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IfM Briefing Day
Thursday 12 May 2016
A day of interactive sessions for senior industrialists and policymakers presenting the latest research, approaches and practical applications from the Institute for Manufacturing.


This intensive briefing day is designed to introduce the latest research, practice and education programmes of the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM). It also provides a forum for the fruitful exchange of ideas and an opportunity to explore possible collaborations.


Attendees will be able to meet IfM researchers from across the whole spectrum of manufacturing, from R&D and design to supply, production and service.


Our team of practitioners will describe some of our recent collaborations, where research-based tools and techniques have been applied in both industrial contexts and in the public sector.


The 2016 programme will be available in due course. 

The 2015 programme for the day can be viewed here.



Booking and enquiries

To book your place to attend the Briefing Day, please contact:


Holly Shaw


T: +44 (0)1223 748267




There will be ample opportunity for questions and informal discussion to enable delegates to assess the relevance of topics to their own needs.


Benefits of attending

Attendees will hear about:

  • The latest research into key industrial issues
  • Practical tools and techniques derived from this research
  • How these tools have been used in practice
  • Opportunities for collaboration which can take the form of joint research activities, consultancy and education

All such collaborations help both inform and fund future research.


Who should attend?

Senior industrialists in large and multinational and mid-sized companies

Policymakers in local and national government and its agencies



Chief Executives, Chief Operating Officers and Chief Technology Officers. Vice-Presidents, Directors and Managers concerned with:

  • Strategy
  • Research and development
  • Design
  • Innovation and technology management
  • Manufacturing
  • Operations
  • Performance
  • Product development
  • Supply chain management
  • Service
  • Sustainability


The 2016 programme will be available in due course. 

The 2015 programme for the day can be viewed here.


Registration for the event will commence at 09.15, with the event starting at 09.45. A buffet lunch will be provided. The day will draw to a close at 17.00.



The event will be split into parallel sessions throughout the day with opportunities to explore further topics with individual researchers and practitioners.

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