Management Lecture featuring Boeing UK President Sir Roger Bone is at capacity

14th March 2012

A capacity audience of about 600 people will attend the annual Sheffield Management Lecture featuring Sir Roger Bone, UK President of Boeing, the world's leading aerospace company.

More people have added their names to a waiting list in case tickets become available for the free Management Lecture, which takes place at the University of Sheffield's Octagon Centre at 7pm on 21 March 2012. The event, which will also launch the city's Global Manufacturing Festival, will see Sir Roger discuss Boeing's global structure, supply chain management, and will look at the company's latest products, such as the 787 Dreamliner passenger plane. Boeing was the founding member of the University of Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) in 2001. Responsible for coordinating all Boeing business activities in the UK, Sir Roger Bone was appointed an honorary ambassador for British business by the Prime Minister in 2010. The Management Lectures, now in their 12th year, are an annual event hosted between the Management School at the University of Sheffield and the Business School at Sheffield Hallam University. This year the lecture is being hosted by the University of Sheffield and has been integrated into the Global Manufacturing Festival. The lecture is seen as a key annual event in the regional business calendar, providing a forum to explore contemporary management issues relevant to both the private and public sectors. Previous speakers have included the Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Richard Lambert and Sir Peter Middleton GCB, Chancellor of the University of Sheffield and former Chairman and CEO of Barclays Bank plc. Professor Keith Glaister, Dean of the Management School, said: We are delighted to welcome Sir Roger Bone, President of Boeing UK, as our speaker at this year's Management Lecture. The combination of Sir Roger's experience within the diplomatic service coupled with his profile as a leading industrialist with expertise in aerospace will make for a fascinating evening. At a challenging time for UK manufacturing, we look forward to hearing the insights of our inspirational guest. As a headline sponsor of the Global Manufacturing Festival, the University of Sheffield has been chosen to host the launch of this year's convention which will be delivered by the Master Cutler Pam Liversidge. Also on 21 March 2012, the festival will host a Get Up To Speed Skills and Education Show, which will be open to young people, schools, parents and students who wish to meet with local engineering and manufacturing businesses. The event will take place at the Blue Shed- Ekspan, Compass Works, Brightside Lane, Sheffield, between 11am-6pm. Headline sponsors for the Global Manufacturing Festival include Nabarro LLP, NatWest, the University of Sheffield and Siemens Plc. On 22 March 2012, an international convention and trade show will take place at the City Hall, Sheffield with business leaders from around the globe attending. Key themes at the convention will cover the three critical areas of UK strategy and support, new markets and opportunities, and technology and commercialisation. Speakers confirmed include Jeremy Browne MP, Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Ley Hoply, chief economist at EEF, Ric Parker from Rolls-Royce, Dr Alan McLelland from NAMTEC, Alan Cumming of EDF Energy, Andrew Peters from Siemens Drive Technologies, Sir Chris O'Donnell former CEO of Smith & Nephew and Professor Keith Ridgway CBE, Executive Dean of the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Institute. Later that evening, the festival will come to a close with the Made in Sheffield awards dinner at the Cutlers´ Hall. The dinner will celebrate all that is good in manufacturing companies from the Sheffield City Region and their success in supplying their products throughout the world. Anyone wishing to attend both the convention and trade show over the two days can purchase a package ticket for £99 + VAT. For more information visit

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