Greater Lincolnshire Manufacturing Conference 2017 - Manufacturing in Action

15/09/2017 - 08:00 - 14:00 - Free

About the Event

The conference will bring together leaders from the sector who will share ideas on the future of manufacturing, including additive manufacturing, innovation, Brexit implications and an update on what the Midlands Engine is doing to support the region’s advanced manufacturing supply chain.

The event will feature presentations from leading industry speakers, local skills providers, an exhibition, networking and a complimentary buffet lunch. This will be followed by the opportunity to join an industry site tour to Siemens Gas Turbine Service Centre at Teal Park or FCC Environment Energy from Waste Plant at Whisby Way.


Book your place!

Attendance is free of charge and places are limited so be sure to book your place by visiting:


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Outline Programme (subject to change)

08:00    Registration, Networking, Exhibition & Refreshments

08:45    Welcome

             Councillor Colin Davie, Lincolnshire County Council

08:55    Support for the Manufacturing Sector

             Steve Middlebrough, Greater Lincolnshire LEP / Global Head of Service Manufacturing, Siemens

09:05    Brexit Update / Market Sentiment

             Richard Halstead, EEF

09:20    Manufacturing Ambitions – Strategy Importance, Future Fit, 4IR, Awareness of Technology

Richard Hill, Head of Automotive and Manufacturing, NatWest Bank

09:35    Midlands Engine Update

             Maria Machancoses, Director, Midlands Engine

10:05    Refreshment Break, Networking & Exhibition

10:35    The Hour Glass Economy

             Eva Fryc, Employer Support Manager, Engineering UK

10:45    University of Lincoln School of Engineering Support / Innovation Programme

             Dr Michael Gallimore, University of Lincoln

11:00    Additive Manufacturing

             Phil Hatherley, Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Manager, Siemens

11:15    Lincolnshire Technology Hubs

             Mike Poole, University of Lincoln

11:25    Refreshment Break, Networking & Exhibition 

11:40    Tours of the Isaac Newton Building & Siemens Training Facility

12:15    Boosting Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Productivity & Competitiveness

             Mike Dickinson, General Manager, Automotive, SMMT Industry Forum

13:00    Lunch, Networking & Exhibition

14:00    Close

14:30    Industry Site Tours Commence

Places are limited, please register your interest in advance:

             - Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery, Feilden House, Teal Park                           

             Session 1  14:30 – 15:15  /  Session 2  15:30 – 16:15

             - Energy from Waste / FCC Environment, Whisby Way   

             Session 1  14:30 – 15:15  /  Session 2  15:30 – 16:15

Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery, Feilden House, Teal Park Industry Site Tour

With over 170 years of engineering history, the Siemens gas turbine business in Lincoln  is at the forefront of energy sustainability – supplying efficient power and lifetime product service to the global oil and gas industry, power generation and mechanical drive applications.

Energy from Waste/FCC Environment Industry Site Tour

Energy from Waste (EfW) technology emerged as the solution to Lincolnshire's waste problem. The site opened in 2014, provides a sustainable, safe and affordable waste treatment solution and allows energy to be produced from waste which isn't recycled or composted. The plant produces enough electricity for 26,500 homes. The ash is hauled off site for road building across the UK and any metals recovered are sent for recycling. FCC Environment are keen to talk to businesses about the opportunity to use the residual heat.


Book now

Attendance is free of charge and places are limited so be sure to register your interest by visiting:

Unfortunately, registering your interest does not guarantee a place. You will be contacted by the Business Lincolnshire Events Team and notified as to whether you have an allocated place in due course.

Please note we are only able to offer up to 2 places per company. To qualify for this funded support, your business must be a small to medium enterprise (SME) based in Greater Lincolnshire.


Isaac Newton Building, School of Engineering , University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS

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