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Manufacturing

FT Future of Manufacturing Summit

Transformative Action to Enhance Industry 4.0 Value

London |  - 
Speakers include:
Peggy Hollinger

Peggy Hollinger

Financial Times

Michael Pooler

Michael Pooler

Financial Times

Peter Marsh

Peter Marsh

Author of The New Industrial Revolution

Overview

Gain valuable insights into the latest developments that are shaping manufacturing into the future. Hear a distinguished line-up of expert speakers address the issues that matter through a variety of formats including keynote presentations, interviews, discussions and audience Q&A. 

The FT Future of Manufacturing Summit 2018 will build on the success of previous editions and expand into a day and a half of content-packed discussions to provide a fresh perspective on the crucial issues impacting the industrial sector today. Senior business leaders and policy makers will share their insights, ideas and expertise on topics such as scaling up Industry 4.0. and opportunities and challenges when integrating digital and production; navigating the new normal of technological disruption and economic and geopolitical uncertainty; upskilling workforce and leadership in a rapidly evolving landscape and harnessing artificial intelligence in the collaborative factory floors.

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Photos

View photos from the 2017 event here.

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Testimonials

“Great event, setting a broad context landscape, looking at the future potential.”

  • Renaud Di FrancescoEurope Technology Standards Office

“Ideas that inspire and empower”

  • Ernie StelznerObjecttech Group Ltd.

“Industrial innovation thrives on new insights and perspectives, [and] the FT Summits are one way to draw together like minded individuals towards common goals.”

  • Mark McNallyJaguar Land Rover

“The conference attracts an above average number of senior industry people who have the position to lead change in their companies.”

  • Hans HoumesPA Consulting/Innovation/Technology

“An excellent opportunity to get a view on issues of importance from decision makers.”

  • Farid DailamiBristol Robotics Laboratory
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Why Attend?

  • Hear from corporate leaders on the game-changing technologies and trends impacting manufacturing
  • Gain critical insights on servitization of manufacturing: its drivers, process and the role of the customer
  • Explore best practices to overcome Industry 4.0 implementation challenges
  • Hear first-hand from manufacturing leaders on the proactive measures that they are taking to build and sustain a lead in the race to full Industry 4.0 implementation
  • Acquire real insights on how AI will revolutionize manufacturing
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to network with key stakeholders
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Chair (3)

Peggy Hollinger

Peggy Hollinger

Industry Editor
Financial Times

Peggy Hollinger was appointed the FT’s industry editor in September 2014. Prior to this, she had been a leader writer since September 2011. Ms Hollinger has also held the positions of the Paris bureau chief and Paris correspondent. Before that she was a UK company news editor and the retail correspondent. Joining the FT in 1987, she has also covered UK utilities and oil and gas and written for Lex. She graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, with an honours degree in history.

Michael Pooler

Michael Pooler

Industry Reporter
Financial Times

Michael Pooler is a reporter at the Financial Times, with a beat covering steel, engineering, general manufacturing and logistics. He joined the industry team in September 2015 after working on the World news desk for a year. Mr Pooler joined the FT in March 2014, doing companies and emerging markets reporting. Prior to that, he worked at a specialist financial publication covering infrastructure.  

Peter Marsh

Peter Marsh

former Manufacturing Editor, Financial Times
Author of The New Industrial Revolution

 

Peter Marsh is a journalist, and lecturer and commentator on 21st century manufacturing. His best known book is The New Industrial Revolution: Consumers, Globalization and the End of Mass Production, published in 2012 by Yale University Press. Mr Marsh has a programme of speaking engagements in 2016 on how countries can revitalise their economies using new ideas, following his other presentations on this subject in the US, UK, South Korea, China, Italy, Germany and Lithuania. In 2015, Mr Marsh started MadeHereNow, a website about UK manufacturing. From 1983 to 2013 he worked at the Financial Times where his most recent job was manufacturing editor. Mr Marsh has a degree in chemistry from the University of Nottingham. His other books have covered microchips (The Silicon Chip Book, Abacus), robotics (The Robot Age, Abacus) and the space industry (The Space Business, Penguin). Before the FT, Peter was employed as a journalist at the Luton Evening Post, Building Design magazine, and New Scientist.

Who Attends?

FT Live has a reputation for delivering very senior board level audiences to attend a wide range of world class thought-leadership events across the globe for nearly 40 years.

Be in good company with senior executives from the following sectors:

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace & defence
  • Apparel
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer electronics
  • Electrical Equipment & Appliances
  • Food and Beverage
  • Metals & Machinery
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Precision engineering
  • Robotics & Machine Tool

We have a limited number of complimentary places available for senior representatives of manufacturing firms. If you qualify, please apply here.

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Fees

Ticket Type

Price

Super Early Bird Tickets (Ends 3 May)

£799

Register online here

We have a limited number of complimentary tickets reserved for Senior Executives from Manufacturing Companies. If you qualify, apply for a place here.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Gain access to 200 Senior Executives from the UK and Global Manufacturing Industry, who will be attending the event;
  • Brand alignment with the FT and its unrivalled credibility;
  • Demonstrate thought leadership around the current critical issues affecting the manufacturing industry;
  • Benefit from sustained international visibility through our advertising and marketing campaigns.

Joe Hames

Commercial Manager, Global Industries

T: +44 (0)207 873 4551

M: +44 (0)791 329 2038

E: Joe.Hames@ft.com

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2017 Photos

To view photos from the 2017 event please click here.

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Lead Sponsor (1)

IBM is a globally integrated technology and consulting company headquartered in Armonk, New York. With operations in more than 170 countries, IBM attracts and retains some of the world's most talented people to help solve problems and provide an edge for businesses, governments and non-profits.

Innovation is at the core of IBM's strategy. The company develops and sells software and systems hardware and a broad range of infrastructure, cloud and consulting services.

Today, IBM is focused on five growth initiatives - Cloud, Big Data and Analytics, Mobile, Social Business and Security and transforming itself into a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company. IBMers are working with customers around the world to apply the company's business consulting, technology and R&D expertise to enable systems of engagement that deliver dynamic insights for businesses and governments worldwide.  

Innovative Partner (1)

Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency. Innovate UK works with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy - delivering productivity, new jobs and exports. Our aim at Innovate UK is to keep the UK globally competitive in the race for future prosperity. For further information and to stay updated on our latest news visit www.gov.uk/innovateuk, follow us on Twitter at @innovateuk or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/InnovateUK.

Venue

etc.venues St Paul's
200 Aldersgate
London EC1A 4HD

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3011 0830

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Contact Us

Toby Barran
Delegate Booking and Registration Enquiries
Financial Times
Mariana Schapira
Speaking Opportunities
Financial Times
Joe Hames
Sponsorship Opportunities
Financial Times
Steph O'Sullivan
Media Partner and Press Enquiries
Financial Times