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Manufacturing the Future Conference 2020

Date: 5th March 2020
Time: 08:00 - 17:30
Duration: 1 day
Venue: Galmont Hotel
Address: Lough Atalia Road
Co Galway
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Manufacturing the Future Conference 2020

The Conference for Discrete Manufacturing Sectors

All around the world smart technologies are changing the way people live and work. Similarly, the rapid evolution of production, information and operating technology is slowly transforming manufacturing. Making strategic choices about your digitalisation of manufacturing will differentiate Irish operations and overall global competitiveness.

This conference will support leaders to make better decisions on areas like; Advanced Technologies, Sustainability; Leaner and Greener manufacturing; and bring their workforce along to the next generation of Operational Excellence in a Smart Factory.

The themes we intend to cover as part of the conference are as follows: -

Plenary Session:       European and global manufacturing: trends, challenges and the way forward

Session 1:                  Foundation setting: Operational Excellence - bedrock for all other things manufacturing

Session 2:                   Applying Advanced Technologies in the Manufacturing world

Session 3:                   Sustainable Manufacturing – who is doing it, and why?

Session 4:                   Confidence, Leadership and growth in challenging times


Confirmed speakers to date:

  • Peter Docker, Co-author of the book Find your Why, with Simon Sinek and David Meade
  • James Cluskey, Ireland’s renowned Tennis Pro
  • Cathal O’Reilly, Senior Director – Enterprise Excellence, Teleflex Incorporated.
  • Colm Jordan, Recycling and Public Affairs Global Manger, Wellman International – an Indorama Ventures Company
  • Richard Keegan, Adjunct Associate Professor, Trinity Business School, TCD Joe Portley, VP Global Operations, Wright Medical


This event also offers incredible networking opportunities with over 300 businesses attending.

There will also be three poster competitions to allow companies demonstrate in a visual way, via DMAIC and/or A3 format, some of the great work they are doing daily in the following areas:

  1. Operational Excellence Award
  2. Advanced Manufacturing Award
  3. Best company Implementation Programme for Apprenticeships Award


For sponsorship/stand opportunities contact

For information on the poster competition contact


For all queries on the event, please call the event organiser:
Susan Mulrooney, Tel: +353 1 605 1551

Per delegate: €195.00
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