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Sheffield City Region Gears Up For The Global Manufacturing Festival

posted 10 Feb 2012, 02:28 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 25 Mar 2013, 09:34 ]
The UK remains the sixth biggest economy in the world. One of its strengths is in high technology manufacturing sectors such as aerospace, power generation, oil and gas exploration, medical components etc. with which it trades with the world.

The UK is focused on growing its trade in these products and is investing heavily in research, technology and equipment to do that.

Sheffield and its region sits at the hub of these supply chains because of its nationally unique expertise in high performance engineering materials and components. Sheffield is the place where design engineers come for solutions to their material problems as they develop products for the future international markets.

Consequently, Sheffield is the natural place to host the UK’s premier convention and trade show. This is a conference for business leaders and buyers who wish to target new markets and new products or source high performance materials and components for their existing activities.

Wednesday 21st March - Get Up To Speed Event
Blue Shed at Ekspan, 11:00am - 6.00pm
An interactive event aimed at showcasing the sector to school children, students and
parents and building confidence in the sector as a good place to work.

Wednesday 21st March - Convention Launch & Management Lecture
Octagon Centre, University of Sheffield, 6.00pm
Official launch of the convention followed by the university management lecture by Sir Roger Bone, Chairman of Boeing UK. The evening ends with a buffet reception.

Thursday 22nd March - Convention & Trade Show
City Hall, Ballroom, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Covering three areas strategically important to the sector. Including UK Strategy and Support, New Markets & Opportunities and Technology and Commercialisation. Aimed to challenge the sector and highlight international opportunities and how to exploit them.

Thursday 22nd March - Made in Sheffield Dinner
Cutlers Hall, Sheffield, 7.00pm
Awards dinner in the setting of the magnificent Cutlers Hall celebrating everything that is good in UK manufacturing.

Individual tickets are £99+VAT Priced & include:
21st - Conference Launch, Management Lecture and Buffet.
22nd - Conference and Trade Show

For general information contact Kate Stephenson at Sheffield Chamber of Commerce
Tel: 0114 201 8899

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