Design Template
27 November 2014 | London  
08:30 - 09:00Breakfast and Registration
09:00 - 09:05Chair’s Opening Remarks
Sarah Gordon, Business Editor, Financial Times
09:05 - 09:25Opening Keynote and Interview
Anthea McIntyre, Member of the European Parliament for West Midlands
09:25 - 09:50Special Presentation
Robrecht Himpe, European Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, ArcelorMittal Group

09:50 - 10:50Panel Discussion: Competitiveness and Growth in Europe – Regaining the Lost Advantage

Terry Scuoler, Chief Executive Officer, EEF

Over the past few years, Europe has been shifting away from manufacturing and losing ground to international competitors. Currently, industry accounts for only around 16% of EU GDP and the European Commission has set a goal for that share to rise to 20% by 2020. What macroeconomic conditions are needed for Europe’s industry to start growing again? What are the priorities in structural reforms and what progress has been made in tax, labour and product markets reforms? Can policies be tailored to respond to the unique conditions of individual countries? How can different countries’ individual strengths be combined to restore European competitiveness?

Markus Beyrer, Director General, BUSINESS EUROPE
Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director General, Enterprise and Industry Directorate General, European Commission
Frank Cordes, Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
Holger Schmieding, Chief Economist, Berenberg Bank
Terry Scuoler, Chief Executive Officer, EEF 

Sarah Gordon
, Business Editor, Financial Times

10:50 - 11:10Networking Break
11:10 - 12:10Panel Discussion: Innovation – Making it happen now
Our panel of senior policy makers, business leaders and experts will explore the most important actions that could help spur innovation and enable European industry to keep pace or surpass key competitors from other regions. What government policies and incentives are in place to attract investment in innovation? What else needs to be done? What are the barriers and how can the public and private sectors foster an ecosystem that encourages innovation? Why are SMEs and startups essential to Europe’s industrial future?


Mariana Mazzucato, RM Phillips Professor in the Economics of Innovation, SPRU, University of Sussex
Sir David McMurtry, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Renishaw
Pedro de Sampaio Nunes, Head of Secretariat, EUREKA
Stephen Pattison, Vice President, Public Affairs, ARM
Dirk Pilat, Deputy Director, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD


Sally Davies, Technology and Innovation Reporter, Financial Times

12:10 - 13:00Panel Discussion: Unlocking Funding for European Industry
In order for European industry to be back on the path of growth and competitiveness, it is essential that its financial long term needs are met. What funding channels are working well? What are the current financing constraints facing EU manufacturers? What are the key impediments to financing SMEs and what solutions are being proposed to bolster SMEs’ financial health? What role are capital markets and institutional investors set to play in long-term financing? How can public funding be better used? What other initiatives could help further improve availability of finance for manufacturers and infrastructure?


Marcelino Castrillo, Managing Director, SME Banking, Santander
Diederik ZandstraHead, Corporate Client Group, Euronext
Simon Lewis OBE, Chief Executive Officer, Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) 
Thomas von Koch, Managing Partner, EQT

Peggy Hollinger, Industry Editor, Financial Times

13:00 - 13:20Keynote Address
Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director General, Enterprise and Industry Directorate General, European Commission
13:20 - 14:30Luncheon
14:30 - 14:50On- Stage Interview: Digitisation – How Software and Digital Design will Reshape Manufacturing
Robin Hancock, Managing Director, Siemens PLM Software and CEO, Siemens Industry Software Limited

Sally Davies, Technology and Innovation Reporter, Financial Times

14:50 - 15:40Panel discussion: Talent and Skills in Manufacturing –Tackling Unemployment while Developing a Competitive Workforce

The availability and quality of a skilled workforce are key to drive innovation and to restore manufacturing competitiveness in Europe. Which specific skills are required for European industry to be competitive now and where are the shortages and competence deficits? What can business, government and labour unions do to close the skills gap? What measures are needed in order to untap the potential of the youth and women in manufacturing in Europe? How can changes in training and education contribute to delivering a workforce that is skilled and ready to innovate?

Rajeeb Dey, Founder and CEO, Enternships
David Holmes, Director of MAI Manufacturing Function & Investment & Infrastructure Services, BAE Systems
Moundir Rachidi, Associate Director, The Boston Consulting Group
Pedro PiresAssistant Vice President and Global Head of Employee Relations, Nestlé

Moderated by:
Peggy Hollinger, Industry Editor, Financial Times

15:40 - 15:50Networking Break
15:50 - 16:55Panel Discussion: The Future of Manufacturing
A new era of global manufacturing – driven by innovation in processes, information technology and shifts in demand – is reshaping traditional industries and creating completely new high-growth opportunities. What are these forces and trends? How can the European industry be prepared to embrace them? Which new technologies – including smart communications, “big data”, robotics and nanotechnology - are bringing new manufacturing products, reinventing existing products and improving the efficiency of manufacturing processes? Can the potential of industrial rejuvenation be realised in Europe?

Sir Mike Gregory CBE, Head, Institute of Manufacturing, Head, Manufacturing and Management Division, Engineering Department, Cambridge University 
Brian Holliday, Managing Director, Siemens Digital Factory
Enrico Krog Iversen, Chief Executive Officer, Universal Robots 
Peter Marsh, former Manufacturing Editor, Financial Times and Author, The New Industrial Revolution
Michel Roboam, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing Engineering, Airbus

Peggy Hollinger, Industry Editor,
Financial Times 

16:55 - 17:00Chair’s Closing Remarks
Peggy Hollinger, Industry Editor, Financial Times
17:00Networking Drinks & Close of Summit