Tickets sell out to world-class manufacturing festival

Published 16th April 2013 at 9:10am

The much anticipated Global Manufacturing Festival will take place this week in the grounds of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.  The event has proved very popular and all 1,000 tickets have now been taken, as delegates gain the opportunity to meet senior executives and buyers from Rolls Royce, Boeing, Siemens, Tata Steel and other global players.

James Newman, Chairman of Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) said:

“The demand for this event demonstrates how important manufacturing is to the regional and national economy.

“The LEP is proud to support the Global Manufacturing Festival and I am delighted to hear the event has sold out.  I’m looking forward to seeing Sheffield City Region showcase its world class strength in advanced manufacturing.

“It is symbolic that this event is being held on the Advanced Manufacturing Park – home to world-class research and manufacturing organisations including Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Castings Technology International, Dormer Tools, Sandvik Coromant, TWI’s Yorkshire Technology Centre and the new Nuclear AMRC.

“It is this growing community of internationally renowned organisations, which are already collaborating in the area, that is attracting investment to our Enterprise Zone. The Sheffield City Region Enterprise Zone is now widely regarded as the number one UK Enterprise Zone for Modern Manufacturing and Technology and has already attracted 15 new companies and created 228 new jobs.”

The festival is aimed at a wide range of audiences – from business investors through to aspiring young people.  At the “Get up to Speed” event, school children and students will get the opportunity to see some of fastest vehicles, innovations and people on earth all in one place.  Headline attractions include the World Water Speed Record challenge boat.