Member Connect at Birmingham Airport

Exporting and investment for competitiveness and growth: A manufacturing-led recovery has helped drive a year of better economic news with exports to developing economies booming. This Member Connect event focuses on how manufacturers are driving their growth and competitive strategies through exporting and investment.

Who Should Attend?

  • Chief Executives
  • Managing Directors,
  • Financial Directors
  • Sales & Marketing Directors
  • Senior Operations, Technical and Supply Chain Directors
  • HR Directors

Why Attend?

  • Network with your peers
  • Share practice, expertise and know-how on relevant issues and challenges
  • Find out first hand what the runway extension programme at Birmingham Airport will mean to the regions’ manufacturers and the economy
  • Get connected with export and investment advice and support
  • Experience a V-I-P airside and behind the scenes tour of Birmingham Airport

Hear from Birmingham Airport about what the runway extension programme will mean to the regions’ manufacturers and the economy.

We’ll also be sharing with you the findings of our report ‘The Shape of British Industry’ and you’ll be able to get connected with export and investment advice and support, from UKTI and Santander.

Capacity limit: 30

We anticipate high demand for this event. Be sure to book early to reserve your place.

Please be advised that delegates will be required to arrive promptly for 09:30 in order to pass through security checks prior to the event commencing. ID will be required.

Additional value:

Delegates will experience a VIP, airside and behind the scenes tour of Birmingham Airport.

Speakers

  • Richard Halstead, Region Director, EEF
  • Jeegar Kakaad, Senior Economist, EEF
  • Paul Kehoe, CEO and John Morris, Head of Corporate Affairs, Birmingham Airport
  • Doug Mahoney, International Trade Director for the West Midlands, UKTI 

Panellists include

  • Adam Flanagan, Regional Director, Business Development, Santander Bank

Programme

09:30 Arrival at Diamond House Reception prompt

The delegation will be taken to registration and security check in.

10:30 Teas & Coffees and networking

10:45 Welcome and introduction

Richard Halstead, Region Director, EEF 

11:00 The Shape of British Industry – key export and investment challenges and opportunities for manufacturers

Jeegar Kakaad, Senior Economist, EEF

11.20 Birmingham Airport Runway Extension Programme and what this means to the regions’ manufacturers

Paul Kehoe CEO of Birmingham Airport and John Morris, Head of Corporate Affairs 

11:40 Panel and audience discussion on key issues

12:00 Lunch and networking

12:30 VIP, airside and behind the scenes tour of Birmingham Airport

13:30 Close

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