SMAS National Manufacturing Conference

Tuesday 29th May 2018

Conference Dinner

18:30 Drinks Reception

Time: 19:45

Welcome Speeches
Linda Hanna, Managing Director Strategy & Sectors, Scottish Enterprise
David Atkinson, UK Head of Manufacturing, SME & MM Commercial Banking, Bank of Scotland

Dinner Commencement

Time: 22:00

After Dinner Entertainment – Steven Dick, Comedian and Magician

Wednesday 30th May 2018

Conference Day

07:45 Registration & Networking

Time: 08:30

Conference Chair Welcome
Paul Lewis, Managing Director, Scottish Development International & SE International Operations

Economic Update
Rhys Herbert, Senior Economist, Lloyds Bank

Time: 09.00

Keynote: First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon

Time: 09:30

Keynote: Sarah Jardine, Senior Director of Manufacturing, Optos plc


Keynote: Douglas Dawson, Chief Executive Officer, Liberty Industries Group

Time: 10:30

Q&A Panel with Sarah Jardine, Douglas Dawson, Rhys Herbert and Nick Shields
10:40 Networking Break, Speakers' Corner & Exhibition
12:10 Networking Lunch, Speakers' Corner & Exhibition
13:00 Workshops (I4, CE, Investment, Business Excellence, Leadership, NMIS)
14:00 Workshops (I4, CE, Investment, Business Excellence, Leadership, NMIS)
15:00 Networking Break

Time: 15:20

Keynote: Professor Juergen Maier, CEO, Siemens plc

Time: 16:00

Closing Remarks – Nick Shields, Director, Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service