Aerospace industry to discuss productivity and enterprise at WEAF conference

Kate will join representatives from major aerospace companies, local government officials and other members of WEAF – the membership trade association which champions and supports the interests of the aerospace and defence industry in the South West – at the event which takes place at the Bristol Marriott City Centre Hotel.

Delegates visiting Thrings’ conference stand will have the opportunity to speak to Kate – a leading member of Thrings’ Defence, Aerospace and Advanced Engineering sector group – on a range of issues, including how to reduce risk in supply chain contracts, the legal implications of a Brexit and public sector tenders. Visitors will also be invited to participate in Thrings’ business card raffle, with the winner collecting an HD tablet.

Kate Westbrook

Elsewhere, attendees will network with representatives from the region’s major aerospace companies, hear about the key business trends, economic influences and technology drivers which are impacting the sector, and learn about sources of business assistance available through funding, mentoring and practical advice.

Sir Michael Arthur, President of Boeing UK, Frank Jansen, Chief Executive of Netherlands Aerospace Group, Jeegar Kakkad, Chief Economist and Director of Policy at ADS Group, and Simon Young, Chief Executive of WEAF, are set to feature on a high-profile speaker panel.

More than 250 representatives from leading defence and aerospace organisations will also be attending the conference, including Bloodhound SSC, Achieving the Difference, W G Jones, Safran Messier-Bugatti-Dowty and Tata Technologies Ltd.

Thrings has been a proud member of WEAF since 2010. Since 2011, the firm has provided WEAF members with free access to its online HR and employment law resources through the WEAF Employment Portal.

For further information about the 2016 WEAF Conference, please click here.

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