GMF 2013 set for London Launch

Government Ministers, Regional MPs, Global OEMs and leading SMEs from the Sheffield City Region will congregate in Westminster,  London later this month, to launch the 2013 Global Manufacturing Festival (GMF). The London Launch has been sponsored by Huthwaite International.

The London Launch which takes place on Tuesday 26 February 2013 aims to reinforce Sheffield City Region as the focal point of the UK for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering.

The launch will highlight a number of significant industry objectives needed to grow the manufacturing sector and re-balance the UK Economy, such as the need to encourage and boost international trade and the importance of developing future skills and capabilities.

It will also highlight the significance of the Sheffield City Region’s part in achieving these objectives, the aspirations of these world leading companies and how Government and Trade bodies can help facilitate growth.

Part of the event  programme for the launch includes a roundtable discussion, for which President of Boeing, Sir Roger Bone, Terry Scuoler – Chief Executive of leading Industry body EEF and Dr Hamid Mughal, Executive Vice President of Manufacturing, Engineering & Technology at Rolls Royce Plc., will all be special guest panellists.

The launch will also feature the Universityof Sheffield AMRC’s Manufacturing Transporter (Mantra), a unique travelling showcase for advanced engineering.

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