Chamber to Hold First Engineering & Manufacturing Summit

Greater Manchester’s first ever Engineering & Manufacturing Summit takes place next month.

The summit, which is the very first of its kind in the north, is being organised by Greater Manchester Chamber.

The aim of the summit is to bring industry leaders together to discuss the major issues affecting the sector. There will be guest speakers, panel discussions and an exhibition space where over 100 individuals from the sector and supporting industries can meet.

Emma Parr, Regional Manager and Sector Lead at Greater Manchester Chamber, said: “The summit is the first of its kind and we want to make waves in the sector.. Greater Manchester Chamber has a network of over 700 businesses in the Engineering and Manufacturing sector and this is one of the key campaigns that the Chamber will be working on during 2018.”

A number of key themes will be explored during the summit including:

• Brexit, Barriers, Best Practice – international perspectives

• Trends, Tech, Transformation – industry 4.0 the next revolution?

• Brains not Brawn – the skills needed now and in the workplace of the future

The summit will be held on 14 March at Oldham Event Centre in Royton. For more information, email

About Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is the largest Chamber of Commerce in the UK, providing business support to approximately 4,500 members who collectively employ 446,000 people, around one-third of Greater Manchester’s workforce. Recognised as a leader in its field, Greater Manchester Chamber’s reputation in government circles has grown locally and nationally. At the heart of the area of greatest economic intensity outside London and the South East, the Chamber is the primary body for business support, policy, representation and networking. The Chamber is an independent, not-for-profit private company and its aim is to support businesses and help create the best climate for the region to prosper. This is achieved by ensuring that those taking decisions on key issues such as transport, taxation and business regulation hear the voice of our members. The representation of our members’ views is central to the work of the policy team at the Chamber; these views are gathered in a range of ways including our local councils, policy committees, sector councils, the main Chamber council, focus groups, meetings with politicians and consultations. The Chamber also offers a range of networking forums across Greater Manchester, free as part of membership, plus a variety of other events and services designed to benefit specific sectors or individuals and help businesses to grow.