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SMAS Conference 2018

Making Smarter in Scotland
Wednesday 30 May 2018
The Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld
The SMAS National Manufacturing Conference returns to the Westerwood Hotel in Cumbernauld on Wednesday 30 May, where 400 manufacturing leaders will gather to be inspired, learn, network and debate.  
Sponsored by the Bank of Scotland, the 2018 conference features a stellar line-up of keynote speakers including Professor Juergen Maier, CEO of Siemens UK and author of the UK Government’s recently published industrial strategy Made Smarter Review.   
Other manufacturing heavyweights joining him on the main stage will be Sarah Jardine, Director of Manufacturing at Optos plc; Sanjeev Gupta, Executive Chairman of Liberty Steel and Tom Williams, Chief Operating Officer of Airbus.  
If that’s not enough, the jam-packed programme also includes practical case study led workshops; an exhibition showcasing solution providers and support organisations; a speakers’ corner; improvement rooms and a fabulous networking dinner on the evening of 29 May. Key topics for 2018 include Industry 4.0, Leadership, Investment, Skills, Business Excellence and the Circular Economy.  
Who Attends? 
400 senior manufacturing executives from across all manufacturing sectors in Scotland – from small SMEs through to large corporations – are expected to attend. 
Register Now at the Early Bird Rate
Register now at the Early Bird Rate of £150 plus VAT per delegate.  But hurry, this rate is only available until Friday 20 April 2018
Full ticket price is £200 plus VAT with reduced rates for additional delegates from the same company.
How To Register
Before you register for the conference, please make sure you read the full terms and conditions here.
Who should attend? The SMAS National Manufacturing Conference is primarily for leaders from manufacturing businesses in Scotland.
The register now button will take you to the registration page and will take 5 minutes to fill in your contact information and registration choice.
Full payment for the registration is required in advance through credit card. If you require an invoice please contact us directly at If you are paying by invoice, please ensure you pass the invoice along to your accounts department for immediate payment. Your booking will not be confirmed until payment is received.
Once registration has been completed an automatic confirmation email will be sent to the registered email address with a summary of your registration details.
Contact the conference organisers Speakeasy Productions if you have any queries regarding your registration: or 0131 557 1288
Until Friday 20th April 2018
Conference Delegate (Early Bird) £150 + VAT 
Conference Delegate (Early Bird) + Dinner £200 + VAT 
Dinner Delegate £50 + VAT 
Bank of Scotland 10% discount 
From Saturday 21st April 2018
Conference Delegate (first delegate from organisation) £200 + VAT 
Conference Delegate (second or more delegates from organisation) £150 + VAT 
Dinner Delegate £50 + VAT 
Bank of Scotland 10% discount