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5 Sep 2024 / 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Technology & Innovation Peer Group Launch

JJ Smith Woodworking Machinery,
Moorgate Point, Kirkby
L33 7DR (see map)


The Manufacturers’ Alliance are launching a new peer group for technology and innovation leaders in the manufacturing sector. They will be sharing their unique approach to supporting, guiding and inspiring ambitious technology and innovation Leaders at this special event at JJ Smith on 5th September 2024.

Are you an Operational, Engineering or R&D Director or Manager in the region that wants to go on a unique and collaborative journey of ideas sharing and innovation? Join us for a free taster to learn how we can support you.

The launch meeting for the new peer group will be hosted by Mark Lee from JJ Smith. Formed over 100 years ago, J J Smith are now recognised as one of the premier suppliers of new and used woodworking machinery in the UK. They offer a huge range of new and used equipment from standard entry level classical machines to the latest ” state of the art ” touch screen CNC controlled window lines, and 5 axis machining centres.


  • JJ Smith Best Practice Presentation & Site Tour – Robotics & Automation
  • Workshop: The Future of AI in Manufacturing
  • Collaborate to Solve Your Most Challenging Issues

You know how hard it is to find the best fit technologies and get the buy-in from the business to innovate. As a peer group we will be exploring ideas around quick wins and longer-term initiatives that will enable you to address innovation and technology adoption in your business. You will look at ways of how you can influence key stakeholders to support these ideas, and embed into the culture and values of the business.

If you would like to meet in a manufacturers’ only environment, surrounded by open minded and progressive technology leaders, that want to innovate and make a difference in the world, join the Manufacturers Alliance on 5 September at JJ Smith in Knowsley. The meeting will provide you with an opportunity to test the water for free and learn how a peer group could be something that unlocks the potential in you and your business. A safe space for you to be completely open, and share goals and challenges with other like-minded technology leaders on a similar journey to you.

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