From: National Manufacturing Debate 2013, Cranfield University.
21st May 2013
21 May 2013 Manufacturing channel
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National Manufacturing Debate - The motion "The manufacturing industry in the UK needs a national strategy in order to reach the goal of achieving 20% of UK GDP by 2020" will be debated.
The National Manufacturing Debate is an annual event hosted by Cranfield University. The event brings together manufacturing professionals from a range of sectors to discuss and debate current challenges in the industry, and encourage networking and collaboration across the sector to enable continued and long-term growth. Now into its fourth successful year, this FREE event will take place over two days, 20 and 21 May 2013.
The UK will drop from its current ranking as 15th most competitive manufacturing nation to 19th over in five years' time, and will be increasingly challenged to maintain a competitive edge by emerging nations such as Brazil and India, according to the 2013 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index report from Deloitte. This timely event will therefore examine whether the UK really needs a manufacturing strategy, what such a strategy should include and who should deliver it.
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