When
Tuesday 19 April 2016
Where
Marriott Peterborough - 9am to 4.30pm

The ASBCI are delighted to announce that bookings are now being taken for 'The Reality of UK Manufacturing - Is It a Sustainable Option' Spring Conference.  This must-attend full day conference will take place on Tuesday 19th April 2016 from 9am until 4.30pm at the Marriott Hotel, Peterborough.

This one-day conference will include an excellent line up of speakers from across the industry.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Nivindya Sharma, Retail Analyst, Verdict Retail
  • Noll Uloth, Managing Director, Cordings
  • Wendy Wilson, Creative Director, Closet
  • Simon Platts, Sourcing Director, ASOS
  • Tracy Hawkins - English Fine Cottons
  • ETI and Specialist Panel
  • David Bell, Managing Director, Assyst Bullmer
  • Kate Hills, Founder & CEO Make It British
  • Martin Lowe, Roy Lowe & Sons Ltd

A G E N D A

8.30        Registration  and coffee

9.30        Introduction – Dr. Julie King, ASBCI Event director, and Head of Fashion & Textiles, University of Northampton

9.40        ‘Setting the Scene’ – Nivindya Sharma, Retail Analyst, Verdict Retail 

10.05     ‘175 years of understated British Style, Made in the UK’  - Noll Uloth, Managing Director, Cordings

10.35     ‘The Challenges of Mass Manufacturing in the UK’ - Wendy Wilson, Creative Director, Closet

11.00     Coffee

11.30     ‘Supporting the Reality of British Made’ – Simon Platts, Sourcing Director, ASOS

12.00     ‘English Fine Cottons, RE-Established 2016……Made in Britain Starts Here!’ Tracy Hawkins, Vice President Sales & Marketing, English Fine Cottons

 12.25     ‘Technical Standards Made in the UK’ – the contribution of British Standards to the Retail World' - Ian Morris, Technical Consultant, Bureau Veritas Consumer Services

 12.50     Q&A

 13.00     Lunch

Afternoon session chaired by Dr. Andrew Hudson, SGS United Kingdom

14.00     'Ethical Practices in factories in the UK - and the Modern Slavery Act' - Debbie Coulter, Head of Programmes, Ethical Trading Initiative 

                Debbie will Chair the Specialist Panel :

The Specialist Panel:  

Mohammed Khaled, Regional Manager, Global Technical Manager,  Bureau Veritas

Catherine Beare, Director EMEA – Supplier Management, Intertek

Karen Murray, UK Supply Chain Assessment & Solutions Manager,  SGS United Kingdom

14.40     ‘Bringing it back home – adapting to the challenges of a changing  market’ – Martin Lowe, Director, Roy Lowe & Sons

15.10     ‘Supporting UK Manufacturing with Technology’ – David Bell, Managing Director, Assyst Bullmer

15.35     ‘Two years on - how things have grown’ - Kate Hills, Founder & CEO, Make It British

16.00     Q&A

16.15     Closing Summary – Dr.  Julie King, ASBCI Event director, and Head of Fashion & Textiles, University of Northampton

 

To avoid disappointment, reserve your space today by completing our booking form and return it to office@asbci.co.uk.

Our events are always well attended and received, providing retailers and manufacturers with a perfect opportunity to network.  We very much look forward to seeing you on the day!