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Manufacturing Led Export Recovery: Myth Or Reality

Manufacturing Led Recovery: Myth Or Reality


Pera Innovation Park Conference Centre, Melton Mowbray
Wed 7th Dec 2011, 17:00 to 19:15

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Despite the media portrayals to the contrary, the UK is still one of the world’s leading manufacturing nations and the sector represents 50% of the country’s total exports. The UK economy is dependent on manufacturing and it is in this area that the best options exist for closing the budget and trade deficits.


If you are a manufacturer looking to seize new opportunities, exporting may be the next step for your business. Whether you make shoes, sauce or scaffolding, exporting your product could be easier than you think.


Join emita, in partnership with the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS), for our next evening seminar to access advice from manufacturing and trade experts, learn from their experiences and understand how to take advantage of the potential international trade can bring.


Attend this event and you will:


·         Discover the benefits of trading overseas;


·         Find out about the challenges and opportunities exporting brings to the manufacturing sector;


·         Gain an insight into the government support available and where to go for further manufacturing and export advice;


·         Explore the fundamentals of getting you export initiative started;


·         Benefit from a regional manufacturer’s experiences of successfully developing their business internationally.


Ensure your business plays its role in strengthening the 'Made in the UK' brand by considering going global.





17h00             Registration and Light Refreshments


17h30             Welcome and Introduction

                        Stuart Hilton, MAS Operations Manager, Pera Consulting


17h35             Manufacturing a Recovery

                        Sue Kirby, Membership and External Affairs,

EEF The Manufacturers’ Organisation


18h00             International Business Growth: Getting Started

                        Peter Stevenson, International Trade Adviser, UKTI


18h25             Going Global: Our Journeys

                        Mark Evans, Commercial Director, Kenray Forming Ltd and

Steve Yorke-Robinson, Managing Director, Pressure Tech Ltd


18h45             Q&A and Audience Discussion on Key Issues


19h15             Close and Networking Buffet Supper



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