Agenda Day 1 - Tuesday 17th March 2020

At Make it British Live! the conference is at the heart of the show. All tickets include access to the conference as well as the trade show - drop into as many of the talks as you like. Tickets are just £9.50. To apply for a press pass click here

10:00 - The Big Opportunities for UK Manufacturing


Kate Hills

Founder, Make it British

10:30 - How crowdfunding helped us set up a micro-manufacturing business


Jack Millington
Founder, Billy Tannery

11:30 - Everything you need to know about product testing


Helen Colebourn

Softlines Technical Consultant , Bureau Veritas

13:30 - Reducing waste in design and manufacturing

Steven Russell

Chair: Professor Stephen Russell,
Director, Future Fashion Factory

Julie Roberts
Marketing Manager, AW Hainsworth


James Appleyard
Sales Director, Deluxe Beds

Lucy Blackley
Lucy Blackley
Founder, BombyxPLM


Rita Britton
Founder, Nomad Atelier

14:30 - Why UK manufacturing is more sustainable


Christopher Nieper OBE

Managing Director, David Nieper

15:30 - Julie Deane OBE


Julie Deane OBE

Founder, Cambridge Satchel Company

17:00 - Closing Remarks Day One

Agenda Day 2 - Wednesday 18th March 2020

10:30 - Fashion On Demand: the end-to-end solution for a smarter manufacturing industry

Jean-Louis Garcia
Jean-Louis Garcia
Professional Service Director, Lectra

11:15 - TBC - Watch this space!

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12:15 - Managing the production process - without losing your cash or sanity!

Russell Hammond
Russell Hammond
Fashion & Luxury Management Consultant, Scaphan Network

14:00 - The Skills Debate - with Fashion Roundtable

Panel Discussion with Fashion Roundtable


Tamara Cincik
Founder, Fashion Roundtable

Dr Amy Benstead
Lecturer in Fashion Management, Manchester University

Dominique Muller
Policy Director, Labour Behind the Label

Alkesh Kapadia
Co-owner / Director, Barcode Group

15:00 - How to find an ethical factory


Jennifer Holloway

CEO, Fashion Enter

Please note: All seminar times are subject to change.