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