Manufacturers' Open Mic NightHeld upstairs at The Bath House, 96 Dean Street, London W1 on 21-Apr-2008
Since his arrival in Government last year, the influence of Sir
Digby Jones on how government interacts with industry is making a
positive impact. How does his approach differ from previous regimes?
Will UKTI be able to develop a “Creative UK” or “Creatives UK” national
brand that acts as a cross-sector partner for all UK creative sectors?
ubiquitous enthusiasm for China and India has been with us for some
years and is taking an increasingly prominent place in the government’s
trade priorities. How can the pro-audio industries, especially small
businesses, get the best from the very temping giant Far East markets?
Is out-sourcing manufacture a secure option in a volatile political
environment? Is there really a king’s ransom to be made - or is all
Many members have been asking whether the APRS
could get more involved with product promotion, directly helping by
adding cross-sector support in both generic and product-specific ways.
Trade and Investment have been tinkering with their responses to
government policy and have a new set of ways in which to assist
exporters, both new and old. Can the relationship between government
and sector-representing trade associations be expected to reap
consistent results when government’s over-arching policy changes more
regularly than corporate development cycles?
specific trade shows and exhibitions still as valuable marketing tools
as they used to be? How much does the ‘all-singing-all-dancing’ web
site offer a viable alternative? And to what extent does government
APRS Exec Director Peter Filleul hosted the
evening's discussion and included information from UKTI, Business Link
and prominent manufacturers in the industry.
Members can hear a recording of the evening's discussions here