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Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing Summit

This is the third event in a series of new online Summits that Herts Chamber have created, designed to focus on key industries within Hertfordshire and provide a platform for sharing information, ideas and latest thinking.

The focus of this Summit is Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering. During this summit we will hear two keynote presentations, delivered by our partners for the event:

Andy Baker, HR Manager,
Early Careers Recruitment, MBDA UK

Skills and Diversity in the Workforce            

The challenge of attracting a talent pipeline and recruitment of graduates, undergraduates and apprentices across the UK business. How to inspire the next generation of engineers and encourage students at schools, to consider taking an exciting career in engineering.

James Longcroft, Sales Director,
Silent Sentinel

- Balancing Customer Expectations and Supply Chain Management

 Silent Sentinel sit in the contour between commercial security and the defence sectors; defence customers accepting and expecting long lead times, and security customers expecting quicker timings, can be hard to balance and manage.

These presentations will be followed by a choice of two interactive panel sessions for you to select from, in which these subjects will be discussed in more depth.

In addition to the above keynote speakers, panellists include:

  • David Chapman, Business Development Manager, ACSL Precision Engineering
  • Luke Hamm, Chief Executive, GovGrant
  • Geoff Hill, Managing Director, Astute Electronics
  • Paul Kaye, Managing Director, IntelliQA
  • Susan Murray, Head of Engineering, University of Hertfordshire
  • John Patsavellas, Senior Lecturer in Manufacturing Management, Cranfield University and member of the IET’s Manufacturing Policy Panel
  • Niketh Shetty, Director, PLM Central
  • Paul Witcombe, Head of Enterprise and Innovation, Hertfordshire LEP
  • Steve Yardley, Head of KPO Propulsion & Deputy to Head of Spacecraft Production UK, Stevenage Plant, Airbus Defence and Space


For full details of the programme please see here.

To secure your place at this prestigious new event, please book using the button below.

Please note that this session will be recorded. The focus will be primarily on the presentation, however please be aware that delegates may be recorded during the Q&A. The recording will belong to the Herts Chamber and will be shared on our platforms, for further information please see our Events Terms and Conditions.


Please use the link below to check our Event Terms and Conditions prior to booking a place at this event:
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Event Information

Member: £25.00 per person

Non-member: £35.00 per person

Event Date: 9 Sep 20 10:00 - 11:30

Latest Booking: 9 Sep 20 09:00

Contact: Events Team

Tel: 01707 502183


Venue: Zoom
The link to join will be sent to you after you have registered.

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