Join our Monthly Industry Meetup!
Join us for a captivating virtual event where industry experts, thought leaders, and professionals gather to share knowledge, insights, and best practices. Our mission is to foster collaboration, inspire innovation, and drive growth within the manufacturing community.
Each month, we feature 3 engaging talks from Made Members, focusing on best practice around key themes that shape the future of manufacturing. Our Meetup series covers a wide range of headline topics, including: Future Factories, Sustainable Manufacturing, Global Britain, and People & Skills.
Our virtual events attract a diverse audience of Made Members, including esteemed senior manufacturing leaders, executives, and professionals. We believe in the power of shared experiences and strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone can contribute, learn, and connect.
In addition to the thought-provoking talks, our Meetup series offers interactive virtual roundtable sessions. Engage in lively discussions, exchange ideas, and gain further insights on the chosen subtopic. Collaborate with peers who share a passion for shaping the future of manufacturing.
Augusts’s lineup of speakers and Roundtable Session subtopics includes:
- David Chappell, Managing Director at Crompton Controls. Join us for an enlightening talk by David, as he delves into the fascinating world of 'Green Design' for control panels and drives. Discover how sustainable design principles can lead to minimized equipment footprint, streamlined installation processes, and lower maintenance requirements, resulting in reduced installation time and costs. David will showcase the innovative approaches used by Crompton Controls to create environmentally-friendly solutions that not only benefit the planet but also free up capital for investments in renewable energy sources, such as solar, and contribute to other sustainable initiatives. This talk will inspire you to rethink traditional practices and explore the immense potential of 'Green Design' in driving sustainability within the manufacturing and engineering sectors. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from David's expertise and join the conversation on building a greener and more sustainable future for our industry. Sustainable Manufacturing: Green Design Virtual Routable Session
Jai Purewal, Operations Director at Frederick Cooper (Birmingham): Join us for an inspiring talk with Jai as he shares his insights on how rugby has become an important recruitment tool for the Frederick Cooper (Birmingham) company. Discover the transformative power of sports in identifying and onboarding talented individuals with non-traditional backgrounds. Jai will discuss the benefits of recruiting athletes and how their unique skills contribute to the business. Learn from Frederick Cooper's successful experience in integrating rugby players into their workforce. Don't miss this opportunity to explore the immense potential of rugby and other sports in building a skilled and diverse manufacturing team. This interactive session will also allow participants to discuss ideas on using sports as a strategic recruitment approach during the People & Skills: Tackling Skills Gap Virtual Roundtable Session.
- Phil Stanley Director at TWP Group: Join us for an exciting talk by Phil, as he delves into the world of e-commerce and global sales for their manufactured products. Phil will take us on a journey of success and growth, focusing on Paterson Photographic—a manufacturer and distributor of photographic hardware. Discover how strategic improvements in branding, websites, and manufacturing processes have opened doors for UK sales, as well as opportunities to expand into European and American markets. With the resurgence of traditional darkroom products and the development of their studio lighting range, TWP Group showcases the best of British manufacturing and its ability to compete on a global scale.This talk will inspire businesses to explore the potential of e-commerce and digital technologies in reaching new markets and driving growth. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from their experiences and discover new avenues for your own business success. Global Britain: E-commerce Virtual Roundtable Session
- Future Factories : AI + Machine Learning Virtual Roundtable Session. This interactive discussion will bring together members from the Made community to explore the exciting potential of AI and machine learning technologies in transforming the manufacturing and engineering landscape. Share and learn from each other's experiences, challenges, and successes in adopting these innovative technologies to drive efficiency, optimize processes, and unlock new opportunities. Be a part of this collaborative conversation to discover how AI and machine learning are reshaping the future of manufacturing, and how Made members can stay at the forefront of this technological revolution. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with peers and explore the limitless possibilities of AI and machine learning in the manufacturing and engineering sectors.
Join us for this powerful and inspiring 75-minute event that will ignite your passion and creativity!