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SUPPORTING COMPOSITES INDUSTRY GROWTH IN THE WEST MIDLANDS

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Date: 13/10/2016

Join Composites UK and it's event partners at its next regionally focussed event, this time looking at the support available to companies in the West Midlands.

Programme (TBC)
09:30 Registration
10:00 Introduction – Stella Job, Composites UK
10:05 Welcome - Prof. Ian Oakes, University of Wolverhampton
10:10 LEP Activity in the West Midlands - Gill Hamer, Marches LEP
10:25 Composites UK: Supporting growth in the UK supply chain - Stella Job, Composites UK
10:35 Developing composites capability for the automotive sector - Henry Sarel-Cooke, GKN Land Systems (Autostructures)
10:50 Case Study (TBC)
11:05 Networking & Refreshment break
11:35 Lloyds Bank: Support for Manufacturers - Ciaran Leaden, Lloyds Bank
11:45 Innovation support for small companies in the West Midlands - Prof Andrew Pollard, University of Wolverhampton
11:55 Case Study (TBC)
12:05 West Midlands Manufacturing Club: Composites Cluster Launch - Rebecca Macdonald, University of Wolverhampton
12:20 Export Opportunities - Department for International Trade (formerly UKTI) - Gerald Whitworth, DIT
12.30 Lunch

Optional Afternoon Activties

13:30 - 15:30
·         Tour of the University of Wolverhampton & Formula 3 activities only
·         Composites UK meeting* plus tour of the University of Wolverhampton & Formula 3 activities.
·         Eastern European Trade Mission – one to one meetings between delegates and Eastern European companies set up by DIT looking for UK suppliers to their industry.
*The Composites UK meeting is open to members and non-members wishing to discuss how to make the most of membership to the association in detail.
Registration
Registration is free-of-charge, however failure to attend without prior notice is subject to a £50+VAT admin fee being invoiced. If required you may cancel your place by emailing events@compositesuk.co.uk. You may also send a colleague on your behalf but please let us know at least 48 hours before the event.
Exhibition Space
Table top exhibition spaces are available at this event at a price of £150 + VAT for members of Composites UK and £250 + VAT for non-members. Please send any queries or booking requests to events@compositesuk.co.uk. Spaces allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.