National Manufacturing Debate

Date: 24 - 25 May 2016

Location: Vincent Building, Cranfield Campus 

2016 theme: Accelerating UK Manufacturing Growth.

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For the seventh successful year running, this annual event hosted by Cranfield University brings together manufacturing professionals from a range of sectors to discuss and debate current challenges in the industry. The event encourages networking and collaboration across the sector to enable continued and long-term growth. The topic for 2016 asks “How can UK Manufacturing Growth match the best of the G7?"

Prior to the Debate day, delegates are able to take part in tours and demonstrations of Cranfield’s impressive facilities and current research. On the day, following a range of presentations from keynote speakers, the National Manufacturing Debate takes place.

  • Debate Programme

    Information on speakers and content of the 2016 National Manufacturing Debate.


  • Previous Debates

    Read about the themes, speakers and content of the previous National Manufacturing Debates.


  • Videos

    View presentations with keynote speakers from the Manufacturing Debate, catch up on interviews from previous years, and follow us on Twitter.


  • Contact us

    Patrick McLaughlin
    T: +44 (0)1234 750111 Ext. 5484
    Cranfield University
    MK43 0AL