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:
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
11.30 ‘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
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
16.15 Closing Summary – Dr. Julie King, ASBCI Event director, and Head of Fashion & Textiles, University of Northampton
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!