EEF at Resource 2015

Join us as we explore resource-efficient, future-proof circular business models to help enhance the competitiveness of British manufacturing at Resource 2015.

Taking place from 3-5 March 2015 at London’s ExCeL, Resource is a three-day congress and exhibition that brings together over 11,000 international circular economy professionals

For the first time, Resource 2015 will host a Manufacturing Hub supported by EEF and CAT Reman, as well as other big UK manufacturers and experts, to help manufacturers retain their position in an increasingly competitive global market.

Manufacturers play a vital role in coordinating and steering the circular economy. Not only do they have the deepest knowledge of their product, they are also the link between the customer, designer and raw material suppliers. So join us as we share insight into current challenges and how to overcome them, providing you with unique insight into live circular business models.

The event is unique in that it attracts all profiles involved in circular business models: from designers and manufacturers through to retailers and the recovery sector. Running in parallel with Ecobuild, Resource will hosts 120 speakers, 90 exhibitors and 24 industry workshops.

EEF will also be conducting research live at the event looking at the skills and training needs of manufacturers as well as the technical and policy barriers which need overcoming to enable manufacturers to migrate away from linear models.

Who should attend?

  • Engineering and Manufacturing organisation
  • CEO, MD, Manufacturing, Operations, Engineering Directors and Managers
  • EEF Members and Non-members.

Why attend?

  • Join a number of intimate roundtables and workshops focusing on key manufacturing issues such as how composites and 3D printing fit into the circular economy, how to develop a business plan to support a circular business model and how the circular economy complements servitisation.
  • Learn how to reconcile key manufacturing trends with circular thinking to enable you to turn theory into a strategic plan for action.

EEF Roundtables

Tuesday 3rd
11am - Professor Tim Baines, Aston Centre for Servitisation.
From sales to services: exploring the complement between servitisation and the circular economy.

2pm - Mark Hodgson, QSA Partners LLP, lead consultancy on REBus/WRAP innovation business model project.
Developing business case for circular business models: lessons from pilots with UK manufacturers

3pm- Belinda Miller, Insight Director, Corporate Culture.
Changing Behaviours All Round: a practical workshop using behaviour change tools to increase uptake of circular business models

Wednesday 4th
10am – Bernie Rickinson, Chief Executive, IoM3 & Adrian Tautscher, Sustainable Aluminium Strategies, Jaguar Land Rover.
Embedding circular thinking in JLR (title tbc)

11am - Nick Grace, Business Development Manager, Royal College of Art, RapidPrototyping.
Additive Manufacturing in the Circular Economy: challenges and opportunities

3pm - Stella Job, Supply Chain and Environment Office, Composites UK; Alex Edge, Business Development Manager, ELG Carbon Fibre & Graham Mulholland, Managing Director, epm:technology.
Is there a role for composites in a circular economy?

Thursday 5th
11am – Josh Fothergill, Resource Lead, Institute for Environmental Management and Assessment, and a speaker from EEF, the manufacturer’s organisation.
Addressing the skills gap for a circular economy: a discussion

2pm - Andy Whyle, Ricoh Environmental Officer.
Ricoh - the Circular Economy at our Telford Site: An insight into re-manufacturing and zero waste

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