Agenda

Choose a 30-minute discussion from across all three streams and learn from the experience of the discussion leader, your fellow delegates and share your own perspective. Below is our 2018 Agenda:

8.30 am

Registration


9.30 am

Chair’s Welcome

Speakers:
Grace Gilling photo
Grace GillingManaging Director, The Manufacturer

9.40 am

Keynote: Why are We Still Talking About It?

Why having a diverse workforce contributed to our productivity as a business.

Speakers:
Karen Tattersall photo
Karen TattersallGlobal Head of Brand, Imperial Leather
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9.55 am

Panel One Sponsored by Salesforce: Top 100 Winners

How do we overcome the barriers to achieving equality?

Speakers:
Terri Moloney photo
Terri MoloneyEmployee Success, Salesforce
Alison Dowd photo
Alison DowdGlobal Director of Continuous Improvement, Dura Automotive
Susan Jones photo
Susan JonesSenior Quality Systems Specialist, Tata Steel
Kodi Gledhill photo
Kodi GledhillEngineering Apprentice, Coca-Cola
Rajkaran Singh Kharbanda photo
Rajkaran Singh KharbandaGlobal Forcasting and Planning Manager, Siemens

10.15 am

Discussion Table Discussion Session 1

During the conference choose five discussion groups from across all three conference streams. Each discussion group lasts for 30 minutes and is limited to 7 delegates. All discussion groups are concurrent, allowing you to work your way through the discussion groups that matter most to you over the course of the day. Choose from the list of discussion groups below in this stream, or click a tab to see the available discussion groups in the other conference streams.

Kodi Gledhill photoKodi GledhillEngineering Apprentice, Coca-Cola
Sarrawat Rehman photoSarrawat RehmanPrincipal Research Engineer, JRI Orthopedics
Olly Dmitriev photoOlly DmitrievManaging Director, Vert Rotors
Alison Beard-Gunter photoAlison Beard-GunterContinuous Improvement Director, Accolade Wines
Susan Jones photoSusan JonesSenior Quality Systems Specialist, Tata Steel
Helen Wollaston photoHelen WollastonChief Executive, WISE
Rajkaran Singh Kharbanda photoRajkaran Singh KharbandaGlobal Forcasting and Planning Manager, Siemens
Laura McBrown photoLaura McBrownManaging Director, G&B Electronics
Andrea Rodney photoAndrea RodneyDirector, Hone-All Precision Ltd. Sara Nichols photoSara NicholsHCM Director, Oracle
Alison Dowd photoAlison DowdGlobal Director of Continuous Improvement, Dura Automotive

10.45 am

Coffee Break and Networking


11.15 am

Keynote: The Importance of School Engagement

Speakers:
Maureen Askew photo
Maureen AskewSenior Controller, Unipres
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11.30 am

Discussion Table Discussion Session 2

During the conference choose five discussion groups from across all three conference streams. Each discussion group lasts for 30 minutes and is limited to 7 delegates. All discussion groups are concurrent, allowing you to work your way through the discussion groups that matter most to you over the course of the day. Choose from the list of discussion groups below in this stream, or click a tab to see the available discussion groups in the other conference streams.

Kodi Gledhill photoKodi GledhillEngineering Apprentice, Coca-Cola
Sarrawat Rehman photoSarrawat RehmanPrincipal Research Engineer, JRI Orthopedics
Olly Dmitriev photoOlly DmitrievManaging Director, Vert Rotors
Alison Beard-Gunter photoAlison Beard-GunterContinuous Improvement Director, Accolade Wines
Susan Jones photoSusan JonesSenior Quality Systems Specialist, Tata Steel
Helen Wollaston photoHelen WollastonChief Executive, WISE
Rajkaran Singh Kharbanda photoRajkaran Singh KharbandaGlobal Forcasting and Planning Manager, Siemens
Laura McBrown photoLaura McBrownManaging Director, G&B Electronics
Andrea Rodney photoAndrea RodneyDirector, Hone-All Precision Ltd. Sara Nichols photoSara NicholsHCM Director, Oracle
Alison Dowd photoAlison DowdGlobal Director of Continuous Improvement, Dura Automotive

12.00 pm

Discussion Table Discussion Session 3

During the conference choose five discussion groups from across all three conference streams. Each discussion group lasts for 30 minutes and is limited to 7 delegates. All discussion groups are concurrent, allowing you to work your way through the discussion groups that matter most to you over the course of the day. Choose from the list of discussion groups below in this stream, or click a tab to see the available discussion groups in the other conference streams.

Maureen Askew photoMaureen AskewSenior Controller, Unipres
Steph Oerton photoSteph OertonHR Director, Semta
Jade Aspinall photoJade AspinallSenior Manufacturing Engineer, MBDA
Baljit Kaur photoBaljit KaurDiversity and Inclusion specialist, Innate
Amy Daniell photoAmy DaniellDirector, Aecom
Verity OVerity O'KeefeHead of Education and Skills Policy, EEF
Leigh Wordsdale photoLeigh WordsdaleHeavy Duty Diesel Engineer, AMRC
Dr Nike Folayan photoDr Nike FolayanChairperson, AFBE
Tina Brown photoTina BrownGeneral Manager, Prime Print
Andrea Rodney photoAndrea RodneyDirector, Hone-All Precision Ltd. Sara Nichols photoSara NicholsHCM Director, Oracle
Gayle Davie photoGayle DavieSales Manager, Luminati Ltd

12.30 pm

Lunch and workshops

  • Workshop 1: Creating a highly productive culture: Explore how a focus on behaviours, can increase productivity by up to 70%. - Fiona Anderson, valuing YOU, Specialist Advisor, Hennik Edge and Top 100 Exemplar: Driver of Culture Change
 
  • Workshop 2: Career boost and Leading and Managing Diverse Teams – Increasingly diverse workplaces require leaders and managers to demonstrate enhanced empathy, communication and people-management skills internally – Elizabeth Bonfield, Skills4

Speakers:
Fiona Anderson photo
Fiona AndersonFounding Director, valuing YOU,
Elizabeth Bonfield photo
Elizabeth BonfieldDirector, Skills4 UK

14.20 pm

Lunchtime Keynote: Creating an Inclusive Workplace

The benefits of diverse teams and inclusive workplaces are well documented, but are they the reality? Dr Nike will share his thoughts on some top tips for helping create a meaningful inclusion strategy which will resonate with everyone in your organisation, thereby meaning less conversations centred on the business case, and more on the activities which create change.

Speakers:
Dr Nike Folayan photo
Dr Nike FolayanChairperson, AFBE
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14.35 pm

Panel Two: Should there be Quotas in Manufacturing?

Gender quotas are controversial and may be effective in fixing diversity imbalance in the workplace but whether they are good or bad for organisations depends on how people feel about them. It has been long argued that they are unfair because it often means the best candidates do not get the positions they deserve. 

Speakers:
Verity O
Verity O'KeefeHead of Education and Skills Policy, EEF
Sam Handley photo
Sam HandleyHR Director, Swiftwool Precision Engineering
Sarrawat Rehman photo
Sarrawat RehmanPrincipal Research Engineer, JRI Orthopedics
Olly Dmitriev photo
Olly DmitrievManaging Director, Vert Rotors
Dr Nike Folayan photo
Dr Nike FolayanChairperson, AFBE
Jess Stone photo
Jess StoneEngineering Apprentice, Airbus

14.55 pm

Discussion Table Discussion Session 4

During the conference choose five discussion groups from across all three conference streams. Each discussion group lasts for 30 minutes and is limited to 7 delegates. All discussion groups are concurrent, allowing you to work your way through the discussion groups that matter most to you over the course of the day. Choose from the list of discussion groups below in this stream, or click a tab to see the available discussion groups in the other conference streams.

Maureen Askew photoMaureen AskewSenior Controller, Unipres
Steph Oerton photoSteph OertonHR Director, Semta
Jade Aspinall photoJade AspinallSenior Manufacturing Engineer, MBDA
Baljit Kaur photoBaljit KaurDiversity and Inclusion specialist, Innate
Amy Daniell photoAmy DaniellDirector, Aecom
Verity OVerity O'KeefeHead of Education and Skills Policy, EEF
Leigh Wordsdale photoLeigh WordsdaleHeavy Duty Diesel Engineer, AMRC
Dr Nike Folayan photoDr Nike FolayanChairperson, AFBE
Tina Brown photoTina BrownGeneral Manager, Prime Print
Andrea Rodney photoAndrea RodneyDirector, Hone-All Precision Ltd. Sara Nichols photoSara NicholsHCM Director, Oracle
Gayle Davie photoGayle DavieSales Manager, Luminati Ltd

15.30 pm

Summit Recap

Speakers:
Grace Gilling photo
Grace GillingManaging Director, The Manufacturer

15.40 pm

Summit closes