SEMINARS PROGRAMME 2017

The theme of this year’s talks is ‘partnerships, production and provenance’ in UK manufacturing.

The seminar’s at Meet the Manufacturer are an unmissable part of the event.

Our FREE, drop-in talks provide you with the knowledge and tools required to successfully manufacture, promote and sell a brand that is made in the UK.

Hear from an exciting line-up of speakers in manufacturing who will provide you with inspiration, advice and real-life experiences.

DAY ONE – Wednesday 24 May 2017

Seminar programme includes:

12pm Designing the skills agenda for manufacturing in post-Brexit Britain
Christopher Nieper, Managing Director, David Nieper

2pm Building a great partnership with your manufacturer
Harriet Wallace-Jones and Emma Sewell, founders, Wallace Sewell

3pm Heritage meets Innovation
Simon Cotton, Chief Executive, Johnston’s of Elgin
Hal Watts, CEO, Unmade

4pm Panel: British wool, from fleece to finished product
Chaired by Bridgette Kelly, British Wool Marketing Board

DAY TWO – Thursday 25 May 2017

Seminar programme includes:

10am Intellectual property in the fashion and textile industry
Deborah Maxwell, Associate Patent Attorney, Potter Clarkson

12pm How does provenance engage the consumer from a national and global perspective?
Joan Johnson, Director, Bespoke Fabrics

2pm How to make a million with an idea and an old sewing machine
Kate & Graham Holbrook, Directors, Turtle Doves

3pm Look at the world through the eyes of your customer
Jamie Bourne, Head of Business Development, Purpose Media