Robots, 3D printers, the Maker movement, and the impacts of globalisation are revolutionising UK manufacturing.

Where will the factories of the future be and what will they make? How can the UK adapt to the challenges, create jobs and provide the next generation with appropriate skills?

Join the Royal Geographical Society and their expert panel as we discuss how we can capitalise on our proud history to build a manufacturing powerhouse fit for the 21st Century.


Peter Marsh (Chair), author of 'The New Industrial Revolution: Consumers, Globalization and the End of Mass Production' and former Manufacturing Editor of the Financial Times.

Will Butler-Adams OBE FRGS, Managing Director, Brompton Bicycle Ltd. Champion of the 'Make It In Great Britain' campaign and trustee of Inspiring the Future.

Dr Julie Madigan MBE, CEO, The Manufacturing Institute and All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group Advisory Board member. Founder of the UK's first Fab Lab.

Further speaker TBC

Booking information

Tickets: £10 (£7 RGS-IBG members).

This is a public event and all are welcome to attend.

Book online or contact the RGS-IBG events office:

T: +44 (0)20 7591 3100

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