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7 tips in 7 mins

Listen to thought-provoking tips about improving your business performance as our experts share their stories – giving you the opportunity to benefit from their industry experience.




Speakers' corner will be located in the Whittle Room. Please see the exhibition floor plan for the exact location.  


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The world is changing and so are we

Andrew Kinniburgh, Director of Membership, Make UK

Today EEF changes!  Building on CEO Stephen Phipson’s announcement on the main stage, Andrew Kinniburgh Director of Membership and Sales will drill down further into the new brand and vision, share priorities for 2019, and explain what it means to be part of the new community.










The impact of fatigue in the modern workplace and tools to improve employee performance.

Rick Haslam, Head of Business Development, Westfield Health

In a recent survey 3 out of 10 employees stated they had made a serious mistake, had an accident or felt exceptional stress at work. Join us to learn the importance of recovery in underpinning employee performance at work and home and tools to help support your employee wellbeing strategies.

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Agility to Face the Future

Mr Ramy Jallad, Group CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone

Insightful advice on how to grow and sustain an organisation amidst the changing business landscape.

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Gamification – From Learner to Player

Greg Ward, Global Safety Solutions Partner, Make UK

How can a great health and safety training course be developed into a memorable event? What ensures the commitments made in the classroom are implemented on the shop-floor? The answer lies with engagement and innovation and good old fashion fun! Seven minutes and seven tips on what is possible with gamification.










Cyber Claims Update  - What Manufacturers Need to Know

Noona Barlow, Head of International Financial Lines Claims, AIG

The volume of cyber claims is increasing dramatically year on year and ransomware, hackers and human error all contribute to the claims landscape.  Join this session to hear about actual claims examples and the impact of cyber claims on manufacturers, including the potential for costly business interruption.

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7 Tips for the Factory of the Future

Andrew Dalziel, Senior Director, Industry and Solution Strategy, Infor

The Factory of the Future is the product of fast-changing disruptive technologies hitting manufacturing like a cyclone. Information technology and operational technology are both seeing drastic innovations, and the convergence of these two forces is creating a paradigm shift. Learn 7 tips in 7 minutes to keep pace with new technologies.

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7 ways to improve your business’ performance during uncertain times

Mike Thornton, Partner, Head of Manufacturing at RSM

Political uncertainty provides many challenges for the manufacturing sector. RSM will give some useful tips as to how you can drive your organisation forward and meet your goals

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7 practical working capital tips in preparation for Brexit and a changing world

Gerard Haughey, Head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance (GTRF), Large Corporate, HSBC UK Bank plc

Macro-economic events are presenting challenges but also many opportunities. HSBC will provide some practical tips on how businesses can prepare themselves for Brexit and embrace a changing world.

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