Programme 2023

27th April 2023 | IET London: Savoy Place

08:30 - 09:00

Registration & Morning Refreshments

09:15 - 09:45 - Keynote

Keynote Presentation

Motivate, incentivise and regulate – what next for UK manufacturing?

Prof. Paul Monks, Chief Scientific Adviser , Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

• Manufacturing leadership at the centre of net zero progress
• Responding to progress from the Net Zero strategy and the Industrial Decarbonisation strategy
• Where can government encourage innovation through funding opportunities (inc. Industrial
Energy Transformation Fund)
• Accessing European funding and incentives
• Where and how should tech companies be supporting manufacturers?

09:45 - 10:30 - Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

What are the key factors for net zero success in manufacturing businesses?

Prof. Sam Turner, CTO, HVM Catapult

Prof. Jeremy Watson CBE, Professor of Engineering Systems, University College London

Brigitte Amoruso, Energy and Climate Change Senior Specialist, MakeUK

• Leading from the top: The importance of having ‘net zero champions’ within your organisation
• Measuring the cost benefits of building a sustainable, low carbon business
• Industry 4.0 and technology innovation as the key to success
• Collaboration and funding partnerships
• Flexibility and agility for future success

10:30 - 11:00

Morning Networking Break

11:00 - 11:15

Leadership Success Stories

11:15 - 11:30

Leadership Success Stories

Company-wide strategic net zero planning: where are the cost savings to mitigate the journey to zero carbon?

Nilay Shah, Professor of Process Systems Engineering, Imperial College London

11:30 - 11:45

Leadership Success Stories

What is the priority? Human rights or climate change?

Ben Goodare, Head of Sustainability, Renishaw Plc

• Climate change should be the priority for any business right? but where does that leave social justice?

11:45 - 12:00

Leadership Success Stories

Using governance to enable lower carbon design

Cathy Davis, Technology and Innovation Sustainability Director, BAE Systems

  • How BAE Systems is approaching net zero
  • Locking low carbon into design for long-life products
  • Understanding future trends and the technology we need

12:00 - 12:30

Leadership Success Stories

Manufacturing leadership panel discussion

• How can we work together to address the challenge of decarbonisation?
• How do we build efficient and cost effective manufacturing processes that are truly competitive?

12:30 - 14:00

Networking Lunch Break and Structured 1to1 Meetings

14:00 - 14:45

Energy Efficiency and Low Carbon Energy Alternatives

Creating value and cost savings through energy demand reductions

Adam Savitz, Sustainability Director, EMEALA, Johnson Controls

Mick Albayati, (formerly) GM Real Estate and Security, Europe and Middle East, BMW Group

• Process optimisation
• Digital tools to streamline operations and identify areas for improvement
• Scope 2 success stories

Developing Sustainable Supply Chains

Taking your supply chain on a net zero journey with you

Mark Eldridge, Market Director, Renewables, Element Materials Technology

Dr Richard Drake, Chief Technology Officer, Babcock

• Scope 3 planning and collaboration
• Understanding how net zero priorities are affecting the tendering process
• Risk assessment of your supply chain
• Materials selection and traceability
• Low carbon procurement: managing the embedded carbon
• Available tools for assessing your suppliers

Digitalisation and the Smart Factory

Digitalisation for the efficient, cost effective decarbonised future factory

Ondrej Polak, Process Development Manager, LISI Aerospace

Joshua Young, Circular Economy Manager, PragmatIC Semiconductors

• Integrating digital and physical systems – it/ot collaboration
• Practical guidance for Scope 1
• Developing talent for manufacturing digitalisation

Building the Future Workforce

Plugging the skills gap with the best of talent sourcing, upskilling and training

Rami Ismail, HR and PGP Lead, Danfoss

Dr Benjamin Silverstone, Associate Professor, Director, WMG Skills Centre, University of Warwick

• Industry collaborative partnerships (apprenticeships, STEM projects)
• Attracting top talent by aligning with net zero business plans
• Transitioning fossil fuel expertise (skills and technology) to the low carbon world
• CASE STUDY: How Danfoss focuses on diversity and inclusion through young talent development and graduate programmes

14:45 - 15:30

Energy Efficiency and Low Carbon Energy Alternatives

Practical steps for your achieving your net zero target

Eric Adams, Project Director, Carlton Power

Oriol Margó, Sustainability Transformation Leader, Kimberly-Clark

Harry Keeling, Head of Industrial Markets, Rolls-Royce SMR

• Global problem: local solutions
• Moving to lower carbon alternatives for energy supply
• Low carbon transport/fuel options
• Generating additional income from new power sources
• Hunting for energy waste in your operations

Developing Sustainable Supply Chains

Building business resilience with sustainability strategies

Marie Wells, Head of Sustainability, Manufacturing Technology Centre Ltd

Tom Moran, IT Strategy and Sustainability, Lumen EMEA

  • Circularity: Recycling, re-use and engineering for second life
  • Zero waste – zero carbon
  • Digital tools for transparency and collaboration throughout the supply chain
  • Case study:  The ESA strategy for overcoming climate and sustainability challenges.

Digitalisation and the Smart Factory

Investing in a sustainable future for your business

Ben Sheridan, Digital Manufacturing Lead, British Standards Institution

Nick Davis, Partner, Digital Industrial Transformation and Industry 4.0 Leader, Deloitte

• Efficiency gains from smart technology, data analytics and connected devices
• Turning your data into insights for competitive advantage
• Collaborative innovation for net zero planning

Building the Future Workforce

Sustainable manufacturing leadership

Mercedes Maroto-Valer, Champion and Director, UK Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC)

Tony Heslop, Senior Sustainability Manager, BASF UK & Ireland

  • Bridging the gap - connecting net zero innovation and ideas across the organisation 
  • HR as an agent for change - building digital talent to accelerate digital manufacturing 
  • How do you drive and support culture change in your employees? 

15:30 - 15:50

Afternoon Networking Break

15:50 - 16:20

Leadership and vision: Building the engineering future

John Kraus, CEO, Engineers Without Borders UK

Manufacturers and engineers hold the key to building a sustainable future, through the products they design, by smart innovation in processes and with collaboration throughout the supply chain.  This must be also be driven through efficiency, profitability and customer-centric practices.  Visionary leaders in our final panel discussion will share their predictions for a smarter, leaner, de-carbonised future.

16:20 - 16:30

Closing remarks

16:30 - 17:30

Networking drinks reception