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27 November 2014 | London  


FT Live Financial Times Live, the global conferences and events arm of the Financial Times, gathers pre-eminent public and private sector decision-makers, visionaries and strategists from the world’s most important economies and industries for a wide range of interactive, agenda-setting programmes that combine the power of on-site discussion and networking with the flexibility of live-streamed and on-demand broadcasting.

Chaired by senior journalists from the Financial Times and its group publications, the summits, conferences, awards and strategic forums organised by FT Live provide audiences with the opportunity to listen to and interact with speakers of the highest calibre in lively and stimulating debates that cover the key issues of our time.

The Financial Times provides essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community. It has a combined print and online average daily readership of 2.1 million people worldwide and a combined paid print and digital circulation of almost 629,000 (Deloitte assured, Q3 2013). FT education products now serve 34 of the world’s top 50 business schools.


The Boston Consulting Group is a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients in all sectors and regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their businesses. Our customized approach combines deep insight into the dynamics of companies and markets with close collaboration at all levels of the client organization. This ensures that our clients achieve sustainable competitive advantage, build more capable organizations, and secure lasting results. BCG is a private company with 81 offices in 45 countries.

EEF is dedicated to the future of manufacturing. Everything we do is designed to help manufacturing businesses evolve, innovate and compete in a fast-changing world. With our unique combination of business services, government representation and industry intelligence, no other organisation is better placed to provide the skills, knowledge and networks they need to thrive.

As the manufacturers’ organisation, we believe that a modern, competitive and innovative manufacturing industry is central to the UK’s economic future. Everything we do - working with manufacturers and policy makers - is designed to help that industry flourish and to meet the world’s evolving appetite for innovative and responsibly-produced manufactured goods.

Manufacturing is responsible for half of UK exports and its productivity regularly outpaces economic growth. All of this helps the UK maintain its position as the world’s ninth largest manufacturing nation – a position we’re working diligently to improve.

Siemens was established in the United Kingdom 170 years ago and now employs 13,760 people in the UK. Last year’s revenues were £3.36 billion.

As the world’s largest engineering company, Siemens provides innovative solutions to help tackle the world’s major challenges. We are proud investors into Britain’s industrial future – and we are committed to growing our skills, R&D capacity and renewable energy resources throughout the country.

Siemens has offices and 13 factories throughout the UK, with its headquarters in Frimley, Surrey. The company’s global headquarters is in Munich, Germany.


The magazine EPM (European Pharmaceutical Manufacturer) launched back in 2000, so the brand — now encompassing print and digital versions of the magazine (published 8 times a year), website, bi-monthly e-newsletter and a strong social networking presence (via Twitter, LinkedIn & Facebook) — has been 15 years in the proving.  

A highly successful publication, EPM has evolved significantly to cover the entire pharmaceutical manufacturing supply chain, keeping readers abreast of the latest offerings and developments in R&D and manufacturing products and equipment, ingredients and contract services through case studies, articles, Q&As and opinion pieces, as well as a regulatory affairs column.

CECIMO is the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries, we bring together 15 national associations of machine tool builders, which represent approximately 1500 industrial enterprises in Europe, over 80% of which are SMEs. CECIMO defends the common interests  of its members, particularly in relation to authorities and associations, and promotes the European machine tool industries and their development in the fields of economy, technology and science. 

CECIMO covers more than 98% of the total machine tool production in Europe and 30% worldwide. It accounts for almost 150,000 employees and a turnover of nearly €23 billion in 2012. More than 80% of the production in CECIMO countries is shipped abroad, whereas two thirds of it is exported outside Europe (EU, EFTA and Turkey).