First keynote speakers announced for Europump 2024 Annual Meeting

A number of invited speakers will share their thoughts and expertise at the Europump 2024 Annual Meeting which will be held in Windsor, UK from 22–24 May.

Long walk to Windsor Castle in spring
Long walk to Windsor Castle in spring - Image copyright © Mistervlad - Adobe Stock.

The invited speakers will cover a range of topical issues including Digitisation and AI, Sustainability, the post Brexit political landscape and the economic standing of the worldwide pump market.

The first of these invited speakers to be announced is Stephen Phipson CBE, Chief Executive at Make UK. Taking to the stage on the morning of Friday 24 May, immediately before the General Assembly, Phipson will provide an overview of the political arena in the UK and its impact on the manufacturing sector both at home and abroad. The implications of the coming general election in the UK will also be considered.

The second speaker to be announced is Kiran Ahmed, Lead Economist, Global Industry Services at Oxford Economics. Ahmed will present the key findings from the 2024 World Pump report, including the macroeconomic and industrial backdrop and how it impacts upon the international pump market. This presentation will take place during the afternoon of 23 May 2024 as part of the Marketing Commission session.

Wayne Rose, CEO of the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA), said: “We are delighted to be hosting the 2024 Annual Meeting on behalf of Europump and look forward to welcoming our international pump colleagues to this world-famous location. We have a superb business programme in place, supported by a complement of renowned expert speakers. I have no doubt our audience will be captivated by the political and economic overviews presented by Make UK and Oxford Economics, and I look forward to announcing further keynote speakers in due course, who will be addressing some of the other key topics currently affecting the pump industry.”