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The Future of Manufacturing in Cumbria

Date: April 15th, 09:30-12:30

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) would like to invite you to join us at the Future of Manufacturing in Cumbria Summit, with Keynote Speaker Juergen Maier, former Chief Executive of Siemens UK and founder of the successful Made Smarter programme.

CLEP’s Advanced Manufacturing Sector Panel is leading the event, which is open to all manufacturing businesses in Cumbria, or to individuals working with manufacturing businesses.

The Summit is taking place on Thursday, April 15 from 9.30am to 12:30pm, via Zoom videoconference, and will also feature contributions from Alan Cross at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and Simon Lee, Supply Chain Director at BAE.

Juergen Maier champions prosperity generation in northern regions and is a board member of both the Northern Powerhouse Partnership and the Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership. He was also a member of the Industrial Strategy Council, which until recently provided impartial and expert advice to government.

The STFC is a UK Government agency that carries out research in science and engineering and funds UK research in areas including particle physics, nuclear physics, space science and astronomy, both ground-based and space-based. Alan will be talking to attendees about the world of smart factories and how space technology could drive our manufacturing sector in the future.

Simon Lee will outline BAE’s approach to supply chains and the importance of local supply chain resilience.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of all presenters, and there will be a panel discussion on how Cumbrian businesses can make the most of future opportunities in the manufacturing sector.

The event will be co-hosted by John Coughlan, Chair of CLEP’s Advanced Manufacturing Sector Panel, and CLEP’s Chief Executive Jo Lappin.

The free online event will take place from 9:30 – 12:30 on 15 April.


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