 13-Feb-2014
No 13: Selling to Emerging Markets focusing on Russia, Middle East, China and Brazil
Understanding the market potential and trading challenges of these growing economies. Outlining import certification and test requirements, providing invaluable first hand insight and guidelines to assist exporters.
Sergey Putintsev, Business Development Manager, TUV Rheinland UK Limited
 
9:45, 12-Feb-2014
No 14: Packaging Regulations, are you Handling it?
An overview of the Packaging Regulations, their impact on business and the Government’s red tape initiative. Packaging Regulations are here to stay and promise both an administrative and financial challenge for businesses. With rising targets through to 2017, data accuracy is an increasingly important issue for industry.
Andy Fay, Kite Environmental Solutions
 
10:50, 12-Feb-2014
No 15: Declarations of Conformity – Are yours still valid?
This presentation will start by establishing the necessary information that manufacturers should include on their Declarations of Conformity (DoCs) for the EMC Directive. Why so many DoCs become invalid over time, how to prevent this and stop your product becoming non-compliant.
Nick Wainwright, CEO, York EMC Services
 
11:50, 12-Feb-2014
No 16: What makes Good Design, How to Generate Good Ideas
Good design is the foundation both of fast-growing businesses and established market leaders, and the secret to international competitiveness. It all starts with a good idea, so you need to have as many good ideas as possible. Stefan will run through how to generate and develop the good ideas that will transform your products.
Stefan Knox, Bang Creations
 
13:00, 12-Feb-2014
No 17: Best Practice and World Class Manufacturing
How aiming towards best practice consolidates improvement activities bringing significant cost savings and productivity efficiencies. Case studies of 10 manufacturers who demonstrate excellence in design, performance, quality and customer satisfaction.
David Kilroy & Ailsa Kaye, Manufacturing Insights
 
14:10, 12-Feb-2014
No 18: SC21 Case Study
The SC21 programme and the challenges that Aerospace industry faces. What activities need to be undertaken to gain SC21 recognition how they were applied by TÜV SÜD Product Service on their route to gaining Silver Award status and the benefits that it has brought to their business.
Jean-Louis Evans, MD, TUV SUD Product Service
 
15:20, 12-Feb-2014
No 19: What Makes Good Design, How To Generate Good Ideas
Good design is the foundation both of fast-growing businesses and established market leaders, and the secret to international competitiveness. It all starts with a good idea, so you need to have as many good ideas as possible. Stefan will run through how to generate and develop the good ideas that will transform your products.
Stefan Knox, Bang Creations
 
9:45, 13-Feb-2014
No 20: CE Marking for Consumer Products and Professional Electronics
This seminar will guide you through what you need to know about the CE marking requirements for electrical and electronic equipment placed on the European Market.
Mark Penton, Retail Laboratory Manager, TUV SUD Product Service
 
11:00, 13-Feb-2014
No 21: Let’s sharpen your commercial negotiation skills!
Negotiation needs continually sharpening, even for full CIPS members. Explore six techniques of persuasion and test your responses to the suppliers ‘top ten’ negotiation statements.
Stephen Ashcroft, Brian Farrington Ltd
 
12:15, 13-Feb-2014
No 22: To Automate or not to Automate, That is the Question
Low volume electronics manufacture has traditionally relied on hand assembly and testing. Yet, the quality variations introduced during manual manufacture means that in some cases, even very low volume manufacture may be better served by automation. In this session, Peter Grundy sets out to explore the many different aspects of automation, from assembly to quality/inspection, and asks "are you really using automation effectively?"
Peter Grundy, Altus Group Limited
 
13:30, 13-Feb-2014
No 23: Demystifying Patents and Trade Marks
Why they are so important to UK industry and technology/electronic manufacturers. What is "Patent Box" and how may it help me to save tax?
Hugh Dunlop, Partner at RGC Jenkins & Co
 
14:45, 13-Feb-2014

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