Leading Business by Design Summit 2015

Drawing on Design Council’s 70-year experience supporting industry, this one-day national conference offers a totally fresh perspective on the world of manufacturing.

Britain has long been a world leader in manufacturing and design, however maintaining this position is more challenging than ever in today’s global market. Competition no longer takes place between individual businesses but entire supply chains, while rapid developments in science and technology are changing the way products are designed and manufactured.

As well as learning directly from industry experts as they share their success stories, you will also be the first to gain the latest insights from brand new research. Conducted by world-renowned Warwick Business School, and leading international market research agency RS Consulting, these studies take an in-depth look at how design supports and drives innovation in the passenger automotive and civil aerospace sectors, and in high-value manufacturing more broadly.

EEF is a leading partner on this event. Members are entitled to an exclusive 40% discount on the standard ticket price – save over £165 by quoting promotional code EEF40 when registering.

Follow this link for more info and to register – quote EEF40 >

Who should attend?

  • Managing Directors, Chairmen and Vice Presidents in manufacturing and their suppliers across a variety of sectors
  • Heads of R&D / manufacturing / technology / engineering / purchasing / procurement
  • Policymakers in central and local government
  • Designers working in or for manufacturing firms
  • Academics researching business, manufacturing and design
  • Technology transfer officers and knowledge transfer professionals

Why attend?

At this Summit you will hear directly from world-leading manufacturing and design organisations that are strategically using design to:

  • innovate and grow by harnessing the potential of new materials and composites and differentiating their products and services
  • take a radical new approach to their supply chains to create a sustainable competitive edge
  • improve their capabilities by investing in skills
  • futureproof their business by promoting interdisciplinary collaboration

Speakers

  • Daniel Abel, Recruitment Director – Futura Design
  • Richard Baker, Head of Supplier Engineering – Rolls-Royce
  • Stephen Boyd Davis, Professor of Design Research – Royal College of Art
  • Richard De Cani, Managing Director of Planning – Transport for London
  • Dick Elsy, Chief Executive – High Value Manufacturing Catapult
  • Chris Guy, Engineering Manager – Hydro Systems
  • Lee Hopley, Chief Economist – EEF
  • Julia King, Vice Chancellor – Aston University
  • Kirsty Lang, Broadcaster and Journalist
  • John Male, Managing Director – Lloyds Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre
  • Pietro Micheli, Associate Professor of Organisational Performance – Warwick Business School
  • Paul Priestman, Co-founding Director – PriestmanGoode
  • Lisa Reeves, Interior Design Manager – Volvo
  • Ellie Runcie, Director of Future Programmes – Design Council
  • Caroline Simcock, Global Head of Compliance & Approvals – Dyson
  • Phil Swash, CEO – GKN Land Systems

Programme

10.00

Welcome

Event chair: Kirsty Lang, Broadcaster and Journalist

Opening address: John Mathers, Chief Executive – Design Council

10.30

Innovation and growth

Using design to pioneer and prosper

Dick Elsy, Chief Executive – High Value Manufacturing Catapult

Lee Hopley, Chief Economist – EEF

Lisa Reeves, Interior Design Manager – Volvo

Caroline Simcock, Global Head of Compliance & Approvals – Dyson

11.30

Break

12.00

Supply chain

Using design to create competitive edge

Richard Baker, Head of Supplier Engineering – Rolls-Royce

Chris Guy, Engineering Manager – Hydro Systems

Ellie Runcie, Director of Future Programmes – Design Council

Phil Swash, CEO – GKN Land Systems

13.00

Lunch

14.00

Skills

Using design to develop talent and potential

Daniel Abel, Recruitment Director – Futura Design

Professor Dame Julia King, Vice Chancellor – Aston University

John Male, Managing Director – Lloyds Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre

15.00

Break

15.30

Futureproofing

Using design for a sustainable strategy

Professor Stephen Boyd Davis, Professor of Design Research – Royal College of Art

Richard De Cani, Managing Director of Planning – Transport for London

Paul Priestman, Co-founding Director – PriestmanGoode

16.30

Plenary

Dr Pietro Micheli, Associate Professor of Organisational Performance – Warwick Business School

Beverley Nielsen, Director Corporate Affairs – Birmingham City University

17.00

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