Supply Chain Opportunities highlighted at Global Manufacturing Festival

29th April 2013

The Sheffield City Region reaffirmed its position at the forefront of Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering last week, as thousands of delegates flocked to attend the numerous events which formed the Global Manufacturing Festival (GMF) 2013.

The Festival began on Wednesday with the Get Up To Speed event held at the Blue Shed, aimed at inspiring the next generation of manufacturers and engineers. The Trade Show and Convention took place at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) on Thursday, where global manufacturers and industry leaders gathered to network and discuss strategies for growth in the manufacturing sector. The Trade show was complimented by a programme of bespoke break out presentations and case studies from senior guest speakers, across key manufacturing and material sectors. Highlights Included fascinating insights into supply chain opportunities in Aerospace from Andy Page, Executive Director of supply chains at Rolls Royce and opportunities in off shore wind from Juergen Maier, MD of Siemens UK Richard Wright, Executive Director of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce one of the main organisers behind the event said: "The GMF really moved forward as an event this year and we are confident that we will deliver the five year plan to deliver a truly internationally important business led event. Our feedback has been excellent and exhibitors are already talking about next year so the city region should be very proud. We all know that advanced manufacturing is critical to the future of the UK's economy and it is excellent that Sheffield is playing such an important role in developing the sector." Brendan Moffett Director of Marketing Sheffield said: -The aim of the Festival is to connect UK businesses to Global markets and the Sheffield region is now recognised as the place where these conversations take place. Dates for next year's Global Manufacturing Festival are yet to be confirmed, but for all the latest information please visit

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