Management Lecture features Boeing UK President Sir Roger Bone
Sir Roger Bone, UK President of Boeing, the world's leading aerospace company, will be speaking at the annual Sheffield Management Lecture, which this year will also launch the city's Global Manufacturing Festival.
The free Management Lecture, which takes place at the University of Sheffield's Octagon Centre at 7pm on 21 March 2012, will see Sir Roger discuss Boeing's global structure, supply chain management, and will look at the company's latest products, such as the 787 Dreamliner passenger plane.
Boeing was the founding member of the University of Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) in 2001. Responsible for coordinating all Boeing business activities in the UK, Sir Roger Bone was appointed an honorary ambassador for British business by the Prime Minister in 2010.
Sir Roger Bone said: "Boeing has a strong link to the city of Sheffield, especially via the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. I am looking forward to having the opportunity to update the University and its guests on our work both in the UK and globally, particularly with regard to products and how the company works with global suppliers to bring them to the market. We have several hundred valued suppliers as well as many important customers in the UK and our history here goes back over 70 years. This event will help Boeing demonstrate how the partnership with the UK has developed and how it will continue to flourish in the future."
The Management Lectures, now in their 12th year, are an annual event that hosted between the Management School at the University of Sheffield and the Business School at Sheffield Hallam University. This year the Lecture is being hosted by The University of Sheffield and has been integrated into the Global Manufacturing Festival.
The lecture is seen as a key annual event in the regional business calendar, providing a forum to explore contemporary management issues relevant to both the private and public sectors. Previous speakers have included the Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Richard Lambert and Sir Peter Middleton GCB, Chancellor of the University of Sheffield and former Chairman and CEO of Barclays Bank plc.
Professor Keith Glaister, Dean of the Management School, said: "We are delighted to welcome Sir Roger Bone, President of Boeing UK, as our speaker at this year's Management Lecture. The combination of Sir Roger's experience within the diplomatic service coupled with his profile as a leading industrialist with expertise in aerospace will make for a fascinating evening. At a challenging time for UK manufacturing, we look forward to hearing the insights of our inspirational guest."
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As a headline sponsor of the Global Manufacturing Festival, the University of Sheffield has been chosen to host an innovation only launch of this year's convention launch which will be delivered by the Master Cutler Pam Liversidge.
Also on 21 March 2012, the festival will host a Get Up To Speed – Skills and Education Show, which will be open to young people, schools, parents and students who wish to meet with local engineering and manufacturing businesses.
The event will take place at the Blue Shed- Ekspan, Compass Works, Brightside Lane, Sheffield, between 11am-6pm. Headline sponsors for the Global Manufacturing Festival include Nabarro LLP, NatWest, the University of Sheffield and Siemens Plc.
On 22 March 2012, an international convention and trade show will take place at the City Hall, Sheffield with business leaders from around the globe attending. Key themes at the convention will cover the three critical areas of UK strategy and support, new markets and opportunities, and technology and commercialisation.
Speakers confirmed include Jeremy Browne MP, Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Lee Hoply, chief economist at EEF, Ric Parker from Rolls-Royce, Dr Alan McLelland from NAMTEC, Alan Cumming of EDF Energy, Andrew Peters from Siemens Drive Technologies, Sir Chris O'Donnell former CEO of Smith & Nephew and Professor Keith Ridgway CBE, Executive Dean of the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Institute.
Later that evening, the festival will come to a close with the Made in Sheffield awards dinner at the Cutlers' Hall. The dinner will celebrate all that is good in manufacturing companies from the Sheffield City Region and their success in supplying their products throughout the world.
Anyone wishing to attend both the convention and management lecture over the two days can purchase a package ticket for £99 + VAT. For more information visit Global Manufacturing Festival.
Notes for Editors: The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sheffield - the 2011 Times Higher Education's University of the Year - is one of the largest in the UK.
Its seven departments include over 4,000 students and 900 staff and have research-related income worth more than £50M per annum from government, industry and charity sources. The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) confirmed that two thirds of the research carried out was either Internationally Excellent or Internationally Leading.
The Faculty of Engineering has a long tradition of working with industry including Rolls-Royce, Network Rail and Siemens. Its industrial successes are exemplified by the award-winning Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and the new £25 million Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC).
The Faculty of Engineering is set to ensure students continue to benefit from world-class labs and teaching space through the provision of the University's new Engineering Graduate School. This brand new building, which will become the centre of the faculty's postgraduate research and postgraduate teaching activities, will be sited on the corner of Broad Lane and Newcastle Street. It will form the first stage in a 15 year plan to improve and extend the existing estate in a bid to provide students with the best possible facilities while improving their student experience.
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Following a rigorous three year application process, the Management School joins just 23 institutions in the UK and only 133 internationally to be awarded accreditation
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