As the manufacturing sector continues to rapidly evolve propelled by a series of disruptive forces, existing business models are undergoing a profound transformation.
Major technological innovations are fueling momentous change and creating novel, revolutionary approaches to the way that products are designed, manufactured and used. The emergence and convergence of complex new materials, processes and technologies – such as big data analytics, advanced robotics, the internet of things and additive manufacturing – are shaping the economics of production and distribution within the sector.
As consumer demands change, products become smarter, traditional boundaries between industries disappear and operating models get transformed into digital ones, what strategies are forward-thinking manufacturers adopting to create and capture value? What do manufacturers need to do now to adapt, shape and harness the technological revolution? How can they best prepare to face the challenges that lie ahead and benefit from the new forms of optimisation and revenue sources that digital capabilities deliver? In this dynamic and uncertain environment for manufacturing, what are the key priorities for government and business? How can government, industry and academia work in tandem to create ecosystems conducive to innovation? After Brexit, which way forward for manufacturing?
The FT Future of Manufacturing Summit will once again bring together senior business leaders and policy makers for a unique, high level discussion on the latest developments that are shaping manufacturing into the future. Join us in London to gain valuable insights on the key areas impacting the sector, including drivers and megatrends, technological advancements, new forms of collaboration and the renewed role of the workforce.