Meet the Manufacturer, the only 100% British sourcing event, is seeking manufacturers and designers who are innovators in technology & design, product development and sustainability to take part in new ‘Dragon’s Den’ style competition this year.
The two-day conference and trade show on 25 and 26 May will feature Innovation Accelerator for manufacturers on day one and Designers Den for designers on day two.
Enterprising manufacturers and designers are invited to submit their ideas ahead of the event. Those with the most promising concepts will be selected to attend the Meet the Manufacturer conference to pitch their idea to a panel of experts and benefit from their knowledge and advice to take their business to the next level.
Kate Hills, CEO and founder of Make it British, explains: “If the next Industrial Revolution is upon us, then it is quite pertinent that the opening sequence of the original series of Dragon’s Den was filmed by Manchester’s famous cotton mills, the inspiration being that it was an area transformed by the first Industrial Revolution. Since innovation is the key theme for our event this year, we’re taking our inspiration from the Dragon’s Den series to give manufacturers and designers the opportunity to pitch their creative and pioneering concepts to a panel of experts to gain the recognition and mentoring to enable them to transform their business.”
Meet the Manufacturer will be held at The Old Truman Brewery, London. Further details of how to apply to enter Innovation Accelerator or Designers Den will be available on the website: www.meetthemanufacturer.co.uk.