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News & Press: June 2020

IfM Briefing 30 June – COVID-19: Manufacturing at a Turning Point

26 June 2020  
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Please see the announcement below which contains relevant business updates.

The coronavirus crisis has changed the landscape for manufacturing. The sector’s importance in the eyes of governments and the public has grown – as have the economic and operational challenges facing firms. As we look to an uncertain future of continued disruption and potential recession, the effects will be profound.

At this online event leading IfM experts will draw lessons from the response of firms and governments, and look at how the industry is likely to change and adapt in the months and years ahead. 

Agenda 

Rapid repurposing: Lessons from the crisis response in the UK
Tim Minshall
The role of automation and information: Operating safely and responding to changing priorities
Duncan McFarlane
Supply chain challenges: What are the future drivers of economic growth? 
Jag Srai
International policy responses: How manufacturing can emerge stronger
Carlos López-Gómez