2013 Sustainable Manufacturing Symposium
In 2011 the 1st IET Sustainable Manufacturing Symposium provided insights to practices being adopted by the manufacturing community. This year's symposium aims to uncover the strategic priorities of industry and understand how such challenges are going to be met.
Date and Time
23 October 2013 - 09:30-16:00
About this event
In 2011, the 1st IET Sustainable Manufacturing Symposium provided insights to practices being adopted by the manufacturing community. This year’s event will follow up on this by exploring the need for resource efficiency.
Europe is determined to make a reduction in greenhouse gas emission by 20% by 2020. The manufacturing sector is increasingly making an effort to reduce its energy consumption, not only to help satisfy the greenhouse reduction goal, but also to reduce the Europe’s dependency on fossil fuel and the subsequent rise in energy price and levy. Great improvements have been demonstrated, methods for improvement are being shared and examples of practice are being published. Many companies are reporting significant progress and it is now easy to find brand name companies posting double digit year on year improvements in their resource efficiency, particularly with respect to energy.
The 2013 Sustainable Manufacturing Symposium aims to bring together leaders from the manufacturing community, including industry and academia, to uncover the strategic priorities of industry, learn from the achievements made to date, explore the environmental, social and economic challenges as well as to discuss how to address these going forward. The event will uncover thought leadership and how leaders are embedding sustainability throughout their organisations to address significant future challenges. It is about addressing the challenges of energy, water and wider resource scarcity as well as social and ethical advancement.
Julian Hunt - Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications at Coca-Cola Enterprises GB
Julian Hunt joined Coca-Cola Enterprises in 2011 as Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications for GB. In this role he is responsible for all aspects of CCE’s internal and external communications, as well as its sustainability and Government affairs programmes. Before CCE, Julian was Director of Communications at the Food and Drink Federation where he helped to steer the industry through many challenging debates, not least on public health. A journalist by background, Julian’s last role in the media was as editor of the influential business magazine The Grocer – a post he held for some five years. He is active on industry and policy issues outside of CCE, sitting on both IGD’s Corporate Affairs Director’s Group and on the British Soft Drink’s Association’s Corporate Affairs Group. He recently joined the Board of OPRL, the organisation which co-ordinates the on-pack recycling information provided to consumers in the GB.
Joe McNamara - Lean Manufacturing Manager, Jaguar Land Rover
Student Trainee at Jaguar Cars. Performed various roles in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering including the planning and launch of the first all aluminium Jaguar body. Moved into production at our Solihull Manufacturing Site and now responsible for Land Rover Defender production. Also sustainability lead for Jaguar Land Rover manufacturing. CEng MIMechE.
Dr Nigel Davies - Manufacturing and Sustainability Director, Muntons
Nigel is Manufacturing and Sustainability Director of Muntons. He is passionate about making real differences in sustainability within the malting supply chain and has spearheaded the company’s carbon footprinting initiative. Previously he has been a research scientist in cereals and a lecturer in cell biology at London University and outside Muntons acts as an expert witness in cases where food safety of cereals is at issue. Interests include playing piano, all terrain cycling and learning sign language to communicate with deaf people.
Dr Laura Porcu, H2AD Head of Technology, Lindhurst Engineering
Dr. Laura Porcu is the H2AD Head of Technology at Lindhurst Innovation Engineers and responsible for all aspects related to H2AD research, development and technology utilisation. Dr. Porcu studied for her PhD in Environmental Engineering at The University of Nottingham titled: Biogas and green chemicals from industrial wastewater using Microbial Fuel Cells. Dr Porcu has developed an in-depth knowledge of industrial wastewater treatment, recovery from waste streams & bioprocesses engineering using Microbial Fuel Cells technologies. Dr. Porcu studied for her first degree at University of Cagliari, Italy
David McCombe - Manufacturing Director, Crown Paints
Educated at University of Leeds, David has over 30 years experience in manufacturing operations and is responsible for implementation of Lean Manufacturing and Engineering Excellence programmes. Currently he is responsible for two manufacturing sites in Darwen and Hull and he is directing phase one of the company's five year Manufacturing Strategy, a key component of which is a £2m investment in filling and robotic handling and new bulk raw material storage facility. He is also supporting parent group Hempel A/S in their strategic growth plan to enter top ten coatings companies.
Gareth Stace - Head of Climate & Environment Policy, EEF
Gareth leads EEF’s work on a broad range of environment policies that affect the UK manufacturing sector. This includes identifying barriers to resource efficiency and seeking solutions to enable industry to operate competitively within a global marketplace. Gareth represents EEF on a number of government Boards and Panels. He is also responsible for representing the interests of the UK steel sector and chairs the Manufacturers’ Climate Change Group, which represents carbon intensive sectors, including cement, ceramics, glass, paper, steel and chemicals.
Andrew Woods - Business Development Manager, Tata Steel
Andy has spent 32 years in the steel industry, all of those with Tata Steel and its previous guises. Andy started as a technical apprentice in 81 and gained his MSc in 93. Until his recent move, to the position of Business Development Manager (assigned to The Proving Factory) Andy spent the previous three years as Product Metallurgy & Customer Technical Services Manager, Bar Products, with responsibility for both Product and Process Development and customer facing activities. The three years prior to that, were spent as the technical contact for the forgers across the UK, Europe and Scandinavia. Previous to that, Andy held Technical management positions in all areas of the steel production processes.
Registration and refreshments
Peter Ball, Cranfield University
Welcome to MTC
Steve Statham, MTC
Green always pays! Practical sustainability is always the best strategy
Dr Nigel Davies, Manufacturing and Sustainability Director, Muntons
Every Bottle Tells a Story
Julian Hunt, Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications, Coca-Cola Enterprises GB
Sustainable Manufacturing at Jaguar Land Rover
Joe McNamara, Lean Manufacturing Manager, Jaguar Land Rover
Making the most of what we've got: Lessons from our global competitors
Gareth Stace, Head of Climate and Environmental Policy, EEF
Ronaldo Ronaldo, IET Manufacturing Network
Crown Paints Sustainable Development
David McCombe, Manufacturing Director, Crown Paints
Clean water and green energy from food and drink manufacturing waste
Dr Laura Porcu, H2AD Head of Technology, Lindhurst Engineering
Sustainability at inception: Proved by the Proving Factory
Andrew Woods, Business Development Manager, Tata Steel
Facilitated by Will Stirling, The Manufacturer
Peter Lunt, IMechE Manufacturing Board
£80 plus VAT per person
This is a joint event between:
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (Manufacturing Network)
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
Presentations from the previous event in 2011 can be found on the 2011 Sustainable Manufacturing Symposium Resource area.
Pre-registration is essential.
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