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November 18th 2013

In October, the Government Office for Science published the Foresight report, The Future of Manufacturing: A New Era of Opportunity and Challenge for the UK.

Brian Palmer to Speak at the Westminster Business Forum

On Thursday 28th November, Tharsus CEO Brian Palmer will join a panel of expert guests at the Westminster Business Forum to discuss the implications for manufacturing businesses of all sizes.

Co-Chair of the Associate Parliamentary Manufacturing Group, Chris White MP will introduce a number of the leading academics who have been instrumental in researching and compiling the report which examines the principal challenges ahead for driving productivity and exports across manufacturing sectors in the UK, particularly in the face of increasing global competition and changing demand for products and services?

These include Professor Steve Evans, Director of Research in Industrial Sustainability, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge; Professor Alan Hughes, Director, Centre for Business Research, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge; Professor Richard Harris, Professor of Economics and Head of Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Durham University and Paul McCaffrey, Project Leader, Future of Manufacturing Project, Foresight, UK Government Office for Science

Alongside Palmer on the panel will be Professor Richard Hague, Professor of Innovative Manufacturing and Director, EPSRC Centre for Additive Manufacturing, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham; Brian Holliday, Divisional Director, Siemens Industry Automation and Lorraine Holmes, Chief Executive, West Midlands Manufacturing Consortium and Area Director, Manufacturing Advisory Service.

The Westminster Business Forum is one of a number of influential, impartial and cross-party forums run by Westminster Forum Projects.

By bringing together senior representatives from businesses, and their backers and advisors, as well as academics, and analysts and commentators, Westminster Business Forum aims to provide the premier environment for policymakers in Parliament, Whitehall and government agencies to engage with key stakeholders in timely discussion on public policy relating to business and financial issues.

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