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FT Future of Manufacturing Summit 2019

Adapting and Thriving in a Fragmented World

London |  - 
Speakers include:
Peter  Oswald

Peter Oswald

Mondi Group

Joe  Kaeser

Joe Kaeser

Siemens AG

Rana Foroohar

Rana Foroohar

Financial Times

Overview

These are volatile times for manufacturers. Shifting geopolitical dynamics, increasing protectionism, changes in trade and tariff policies and the prospect of Brexit are injecting uncertainty and profoundly disrupting long-established manufacturing operations and integrated supply chains.

Against this backdrop of political fragmentation, a parallel shift is taking place leading to increased decentralisation. More and more manufacturing companies are moving from the traditional centralised, large-scale production model to a more flexible, dispersed and closer to the end user approach. Enabled by digital and driven by the need for agility and reduced time to market to respond to customer needs, a new paradigm is emerging which is further pushing firms to more local sourcing and production.

Facing these macro shifts, how are firms optimising their production lines and supply chain capabilities? How are they reassessing priorities and taking a fresh look at their strategies to navigate the current changing landscape? What are the opportunities and challenges in building the resilient, connected, customer centric, circular and innovation-oriented companies that can survive and thrive in the long run?

The FT Future of Manufacturing Summit 2019 - now in its 6th edition - will provide a fresh perspective on the crucial issues impacting the industrial sector today. In this new context, senior business leaders and policy makers will share their insights, ideas and expertise on topics such as collaborative models driving supply chain transformation, human-centric workforce, green manufacturing and tech for intelligent operations.

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fallback Add to my Calendar 10/08/2019 13:30:0010/09/2019 18:00:00trueFT Future of Manufacturing Summit 2019These are volatile times for manufacturers. Shifting geopolitical dynamics, increasing protectionism, changes in trade and tariff policies and the prospect of Brexit are injecting uncertainty and profoundly disrupting long-established manufacturing operations and integrated supply chains.Against this backdrop of political fragmentation, a parallel shift is taking place leading to increased decentralisation. More and more manufacturing companies are moving from the traditional centralised, large-scale production model to a more flexible, dispersed and closer to the end user approach. Enabled by digital and driven by the need for agility and reduced time to market to respond to customer needs, a new paradigm is emerging which is further pushing firms to more local sourcing and production.Facing these macro shifts, how are firms optimising their production lines and supply chain capabilities? How are they reassessing priorities and taking a fresh look at their strategies to navigate the current changing landscape? What are the opportunities and challenges in building the resilient, connected, customer centric, circular and innovation-oriented companies that can survive and thrive in the long run?The FT Future of Manufacturing Summit 2019 - now in its 6th edition - will provide a fresh perspective on the crucial issues impacting the industrial sector today. In this new context, senior business leaders and policy makers will share their insights, ideas and expertise on topics such as collaborative models driving supply chain transformation, human-centric workforce, green manufacturing and tech for intelligent operations.FT-Future-of-Manufacturing-Summit-20197031d3ceeb87cd4527e9841d1ca683ebMM/DD/YYYY

Agenda - 8th Oct

  • 1:30pm
    Chair’s Opening Remarks
  • 1:35pm
    Keynote Address and Interview
  • 2:05pm
    The Big Picture Opening Panel – Making things in a Fragmented World

    The last couple of years have been turbulent for manufacturing. Shifting geo-political dynamics and a move to protectionism, trade wars, fluctuations in costs and exchange rates and the prospect of Brexit are profoundly disrupting global supply chains and manufacturing strategies. What are the new challenges and opportunities for manufacturers in the current unstable environment? How can they best adapt and thrive?

  • 2:55pm
    Focus on SMEs - Conversations and Case-Studies Series

    a) Start-ups and SMEs as seeds of innovation

    b) Start-ups and SMEs as source of talent

    c) Start-ups and access to funding

    d) Digitalisation and Scaling Up of SMEs

    These 5-minute conversation sessions /case-studies will be followed by a discussion on how SMEs and start-ups are navigating current landscape and planning for the future.

  • 3:45pm
    Networking Break
  • 4:00pm
    Human-centric Workforce

    Building a strong, skilled workforce is a key priority for the manufacturing sector. As manufacturers grapple with attracting and retaining tech-savvy talent among fierce competition, addressing gender imbalance, dealing with an aging workforce and training for roles that do not yet exist, how can recruitment, corporate structures and culture be adapted?  How can we ensure education and evergreen learning for the changing manufacturing workforce? What role should government and other stakeholders play in this transition?

  • 4:50pm
    On-stage Interview and Brainstorming Session
  • 5:25pm
    Chair’s Remarks and Highlights for Tomorrow
  • 5:30pm
    Networking Drinks

Agenda - 9th Oct

  • 9:00am
    Chair’s Remarks
  • 9:05am
    Government Introduction Followed by Dialogue: Transitioning to a post-Brexit Britain

    As the reality of Brexit sinks in, British manufacturers are managing uncertainty in the yet to be determined future relationship with the EU. As they prepare for potential disruption and increased administrative burden, senior business leaders will share their insights on manufacturing in a post-Brexit world. The discussion will be centred on trade with the EU and rest of the world, customs and logistics issues and recruitment challenges in a post “free movement of people” environment. Focus will also be place on government initiatives needed to drive investment to the United Kingdom.

  • 9:50am
    Special Presentation
  • 10:10am
    Sustainability Focus

    Panel Discussion: Accelerating Circular Economy and Sustainability Practices - Doing Well by Doing Good

    These days doing business based on good sustainability practices is increasingly becoming essential in the eyes of investors, customers and the community as a whole. Manufacturers are beginning to opt for circular business models and to rethink the relationship between materials, product design and production. What are leading companies doing? How are technologies such as IoT, big data, blockchain and additive manufacturing being explored to drive more sustainable manufacturing? What are the new business models (especially post-sale / consumption phase) emerging? What is the impact of this new drive on the life extension of manufactured products? How are we moving to effective implementation of technology and sustainable initiatives to decarbonise manufacturing?

  • 10:50am
    Networking Break
  • 11:10am
    Short Talk: Green Finance for Manufacturing

    As public sector and financial stakeholders deepen their commitment to clean products and the greening of manufacturing, what are the financing tools and mechanisms available to manufacturers to drive the transition?

  • 11:20am
    Short Talk: Advanced Materials for Manufacturing

    The manufacturing sector –in particular aerospace and automotive industries –are always in the look for tougher, lighter, and more heat-resistant materials to lessen emissions, cut fuel costs, and enable higher speeds. What is new in this space?

  • 11:30am
    Short Talk: Battery power

    What are the new battery technologies with transformative potential? What future for cars and electric planes to power grids?

  • 11:40am
    Panel Discussion: Resilient, Connected and Consumer-driven Supply Chains

    In today’s demand driven supply chain, real-time insight of critical events and movement of goods is critical for manufacturers not only to achieve efficiency gains but also to open up new business models and revenue streams. What technological, organisational and skill capabilities are needed to drive transformation to the smart supply chain? As the supply chain becomes a visible ecosystem to all the players involved – suppliers, transporters and customers – where are the opportunities and challenges in optimising responsiveness, reliability and customer satisfaction? What are the capabilities brought by blockchain? What new issues related to trust, liability and traceability arise in these partner-centric networks? What are the latest collaborative models supporting supply chain transformation?

  • 12:30pm
    Networking Lunch
  • 1:30pm
    Panel Discussion: Customer-centric Operations

    Technology is creating a world of individualised and on-demand experiences and manufacturers are increasingly developing customer-centric business strategies to support new ways of interactions with their consumers and respond to their expectations of agility, customisation and sustainability.  How are customers’ behaviours impacting design, service propositions and life extension of products? How can manufacturing harness the sharing economy to access equipment and ideas, improve co-creation processes and get closer to customers? What is the role of digital platforms in reaching the end-user? How has consumer behaviour been affected by online shopping experiences and how is this impacting manufacturing?

  • 2:20pm
    Circular Dialogues

    An opportunity for delegates to discuss and reflect on what they have heard on stage in small groups, joined by journalists and speakers.

  • 2:35pm
    On-Stage Interview
  • 2:55pm
    Spotlight Session

    Spotlight 1): Automotive - What does the future of mobility mean for today’s manufacturers? From autonomous driving to next generation architectures and mobility on-demand, the connected car is redefining the future of mobility. What does the conversion from manufacturers to mobility providers, shared platforms and collaborative models mean for manufacturers?

    Spotlight 2): Space Manufacturing: Is it time for “Made in Space”? What are the technologies, capabilities and possibilities, and where do we stand in this race?

  • 3:25pm
    Networking Break
  • 3:45pm
    Panel Discussion: Collaborative Innovation and Ecosystems

    Partnerships, alliances and collaborative developments are hardly novel but new technology architectures and data access and leverage are bringing together complementary systems, technologies and players for the benefit of different users. How are open collaborative communities and technology databases enabling the matching, sharing and exchange between diverse and often unrelated innovation partners? What roles are start-ups, SMEs, catapults, universities and OEMs set to play in this new environment?

  • 4:30pm
    Focus on AI
  • 4:50pm
    Panel Discussion: Applying Transformational Tech for Intelligent Operations - Which Technology, Where to Deploy and to What End?

    Technology is having a profound impact on the way factories operate today, helping manufacturers find new business models, fine-tune product quality, and optimise manufacturing processes. As manufacturers experiment with IIoT, AI, advanced automation and blockchain they are often faced with the question of which technology to use, for which purpose and how to effectively integrate different technologies to capture value. Where are the technologies’ breakthroughs, best practices and success stories? Can sustainability be the filter to choose one technology over another? How to get implementation right and bridge the gap between pilots and company-wide rollouts?

  • 5:35pm
    Looking to the Future Wrap-up
  • 5:50pm
    Chair's Closing Remarks

Speakers (2)

Peter  Oswald

Peter Oswald

CEO
Mondi Group

Peter has significant manufacturing industry experience, having worked in the packaging and paper sector for more than 27 years. In 2013 Peter was voted European CEO and Global CEO of the paper industry by RISI.  

Peter began his career with Deutsche Bank and automotive company KTM. He joined the Mondi Group in 1992 as Head of Internal Audit of subsidiary Frantschach. After serving as CEO of the bag and flexibles business from 1995 to 2001, he was appointed CEO of Mondi Packaging Europe in 2002, leading its subsequent integration into the new Mondi packaging division in 2004. Having held a number of senior executive roles within Mondi, Peter was appointed CEO of the Europe & International Division in January 2008. Peter took over as CEO of the Mondi Group in May 2017.

He was a member of the supervisory board of Telekom Austria AG between 2008 and 2014, and of MIBA AG between 2014 and 2015, as well as Chair of the supervisory board of OMV from 2015 to 2016. From 2016 to 2017 Peter chaired the European paper association CEPI. 

Peter graduated in law from the University of Vienna with honours, and in business administration from WU-Vienna Business School.

Joe  Kaeser

Joe Kaeser

President and Chief Executive Officer
Siemens AG

Moderators (4)

Rana Foroohar

Rana Foroohar

Global Business Columnist and Associate Editor
Financial Times

Rana Foroohar is Global Business Columnist and an Associate Editor at the Financial Times, based in New York. She is also CNN’s global economic analyst. Her book, “Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business” (Crown), about why the capital markets no longer support business, was shortlisted for the Financial Times McKinsey Book of the Year award in 2016.

Prior to joining the FT and CNN, Foroohar spent 6 years at TIME, as an assistant managing editor and economic columnist. She previously spent 13 years at Newsweek, as an economic and foreign affairs editor and a foreign correspondent covering Europe and the Middle East. During that time, she was awarded the German Marshall Fund’s Peter Weitz Prize for transatlantic reporting. She has also received awards and fellowships from institutions such as the Johns Hopkins School of International Affairs and the East West Center.  She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Sylvia Pfeifer

Sylvia Pfeifer

Acting Industry Editor
Financial Times

Sylvia Pfeifer is the FT's Acting Industry Editor based in London. She was previously part of the FT's Energy team and Energy Editor from 2010 to 2012. She joined the paper in 2008 to cover the defence industry. She was Deputy Business Editor of the Sunday Telegraph prior to that and City Editor of The Business newspaper, previously Sunday Business, where she was part of the launch team in 1998 and covered the energy industry as well as industrials. She graduated from Oxford University. 

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 under the Marjorie Deane Fellowship, reporting on companies and markets. Prior to that, he worked at a specialist financial publication covering infrastructure.

Patrick  McGee

Patrick McGee

Frankfurt Correspondent
Financial Times

Patrick McGee is the FT's Frankfurt correspondent, covering German industry. He writes about everything from cars and planes to software and big data. In 2013 he joined the FT in Hong Kong to launch the Asia arm of fastFT, our real-time website on what's moving markets. He was previously a bond reporter at the Wall Street Journal in New York. He has a degree in religious studies from the University of Toronto and is currently pursuing a Master's in Global Diplomacy at Soas, University of London.

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Advisory board (11)

Jean-Philippe Hermine

Jean-Philippe Hermine

Vice President, Strategic Environmental Planning
Groupe Renault

Born in 1964, Jean-Philippe Hermine has graduated as Geologist Engineer from the Nancy School of Geology. He joined Renault in 1996 and led the environmental audits during the corporate restructuring and acquisitions of the Group (RVI, Volvo, Dacia, Samsung Motors).

 

In 2000, he was appointed head of the environmental network managing issues such as soil contamination, atmospheric emissions or waste performances in manufacturing plants.

 

In 2004, he joined the Strategic Environmental Planning Department to coordinate the implementation of Renault’s recycling policy and the creation of innovative and strategic partnerships on materials recycling and recovery.

 

In 2009, he was appointed Head of the Energy & Hygiene Safety Environment Department, in charge of Renault sites worldwide.

 

Since July 2011, Mr Hermine is Vice President in charge of Strategic Environmental Planning for the Renault Group and CEO of Renault Environment. Director of the Plan and strategy for the Environment for the Renault group since July 2011, Mr Hermine works to elaborate and apply a coherent environmental policy for the Group, its products and their production, including all brands and activities.

 

He is also Managing Director of Renault Environment, a Holding which manages Renault’s participation in 3 subsidiaries in the recycling area, specializing in the end-of-life of products and the valorization of metallic waste.

 

Since 2012, Mr Hermine is also member of the Ethics and Conformity committee for Groupe Renault.

Daria   Donati

Daria Donati

Director, Business Development and Innovation
GE Healthcare Life Sciences

Daria Donati is Director for Business Development and Innovation for GE Healthcare Life Sciences, based in Uppsala, Sweden. She leads growth initiatives and development of key partnerships in biopharma manufacturing.

 

Daria joined GE Healthcare in 2008 and has held various commercial and operational roles in the Enterprise Solutions biomanufacturing business. She was instrumental in driving the development and commercialization of the KUBio, the first off-the-shelf facility for monoclonal antibody manufacturing,

 

Before GE, Daria worked with the World Health Organization’s Multilateral Initiative on Malaria, supporting capacity building in sub-Saharan Africa,

 

Daria holds PhDs in transplant immunology and biotechnology from the University of Pisa, Italy, and in experimental medicine from Karolinska Institute, Sweden. She has served as a principal investigator for malaria immunology, infectious diseases, and vaccines.

Jagjit Srai

Jagjit Srai

Head of the Centre for International Manufacturing,
IfM (Institute for Manufacturing) Cambridge University

Dr Jagjit Singh Srai is Head of the Centre for International Manufacturing, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge. He has Director/Investigator roles across several major multi-disciplinary research projects, bringing an engineering and strategic operations management perspective to the design, analysis and operation of international supply chains. Research projects explore the disruptive impacts of new production and digital technologies on supply chains, markets and regulation, involving close collaborations with industry, academia, and public bodies. Jag also advises leading multinationals, governments and international institutions including UNCTAD, UNIDO, WEF. Previous roles were in industry with Unilever working as a Supply Chain Director of a multinational regional business, Technical Director of a national business and other senior management positions. Dr Srai holds a first-class honours degree in Chemical Engineering from Aston University, MPhil and PhD degrees in International Supply Networks from Cambridge University, is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers.

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 under the Marjorie Deane Fellowship, reporting on companies and markets. Prior to that, he worked at a specialist financial publication covering infrastructure.

Dirk Pilat

Dirk Pilat

Deputy Director, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry
OECD

Dirk Pilat, a Dutch national, is Deputy Director of the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation. He supports the Director of STI in overseeing OECD’s work on innovation, business and productivity dynamics, science and technology, digital economy policy, consumer policy as well as the statistical work associated with each of these areas. He also helps ensure this work contributes to the strategic objectives of the Organisation to support and develop better policies for better lives.Dirk joined the OECD in February 1994 and has worked on many policy issues since then, including innovation, the role of digital technologies for economic growth, climate change and environmental innovation, labour markets, regulatory reform, global value chains, productivity and entrepreneurship, as well as health innovation. He is currently helping to coordinate the OECD's new Going Digital project, which is a multidisciplinary, cross-cutting initiative that aims to help policymakers better understand the digital transformation that is taking place and help articulate recommendations for pro-active policies that will help to drive greater growth and societal well-being.Dirk was responsible for the OECD’s Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy from 2006 to January 2009, and for the Committee on Industry, Innovation and Entrepreneurship from February 2009 to December 2012.Before joining the OECD, he was a researcher at the University of Groningen, where he also earned his PhD in Economics, working primarily on productivity and economic growth.

Sylvia Pfeifer

Sylvia Pfeifer

Acting Industry Editor
Financial Times

Sylvia Pfeifer is the FT's Acting Industry Editor based in London. She was previously part of the FT's Energy team and Energy Editor from 2010 to 2012. She joined the paper in 2008 to cover the defence industry. She was Deputy Business Editor of the Sunday Telegraph prior to that and City Editor of The Business newspaper, previously Sunday Business, where she was part of the launch team in 1998 and covered the energy industry as well as industrials. She graduated from Oxford University. 

Guy Norris

Guy Norris

Principal Consulting
PA Consulting

Guy Norris leads PA Consulting’s Aerospace, Defence and Security Industries competitiveness campaign and is a major contributor to the company’s Digital Supply Chain proposition. He joined PA in 2016 following a 20-year career in industry across aerospace, defence, nuclear, marine and energy sectors. During his time at PA Guy has continued to support aerospace and defence companies, while operating in new sectors such as life sciences and consumer goods. He has helped clients to make step changes in their performance through product and lifecycle cost reduction initiatives, defining and implementing digital factory and supply chain vision and strategy, supply chain strategy and footprint optimisation, and operational excellence focus. During his time in industry Guy held senior positions working internationally across the product lifecycle from concept design to product development, manufacturing and aftermarket support, giving him a rare breadth of experience and in-depth understanding of the criticality of strong cross-functional, through-lifecycle-collaboration.

Guy holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Durham and an MBA from the Open University. He is an active member of the Chartered Management Institute.

Hamid  Mughal

Hamid Mughal

Director
Global Manufacturing, Rolls-Royce

Hamid Mughal is an internationally acclaimed manufacturing leader with over 28 years of experience in the automotive and aerospace Industries. During this period he has held senior positions in a variety of disciplines ranging from Product Engineering to Supply Chain Management. He joined Rolls-Royce in 2001 from BMW Group where he was Director of New Product Programmes.

In his current role as Director of Manufacturing, Rolls-Royce plc, Dr Mughal is responsible for leading the manufacturing activities and strategies across the company’s manufacturing base. This includes the development and deployment of manufacturing methods, standards, technologies, systems and lean practices to achieve Best in Class performance. He is also responsible for the professional development of the global manufacturing community in the company.

Dr Mughal has an Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering, BA in Mathematics and Technology, MSc in Production Engineering & Management and a Doctorate in Manufacturing Systems.  He has a keen interest in the latest developments in manufacturing and supply chain management and contributes regularly to professional bodies in his capacity as Pro Chancellor University of Nottingham and External Professor at Manufacturing at Cranfield and Sheffield Universities. He is a Chartered Engineer, winner of the IET’s International Manufacturing Gold Medal, Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering, IMechE and IET and a Board member of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. 

Dr Mughal passionately believes in the social and economic value of Manufacturing. He plays a leading role in the advancement of competitive manufacturing by promoting collaborative programmes such as the Global network of Advanced Manufacturing Research Centres, the development & application of Lean Production Systems, The Future of Manufacturing project with the UK Government Office of Science and cross-sector education and training programmes for industrial leaders.

Dr Mughal received an OBE in the 2014 New Year’s Honours for services to Innovation, Technology and Manufacturing.

Patrick  McGee

Patrick McGee

Frankfurt Correspondent
Financial Times

Patrick McGee is the FT's Frankfurt correspondent, covering German industry. He writes about everything from cars and planes to software and big data. In 2013 he joined the FT in Hong Kong to launch the Asia arm of fastFT, our real-time website on what's moving markets. He was previously a bond reporter at the Wall Street Journal in New York. He has a degree in religious studies from the University of Toronto and is currently pursuing a Master's in Global Diplomacy at Soas, University of London.

Greg Conary

Greg Conary

Vice President, Group Strategy and Government Affairs
Schneider Electric
Rafael Cayuela

Rafael Cayuela

Corporate Chief Economist
The Dow Chemical Company

Rafael Cayuela is the Corporate Chief Economist at The Dow Chemical Company and member of the Dow global Corporate Strategy Team. In this role Mr Cayuela helps to translate the various macroeconomic and industry disruptive mega trends into Dow corporate strategy, working closely with key stakeholders; including regulators, governments, think tanks, consultants and international organizations.

In his capacity Mr Cayuela actively engages with global chemical associations, like the European Chemical Association (CEFIC) or the American Chemical Council (ACC), as well as with inter-national organizations like the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the G20, OECD, European Commission, International Energy Agency (IEA), World Economic Forums (WEF) and others. Rafael is also the chairman of the CEFIC Flagship Mid Century Project, a foresight strategic exercise on the future of the European chemical industry by the mid-century.

Mr Cayuela is an economist by education and has more than fifteen years of experience within the chemical industry across the world. Mr Cayuela started his career for Dow Chemical in Madrid, Spain, while moving early in his career into Dow global headquarters in Midland, Michigan. Currently he is based at Dow European headquarters in Horgen, Switzerland since 2007. Mr Cayuela holds a Master’s degree in European Economics from the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium, an MBA from Northwood University in Midland Michigan and an Executive MBA from the University of Chicago USA.

Mr Cayuela is also the author of the book The Future of the Chemical Industry by 2050, published by Wiley in May 2013 and he is an active international speaker about the Economy, the Chemical Industry, Bio-economy, Sustainability and Digitalization as a major business opportunities for the long term outlook of the Industry. Mr Cayuela is also working on a new WILEY book on the Chemical Industry under the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the Sustainable, Digital and Citizens One and another one on the need to develop a new sustainable, socio, political and economic framework and model for the next century.

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  • Hear from corporate leaders on how they are optimising their production lines and supply chain capabilities to navigate the current landscape of protectionism, tariffs, trade wars and Brexit.
  • Gain critical insights from leading companies on accelerating circular economy and sustainability practices.
  • Explore customer-centric business strategies to respond to customers’ expectations of agility, customisation and sustainability.
  • Hear first-hand from manufacturing leaders on implementing and scaling up transformational tech for intelligent operations.
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to network with key stakeholders.
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Lead Sponsors (2)

Autodesk makes software for people who make things.  If you’ve ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you’ve experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software.

Everyone—from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists and hobbyists—uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges. Autodesk software is available free to students, teachers and educational institutions around the world to help cultivate the next generation of designers, engineers and manufacturers.

The future of manufacturing is being driven by disruption in the way products are created and consumed. Autodesk equips designers, engineers and makers to thrive in this “new industrial revolution” underway. We provide manufacturing software solutions that enable customers to innovate and create products that take advantage of changes in digital fabrication, consumer expectations and connected services. Our solutions are built on the Autodesk Forge platform; a set of cloud services that connect design, engineering, visualization, collaboration, production and operations workflows. The Autodesk Forge Fund will invest up to $100M in companies that develop innovative solutions or services that are connected to this platform. 

The company is developing cutting-edge 3D printing technology, generative design software, machine learning capabilities, human-robotics interfaces and more that make it possible to create things in entirely new ways.  Together with its customers, Autodesk is changing the way the world is designed and made.

Mondi Group is a global industry leader in sustainable packaging and paper solutions. We are fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain - from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and plastic films, to developing and manufacturing effective industrial and consumer packaging solutions. Mondi has a strong track record of commercial and manufacturing excellence, with a passion for lean processes and quality. We believe digitalisation is a core source of future competitive advantage – it will enable us to reach the next level of production efficiency and customer interaction.  As will our focus on making manufacturing a diverse and inclusive environment for our 26,000+ employees in 100+ plants across 30+ countries.

Sustainability is embedded in everything Mondi does. This includes securing wood from responsible sources, minimising environmental impact and working with customers to create EcoSolutions that are sustainable by design – paper where possible, plastic when useful. We have been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2008 and the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index Series since 2007.

In 2018, Mondi had revenues of €7.48 billion and underlying EBITDA of €1.76 billion. This follows more than 10 years of successful growth as a LSE/JSE listed company, building on our heritage of 50 years as Mondi and more than 200 years in papermaking. 

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Centrica plc is an international energy and services company. Our purpose is to provide energy and services to satisfy the changing needs of our customers.

We’ve been serving customers for over 200 years and aim to be at the centre of their daily lives - central to helping them run their world.

Under the Centrica Business Solutions banner, we deliver integrated energy solutions, combining distributed energy technologies and a variety of commercial options to help businesses and other large energy users to improve performance and cost management, strengthen resilience, and create opportunities for growth.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, headquartered in Tokyo, is one of the world’s leading industrial firms with over 83,000 group employees and annual consolidated revenue of around 38 billion U.S. dollars. For more than 130 years, the company has channeled big thinking into innovative and integrated solutions that move the world forward. MHI Group owns a unique business portfolio covering land, sea, sky and space.

MHI Group provides world-class technical solutions across the entire energy value chain that enable industry-leading production efficiency and significantly reduced environmental impact. MHI Group’s energy portfolio spans conventional and nuclear power, including GTCC (gas turbine combined-cycle) and IGCC (integrated coal gasification), renewable energy solutions such as offshore wind turbines, geothermal and organic rankine cycle power generation technology as well as turbomachinery. MHI Group is leading the change in the industrial and power generation sectors through its advanced technology, service and digital solutions.

For more information, please visit MHI’s website: www.mhi.com

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Flanders Investment and Trade is a government development agency at the Belgian Embassy in London.

We provide confidential expert advice on doing business on the European continent, using Flanders as the gateway. Our services are tailored to your business needs and are free of charge. We can help you find the right location and get you in touch with the right specialist or partner. Flanders Investment and Trade will guide you through our tax incentives and available grants to maximize opportunity.

Feel free to contact us on flandersinvestmentandtrade@flanders.co.uk or +44 (0)207 307 77 10 regarding any query on doing business in Europe. 

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