Sector experts gather at National Manufacturing Conference
18 November 2013
This is a critical time for Ireland’s manufacturing sector. The sector grew at its fastest pace in 14 months in September of this year, suggesting the economy’s recovery from a second recession in five years is gaining momentum. The National Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition will bring together key stakeholders from the food, pharmaceutical, medical, life sciences, chemical and electronics manufacturing industries, who will give their expert opinions on the state of manufacturing in Ireland and on future trends for Irish manufacturers and exporters.
The event will take place in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on Thursday, 21 November. The speaker lineup and topics include:
- Dr Martina Goldring, Genzyme – ‘Delivering Sustainable Operational Excellence’;
- Prof Mark Pagell, UCD – ‘Supply Chain Optimisation’;
- Simon McKeever, chief executive, Irish Exporters Association
- Declan Hughes, Forfas – ‘20,000 New Manufacturing Jobs by 2016’
- Patrick Miskelly, Mondelez – ‘National Manufacturing Forum’
- Dr Richard Keegan, Enterprise Ireland;
- Prof Mick Morris, Crann – ‘Investment in Innovation’
- Paula O’Driscall, Johnson & Johnson – ‘Manufacturing Execution System: Case Study’;
- Liam Cassidy, LCL Ltd – ‘Leading Change Through Lean’;
- Michael Hempton, Moy Park – ‘Company Case Study’;
- Mike Wilson, British Automation & Robotics Association – ‘Factory Automation of the Future’;
- Government spokesperson to be confirmed – ‘Creating the Environment for Investment and Jobs’.
Hear firsthand how other industries have adapted and implemented continuous improvement, six sigma, lean manufacturing, supply chain optimisation techniques, factory automation and environmental best practice.
Delegates at the National Manufacturing Conference and Exhibition can meet one-to-one with executives facing similar manufacturing issues and share best practice experiences. They can also discover how companies are working in a more integrated way with the supply chain to boost collaboration and efficiency.
Supported by: Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland, Forfas, Science Foundation Ireland, Irish Research Council, GS1, NSAI, Irish Exporters Association, IBEC, Invest Ni, Intertrade Ireland, Small Firms Association, ISME and NITL.
Cost: Single delegate seat is €295; multiple delegate costs are available on request.
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