Kent & Medway Manufacturing Focus Group (KMFG)

There are a limited number of places available due to capacity restrictions and as a result of these constraints we are only accepting one representative per organisation at this specific event and we will be prioritising manufacturing and engineering organisations in the first instance.  If we reach maximum numbers a waiting list will be put in place and you will be notified by email. 

** Only registered attendees will be admitted to the event ** Please book your place now to avoid disappointment.

Pictures may be taken at this event. If you do not wish your picture to be taken, please let us know ahead of the event.

Bookings will remain open until the event itself, but please note that if you book with less than 24 hours to go, your name won’t be on the “Signing in Sheet” and you won’t have a “Name Badge” on arrival.

Kent & Medway Manufacturing Focus Group (KMFG) is a networking and business group for Manufacturing & Engineering organisations across Kent and Medway offering a unique access to peers and colleagues, sector specific information, advice and support.

The group meets every last Wednesday of the month, either in person or online, see our website for details of future events

KMFG is open to all organisations operating or directly supporting the Manufacturing and Engineering sector in Kent & Medway, whether they are chamber members or not.

Join us for our March in-person KMFG.

Lunch will be provided on arrival with tea and coffee as well as the opportunity to network with other local business representatives before our keynote speakers.

KMFG will enable the Manufacturing & Engineering sector to influence in a more concerted way the different agenda’s that are key to business growth and success.

Industry 4

We’d like to invite you to the launch of an exciting new project which brings industry and education together to support careers, skills training and workforce development to meet the challenges of automation in the manufacturing and engineering sectors.

Industry 4 is revolutionising the way companies manufacture, improve and distribute their products. £1m of funding from UK Government has been secured as part of the Local Skills Improvement Fund to launch a new partnership between colleges and universities, the Chamber of Commerce and some of the Kent and Medway’s leading employers to tackle critical skills gaps in the manufacturing sector. The work includes purchasing state-of-the-art Smart Factory technology, modernising the engineering and manufacturing curriculum, increasing the number of expert technical trainers and creating an Industry Council.

There are opportunities to:

  • Join the new Industry Council and help shape advanced manufacturing skills training.
  • Access subsidised training for your workforce using the very latest in factory automation training systems.
  • Help promote careers in advanced engineering manufacturing and attract the next generation of talent.
  • Be part of a lasting partnership committed to boosting employment, skills and productivity.

Attend the event to find out about the benefits of getting involved and to help to shape the development.

Book your place here.