Cranfield University is set to host its first Manufacturing and Materials Week 2020. The virtual event, kicking off on Monday 30 November, will bring together industry professionals and policymakers from all over the globe to celebrate manufacturing and the green recovery, and to look ahead at the industry’s role in a post-Covid world.
During the week, events will include:
- National Manufacturing Debate – ‘Decarbonisation: opportunities for the manufacturing sector’.
- Manufacturing 2075 - a global forum to discuss very long-term manufacturing challenges. The theme this year is post-Covid-19 paradigms in manufacturing of materials.
- Manufacturing careers panel – led by Cranfield’s Professor Helen Atkinson CBE FREng, Pro-Vice-Chancellor.
Speakers during the week include:
- Alan Howard, Design and Manufacturing Lead, The Institution of Engineering and Technology
- Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Labour Shadow Minister for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Jane Gardner, Managing Director, European Resilient Flooring Manufacturers' Institute
- Dick Elsy CBE, Chief Executive of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult
- Sarah Olney MP, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Business and Environment
Register for Manufacturing and Materials Week