Advanced Manufacturing Conference returning to Sheffield - with early bird tickets now available

An advanced manufacturing conference designed to help shape the future of the sector in the North is to take place in Sheffield for the second year.

The event, arranged by The Yorkshire Post’s parent company National World, will be held at Cutlers' Hall on November 12.

Building on the success of its inaugural edition, this year's conference will feature a diverse range of panel discussions and keynote presentations.

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Attendees can look forward to a day filled with insights from industry keynote speakers, informative breakout sessions, engaging panel discussions, and extensive networking opportunities.

The Advanced Manufacturing Conference is returning to Sheffield. Picture: Dean AtkinsThe Advanced Manufacturing Conference is returning to Sheffield. Picture: Dean Atkins
The Advanced Manufacturing Conference is returning to Sheffield. Picture: Dean Atkins

This year the event is headline sponsored by Rathbones incorporating Investec Wealth & Investment (UK).

A full day of sessions is planned for the event, including one on the economic future, another on skills for the future and others on sustainability and adopting new technologies/optimising digitalisation.

The event will also include a session on vertical integration, sponsored by local business Gripple.

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Gripple produces 90 per cent of its components in-house, a strategy that has helped in navigating global supply chain uncertainties. A spokesperson said: “This approach not only ensures robust quality control and traceability but also accelerates innovation, enabling Gripple to deliver solutions faster than traditional manufacturing models.”

Charlotte Hill, Operations Director at Gripple, said: "It’s the Gripple way to do business differently. Whether that’s employee-ownership or vertical integration, we are always looking at new and better ways of doing things. Innovation is our driving force, and with 90 per cent of Gripple components manufactured in-house, we can react quickly to deliver new solutions.

"Our customers have come to expect a level of quality and service they can’t get anywhere else."

The conference comes after Labour cited advanced manufacturing as one of the areas where the UK has a leading global presence.

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Its manifesto stated: “Labour will take a sectoral approach and be clear-eyed about where the UK enjoys advantages over other countries. Our approach will back what makes Britain great: our excellent research institutions, professional services, advanced manufacturing, and creative industries.

"We will ensure a pro-business environment, with a competition and regulatory framework, that supports innovation, investment, and high-quality jobs. Procurement and trade policy will also be aligned with our industrial strategy priorities.”

One announced policy includes a ‘British Jobs Bonus’ for clean energy developers to incentivise them building their manufacturing supply chains “in our industrial heartlands, coastal areas, and energy communities”.

The event will start at 8.30am and early bird tickets are available until the end of July. For more information about the event, or to book tickets, visit

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