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Virtual Manufacturing Forum

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Location: Joining information will be sent to attendees on the day of the webinar, ., ., .

Start: 11th Mar 2021 10:00am to 11:00am


The Manufacturing Forum is a strategic group to promote the interests of manufacturers in our region. It champions and lobbies for specific strategies and policies that benefit the members – from incubation to maturity, with a specific focus on skills, innovation and growth. The Forum is exclusive to Chamber Members who are manufacturing businesses.

The Manufacturing Forum has four main aims:

  • Promoting the regions manufacturing strengths and capabilities
  • Championing and lobbying for policies that benefit manufacturers
  • Capitalising on business opportunities
  • Optimising funding, innovation and knowledge transfer


Hear from our insightful speakers:

Marcus Burton, Non-Executive Director, Yamazaki Mazak

Topic: How leadership & innovation turned a ‘local’ family business into a global leader.

Marcus will share the history of Yamazaki from the very start and explain to us the journey from inception in 1919, to the development of the machine tool industry as the leading global company that we know today.


David Shepherd, Automotive & Future Mobility Sector Adviser, Department for International Trade

Topic: Exporting Insights For Competitive Advantage

David will talk about how DIT is supporting the export efforts of the automotive sector and how manufacturers in other sectors could adopt good practice from this. He will also talk about the wider range of support available through DIT to help increase the chances of winning and retaining export business.

To register for this webinar, please book your place via the website by logging in or via You will be sent the link, meeting ID and password on the day of, or the day before the webinar is due to take place.

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