The Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, which is being held at the SEC Glasgow on the 13th October 2022, will serve as a national forum for manufacturers and operators involved throughout the associated supply chains from across Scotland to gather to discuss pressing issues facing the industry. The event is being organised in order to successfully connect key stakeholders across the full manufacturing spectrum in Scotland, including the food and drink, energy, renewables, electronics, aerospace, biopharma, medtech, healthcare, construction, textiles, procurement, and precision engineering sectors.

The event is also being afforded the great honour of having Scottish Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise Mr Ivan McKee in attendance.

Minister McKee will be providing the opening address and key note speech on the day. This is a great honour as McKee’s career has involved a number of senior roles in manufacturing and business, managing companies in the UK, Poland, Finland, Croatia and Bosnia.

In his early career McKee spent two years with VSO in Banglades.

Mr McKee has been MSP for Glasgow Provan since May 2016. He was brought up in Glasgow where he studied at the University of Strathclyde. He also studied at the University of Newcastle. He was previously the Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation and Minister for Trade, Innovation and Public Finance.

Ivan McKee was appointed Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise in May 2021.

Also in attendance will be a plethora of the industry’s key players from the UK, Ireland and Europe. There is a strong selection of exhibitors, speakers, sponsors and associations on board for the event.

  • Speakers include: Stuart Miller, CEO of the National Robotarium, Chris Johnson, Head of Nokia’s Global Enterprise Business, Jim Roberts, CEO of Baker Hughes, Dr. Karen McDonnell, OHS Policy Adviser & Head – ROSPA, Roy Henders, Director of SP Automation & Robotics.
  • Sponsors & Exhibitors include: Scottish Engineering, Hexagon, National Manufacturing Institute Scotland, SP Automation, Scottish Enterprise, Beckhoff, The National Robotarium, SMAS, CeeD, Edina, POMO Robotics & JAKA collaborative robots

The Government of Scotland is committed to continuing to improve productivity and increase investment in the manufacturing industry, as a means of helping to redress regional imbalances, and in order to grow the Scottish economy. Initiatives such as the development of the National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland (NMIS) and the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (MMIC) are helping to drive innovation, establish links with academia and encourage businesses to harness new technologies to enhance efficiency.

With many exhibitors from Scotland and the world, the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition,  promises to be one of the largest gatherings of industry professionals and decision makers this year.

Further key industry specialists taking part this year include:

  • 123 Insight Limited
  • Beckhoff
  • EPCC
  • Hexagon
  • Inspire 3D
  • Kerry Logistics
  • SciMed

…and many many more.

The event will cover various topical themes including:

Industry 4.0, 3D Printing, Digital Manufacturing, Smart Factory, Lean & Continuous Improvement, Robotics & Automation, Industrial Blockchain, Research & Development, Precision Engineering, QEHS, Supply Chain & Logistics, Sustainability, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences, Reliability, Maintenance & Asset Management. Procurement, Government Policy and Industrial Strategy, Exports, Skills & Training and much more.

Visitors interested in improving the performance of their business can listen to case studies and technical presentations from leading global and Scottish manufacturing experts, and meet with providers of cutting edge technology.

Event organiser, Premier Publishing & Events, has been staging similar exhibitions and conferences in England and Ireland for many years. An impressive line-up of manufacturing leaders, academics and government agencies who will engage in a stimulating blend of key note addresses and debates is being assembled for the Scottish event. The Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition in Glasgow will also feature an extensive exhibition showcasing the latest technological solutions and business services

The event is free to attend, and gives attendees access to key suppliers, support organisations and partners that will help you to increase your profitability and drive your company forward.