Workshop Sessions

Workshop Sessions

In addition to the main plenary sessions, the Conference programme will feature four B2B workshops.

These workshops will give you key takeaways to help minimise potential risk and take advantage of the opportunities arising in the changing market.

To select your workshops you must register for the Conference - limited places, so don't delay! .

National Manufacturing Conference workshops

The Smart Energy Revolution

Learn how you could access untapped energy savings for your business. Harness the transformation of the energy market to cut costs and earn new income. Digitalisation and a changing supply base are revolutionising the energy market. This session will bring together a range of expert speakers to discuss new ways for companies to cut energy consumption and benefit from flexing their electricity demand..


Support and Sustain your Post-Brexit Workforce

Join industry leaders and business specialists for a must-attend session on future proofing your workforce. This session will cover how to ensure your current and future workforce has the skills it needs now and in the future and given an insight into the latest thinking on the new immigration structures after the UK leaves the EU. You’ll come away with direct actions to implement right now that will strengthen your business post-Brexit.


How to Minimise Trading Friction with the EU

The UK’s departure from the EU will have a significant impact on the way businesses trade with the EU. This session will examine the potential changes and discuss what companies should be doing in preparation. Have you thought about how issues such as tariffs, customs administration and rules of origin at the UK/EU border will affect your supply chain in the new trading environment?


How Cyber-Secure is your Business?

Cyber security presents tangible, immediate risks to industry. So how do you minimise the threat it poses to your business while maximising on the opportunities of digitisation? Thought-leaders from the forefront of cyber technology world will brief you on the National Cyber Security Strategy, and offer practical advice on protecting your data and intellectual property.


Steel Forum - Steel in a Low Carbon World?

The steel industry has a key role in the UK’s low-carbon future; from renewable-energy production, lighter steels for EVs or specialised steel for energy-efficient buildings. Bimlendra Jha, CEO of Tata Steel UK and Jay Hambro of GFG Alliance, two major UK steel producers, will provide their vision of how the sector is an integral part of the Government vision and ambition for a low-carbon economy.


Steel Forum - Steel: The Foundation of an Industrial Strategy

An unmissable session with key industrial and political players from the sector debate and discuss the enduring importance of the steel sector, the crucial role it has to play in the Industrial Strategy and how it can be enabled to deliver it. With a panel including Stephen Kinnock MP, Roy Rickuss of Community the Union and UK Steel Chairman Jon Bolton of Liberty Steel.

For more information on the Steel Forum please contact Graeme Craig



Register for your workshop sessions

  • The workshops repeat after lunch meaning each delegate gets to attend 2.
  • Spaces will be limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please rank in order of your preference.
  • Your allocated workshops will be confirmed prior to the conference and your personalised agenda will be available on the EEF National Conference Mobile App.
  • We recommend early registration to reserve your space at your workshops of choice!

EEF National Manufacturing Conference 2019

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Delegates can add the time spent attending this event to their CPD hours.