Showcasing the Best of Welsh Business


21st May – Flintshire
Innovation & Skills for Manufacturing



How can we support your business?

As the economic benefits of innovation are realised through businesses, research, skills, workplace practices, and management, collaboration is critical to maximising the value of innovation.

Hear first-hand from EU funded operations ASTUTE 2020, METAL and M2A about the support on offer to help your business upskill your workforce, exploit opportunities for collaboration, and ultimately gain competitive advantages.

This free event will allow manufacturing companies to engage with highly qualified technical experts to understand what support and development opportunities are available for adding value to your business and helping Welsh technology and manufacturing businesses to grow.

Collaborating with MAKE UK – the Manufacturers’ Organisation, champions & ambassadors for the engineering & manufacturing industry in Wales.

Who should attend: Welsh Manufacturing companies with an interest to grow their knowledge and understanding of the support and expertise available.


9:00 am – Registration & Coffee

9:30 am – Welcome

9:40 am – North Wales Economic Ambitions Board Update
Iwan Trefor Jones, Corporate Director at Gwynedd County Council, and Lead Director for the Economic Ambition Board

10:00 am – METAL: Part-Funded Opportunities to Upskill Your Business
Khalil Khan, Project Manager, METAL

10:20 am – M2A: Industry-led Postgraduate Research Training
Dr Dai Warren, Project Manager, M2A

10:40 am – ASTUTE 2020: Working with the Welsh Manufacturing Industry across Wales
Gaining a competitive advantage through Future Manufacturing Technologies

11:00 am – Make UK: The Manufacturers’ Organisation – Future Proof Performance
Paul Byard, Membership Director Wales, Make UK

11:30 am – Closing Remarks

11:30 am – Networking & Lunch

12:30 pm – Event Close

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WHEN:21st May 2019 – 09:00 – 12:30
WHERE:Flintshire – Coleg Cambria, Connah’s Quay