Our 2022 Manufacturing and Materials Week will be taking place on Monday 28 - Wednesday 30 November.

We believe the role of manufacturers has never been more important in making the sustainable changes we need to see in how we live day to day, how we travel and how we consume and power our activity.

Those manufacturers are facing some incredibly difficult challenges: finding people with the right skills, managing costs at base during recent times of high inflation, securing the supplies needed at a time when borders and what can move across them are in question, and planning for potential changes in regulations which might impact the process and products.

Against this backdrop, resource and energy efficiency becomes hugely important. Manufacturers who can manage their energy consumption and resource consumption well will not only cope better with increased costs but are likely to have more resilient businesses.

Manufacturing and Materials Week will give manufacturers an opportunity to reflect on what resource and energy efficiency might mean for them. How can we reduce consumption of raw and other materials? What can we learn from companies that have done this well? What are the opportunities that thinking about resource and energy efficiency might open up to us?

Register your attendance by clicking the button at the top of the page. More information and event programmes will be available soon.

Event programme

28 November – Careers and Employability workshop (for Cranfield University students only) 

29 November 13:00-18:00 – National Manufacturing Debate, Manufacturing Alumni Awards and Lecture 

National Manufacturing Debate theme for 2022 – The 3Rs: Are manufacturers ready to go back to school? 

Networking lunch and registration from 12:00 

29 November 18:30-21:00 – Alumni dinner

30 November 10:00-15.00 – Manufacturing 2075

A detailed event programme will be available soon.

Watch some of the presentations from last year