Event Overview

The Future of Manufacturing Summit is the FT’s strategic, mega-trends event for senior manufacturing leaders. Commencing on 7 October at 8:30am GMT, the agenda delves into the industry’s most important topics and over the space of two days brings together senior executives from some of the sector’s biggest names including Rolls-Royce, Unilever and Novartis. Skillfully moderated by our world-class journalists for over six years now, our 7th annual Summit will take the form of a global digital conference - allowing us to gather an even bigger audience of senior manufacturing executives.

Hear from the industry’s leading decision-makers as CEOs, Chief Procurement Officers and Global Heads of Manufacturing plan for growth after Covid-19

Digitally connect with over 2,000 manufacturing representatives through online networking opportunities

Two days of FT-curated content designed to help shape the industry’s sustainable future

Bringing a unique digital dimension to an FT flagship event

An extended agenda adding a full half-day focus on supply chains

Director, NCC
“Excellent conference with engaging and intelligent speakers. Superbly moderated!”

Confirmed speakers include:

Dave Ingram,

Chief Procurement Officer,


Maria Soler Nunez,

Global Head of Manufacturing Technical Operations,


Warren East,

Chief Executive Officer,


Tim Minshall,

Head of the Institute of Manufacturing,

University of Cambridge

2,000+ attendees
30+ speakers
50% C-suite/Director level attendees
CEO, Metrix Associates
“Excellent event to stay tuned to the latest thinking on the future of manufacturing.”