These are crucial times for manufacturing. Rapid growth in developing markets, profound changes in demand patterns and the emergence of disruptive technologies are radically changing the ways in which goods and services are created, transported, distributed and consumed.
This transformation of the global manufacturing landscape is compelling businesses to rethink how and where to manufacture, how they work with their supply chains and how they adopt new technologies. As global competition intensifies and technological advances reshape entire manufacturing processes and products, it is critical for manufacturers to anticipate such transformations in order to take full advantage of the new opportunities presented.
The Financial Times will bring together senior business leaders and policy makers for a unique, high level discussion on the particular opportunities and challenges facing manufacturing worldwide. The conference will identify, analyse, and propose solutions on the key areas impacting the sector, including technological advancements, skills and talent improvement, innovation development, resource efficiency and industrial policy.