On 24 February 2016, over 800 top UK manufacturing decision makers and policy makers came together in London for a day of celebrating UK manufacturing, hearing inspiring speakers and topical panels and discussing issues of importance as a community.
The conference kicked off with a video celebrating UK manufacturing, its historic achievements and upcoming challenges.
Steph McGovern once again earned rave reviews as compere.
EEF Chief Terry Scuoler set the stage for the conference by highlighting trends in UK manufacturing as published by the team.
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Sajid Javid delivered a speech on how the government is listening to SMEs and improving the business environment.
The Secretary of State announced a big campaigning win for the policy team at EEF.
Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson discussed the role of technology in enabling innovation in manufacturing.
Martin Wolf of the FT painted a bleak picture of upcoming economic and political uncertainty, including the EU referendum.
Prime Minister David Cameron addressed UK manufacturing via video.
Wright Bus, Rolls Royce, EEF and Infor addressed productivity in manufacturing in their panel discussion.