Sample Agenda

The timings for the day are shown below.

For each discussion session, you get to choose one of the themed roundtables to sit at – see the table map below. Jump into conversation on the topics that matter most to you for five 30-minute sessions throughout the day!

Between sessions, hear from our keynote speakers from industry-leading manufacturers & technology companies, as they share insights, case studies and lessons learned from cutting-edge sustainable projects.

Enjoy refreshments & a full served lunch during the breaks – and use the time to network and follow up on interesting conversations you’ve had throughout the day!


9:30 Chair's Welcome

9:45 Opening Keynote

10:00 Discussion Leader Introductions

10:10 Discussion Session One

10:40 Industry Keynote

10:55 Discussion Session Two

11:25 Coffee Break

11:55 Five-Minute Idea: Sustainability for SMEs

12:00 Five Minute Idea: Taking Training Into Your Own Hands

12:05 Five Minute Idea: Topic TBC

12:10 Discussion Session Three

12:35 Industry Keynote

12:50 Lunch Break

14:00 Industry Keynote

14:15 Discussion Session Four

14:45 Panel Discussion: Change Management for SMEs

15:05 Discussion Session Five

15:35 Summit Recap

15:50 Close of Summit

Agenda Features

Roundtable topics

Hover over each table topic to learn more

Stream One: People

Table 1: Employee Engagement


John Coughlan
CEO, TSP Engineering

Table 2: Making Apprenticeships Work


Sam Handley
Director, Swiftool Precision Engineering

Table 3: Developing Leadership Capabilities


Rob Glen
Group Managing Director, Don-Bur

Table 4: Embedding Company Culture & Values


Katrina Ritchue,
People & Culture Director, Gripple

Stream Two: Platform

Table 5: Product Innovation

Ian Ellis

Ian Ellis
Technical Director, Aeromet International

Table 6: Exports Excellence


Andrew Elsby-Smith
CFO and Sales & Marketing Director, Amtico International

Stream Three: Process

Table 7: Sustainability for Competitiveness

  • The case for sustainability
  • Taking the first steps
  • Getting real value

Richard Hagan
Managing Director, Crystal Doors

Table 8: Leading Change

  • Effective change strategies
  • Getting people on board with change
  • Best practice, examples, and lessons learned

Paul Myerscough
Group Managing Director, Pexion Group