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Conference speakers announced

29 November 2017

EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, has announced that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will be a keynote speaker at its National Manufacturing Conference in London on 20th February 2018.

During his presentation at the conference 'Global Britain: Change, Opportunity, Growth', Jeremy Corbyn will set out his vision for industry and the economy.

Other high-profile speakers include Greg Clarke, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and Martin Wolf CBE, chief economics commentator at The Financial Times.

Key themes up for debate include the smart energy revolution, coping with a post-Brexit workforce and trading with the EU. With the ever-increasing threat to business from cyber-attack, Ewan Lawson, cyber security expert from RUSI will chair an interactive session.

Terry Scuoler, Chief Executive of EEF, says: “With Brexit on the horizon, our conference comes at a critical time for industry, which has a key role to play in ensuring that post-Brexit Britain is a great success.

“This conference provides an important collaborative platform for industry and Government to work together and to hear what Opposition politicians are thinking. Government departments across the Brexit agenda must continue to work hand-in-hand with industry in order to tease out the best way forward as we form the post Brexit landscape.”

Ian Isaac, Lombard MD, says: “We are once again proud to be headline sponsor of EEF’s National Manufacturing Conference – bringing together Britain’s most influential manufacturing and engineering companies. We continue to recognise the importance the manufacturing sector has on the wider UK economy, and we are dedicated to supporting businesses by funding the equipment they need to innovate and grow.

“We look forward to welcoming manufacturers, industry leaders and leading politicians to the event as we come together to tackle the challenges that lay ahead and grasp the opportunities that come with those challenges.”

For more information or to register your place at the conference, visit http://www.manufacturingconference.co.uk