The GMF: Sheffield 2014 dinner — strategic planning for a manufacturing renaissance?

By Rebecca Roffe

As a key sponsor of the Global Manufacturing Festival: Sheffield 2014 (GMF), I joined my Nabarro colleagues and more than 500 business leaders to attend a dinner at Ponds Forge in Sheffield. The dinner was held on the eve of the GMF Exhibition and Conference, held the next day at the Advanced Manufacturing Park. As well as enjoying great food, 3D videos and a screening of the England match, we were treated to some insights from a number of senior individuals in the world of manufacturing.

The keynote speaker was business secretary Vince Cable, whose overriding message was that Britain is at the beginning of a renaissance in manufacturing but that we have to start planning strategically for the future if we are to remain competitive and increase growth…

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