Less than a week to go.... last few places remaining.

 

The SPA's 92nd Conference is to be held at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Meriden, Birmingham on 27th February.

Forest of Arden

The Conference will be packed with 100% relevant presentations/content...

There have been a spate of cyber attacks and attempted frauds in our Industry and across Industry generally in the UK (several of our members have been affected)... we are going to tackle this vital subject at Conference. We are going to share with you the main threats, how they manifest themselves and how to pre-empt them. We will have presentations from security experts and will be sharing with you the 'best practice' protocol to ensure your business is SAFE from these attacks. It is suggested that you encourage your Finance Director / Controller to attend this Conference.

We will be taking a close look at the Threats and Opportunities that Brexit creates for Sheet Plants, our suppliers and UK Manufacturing as a whole...

Brexit will be upon us shortly... The referendum result has already had a major impact on our exchange rate and a knock on effect on raw material prices and our (and our customers') ability to export...

How will Brexit and the triggering of Article 50 affect you ?

We are very fortunate to have Andrew Large the new Director General of the Conderation of Paper Industries (CPI) presenting his views on this at this Conference...

Andrew Large
Andrew Large

Andrew's background - In August 2016, Andrew Large joined the Confederation of Paper Industries as its Director General. Prior to that he held a number of senior leadership roles in trade associations representing the construction, industrial cleaning and food industries. Between 2008 and 2011 he was chairman of the Trade Association Forum. In his early career, Andrew was both a UK civil servant and a European Commission official and spent four years working for British Steel.

Andrew is married with two daughters and enjoys watching historic motorsport in his spare time.

SPA members have been asking for help with ISO14001 Environmental Accreditation - so we will be presenting ISO14001 as our lastest 'Initiative' so that members can achieve the accreditation at low cost and quickly...

There will be the regular presentations on Employment Law and Health and Safety along will a Supplier Spotlight...

All those plants that have joined the SPA Lean Manufacturing Programme and have taken advantage of our free One Day Lean Health Check will want to attend as we will be taking a deeper look into Lean Manufacturing and helping members take the plunge and undertake a Lean Programme going forward.

Lean

This and plenty of time to network and socialise in the convivial surroundings of the Forest of Arden Marriott....

Full Agenda to be confirmed nearer the time...
Please book your places in plenty of time to avoid disappointment  - as places will be limited and on a 'first come - first served' basis.

Book your places today by clicking on 'SPA 92nd Conference - 27th February 2017' link below or in the Upcoming Events section of the SPA website and confirm your attendance or phone the SPA Office on 01563 570518 or email office@sheetplantuk.com

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