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With the cost and risk of manufacturing abroad increasingly outweighing the benefits, more and more British manufacturers are proudly using local suppliers and, in many cases, moving their production back to the UK. The resultant rise in exports is strengthening our economy and reinvigorating our industrial base.

But is this increase in reshoring simply a flash in the pan or the emergence of a genuine, long-term trend? Should your business “make it Britain” when deciding where to set up its next production hub? And what help do you need from the UK Government to successfully achieve your reshoring and export goals?

Explore the answers and make your voice heard at ‘Make it Britain’ 2014.

EEF’s national manufacturing conference brings together a ‘who’s who’ of manufacturing, politics and the media for the UK’s premier manufacturing event of the year.

Focusing on reshoring and the drive to increase the level of exports from Britain, you’ll hear from the people and companies who are helping Britain become great again by bringing manufacturing home.

...conference more optimistic than last year. Very enjoyable and fantastic to hear from such influential and 'in the know' people! Well done and thank you.

Craig Naylor, Conference Delegate

Speakers at the National Manufacturing Conference include

  • Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • Rt Hon Ken Clarke QC MP, Minister without Portfolio
  • Nigel Stein, Chief Executive, GKN
  • Angus Thirlwell, CEO & co-founder, Hotel Chocolat
  • Sarah Brown, Founder, Pai Skincare
  • Tony Caldeira, CEO, Caldeira Holdings
  • Terry Scuoler, CEO, EEF, the manufacturers' organisation
  • Emily Maitlis, Broadcaster
  • Crispin Simon, Managing Director for Trade, UK Trade & Investment

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Take part in Canon's survey

Conference partner Canon will be publishing the findings of their Manufacturing Technology Trends survey on 23 April 2014.

The survey will discover how different technologies are empowering more productive ways of working and supporting the achievement of business goals.

Take part to receive a copy of the white paper reporting the findings at www.canon.co.uk/eefconferencesurvey

As a thank you for taking part Canon would like to enter you into a free prize draw to win a Canon camera.

All responses are anonymous and treated in the strictest confidence in accordance with the rules laid down by the Market Research Society.

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the EEF National Manufacturing Conference has sold out

The 2014 EEF National Conference sold out so make sure you join us at next year's conference

If you want to attend next year’s conference, please contact our conference team on 020 7654 1509 to pre-register your interest

Why attend?

  • Key note speakers from the main political parties and captains of industry.
  • Interactive panel debates and peer networking
  • Challenge political decision makers to create a better business environment
  • Join us in championing Britain as a manufacturing powerhouse


of delegates rated the conference as highly relevant to the challenges faced by their business