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

Brigitte Amoruso, Energy and Climate Change Senior Specialist, MakeUK

Dr Russ Hall, Chief Engineer for Net Zero, High Value Manufacturing Catapult

• 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 - 12:15

Retaining and recruiting the best engineers

Maria Taboada, Concept Engineering Director, Babcock International

  • Exploring the changing environment for engineering recruitment
  • How can we recruit and retain the best engineers
  • Understanding the significance of net zero plans and the impact on recruitment and retention

12:15 - 12:30

How we can reimagine education and skills to put global responsibility at the heart of engineering

John Kraus, CEO, Engineers Without Borders UK

13:00 - 14:00

Networking Lunch Break

14:00 - 14:45

Energy Efficiency and Low Carbon Energy Alternatives

Creating value and cost savings through energy demand reductions

Room: Stream A

Adam Savitz, Sustainable Infrastructure Director, 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

Room: Stream B

Mark Eldridge, Market Director, Renewables, Element Materials Technology

Neil Young, Engineering Director, Babcock International

Vikram Singla, Strategy and Transformation Director, Sustainability Ambassador, Oracle

• 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
• The role of other functions such as logistics, planning and product design

Digitalisation and the Smart Factory

Digitalisation for the efficient, cost effective decarbonised future factory

Room: Stream C

Ondrej Polak, Head of Manufacturing Digitalisation, LMAC

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

Room: Stream D

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

Room: Stream A

Eric Adams, Project Director, Carlton Power

Oriol Margó, Sustainability Transformation Leader, Kimberly-Clark

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

Jeremy Makepeace, Commercial Director, Sheffield Forgemasters

• 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

Room: Stream B

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

Digitalisation and the Smart Factory

Investing in a sustainable future for your business

Room: Stream C

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

Room: Stream D

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 - 16:30

Networking drinks reception