WNIE TV Tour Dates

 

Productronica 2019 – 14th – 15th November 2019

14th November 11.00 -11.30am

Hall A1 – Panel Discussion: The ‘Circular Economy’ and the electronics manufacturing industry

We first covered the topic at Productronica in 2017 and today it’s even more relevant than ever before – the circular economy focuses on recycling and regenerating aiming to optimise the value of products, components and materials at all times – the cycle is no longer cradle to grave. The future is: cradle to cradle. The subject is gaining traction so we’ve decided to keep it on the agenda. This session will discuss the progress that is being made, some of the hurdles that may still need to be overcome. We’ll investigate what initiatives exist in the electronics manufacturing industry and what incentives exist to encourage more companies to embrace a circular economy strategy.

14th of November: 13:00-13:30

Hall A1 – Panel Discussion: The future of diversity and inclusion in technology & manufacturing

Many companies today place equality, talent and diversity at the top of their agenda. This session will discuss the progress that is being made, some of the hurdles that may still need to be overcome. We’ll investigate what initiatives exist in the electronics manufacturing industry for women already working within the industry and what is being done to encourage more women to work in the industry.

 

15th November 11.00 – 11.30am

Hall A1 – Panel Discussion: Closing the Skills Gap: Who will my colleagues be in future?

There is much focus in our industry on the evolution of our manufacturing processes in the digital age and many forward-looking organizations are increasingly recognizing the need to plan for a digital workforce as a top priority. This panel will debate the need and ways to develop a sustainable talent pipeline and the skills needed for the influx of changing and new jobs. Which avenues to talent our industry provides to help businesses source, encourage and mentor the skilled workforce they need now to operate efficiently tomorrow will be explored. In addition, the discussion will question whether companies are placing enough emphasis on putting quality, talent, equality and diversity at the top of their agenda and what hurdles may still need to be overcome.

15th November 11.30 – 12.00 noon

Panel Discussion: The T-word, The B-word, The A-word…. The impact of current affairs on our global industry

“T”arifs, “B”rexit and “A”utomotive are just some of the hottest topics. There’s much debate, confusion and uncertainty and it seems the rule book has been thrown out of the window. How these are affecting our industry and disrupting supply chains around the world will be the focus of this debate. The panel will review their impact and will debate what the future holds for the entire manufacturing eco-system including distribution, engineering and business in general.

We’d love you to join in the conversation so if you’d like to be involved either as a speaker or in our live audience, contact kirsty@wnie.co.uk or claire@wnie.co.uk now!