Future Factories - A Panel Debate With industry moving swiftly towards automated production, personalised products and new materials what does the factory of the future look like? Is there still a place for the hand crafted, the small scale and human innovation or are we moving to machine intelligence?This Question Time style debate will be a lively crucible of ideas from figures across the steel city and beyond. From industry, politics and academia and beyond and panellists will put forward their ideas on what the future holds and how we get there and open up discussion across the audience. Panelists will be confirmed shortly.The event includes a drinks and canapé reception hosted by the Crafts Council from 5pm ahead of the Future Factories evening panel debate from 6pm.
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