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Business operations are in the midst of a huge transformation throughout the manufacturing industry.
In the long term, digitalisation and the advent of automation and smart technologies has been evolving the sector into the fourth industrial revolution for the last few years. Looking to the present; the imposed necessity of social distancing has meant that virtual networking is the way of the present and future for now at least.
Some companies throughout the nation are likely to phase on-site working back within the coming months, however, remote working and social distancing more generally is not a reality that is likely to disappear entirely any time too soon, with many people even predicting that Covid-19 could cause a permanent shift towards remote working throughout the UK.
With offices being closed and remote working having become a daily reality for so many of us, it is easy to fall for the illusion that business has stopped altogether. Potential customers who are browsing your services online may have also presumed that you are not operating at all, without some sort of indication otherwise.
However, regardless of whether it is for the immediate future or they are using their enforced downtime to research for future investment, customers are still interested in what services and products you offer.
In response to networking and many business operations going virtual for the time being, Made Group have digitalised the likes of virtual Q&As, panel discussions, masterminds and networking events. Keep reading to discover some of the major ways in which Made in Group have gone virtual to help aid their members into a seamless transition into digital and remote operations.
Beginning on 17th August 2020, Made will launch a digital exhibition "with a big difference” called Backing Britain 2020 Live - an immersive experience between the digital and physical. Book your place today: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/
The Live Digital Business Festival
Made in Group understand the importance of exhibitions within the manufacturing sector.
Beginning on 17th August 2020, Made will launch a virtual exhibition “with a big difference” called Backing Britain 2020 Live - an immersive experience between the digital and physical. Made in Group CEO Jason said:
“As many of you know, we are an innovative organisation when it comes to technology; we do more than many realise. As a business, we have developed a digital platform that allows members to create their own social media microsite, upload news, attend virtual webinars and soon to include virtual mastermind groups, Q & A Sessions and panel discussions.
Not only will visitors have a unique experience online, but will also receive physical goodie bags to their door which includes: The Backing Britain 2020, 100 pg book - consisting of positive manufacturing news and information about exhibitors, a large printed poster of the exhibition hall, a Backing Britain lanyard and social posters and more.
With more than 30 planned events over 2 weeks, some of the key elements of the exhibition will include:
- Virual Expo Hall: A tactile and immersive digital exhibition experience, to help us unite, retain continuity and forge new connections
- Webinars: Thought leadership and guidance on all the hot topics as we move forward from the issues of Corona
- Conferencing: Over 30 planned events to help the community stay connected and strong through this adverse time
- Round Table Discussions: It’s more vital than ever we keep the conversation going, we’re planning round tables with key participants
Book your place at Backing Britain 2020 Live: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/
How Else Have Made in Group Moved Operations Online?
With networking going virtual for the time being, Made in Group have moved many of our operations online to ensure that members are offered the same benefits as they were before. Besides Backing Britain 2020 Live, some of the most notable ways in which we have moved operations online include:
- Virtual Breakfast Mornings and Networking: Breakfast Mornings have been a huge part of the Made in Group membership experience for many years, we have now taken these events digitally to ensure that manufacturing professionals have the same opportunities to network, share best practise and discuss industry challenges.
- Virtual Meetings and Webinars: We want to keep the industry talking, therefore Made have temporarily replaced Best Practice events with virtual meetings. This will include virtual Q&As, panel discussions and masterminds. The group aims to put two or more of these types of events on a week, offering expert advice and discussions for our members.
- New Features Within the Made Platform: Regardless of whether it is for the immediate future or they are using their enforced downtime to research for future investment, customers are still interested in what services and products you offer. To aid members in maintaining their digital operations, Made have implemented various new features into the online platform - including a Live Chat function which allows you to chat with visitors and potential clients on your page.