Greater Lincolnshire Manufacturing Conference 2017

Manufacturing In Action

This conference will bring together leaders from the sector to share ideas on the future of manufacturing, including additive manufacturing, innovation, Brexit implications and an update on what the Midlands Engine is doing to support the region's advanced manufacturing supply chain.

The event will feature presentations for leading industry speakers, local skills, presentations, exhibitors, networking and a complimentary buffet lunch. There is also the option to attend industry site tours at both Siemens Teal Park and FCC Environment - Energy from Waste Plant Whitby Way.

Richard Halstead, EEF's Membership Engagement Director North, will be providing an update on Brexit and the results from our latest Manufacturing Outlook survey.

Richard Halstead, Region Director - Midlands, EEF

Why attend?

  • Hear about key topics from leading industry speakers
  • Speak to potential suppliers at the exhibition
  • Network with your peers over a complimentary buffet lunch
  • Have the option of attending industry site tours


08:00 Registration, networking, exhibition & refreshments 
08:45 Welcome from Cllr Colin Davie, Lincolnshire County Council 
08:55  Support for the manufacturing sector - Steve Middlebrough, Greater Lincolnshire LEP/ (Global Head of Service Manufacturing, Siemens) 
09:05  Brexit Update / Market Sentiment - Richard Halstead, EEF 
09:20 Manufacturing Ambitions, Strategy Importance, Future Fit, 4IR, Awareness of Technology - Richard Hill, Head of Automotive and Manufacturing, Natwest Bank 
09:35  Midlands Engine Update - Sir John Peace, Midlands Engine Chairman 
10:05  Refreshment break, networking & exhibition 
10:25 The Hour Glass Economy - Steph Neave, Engineering UK 
10:35 University of Lincoln School of Engineering Support / Innovation Programme - Dr Michael Gallimore, University of Lincoln 
10:50  Additive Manufacturing - Phil Hatherley, Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Manager, Siemens 
11:05  Lincolnshire Technology Hubs - Mike Poole, University of Lincoln 
11:15  Refreshment break, networking & exhibition / tours of the Isaac Newton Building and Siemens Training Facility 
12:00  Productivity through People - BAE Systems TBC
13:00 Lunch, networking & exhibition 
14:00  Close / company visits commence (14:30) 

Industry Site Tours

Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Feilden House Teal Park

Session 1 - 14:30 - 15:15 | Session 2 - 15:30 - 16:15

With over 170 years of engineering history, the Siemens gas turbine business in Lincoln is at the forefront of energy sustainability - supplying efficient power and lifetime product service to the global oil and gas industry, power generation and mechanical drive applications.


Energy from Waste / FCC Environment Site Visit

Session 1 - 14:30 - 15:15 | Session 2 - 15:30 - 16:15

Energy from Waste (EfW) technology emerged as the solution to Lincolnshire's waste problem. The site opened in 2014 and provides a sustainable, safe and affordable waste treatment solution, and allows energy to be produced from waste which isn't recycled or composted. The plant produces enough electricity for 26,500 homes. The ash is hauled off site for road building across the UK and any metals recovered are sent for recycling. FFC Environment are keen to talk to businesses about the opportunity to use residual heat.

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