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Speakers from the global world of manufacturing, engineering and politics will discuss future issues and opportunities facing manufacturing, during a Manufacturing Convention that will be the highlight of the Global Manufacturing Festival: Sheffield.

The day long event in the Cutlers’ Hall is being sponsored by Festival sponsors law firm Nabarro and forgings specialist Firth Rixson, stainless steel producer Outokumpu and Made in Sheffield, the organisation whose members are known for making high quality products.

Siemens UK managing director Juergen Maier, Andy Kinsella and Keith Parker – chief executives of Offshore Mainstream Renewables and the Nuclear Industry Association will be looking at opportunities for wealth creation in their sectors.

Tata Steel Speciality’s Peter Hogg, will look at surviving the downturn and beyond, while Institution of Mechanical Engineers deputy president Rod Smith will talk about the Engineered in Britain Campaign.

Proskills chief executive Terry Watts and Nick Hussey, chairman of The Manufacturer will discuss The UK’s Skills Strategy, while Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre commercial director Adrian Allen and Klaus Bonde Ørskov from the Danish AMRC will compare engineering best practice in Scandinavia and Sheffield.