Fixing your skills shortage

21 June 2018, Exhibition Centre Liverpool

Fixing your skills shortage

21 June 2018, Exhibition Centre Liverpool







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I’m really excited to host an event led by so many vibrant women in an industry which has long been seen as a man’s world, certainly in the mainstream public eye. There are lots of exciting career opportunities in manufacturing, and it’s vital that younger people see both inspiring women and men in the careers that drive the nation’s economy. – Grace Gilling, Managing Director, The Manufacturer

I am really keen to promote the manufacturing sector as a whole as well as discuss ways to attract and achieve more diversity within it – Andrea Rodney, Director, Hone-All Precisions

What is Women & Diversity in Manufacturing Summit?

Manufacturers on the right side of history will be talking about increasing British industry’s share of the UK talent pool – by boosting participation from women and minority groups in the manufacturing workforce. Whether UK manufacturing has a problem with women and diversity – or whether it’s the other way round – there is a problem that needs to be tackled if the country’s manufacturing renaissance is to be sustained to fix it.

What to expect?

Jump into the conversation with our unique discussion table format that lets you sit next to the speakers and ask the questions that matter most to your business.

International Business Festival

Women & Diversity in Manufacturing Summit is co-located with the International Business Festival 2018. From 12 – 28 June, the UK hosts the world’s biggest international business festival. This biennial event will host more than 40 major global events across 9 high growth, industry themed days, with more than 200 speakers.

Be a Sponsor

Delegates spend their time rotating between a series of 30-minute, roundtable-based conversations, each of which is exclusively-sponsored and additionally co-hosted by a world-class manufacturer.

Table host


Supporting partners

Women in Plastics
British Plastics & Rubber
Equal Engineers
Inter Engineering
Interested in sponsoring Women and Diversity in Manufacturing Summit?