The National Manufacturing Debate is an annual event hosted by Cranfield University. The event brings together manufacturing professionals from a range of sectors to discuss and debate current challenges in the industry, and encourage networking and collaboration across the sector to enable continued and long-term growth.
Dick Elsy, CEO gave one of the keynote addresses in the morning and participated as a panel member in the debate which was led by Maggie Philbin.
The event which was introduced by Lord Alex Broers and attended by Minister of State for Business and Enterprise Michael Fallon, was well supported by key stakeholders in UK manufacturing.
Commenting on the event Dick Elsy said: “This was my first attendance at the National Manufacturing Debate and I was very impressed by the quality of the event led by Cranfield University. I was also very encouraged by the consistency of messages from the keynote speakers and in the debate, about what needs to be done to build greater manufacturing capability in the UK. It has confirmed that we are doing the right things within HVM Catapult to bring industry, government and academia together on that mission”