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Manufacturers discuss Brexit, cybersecurity and energy at National Manufacturing Conference

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Get a summary of the highlights of the 2018 conference and read follow-up blogs that tackle the main issues here.

Manufacturers from across the UK came together on 20 February 2018 for the EEF National Manufacturing Conference in London. Over 800 delegates heard keynote speakers including MP Liam Fox, Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn and keynote Richard Reed (Innocent Drinks).

For the first time ever there were also four breakout workshop sessions:

  • Smart energy (sponsored by Lombard)
  • Post-Brexit workforce (sponsored by Infor)
  • Trade
  • Cybersecurity (sponsored by AIG)

The conference generated significant buzz around the industry, with the conference hashtag (#EEF2018) garnering over 16 million impressions on Twitter. To review the highlights of the day, see our summary of the top tweets of the day.

Read more about the key takeaways in these blogs from conference sponsors:


Global Britain: Change, opportunity and growth


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Manufacturing Industry Practice Group takes lessons home from manufacturing conference.


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